Indian Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on July 1, 2014 was conferred with the highest French civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honor for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world. The award was presented to him by the Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius in Mumbai.
Shahrukh Khan is the fourth Indian to be honoured with Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Other Indian personalities who have been honoured with Knight of the Legion of Honor:
- Director Satyajit Ray.
- Singer Lata Mangeshkar.
- Actor Amitabh Bachchan (2007).