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Shah Rukh Khan Tops ‘Top 50 Asian Celebrities in the World’ List

Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan has topped the UK list of the 'Top 50 Asian Celebrities in the World.'

Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, known as the “King Khan” of the Bollywood industry, has secured the top spot in the UK list of the ‘Top 50 Asian Celebrities in the World.’ 

The 58-year-old actor’s double box-office success with the films Pathaan and Jawan contributed to his exceptional ranking.

Influential and Inspiring:

Compiled by UK weekly Eastern Eye, the annual list recognizes South Asian stars based on their impactful work, boundary-breaking achievements, and overall inspiration throughout the year. 

Shah Rukh Khan’s triumph reflects his enduring influence and resonating impact.

Stiff Competition and Notable Rankings:

Facing tough competition, Khan surpassed his peers, with popular actor Alia Bhatt securing the second spot for her impactful contributions in Bollywood and Hollywood, along with being a strong role model for working mothers. 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas claimed the third position for her groundbreaking work on the international stage.

The list features a diverse array of achievements, including Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh, who is in fourth place for his accomplishments in acting and singing. Charli XCX from the UK, a prominent singing star of South Asian heritage, secured the fifth position.

Ranbir Kapoor’s Impactful Performance:

Ranbir Kapoor clinched the sixth spot for delivering the year’s most impactful movie performance with the blockbuster hit Animal. 

Singer Shreya Ghoshal claimed the seventh position for her award-winning year, featuring magnificent songs in multiple languages and serving as a judge on Indian Idol.

Vijay’s South Indian Cinema Stardom:

Eighth-placed Vijay emerged as the biggest South Indian cinema star of 2023, achieving success with hits like Leo and Varisu. 

The highest-placed Pakistani on the list is actor Wahaj Ali at ninth, while Canadian actor Iman Vellani rounded off the top 10 for headlining the Hollywood blockbuster The Marvels.

Diversity in Age and Achievements:

The list has a wide range of ages, with 81-year-old Amitabh Bachchan ranking 35th and 20-year-old television star Sumbul Touqeer securing the 44th position. 

Sumbul Touqeer expressed pride in being the youngest on the list and hoped to inspire others to start their journey in the entertainment industry.

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