Aamir Khan has made it to the prestigious 2011 TIME 100 Poll for the most influential people in the world. The actor-producer has been nominated among more than 200 world leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes and will whether he makes it to the final top 100 depends on the votes he receives in the poll.
Aamir Khan, the only Indian actor on the list, has been described by TIME as “a handsome, likable star from a family of film producers” and further praises him for “successfully reinvented himself as a producer, encouraging out-of-the-box movies.” It also mentions his and Bollywood’s biggest hit, 3 Idiots and his critically acclaimed production, Peepli Live. The winner will be included in the TIME 100. Last checked, Aamir was on the 57th position on the list with 1182 votes in his favour. Surprisingly, Aamir is ranked higher than Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson, and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries. Also in the list are some very well known personalities like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Julian Assange, Hu Jintao and many more.
Aamir, known as the Perfectionist in Bollywood, had even taken up social causes to improve the lives of others. He had promoted the plight of the Chanderi weavers during the publicity of his film ‘3 Idiots’ in 2009. He is also backing social activist Anna Hazare’s campaign of ‘India Against Corruption’ and the Jan Lokpal Bill.
You can vote for Aamir Khan here. Voting closes on April 14.