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Aamir Khan becomes the third Indian actor to grace the covers of Time magazine

Aamir Khan

August 31, 2012 - Mumbai

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan became the third Indian actor to grace the cover of the iconic Time magazine. Aamir Khan's recent TV show 'Satyameva Jayate' has helped him land on the cover of the Time magazine. The show took up several social issues and offered certain solutions through discussions and debate on the show. Aamir Khan is also the first male Indian actor to have made it on the cover of the Time.

'Satyameva Jayate' was aired for thirteen weeks on TV. The show is not devoid of controversies as certain communities including Indian Medical Association and a Khap of Haryana expressed displeasure on certain issues. The show helped set up fast-track courts in Rajasthan to deal with issues like female foeticide, flagging off of generic medicine stores in Maharashtra etc.

Other than Aamir Khan, Mahatma Gandhi (thrice), Parveen Babi (July 1976), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (2003), Rajiv Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi, Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, Dr. Manmohan Singh also made it to the covers of the Time magazine.

Indians on Time Magazine cover

Mahatma GandhiMarch 31, 1930
Mahatma GandhiJanuary 5, 1931
Nizam of HyderabadFebruary 22, 1937
Subash Chandra BoseMarch 7, 1938
Jawaharlal NehruAugust 24, 1942
Vallabhbhai PatelJanuary 27, 1947
Mahatma GandhiJune 30, 1947
Jawaharlal NehruOctober 17, 1949
Jawaharlal NehruMay 7, 1951
Vinoba BhaveMay 11, 1953
Jawaharlal NehruJuly 30, 1956
Jawaharlal NehruDecember 14, 1959
Krishna MenonFebruary 2, 1962
Jawaharlal NehruNovember 30, 1962
Lal Bahadur ShastriAugust 13, 1965
Lal Bahadur ShastriSeptember 17, 1965
Indira GandhiJanuary 28, 1966
Indira GandhiDecember 6, 1971
Parveen BabiJul 1976
Mother TeresaDecember 1979
Indira GandhiNovember 12, 1984
Rajiv GandhiDecember 1986
Sonia GandhiMay 2004
Mother TeresaSeptember 2007
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan2003
Sania Mirza2005
Narendra ModiMarch 2012
Sachin TendulkarMay 2012
Aamir KhanAugust 2012

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