The Dabangg Khan, for his contribution as an actor, producer, television personality and philanthropist, was awarded with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in London.
He was given this award for his vast contribution to the industry with his many avtaars as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist. The presenter, Keith Vaz, the longest serving Indian-origin MP in Parliament stated how Salman is a role model and a hero the many people in the world.
He stated, “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.”
Overwhelmed while accepting the award, the superstar 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.”
Previously, this award has been received by Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, action icon Jackie Chan, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, American Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.