Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has been selected for a US award for his television show Satyamev Jayate along with eminent American director Kathryn Bigelow and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).
They will be honoured at the inaugural awards dinner by
the America Abroad Media (AAM) in Washington DC on October 28.
"Their work exemplifies the power of media to inform,
educate and empower citizens about the critical social and
public policy issues of our time," America Abroad Media said
in a statement.
America Abroad Media said Aamir's TV series, Satyamev
Jayate, explores India's biggest social challenges and has
been seen by hundreds of millions of people in his country and
Khan was also recently selected as one of TIME Magazine's
100 most influential people.
Bigelow is the director of films like Zero Dark Thirty
and The Hurt Locker, which have received widespread acclaim
for their honest portrayal of war and counter-terrorism. In
2010, Bigelow became the first and only woman to date to win
the Academy Award for Best Director.
Founded by Peter Ackerman, the ICNC produces
award-winning documentaries on the role of non-violent
resistance in promoting democratic change.
The ICNC - which was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in
2013 - will release a new documentary on the Arab Spring and
uprising in Egypt later this year.