Aamir Khan is an actor with a purpose and is one of the most socially responsible stars we have. Be it with his show 'Satyamev Jayate' or the support he extends to causes he believes in, Aamir is as much activist as he is an actor. In this 2009 photo, Aamir is seen with India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare during the 12th day of Hazare's hunger fast for the passing of a strong Lokpal Bill in New Delhi
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Khan also supported the Narmada Bachao Andolan, that is being led by Medha Patkar. His movie 'Fanaa' was banned in Gujarat because of this
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Even in his personal life, Aamir has strived to set an example. He and his wife Kiran became parents to a baby boy last year, born to a surrogate mother. This helped raise awareness about surrogacy.
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Aamir has also lent his support to international organizations. In this 2011 photo, Aamir Khan speaks during an event where he was appointed as the UNICEF ambassador promoting nutrition for children, in New Delhi
With 'Satyamev Jayate', Aamir took the less travelled road and came out on top. Unlike his colleagues who are content hosting game shows, Aamir used his TV debut to try and bring about a change in the way society looks at and deals with issues like female foeticide, sexual abuse, disability and so on. His show was immensely popular and had hoardes of people across the country tuning in on every Sunday morning without fail