Bollywood celebrities bestowed with honorary titles

A lot of our Bollywood celebrities have been awarded honorary titles, awards and even doctorates. There are a few who have been conferred with not one or two but a raging number of five to six. Read on to know who has been honored with which award. Also let us know your opinion on whether they truly deserve it.

Aishwarya Rai

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai
Bachchan bahu, Aishwarya Rai was conferred a civilian award by the French Government for her contribution to the arts, in November last year.

Shahrukh Khan

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Bollywood baadshah, Shahrukh Khan was honoured with the Moroccan medal of honour, L’Etoile d’Or by Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, during the 11th International Film Festival of Marrakech. In 2012 He was honored with The Chubb fellowship at Yale University. Very soon, the superstar is all set to address students at Harvard.

Amitabh Bachchan

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March 2003, Mr Bachchan was conferred with honorary citizenship of the French town of Deauville. Only Queen Elizabeth II and Soviet space hero Yuri Gagarin were bestowed with it previously. In 2006, the megastar was conferred an honorary doctorate by De Montfort University, for his contribution to the movie business in India. In 2007, Big B was honored with the Knight of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian honour from the Government of France for his “exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond”.

Malaika Sherawat

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In May 2009, Ms Sherawat received an Arts Award in New Jersey, to honour the Indian community and its contributions to the US. She received the award at a function organised by the then mayor of New Jersey, Jerramiah Healy.

Shabana Azmi

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In 2007, Shabana Azmi was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Art by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire. It a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. In 2002, the super talented actress was conferred with the Martin Luther King Professorship award by the University of Michigan conferred on her in recognition of her contribution to arts, culture and society.

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