Akshay Kumar aka Akki aka Khiladi has a new title and it is that of doctor. Assumption University in Windsor, Ontario, Canada has awarded Akshay an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree for his outstanding work in films and also for his outstanding social work. Akshay is not only the Indian ambassador for the Special Olympics and he has also helped raise money for Trillium Health Care Centre in Mississauga and the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.
Akshay, resplendent in graduation robes, was very nervous when he accepted the degree at the ceremony, “Wow! This really is one of the most nerve-racking days of my life. My hands are shaking.”
He was also very honored, “I don’t think even an Oscar would mean as much as this means to me,” he said.
The chapel was filled with Akki fans and one lucky fan got a hug from him, “I feel amazing. I had this feeling in my heart. Oh, my God, oh, my God,” she said.
The star and now doctor was certain to thank the people he felt deserved the accolade, “Indians believe that our success lies at the feet of our parents. It’s not I who should be receiving this award, but my parents.”