The Bollywood Philanthropist Diaries – Part 1 – Shahrukh Khan Fact check and List of All Donations.
We will Start with List of All Donations Made by Shahrukh Khan.
We have a Lot of Fake News going around many actors about their various donations to various countries. In this new section we will be listing down donations made by each Bollywood Actor. We will Start with List of All Donations Made by Shahrukh Khan.
We are picking up Shahrukh Khan first because of all the fake news which are floating around stating that he donated money to a neighboring country. We will quote the fact check on those news first and then list out his donations.
Shahrukh Khan Charity: Thought Process:
Shahrukh Khan does his bit for the society but he doesn’t believe in showing it off or saying it out loud. The actor has always come forward for the causes he feels for. He is also a part of governmental campaigns for AIDS and Pulse Polio.
Due to this it’s impossible to track all his donations but we are tracking most of the donations which have become public by one source or other and also tracking all the NGOs that he has started and he is supporting.
Charity and Social Work
If You are looking for a Donation to Pakistan – Then you will be disappointed as he has not donated any money to Pakistan till date. This has been investigated by many Media Houses and here is Time Of India Link For the Same and here’s another article on fact check by Quint and here’s another fact check done by The Lallantop and here’s another fact check done by Aajtak.
- Shahrukh Khan contributed about Rs. 1 crore towards the victims of the devastating floods of Chennai in 2015.
- His company Red Chillies Entertainment has donated Rs 25 crore towards ‘Social and Rural development’ during the year 2014.
- In the year 2012, he had adopted 12 villages during Greenathon project in which was created for awareness about the environment.
- He had donated his IPL money, a sum of 2.5 million Indian rupees to PM Manmohan Singh Tsunami Relief camp.
- The actor recently agreed to perform in a concert only to raise money to help the poor farmers in the state of Maharashtra.
- Shahrukh Khan is very closely involved with Make A Wish Foundation NGO. He is close to kids and this NGO primarily woks in fulfilling dreams of underprivileged children.
- The money which Shahrukh Khan earns by giving interviews is always used for charity.
- Once a reporter was injured after interviewing Shahrukh Khan and his case was critical. Shahrukh Khan ensured he gets all his treatments properly and even paid for his bills. The amount went upto Rs. One lakh per day which Shahrukh undertook.
- On a different note, Shahrukh Khan’s honorariums also includes the Unesco Pyramide con Marni award. This was given to him for his charity engagements and social commitment towards providing education for kids. He is amongst the first Indians to win this accolade
- Recently, Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation donated Rs. 12 lakhs to Government of Kerala’s Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund in order to help the Kerala Flood victims.
- In Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, Srk has made a special department for Cancer and Children ward in memory of her mother who died of cancer.
- He has donated the sum of 15 crores which is entire prize money of IPL 7 to Cancer Patients.
- In the year 2012, the actor has adopted 12 villages and even today takes care of all the people.
- He is the only Indian Actor to get an award from UNESCO for his Charity deeds.
- And very recently in 2019 Shahrukh Khan received a Honorary Doctorate in Philanthropy by University of Law, London.