Sounds super cool,right? Well there is actually a common thing between Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and King Khan. “The King of Bollywood” will join the likes of these eminent personalities when he will deliver a lecture at Yale University as a Chubb Fellow on April 12. The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging and aiding Yale students interested in the operations of government and in public service. Established in 1936, through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale 1895), the program is based in Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s residential colleges.
Following is a small list of his achievements and facts that might interest you 🙂
– King Khan has acted in over 70 Hindi films and has won 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations for his work in Indian films
-In 2005, the government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, one of the country’s highest civilian awards, for his contributions to Indian cinema
– He has done his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi
– Eleven of the films he has acted in have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $1 billion
– He is the founder/owner of two production companies: Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment; and along with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband, Jay Mehta
– In 2008, Newsweek named Khan one of the “Fifty Most Powerful People in the World.”
The list is endless and one can just go on and on about this achievements. But his new honour will surely make him more popular as the Chubb Fellowship, bestowed is among Yale’s highest honors and was started in 1949.
Mr Khan will speak to the Yale community and the general public in an event at 4 p.m. at the Shubert Theater, 247 College St. on Thursday, April 12. The Chubb Fellowship noted that through his films and his philanthropy, Shah Rukh Khan has been among his generation’s most important examples of the power of art to promote higher human ideals and aspirations.
iDubba wishes him loads of success in the coming future and hopes that he manages to take it to the next level.
Happy Viewing 🙂