After the honorary doctorates from University of Bedfordshire and the University of Edinburgh, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has bagged an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by one of the London based renowned academic institution, the University of Law.
The ace actor received the merit during a graduation ceremony for more than 350 students in London on Thursday, April 4.
Over the years, Shah Rukh has established himself as a successful actor, film producer, television host, an entrepreneur and more importantly a philanthropist.
The ‘My name is Khan’ actor has also earned love for championing human rights in India. Shah Rukh has lent support to the Indian government’s campaigns many times including Pulse Polio and National Aids Control Organization. The actor has also worked closely with several charitable foundations, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Talking about his recent achievement, Shah Rukh said in a statement, “I believe that charity should be done in silence and with dignity. One cannot speak about their charitable acts because it loses its purpose. I have been privileged to be able to use my status as a public personality to champion causes close to my heart I believe that charity should be done in silence and with dignity. One cannot speak about their charitable acts because it loses its purpose. I have been privileged to be able to use my status as a public personality to champion causes close to my heart.”
Further he added, “I actively participate with the causes of women empowerment, rehabilitation of the underprivileged and basic human rights. I firmly believe that I have to give back to the world that has given me so much. I am humbled with this honorary doctorate bestowed upon me and would like to thank everyone involved for choosing me.”
For the uninitiated, Shah Rukh’s non-profit organisation Meer Foundation primarily works with acid attack survivors and aims to initiate change at the ground level to build a world that empowers women. He was honored with Crystal Award for his work towards acid attack survivors at the World Economic Forum 2018 held in Davos.