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
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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