Shah Rukh Khan, also known as the Badshah of Bollywood, is also one of the most popular actors in the whole world, as surveyed by various magazines. Conferred upon the titles such as- ‘Asia’s sexiest man alive’ amongst others, Shah Rukh Khan also remains the only actor in the world to have been awarded by five doctorates, by the most prestigious universities of the world.
After receiving four honorary doctorates, King Khan is being awarded by another doctorate by the University of La Trobe, Australia. The announcement was made during Shah Rukh Khan’s visit to La Trobe University as the chief guest of the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. La Trobe is the first Australian University to award Shah Rukh Khan with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), in recognition of his wide-ranging humanitarian work, including establishing the Meer Foundation to support and empower women who have survived acid attacks in India.
Aligned to Shah Rukh Khan’s leadership on humanitarian and social justice causes the university has also announced the Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University Ph.D. Scholarship. This prestigious four-year Ph.D. scholarship aims to inspire a female researcher from India to undertake research to help find solutions to the growing challenges of our time. The scholarship is being introduced in recognition of Mr. Khan’s dedication to women’s empowerment, through his MEER Foundation.
Shah Rukh Khan who is the first foreign actor to be conferred the Malaysian title of Datuk – akin to a British knighthood – in 2008, received his first honorary doctorate in Arts and Culture from the University of Bedfordshire, the UK on July 10, 2009.
In 2015, the Superstar earned a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Edinburgh and bagged another Doctorate degree in Philanthropy from the University of Law, London on April 5, 2019. After receiving two honours for a doctorate in Arts and Culture and degree of Doctor Honoris Causa respectively, the superstar has earned a doctorate degree in Philanthropy.
Shah Rukh Khan believes that charity should be done with silence and dignity, the actor also feels privileged to use his status as a public responsibility and as he holds the mike every time to convey his thoughts on life and the lessons from his experience, it leaves the audience in awe, which is also testimony to the unparalleled love and popularity he enjoys across the world!
Not only this, Shah Rukh Khan who is a good orator, and motivational speaker, whose words come out from the struggles of his life receives a standing ovation and thunderous applause from the audience who hear him speak. Wherever Shah Rukh Khan goes, every nook and corner of the world is familiar with his name and his significance which proves why he remains the perfect candidate for all the titles and doctorates conferred upon him!