'Datuk' Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood idol Shah Rukh Khan will now flaunt the prefix 'Datuk', a traditional title conferred by the Malaysian royalty and akin to the British knighthood.

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Published: Mon 13 Oct 2008, 11:38 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:43 PM

The Indian heartthrob is to receive his Datukship from the Malacca head, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

He has been listed as an artiste from Dreamz Unlimited, his filmmaking company, in the list of recipients. Shah Rukh will receive the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM), the third highest title.

He is among 77 recipients of the title.

Khan, 43, is a highly acclaimed Indian actor who works in Bollywood films, as well as a film producer and television host.

He has starred in several box-office movies and won awards throughout his career, The New Straits Times said on Saturday.

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