International Awards & Accomplishments
In 2007, his wax statue was installed at the ‘Madame Tussauds’ museum, London, which made him the third Indian actor to earn a spot at this prestigious place. SRK has won innumerable awards till date, which started with a ‘Filmfare’ award for his first film ‘Deewana’, in the ‘Best Debut’ category. He has won the ‘Filmfare’ in the ‘Best Actor’ category several times, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ’,‘ Devdas ’,‘ Swades’, ‘Chak De India’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’. He has also been the recipient of the ‘Filmfare’ in the ‘Best Villain’ category for the movie ‘Anjaam’.
He has won the ‘Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance’ for the film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ and ‘Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for ‘Mohabbatein’. He has been honoured with the ‘Best Indian Citizen Award’ in the year 1997.
He has received the ‘Global Indian Film Awards’ (GIFA) in the year 2005 for his film ‘Swades’ in two categories namely ‘GIFA Best Actor Award’ and ‘GIFA Most Searched Male Actor on Internet’.
In 2002, SRK won the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence’ in the ‘Field of Entertainment’. He was bestowed with the ‘Padma Shri’ award in the year 2005, by the Indian Government. This ranks fourth among the highest civilian awards in India. In 2011, the ‘UNESCO’ recognized his philanthropic work and awarded him with the ‘Pyramide con Marni’ award.
In 2004, Time magazine selected him as one of 20 “Asian Heroes” under the age of 40 and was featured on the magazine’s cover. He also recieved the British Asian Guild Award for Best Actor of the Decade in 2004.
In 2005 he was featured on the cover of the Asian edition of the National Geographic magazine twice, February’s issue . In 2007 He was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) by the French government for his “exceptional career”. ALso same year, his lifelike wax statue was installed in London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum. Additional versions were installed at Madame Tussauds museums in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and New York in 2010. In 2007 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.
In 2008 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. Same year, 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.”
In 2009, 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. Great Britain’s University of Bedfordshire awarded him an honorary doctorate in arts and culture. He was also given a Black Belt Honorary in taekwondo by the South Korean government in 2009. The same year, he was declared amongst the 500 most influential Muslims worldwide by Georgetown University.
In 2010 SRK 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. He was also recognized as an icon of religious unity by experts from around the world at a conference at Vienna University. He became the first Indian actor to be given the rare honour of signing the guest book at Berlin’s Town Hall.
In 2011, SRK was honored with the Unesco Pyramide con Marni award for his charity engagements and social commitment towards providing education for kids. Shah Rukh is the first Indian to win this accolade. He was also 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.
In 2012, SRK became the first Bollywood personality to be honoured with the prestigious Chubb fellowship at Yale University. In the same year, he was honoured with the prestigious BrandLaureate Legendary Award for his unmatched contribution to the Indian Cinema and also for being India’s foremost brand ambassador in Malaysia. He was also conferred with one of Morocco’s highest honours (a rare state honour, Wissame Al Kafaa Al Fikria (award of intellectual merit)) while attending the 12th International Film Festival of Marrakech by Prince Moulay Rachid. In 2013, SRK was appointed as goodwill ambassador by the government of South Korea.
2014 Recognized him as World’s Second Richest Actor. He was also awarded with Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian award, on July 1 2014. The same year, SRK was appointed as an ambassador for Interpol’s Turn Back Crime campaign. He was also honoured with Global Diversity Award at the State Room of Britain’s House of Commons