The prestigious US Newsweek magazine ranked Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as one of the World’s 50 most powerful people. Congress president Sonia Gandhi is the other Indian who finds a place in the list.
Shah Rukh Khan, a Muslim married to a Hindu, occupies the 41st spot, was described as the King of Bollywood.
Sonia Gandhi is placed at the 17th spot for ruling the world’s largest democracy.
President-elect Barack Obama, who created history by becoming the first black-American to be voted to the White House topped the list.
Obama is followed by Chinese President Hu Jintao, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Angela Markel and powerful Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.