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Salman Khan gets Global Diversity Award, honoured for his success as an actor, philanthropy

Salman Khan was awarded Global Diversity Award 2017 in London for his contribution as an actor, producer, television personality and philanthropist.

bollywood Updated: Sep 16, 2017 11:57 IST
Presenting the award, Keith Vaz, UK MP of Indian origin, said Salman Khan was a role model for many.
Presenting the award, Keith Vaz, UK MP of Indian origin, said Salman Khan was a role model for many.(AFP)

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament House.

The actor was honoured for his contribution to the Indian film industry as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist.

Presenting the award, Keith Vaz, the longest serving Indian-origin MP in Parliament, said, “Salman Khan is a role model and a hero to millions of people worldwide.

“Besides his Indian cinema success, Salman is a well- known philanthropist and his NGO Being Human has done life changing work supporting the underprivileged in India. It is a tremendous honour to present him with the award. I am proud that young Asians worldwide have role models like Salman Khan.”

Calling the award a tremendous honour, Salman said, “My father would never have believed that I would make it here. I would like to thank the fans for the respect that they have shown me.

“Although I have received many film awards, this is the first I have received personally so I am incredibly humbled.

Previous recipients of the award include Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Aishwarya Rai, Chinese action icon Jackie Chan, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, American Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

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