Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World. You visit any country in the world if people are talking about Bollywood the conversation will be incomplete without ‘The King of Bollywood’ being mentioned in it.

‘King Khan’, ‘Baadshah’ and ‘The King of Bollywood’ these are the names given to him by his fans and are so popular that all over the world people describe him by these names which obviously reflects his grand stature in the Indian film industry.

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World
Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

Undoubtedly, he is the most followed Indian celebrity in overseas and more surprisingly he is the only Indian actor whose movies collect more bucks at box office in overseas than his own country. In a survey it was quoted that more than half of the world’s population knows SRK.

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

Though most of the people know who he is, what he has achieved and what kind of a person he is, there are some facts about him which most of the people don’t know. This article is an attempt to bring down all the facts about Shah Rukh Khan and spread the word about this immense talent.

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

Here are Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

1. He is the 8th highest earning actor in the world, leaving behind Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan of Bollywood and Leonardo DiCaprio of Hollywood.

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2. A rare species of orchid, Ascocenda Shah Rukh Khan, was named after him in Singapore.
3. Time magazine selected him as one of 20 “Asian Heroes” under the age of 40 and was featured on the magazine’s cover.
4. He was given the ‘British Asian Guild Award’ for Best Actor of the Decade.
5. He was featured on the cover of the Asian edition of the National Geographic magazine twice, February’s issue.
6. He was awarded the ‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ (Order of the Arts and Literature) by the French government for his “exceptional career”.
7. His lifelike wax statue was installed in London’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Additional versions were installed at Madame Tussaud’s museums in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and New York in 2010.
8. Another lifelike wax statue was displayed in Grévin museum in Paris, along with that of Gandhi, the only other Indian to receive a similar honor.
9. He was conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka, which carries the honorific Datuk, by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, head of state of Malacca in Malaysia, for “promoting tourism in Malacca” by filming One 2 Ka 4 there in 2001.
10. Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, ranking him at number 41. He was the only artist and the only movie-star in the list. Newsweek subtitled his article as “The king of Bollywood is opening minds in some closed-off cultures” and noted, “Who is the world’s biggest movie star? Brad? Will? Nah. His name is Shahrukh Khan, and he’s the king of Bollywood.”
Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

11. He was invited to present the motion picture Slumdog Millionaire at the 66th Golden Globe Awards. No Indian actor had previously been invited to present at the Golden Globe Awards.
12. Great Britain’s University of Bedfordshire awarded him an honorary doctorate in arts and culture.
13. He was given a Black Belt Honorary in taekwondo by the South Korean government.
14. He was declared amongst the 500 most influential Muslims worldwide by Georgetown University.
15. Was invited by NASDAQ, the world’s biggest stock exchange, to ring their opening bell in New York, along with Kajol, for the promotion of My Name Is Khan, thus become the first Indian actors to open the market, an honour usually reserved for CEOs of major corporations.
16. He was recognized as an icon of religious unity by experts from around the world at a conference at Vienna University.
17. He became the first Indian actor to be given the rare honour of signing the guest book at Berlin’s Town Hall.
18. Entertainment Weekly states in their Most Powerful List that Khan is the “megastar” of Bollywood.
19. He became the first Bollywood actor to be featured on the cover page of Los Angeles Times Calendar section. Shahrukh’s films My Name Is Khan and the recently released film Ra.One have been noticed and appreciated by the American media outlet.

Some Interesting Facts about SRK that makes him the Biggest Movie star in the World

20. He was honored with the Unesco ‘Pyramide con Marni’ award for his charity engagements and social commitment towards providing education for kids. Shah Rukh Khan is the first Indian to win this accolade.
21. He was honored with L’Etoile d’Or by Mohammed VI of Morocco the King of Morocco during Eleventh International Film Festival of Marrakech. Shah Rukh is the first Indian to receive the honor.
22. Khan became the first Bollywood personality to be honored with the prestigious Chubb fellowship at Yale University.
23. He was honored with the prestigious Brand Laureate Legendary Award for his unmatched contribution to the Indian Cinema and also for being India’s foremost brand ambassador in Malaysia.
24. He was conferred with one of Morocco’s highest honors (a rare state honor, Wissame Al Kafaa Al Fikria (award of intellectual merit)) while attending the 12th International Film Festival of Marrakech by Prince Moulay Rachid.
25. He was appointed as goodwill ambassador by the government of South Korea.
26. A Crater on the Moon has been named after SRK, Incidentally, one of his dedicated admirers has already presented him with a piece of the moon by buying him land there.
27. According to a recent survey SRK is the seventh most richest actor in the world. With a total worth of US$ 600  million, SRK leaves behind the major actors like Tom Cruise of Hollywood.
28. Awarded with Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian award, on July 1 2014.
29. Appointed as an ambassador for Interpol’s Turn Back Crime campaign.

30. SRK was to The University of Oxford by its Principle to give Lecture to their Students.

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