Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has been selected for a US award for his television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.
The superstar will be honoured at the inaugural awards to be hosted by the America Abroad Media (AAM) in Washington DC on October 28,2013.
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 across Asia.
Along with Khan, well known American director Kathryn Bigelow and the International Centre on Non-violent Conflict (ICNC) will be honoured at the dinner.
“Their work exemplifies the power of media to inform, educate and empower citizens about the critical social and public policy issues of our time,” AAM said in a statement.
Bigelow is the Director of films like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘The Hurt Locker’.In 2010, Bigelow became the first and only woman to date to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
The ICNC has been founded by Peter Ackerman, produces award-winning documentaries on the role of non-violent resistance in promoting democratic change. The ICNC will release a new documentary on the Arab Spring and uprising in Egypt later this year.