In the survey conducted by a company as part of Father's Day, wherein kids had to choose their favourite celebrity dad, Shah Rukh Khan topped the popularity charts, pipping others like Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan in the popularity polls. The 'Daddy Cool Contest' conducted by 'Nick', a kids entertainment channel, on their website www.nickindia.com, had over 6000 kids from across India voting for their favorite celebrity dads.
Topping the list was the 'Badshah of Bollywood', Shah Rukh Khan, with 42.5 per cent votes. Tailing him at No 2 is the 'Khiladi' action hero dad Akshay Kumar, with 28.4 per cent of kids' votes. Hrithik Roshan, with 21.7 per cent votes was at No 3, while Saif Ali Khan was at the fourth place, with 7.3 per cent of the votes. 'Nick' is a 24-hour pay channel in Hindi, with popular shows like 'SpongeBob SquarePants', 'Ninja Hattori', 'Perman', 'The Munnabhai show' and 'Jimmy Neutron', amongst many others. Believing that 'education' and 'entertainment' go hand-in-hand at a young age, Nick offers 'edu-taining' shows like 'Dora The Explorer', 'Go Diego Go' and 'Meteor and The Mighty Monster Trucks', and such others in its pre-school block - ''Nick Jr''.