Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan nominated in 2011 TIME 100 Poll
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has made it to the list of nominees in poll for 100 Most Influential People of the World conducted by TIME magazine for the year 2011. The online voting for 2011 TIME 100 poll ends on April 14.
Aamir Khan, star of socially relevant hits such as Rang De Basanti (Paint It Yellow) (2006), Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) (2007) and India's highest grossing film 3 Idiots (2009), rose to international prominence with the Oscar-nominated hit Lagaan (2001) which he also produced. Films produced under his banner ''Aamir Khan Productions'' such as Peepli Live (2010) and Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) (2011) have also made a mark at major international film festivals.
In early 2011, Aamir Khan became the first Indian actor to be on the jury of Berlin International Film Festival. He was also named as India's Most Powerful Entertainer by Indian edition of Hello! magazine in January 2011.
Describing the Bollywood star-filmmaker, TIME magazine writes: “Aamir Khan started out in Bollywood as a handsome, likable star from a family of film producers. While still at the peak of his career as an actor, he has successfully reinvented himself as a producer, encouraging out-of-the-box movies. In 2009, he starred in and co-produced Bollywood's biggest-ever commercial hit, 3 Idiots, and last year he produced the critically acclaimed Peepli Live, a satire on farmer suicides that made a profit without any top stars.”
The actor is among the 204 nominees for the 2011 TIME 100 poll and is the only Indian actor/filmmaker nominated in this year's poll.
Other Indians nominated in 2011 TIME 100 poll include Sonia Gandhi, Mukesh Ambani, physican Siddhartha Mukherjee and neuroscientist and author V.S. Ramachandran, both of Indian-American origin.