Aamir Khan Bollywood Star on 100 most influential people list

MUMBAI: It was just after India’s World Cup Cricket triumph that a very important news did not get the coverage that it deserved from the media.

Ironically, it was about the man whose first film as a producer, ‘Lagaan’, took cricket to the Oscars! Yes, it is non other than Hindi cinema’s superstar Aamir Khan!

Aamir Khan has made it to the list of nominees of TIME magazine’s poll for 100 Most Influential People of the World. The actor-producer has been nominated among 204 world leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes encompassing people from all walks of life and countries.

In fact Aamir Khan is the only Indian actor nominated in this year’s TIME 100 poll. Other Indians nominated this year include, Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee and Indian-American neuroscientist-author V.S. Ramachandran.

Aamir Khan is currently ranking at #31, and is the highest ranking Indian in this list – even beating US President Barack Obama and Hollywood giants like Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Colin Firth.

The online voting for the 2011 TIME 100 poll closes on April 14.

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