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Thread: | Bollywood's 'most educated' |
07-10-2009, 09:28 PM #1
| Bollywood's 'most educated' |
Well, they aren't literally the most educated in Bollywood, but these stars do have doctorates. The latest star to join the bandwagon of tinsel town personalities is Shah Rukh Khan who has been bestowed with a PhD by University of Bedfordshire.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have refused the doctorate from an Australian university, but he has been conferred honorary doctorates by Jhansi University, Delhi University, and by De Montfort University at Leicester.
Oscar-winner A.R Rahman is also a multiple PhD holder. Aligarh Muslim University, Anna University, and Middlesex University, London have conferred doctorated on the music maestro.
Leeds Metropolitan University conferred an honorary doctorate on Shilpa Shetty for standing firm in the face of racial abuse.
Akshay Kumar was awarded a doctorate by University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Shabana Azmi has been conferred a doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University and by Jamia Milia Islamiya University.
Leeds Metropolitan also conferred an honorary doctorate on Yash Chopra.
Jamia Milia also gave Naseeruddin Shah an honorary degree.
Outside Bollywood, actor Rajkumar was also given an honorary doctorate by Mysore University.
Bangalore University awarded actress Jayamala an honorary PhD.