Its good news for Shah Rukh Khan fans. The Badshah of Bollywood will get the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos along with Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and legendary musician Sir Elton John.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), SRK will get the award for “his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India.”
In the past, Amitabh Bachchan, Mallika Sarabhai, AR Rahman, Shabana Azmi, Ravi Shankar and Amjad Ali Khan have won this award.
Sir Elton John has been selected for the 2018 award for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and Cate for her leadership in raising awareness about the refugee crisis.
The Annual Crystal Awards ceremony, which opens the WEF summit in the Swiss ski resort, celebrates the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.
Announcing the names of the three awardees for this year, the WEF said:
“Each of them in their own way has taken action to uphold human dignity”.
The award ceremony will take place on January 22.
WEF said that Shah Rukh is one of Bollywood’s most prominent actors who has been at the forefront of the Indian film and television industry for over 30 years.
SRK is also the founder of the non-profit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. He is also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.