Fact check: Shah Rukh Khan's doppelganger is not Kashmiri boy, but digitally edited photo using Faceapp

An image showing a lookalike of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is viral on social media. Users claim he is a Kashmiri...

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  14 Dec 2020 6:48 AM GMT
Fact check: Shah Rukh Khans doppelganger is not Kashmiri boy, but digitally edited photo using Faceapp

An image showing a lookalike of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is viral on social media. Users claim he is a "Kashmiri boy who likes like Bollywood Badshah @iamsrk".


Fact Check:

The claim that the image shows a young Kashmiri boy who resembles Shah Rukh Khan is FALSE.

Taking a cue from the comments on the post shared on Facebook and Twitter, we searched for the baby filters or baby apps that give similar results.

We found a comment which showed comparative pictures, stating 'this is how Faceapp works.'

On the Google play store, the description of FaceApp says that it is one of the best mobile apps for AI photo editing. Turn your selfie into a modeling portrait using one of the most popular apps with over 500 million downloads to date. FaceApp gives you everything you need to create Instagram-worthy edits for free.


Newsmeter team downloaded the Faceapp and checked out the results using the picture of Shah Rukh khan. Here are the results. We were able to get the exact viral image using Faceapp, though the viral image seems to be more digitally enhanced


This app can be used to change celebrities to an older age than they are. Here is an experiment by Indian Express.

Hence, the viral image is a result of an AI photo editing app named Faceapp. It is NOT a photo of a Kashmiri boy. So, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review:Shah Rukh Khan’s doppelganger is Kashmiri boy
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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