FORA.tv Speaker - Shah Rukh Khan
At 46, Shah Rukh Khan has managed to capture the collective Indian imagination like few other Bollywood stars have. With a fan following that runs into many millions and a series of films that speak of tremendous talent and intense hard work, SRK rules the Indian film industry. Shah Rukh Khan won his first award in 1992, the Filmfare Award for Sensational Debut. To date he has won 14 Filmfare Awards. SRK has also been honoured with more than 40 Awards instituted by media and corporate house. Three National Honours including Best Indian Citizen award in 1997, Rajiv Gandhi award for Excellence in 2002 and Padma Shri in 2005 have been awarded to Shah Rukh Khan.
SRK heads a successful film production company “Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.” which has to its credit some of the most remarkable films.
SRK endorses more than 15 national and international brands that have leveraged their association with this dynamic personality and have grown manifolds.
Shah Rukh visited Edinburgh to participate in the Master Class Event, making him the first Indian man to receive this honour. This recognition as a cultural ambassador of India to the rest of the world has come to Shah Rukh in the face of pure performance and unfailing integrity. The French Government conferred upon SRK the prestigious title of 'Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters' (Officer dans l'Ordre des Aris et des Lettres) which is one of the four Ministerial Honours of the French republic, established to reward artists who have gained fame for their works in the field of arts and literature and have promoted these fields. The titles of “Professor” by Coventry University UK and “Doctorate” by Bedfordshire University have been awarded to SRK. Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with the Malaysian title of 'Datuk', akin to the British knighthood in December 2008.
Voted one of the ten sexiest men in Asia and the Asian Hero by Time Magazine, Shah Rukh was born, brought up and educated in New Delhi but now stays in Mumbai. By virtue of the unparalleled love of millions around the world king Khan is truly a global citizen.
11.16.12 | 00:47:27 min
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