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Most admired Dads: SRK beats Tendulkar, Big B

Last updated on: June 13, 2014 22:19 IST

Most admired Dads: SRK beats Tendulkar, Big B

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Ahead of Father's Day on Sunday, June 15, a poll conducted by Shaadi.com has voted Shah Rukh Khan as the country's most admired father. Read on for details

Till now, we only knew Shah Rukh Khan as the king of hearts.

But according to a new survey conducted by leading matrimony website Shaadi.com, actor Shah Rukh Khan has emerged as the country’s 'most popular father' as well.

42.5 per cent of the women surveyed voted for Shah Rukh Khan as 'India's Most Popular Father'.

Shah Rukh Khan has three kids -- daughter Suhana and son Aryan and AbRam.

Meanwhile, when women respondents were asked to vote for the most admired fathers from other nationalities, they chose US president Barack Obama.

The online survey was conducted ahead of Father's Day this year to find out the most popular fathers in India and around the world.

More than 5,500 respondents participated in the survey, where they were asked to vote for 'India's Most Popular Father'; 'Most Admired Dad'; 'India's Most Admired Father-Daughter Relationship' and ‘Most Admired Father-Son Relationship’

Please click next to find out the proud fathers from the Indian subcontinent who made it to the list…

 


Image: Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been voted India's most popular father figure according to a Shaadi.com survey.
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Most admired Dads: Sachin Tendulkar

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Shah Rukh Khan was followed by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who got 36.9 per cent votes and emerged as the second most popular father in the country.

Tendulkar has a 16-year old daughter Sara and 14-year-old son Arjun.

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Image: Sachin Tendulkar with son Arjun
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters

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Most admired Dads: Amitabh Bachchan

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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan received 20.6 per cent votes and stood third in the list of popular Indian fathers.

The actor, who is married to actor turned politician Jaya Bhaduri, has two children -- Abhishek and Shweta.

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Image: (LtoR) Amitabh, Jaya, Nikhil Nanda, Agastya, Shweta, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Most Admired Dad (International): Barack Obama

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As part of the online survey, women were also asked to vote for the 'Most Admired Dad' from other nationalities.

40.3 per cent respondents chose president Barack Obama.

Obama, who's married to Michelle, a lawyer, has two children -- Malia and Natasha (also known as Sasha) aged 15 and 13 respectively.

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Image: Barack Obama with his family - wife Malia and Natasha
Photographs: Pete Souza/White House Photos

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Most Admired Dad (International): Will Smith

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The US president is followed by musician-actor Will Smith who received 31.4 per cent votes to emerge as second most admired Dad.

Smith has three children -- two sons and one daughter.

Eldest son Willard Carroll (fondly known as 'Trey') is from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino, while son Jaden and Willow are from his marriage to actor Jaden Koren Pinkett.

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Image: (L-R) Jaden, Willow, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett and Trey
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Most Admired Dad (International): David Beckham

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Football icon David Beckham stood third in the list of 'most admired dads' with 15.2 per cent votes.

Beckham is married to former Spice Girl Victoria and the couple have four children -- Brooklyn (aged 15), Romeo (11), Cruz (eight), and two-year-old daughter Harper.

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Image: David Beckham, wife Victoria Beckham and sons (L-R) Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

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Most Admired Dad (International): Roger Federer

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Beckham faced tough competition from tennis champion Roger Federer who got 13.1 per cent votes.

Federer is married to former tennis player Mirka Vavrinec; the couple are parents to two sets of twins -- daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and sons Leo and Lennart.

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Image: Roger Federer (left) and (right) Mirka Federer with their twins Charlene Riva and Myla Rose
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Most admired father-daughter: Shah Rukh-Suhana

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In the survey, Shaadi.com also asked its respondents to vote for 'India's Most Admired Father-Daughter Relationship'.

43.2 per cent of them voted for the affection that Shah Rukh shared with his 14-year-old daughter Suhana.

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Image: Shah Rukh and Suhana Khan
Photographs: Rediff Archives

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Most admired father-daughter: Mahesh Bhatt-Alia

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Director Mahesh Bhatt and daughter Alia were the second most preferred father-daughter pair with 27.3 per cent votes.

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Image: Alia with Mahesh Bhatt
Photographs: Alia Bhatt/Instagram

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Most admired father-daughter: Prakash Padukone and Deepika

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Badminton veteran Prakash Padukone and his star daughter Deepika Padukone emerged third with 17.2 per cent votes. 

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Image: Prakash Padukone with Deepika Padukone
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Most admired father-daughter: Anil Kapoor-Sonam

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Speaking of admirable father-daughter duos, Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor also feature in the list.

The father daughter pair received 12.3 per cent votes in the survey. 

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Image: Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
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Most admired father-son: Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor

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In the final part of the survey, respondents were asked to choose the 'Most Admired Father-Son Relationship'.

33.4 per cent Indian women voted for actors Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor as the most admired father-son pair.

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Image: Ranbir and Rishi Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Most admired father-son: Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan

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The Kapoors were followed by the Bachhans -- Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan -- who came a close second with 31.2 per cent votes.

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Image: Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Most admired father-son: Shah Rukh Khan-Aryan

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Actor Shah Rukh and his 16-year-old son Aryan garnered 23.3 per cent votes to emerge third in the list of most admired father-son pair.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan with his family.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Most admired father-son: Sunil and Rohan Gawaskar

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The Gavaskars were not far behind.

Sunil Gavaskar and Rohan Gavaskar earned 12.1 percent in the 'Most Admired Father-Son Relationship' category.

Speaking about the survey results, Gourav Rakshit, chief operations officer, Shaadi.com, said in a statement: "The survey highlights that people adore and idolise celebrities who spend quality time with family despite their celebrity status."

 


Image: Sunil and Rohan Gawaskar
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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