Shahrukh Khan named world's top Asian celebrity for 'saving' Bollywood; check out the top 10

Shahrukh Khan has topped the list of “Top 50 Asian Celebrities in the World” for 2023. Published by the UK-based Eastern Eye newspaper, the list sees Khan surpassing global stars from cinema, television, music, art, literature. And social media. His blockbuster hits, Pathan And youngwith the much awaited donkeyHas played an important role in reviving the Hindi cinema industry.

Eastern Eye's entertainment editor, Asjad Nazir, attributes Khan's success to his ability to draw large audiences back to theatres. His achievements this year include becoming the first leading man in modern Bollywood to deliver three major hits in the same year.

“By bringing mass audiences back to cinema halls with global enthusiasm, the actor gave a film industry that was in decline a much-needed boost and had a transformative impact. The history-making superstar outshined everyone else with his talent and reminded global audiences what escapist Bollywood cinema is capable of,” said Nazir.

Following Khan on the list is Alia Bhatt, who is recognized for her versatile roles in Indian cinema, Hollywood ventures and her influence as a working mother. Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, who finished third, remains a global Indian icon with her roles citadel, love again And his humanitarian efforts.

Diljit Dosanjh, at fourth place, confirmed his status as a major Punjabi star with his acting and singing skills, including a performance at Coachella. Charli XCX, a UK artist of South Asian heritage, ranked fifth for her international music success. Ranbir Kapoor's performance Animal Marking it as the most influential film role of the year, he received the sixth position.

Shreya Ghoshal, at seventh place, had another successful year with her songs in different languages ​​and on global shows. Eighth ranked star Vijay continues to inspire fans with his humility and success in South Indian cinema. Wahaj Ali, the highest ranked Pakistani actor at ninth place, expressed his commitment to his art and his gratitude towards his fans and colleagues. Canadian actress Iman Vellani enters the top ten for her leading role Miracle,

Other celebs in the list

Veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and emerging stars like Sumbul Taukir are also included in this list. Tejashwi Prakash, Veer Das, Chetna Maru, Simran Balar made it to the 2023 list. Other celebrities like Riz Ahmed, Arijit Singh and Deepika Padukone also feature in the list.

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Published: 16 Dec 2023, 01:49 PM IST

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