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civilian award -- 'Knight of the Legion of Honour'.
Visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented the
prestigious award to the 48-year-old actor at a function here for his
outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world.
"I feel very humbled and grateful for this prestigious honour. Today
is my mother's birthday and if she had been alive she would have been
happy that I got this prestigious honour. I accept this award not as
an individual but on behalf of hundreds of filmmakers," Shah Rukh
"It makes me feel proud to be recognised for the field I am passionate
about. This award has motivated me to take Indian cinema to the next
level of acceptance, love and glory.
I thank the President of France for this honour."
Shah Rukh is second Bollywood personality after megastar Amitabh
Bachchan to be bestowed this award.
The superstar, who dons many a hat, including those of producer,
television personality, philanthropist and entrepreneur, has appeared
in over 50 Hindi films in genres ranging from romance to action and
SRK, as he is informally addressed, initially did theatre and appeared
in TV series in the late 1980s before making his Bollywood debut in
1992 with 'Deewana'.
Some of his memorable films are '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'.
In 2007, he made his debut as a TV presenter with popular game show
'Kaun Banega Crorepati'.
He owns Red Chillies Entertainment, a production company, and is
co-owner of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shah Rukh was awarded Padma Shri in 2005 and the Ordre des Arts et des
Lettres by the government of France in 2007 for his contribution to
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Jun 29, 2014
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri today refused to answer questions about her family's driver being arrested for allegedly raping a minor maid.
The 43-year-old producer-interior designer along with her son Aryan and daughter Suhana, was in the capital to inaugurate a bakery shop 'The Brown Box' of her cousin Priyanka Tiwari.
This was Gauri's first public appearance since the case came to light.
"I will not answer any personal questions. I am here for my sister's bakery launch and will only speak about that. I am here to bless her and share her joy with her as it was her dream to open her own bakery store one day and I am happy to be a part of the day," she told reporters here.
"If I will talk about my own things then the focus would be shifted from her (Priyanka). And I don't want that to happen," the mother of three said.
Dressed in blue denims teamed with a white top, Gauri said it has always been a bliss to visit her hometown.
"I am from Delhi and I spent all my childhood and teenage here. It feels great to be here as my parents are in Delhi," she said.
Jun 27, 2014