Shah Rukh Khan, 42, India's top Bollywood star has been given a datukship, Malaysia's equivalent of a knighthood by the Governor of Malacca on the occasion of the governor's 70th birthday, for filming movies in the state, according to Malacca state officials.
He will be called DATUK Shah Rukh Khan, the actor from "Bollywood". His 2001 movie, "One 2 Ka 4" was filmed at a popular resort in Malacca.
He is among 78 people to get the award alongside the country's navy chief, academics, artists and journalists.
The wife of deputy prime minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor is a huge fan of the Shah Rukh, dubbed the "King of Bollywood" here.
But Fatimah Tahir, a fan of the star, was stunned at the news."I wonder whether Shah Rukh Khan even knows where Malacca is," she told the newspaper.
(Note: Locations for ‘Chak De! India’ in which Shah Rukh Khan is the main star, are Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.
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Shah Rukh Khan in Kal Ho Na Ho movie song " MAHIVE "
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BORN: 2 November 1965, New Delhi, India.
Khan was born to Muslim parents of Pathan ethnicity in New Delhi, India.
His father, Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom fighter from Peshawar, Pakistan. His mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose .
He attended St. Columba's School where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics.
He later attended the Hansraj College (1985-1988) to earn an Honors degree in Economics. Though he studied for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia, he later opted out to make his career in Bollywood.
After the death of his parents, Khan moved to Mumbai in 1991.
In that same year, before any of his film releases, he married Gauri Khan (who is a Hindu) in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991.
They have two children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000).
According to Khan, while he strongly believes in Allah, he also values his wife's religion.
At home, his children follow both religions, with the Qur'an being situated next to the Hindu gods.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi ( Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Kajol)
Billoo Barber ( Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Asrani, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor)
Bhoothnath ( Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Satish Shah, Rajpal Yadav, Shahrukh Khan)
Krazzy 4 ( Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Rajpal Yadav, Suresh Menon, Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, Rakhi Sawant, Hrithik Roshan)
Om Shanti Om ( Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher, Shreyas Talpade)
Chak De India ( Shahrukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge)
Don ( Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Isha Koppikar)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna ( Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher)
Paheli ( Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher)
Swades ( Shahrukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Master Smit Sheth)
Veer Zaara ( Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee)
Main Hoon Na ( Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Amrita Rao, Naseeruddin Shah, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan)
Kal Ho Na Ho ( Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan)
Chalte Chalte ( Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee)
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam ( Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan)
Devdas ( Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham ( Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor)
Asoka ( Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Rahul Dev)
One 2 Ka 4 ( Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jackie Shroff)
Mohabbatein ( Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj, Jimmy Shergill, Shamita Shetty, Kim Sharma, Preeti Jhangiani, Aishwarya Rai)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ( Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan)
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge ( Shahrukh Khan, Kajol)
Pardes ( Shahrukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhary, Amrish Puri)
Koyla ( Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit)
Dil To Pagal Hai ( Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar)
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani ( Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Shakti Kapoor)
Hey Ram ( Kamal Haasan, Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah)
Josh ( Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Priya Gill, Chandrachur Singh, Sharad Kapoor)
Baadshah ( Shahrukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever)