Shah Rukh Khan Bollywood’s revered figure, Shah Rukh Khan, popularly known as the King Khan, has claimed the pinnacle on the UK’s ‘Top 50 Asian Celebrities in the World’ list for 2023. The 58-year-old actor, celebrating dual box-office successes with “Pathaan” and “Jawan,” is now gearing up for the release of the Christmas comedy-drama, “Dunki.”
Year of Influence: Top 50 Asian Celebrities Recognized for 2023
The annual list by UK weekly Eastern Eye celebrates South Asian stars who made significant strides in the past year, acknowledging impactful work, boundary-breaking achievements, and inspirational contributions. Public inputs, including reader and social media nominations, shape the rankings.
Alia Bhatt’s Impact: Securing Second Place: Shah Rukh Khan
Following closely, Alia Bhatt claims the second spot for her influential presence in both Bollywood and Hollywood, coupled with her role as a strong role model for working mothers.
Global Recognition: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Takes the Third Spot
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a globally recognized Indian personality, secures the third position. Her contributions on the international stage, spanning the big-budget series “Citadel,” Hollywood film “Love Again,” humanitarian work, and global red carpet appearances, earn her this accolade.
Diljit Dosanjh’s Stardom: Fourth Place Achievement: Shah Rukh Khan
In the fourth position, Diljit Dosanjh reaffirms his status as the foremost Punjabi star. His stellar performances as an actor and singer, spanning cinema, international music collaborations, and a groundbreaking Coachella appearance, contribute to his prominent placement.
Charli XCX’s International Prowess: Fifth Place Recognition
Charli XCX from the UK claims the fifth spot, recognized as the most prominent international singing star of South Asian heritage. Her achievements this year, from single releases to blockbuster live performances worldwide, solidify her international standing.
Ranbir Kapoor’s Impactful Performance: Sixth Place Honor
Securing the sixth position, Ranbir Kapoor is acknowledged for delivering the most impactful movie performance of the year with the blockbuster hit “Animal.”
Shreya Ghoshal’s Musical Excellence: Seventh Place Acknowledgment
Singer Shreya Ghoshal claims the seventh spot for her award-winning year, featuring magnificent songs in multiple languages, global arena shows, and her role as a judge on “Indian Idol” (season 14).
Vijay’s South Indian Stardom: Eighth Place Recognition
In the eighth position, Vijay emerges as the biggest star in South Indian cinema for 2023. With two hits (“Leo” and “Varisu”), he serves as an inspiration to countless fans, coupled with his humility.
Wahaj Ali’s Pakistani Representation: Ninth Place Achievement
Wahaj Ali, the highest-placed Pakistani on the list, secures the ninth spot for delivering strong performances, including the record-breaking serial “Tere Bin.”
Iman Vellani’s Hollywood Breakthrough: Tenth Place Honor
Canadian actor Iman Vellani rounds off the top ten, recognized for headlining the Hollywood blockbuster “The Marvels” with a groundbreaking role.
Distinguished Inclusions: From Amitabh Bachchan to Sumbul Touqeer
The list features the oldest star, 81-year-old Amitabh Bachchan, at the 35th position, while the youngest, 20-year-old television star Sumbul Touqeer, secures the 44th position. Touqeer expresses gratitude for inclusion and hopes to inspire others beginning their journey in the industry.