Actor Shah Rukh Khan received an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy from The University of Law, in London on Thursday.
He was presented with the honour during the university’s graduation ceremony. “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”, Khan said in a statement.
Shah Rukh’s Meer Foundation is involved in the projects that seek to empower women. The foundation has especially been recognised for the work they do for acid attack victims.
At World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Khan was presented with the Crystal Award which is presented to ‘bridge-builders and role models’.
The 53-year-old has also worked for government campaigns like Pulse Polio and National Aids Control Organisation. However, this is not the first time the actor has been bestowed with such an award. Khan has also been honoured with a doctorate in Philanthropy from Edinburgh University (2015) and a doctorate in Arts and Culture from the University of Bedfordshire, England.