The 'badshah' of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday.
The Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) star received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal in Edinburgh.
Khan, who has appeared in more than 80 films, was presented with the degree in recognition of his outstanding record of philanthropy, altruism and humanitarianism and his global reach as an actor.
He is known for his charitable work which includes bringing solar power to rural villages in India, creating a children's ward at a Mumbai hospital and supporting relief funds to assist areas devastated by tsunamis.
"It is a pleasure to be honoured by the University of Edinburgh and tread in the footsteps of so many of the world's illustrious thinkers, leaders and personalities. To have the opportunity to address one of the most esteemed educational institutions in the world is a special moment," said Khan, after receiving the honour.
"I look forward to the University continuing on its path as a great civic university, demonstrated by its partnership with India, addressing health, academic and research excellence and social justice. I hope that many more of India and South Asia's brightest minds get a chance to learn, think and grow at Edinburgh."
Shah Rukh also gave a public lecture, which was attended by the University's South Asian students.
Here are SRK's seven most important lessons. You can read the text of his entire speech here.
Life Lesson 1Eamonn McCormack via Getty Images
Life Lesson 2Joel Ryan/Invision/AP
Life Lesson 3Karwai Tang via Getty Images
Life Lesson 4ASSOCIATED PRESS
Life Lesson 5ASSOCIATED PRESS
Life Lesson 6Bikas Das/AP
Life Lesson 7STRDEL via Getty Images
Contact HuffPost India