Shah Rukh Khan winning hearts all over again!

Shah Rukh Khan, a Bollywood actor, has been named the winner of the 2023 TIME100 reader poll, which honours the world’s most important people. Khan garnered 4% of the more than 1.2 million votes cast, defeating well-known individuals like footballer Lionel Messi, actor Michelle Yeoh, and athlete Serena Williams, among others.

With over 100 film roles under his belt and a reputation as Bollywood’s beloved romantic hero, Khan has solidified his status as a legend and an international icon in the entertainment industry. The success of his most recent movie, Pathaan, which came out earlier this year, is confirmed by its nearly $130 million global box office haul.

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Healthcare workers came in third in the TIME100 reader poll, behind Iranian women fighting for more freedoms from the country’s Islamic administration. Football player Lionel Messi finished in fifth, followed by Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were among the noteworthy individuals in fourth place.

Spare, a book by Prince Harry that recently made headlines, and Archetypes, a podcast hosted by Meghan Markle that promotes women’s and anti-racism rights. Contrarily, Messi has received several honors, including seven Ballon d’Or medals and his first World Cup victory in 2022.

Khan’s victory is evidence of his influence on the global entertainment sector. He will act in the next Atlee Kumar film Jawan, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, and Sanjay Dutt in a cameo role. The actor is currently working on a different production called Dunki.

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