In a list dominated by global personalities from the world of politics, entertainment, and business, SS Rajamouli and Shah Rukh Khan have been named as the only Indians on Time’s 100 most influential list of 2023. The list, which is published annually by the US-based magazine, recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the world over the past year.
SS Rajamouli, who is best known for directing the epic film franchise, Baahubali, has been hailed as one of India’s most innovative and talented filmmakers. His films have not only been commercial successes, but they have also challenged the boundaries of Indian cinema and set new benchmarks for visual effects and storytelling.
Shah Rukh Khan, on the other hand, has been a cultural icon in India for over three decades. Known as the “King of Bollywood”, he has acted in over 80 films and has won numerous awards for his performances. Apart from his contributions to Indian cinema, Khan is also known for his philanthropic work and his support for social causes.
Reacting to the news, Rajamouli and Khan expressed their gratitude for being included in such a prestigious list. Rajamouli tweeted, “Honored to be a part of Time’s 100 most influential list. Thank you, Time, for the recognition.” Khan, on the other hand, said, “Thank you Time for the honor and for including me in such an illustrious list of global achievers.”
The inclusion of Rajamouli and Khan in the Time’s 100 most influential list is a testament to their impact on Indian cinema and culture. It is also a reminder that India’s influence is increasingly being recognized on the global stage.
The Time 100 List
The Time 100 list is an annual list published by the American magazine, Time, which features 100 of the most influential people in the world. The list includes individuals from various fields, including politics, entertainment, business, science, and technology, among others. The selection process involves nominations from Time editors, as well as input from a panel of experts in each field. The list is widely recognized as an important benchmark of global influence and impact.
Barack Obama (2005, 2007-2009, 2011-2016)
Bill Gates (1999, 2004-2006, 2013)
Oprah Winfrey (2004-2006, 2010)
Mark Zuckerberg (2010, 2013-2015, 2018)
Malala Yousafzai (2013, 2014)
Beyoncé (2014, 2016)
Pope Francis (2013, 2014)
Angela Merkel (2006, 2007, 2010, 2015)
Elon Musk (2013, 2018-2019)