Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with top French civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honor on 1 July 2014. The Knight of the Legion of Honor was presented to him by the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Mumbai. The award was presented for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world.
Shahrukh Khan is the second Bollywood actor after Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with Knight of the Legion of Honour. Amitabh Bachchan received the honour in 2007.
Other Indian personalities who have been honoured with France highest honour are Singer Lata Mangeshkar and director Satyajit Ray for their contribution in their respective fields as well.
About Shah Rukh Khan
• Shah Rukh Khan was born in 1965. He acted in over 50 films like Darr, Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Swades, Chak De! India, Devdas, My Name Is Khan and Chennai Express.
• He is a producer, television personality, philanthropist and entrepreneur.
• He was awarded Padma Shri in 2005 by the Government of India.
• He was also awarded with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France in 2007 for his contribution to cinema.
Who: Shah Rukh Khan
When: 1 July 2014