DetainedBollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was again detained by the US immigration department for questioning, this time at Los Angeles airport on Thursday evening.

He was earlier detained in 2012 at the New York airport for 2-3 hours.

Here is a look at some famous Indians who have faced racism at the airport in the past:

Irrfan Khan


Actor Irrfan Khan was detained twice at the US airports – at Los Angeles airport in 2008 and at New York airport in 2009.

Shah Rukh Khan


He was detained for over two hours by immigration officials at New York airport after arriving from India in a private plane with Nita Ambani, to address students at Yale University.

SRK faced the same in 2009 at the Newark Airport in New Jersey where he was detained for nearly two hours because of his last name.

APJ Abdul Kalam


Former President late APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York on September 29, 2011. The airport authorities reportedly took away his shoes and jacket and returned them later.

The US later apologised to India for the incident.

Neil Nitin Mukesh


Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh was detained at the New York airport for over an hour in 2009 as he was ‘too fair’ to be an Indian.



Malayalam superstar Mammootty was detained at the JFK airport in New York in May 2009 because of his full name in the passport was Mohammad Kutty Ismail.

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