Here is a list of actors who were honoured with the doctorate for their philanthropic acts, acting and distinguished excellence in the field of cinema and philanthropy.
MGR owns two doctorates from The World University, Arizona in 1974 and from Madras University in 1987
Nadigar Thilagam was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1986 by Annamalai University
Captain Vijayakanth received the honorary doctorate by the International Institute of Church Management, Florida in 2011
Chinni was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open International University of Alternate Medicine in 2013 for his efforts in acting, theatre and mimicry
Ulaga Naayagan was presented with the honorary doctorate in 2005 by Sathyabama University
Nassar was awarded an honorary doctorate by Vels University for his contribution as a President of the South Indian Film Artists Association.
Prabhu was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2011 by Sathyabama University for his contribution as an actor
Thalapathy received honorary directorate by MGR University in 2007 for his contribution to social welfare and his achievements in the film industry
Vikram received his honorary doctorate from the University of Popolare Degli Studi di Milano, the University of Milan in 2011
The most loved comedian Vivek received his honorary doctorate from Sathyabama University in 2015
Simbu got his honorary doctorate from Vels University for his distinguished excellence in cinema on 11.01.22