Twenty Indian celebrities who appeared on the cover of Time magazine, from Mahatma Gandhi to Deepika Padukone
What makes Time magazine so famous? America’s most-read magazine is renowned for its excellent reporting. It has been among the most significant news magazines for a while.
Deepika Padukone: highlighted on the list as a global star
A significant change is hinted at by the Time Magazine cover. Deepika Padukone, an Indian actress, was recently highlighted on the list as a global star. Deepika Padukone was one of the individuals on the TIME list of 100 Most Influential in 2018.
“I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be affected by it. However, the truth is that I don’t care about it,” she was reported as having said regarding the political backlash she has experienced, a recent example being the Pathaan song, Besharam Rang.
Time magazine cover featuring Indians
Indian celebrities who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine are listed below.
1. Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi appeared on the cover three times: in 1931 as Man of the Year, in 1947, and 1997 as the successor to Albert Einstein as Person of the Century.
2. Subhash Chandra Bose
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an Indian revolutionary, was profiled in Time magazine in 1938.
3. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, India’s first home minister, appeared on the front cover in 1947.
4. Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was featured in Time Magazine in 1942, 1949, 1951, 1956, 1959, and finally in 1962.
5. Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second prime minister, in 1965. Time Magazine’s article on Shastri stated, “Tiny and turkey-necked, shy as a schoolboy in his rumpled dhoti and brown loafers, Shastri both symbolizes the decreased stature of India and illustrates its ambiguous power.”
6. Indira Gandhi
In 1966, 1971, and 1984 (following her assassination), Indira Gandhi, India’s first female prime minister, made an appearance.
7. Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi, the youngest prime minister of India, was featured on the 1986 Time Magazine cover.
8. Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi, the Indian National Congress’ longest-serving president, appeared on the front cover in 2004.
9. Sachin Tendulkar
In 2012, Time Magazine named one of cricket’s greatest batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket.
10. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi, an Indian actress, and model who died a lonely and tragic death, was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1976.
11. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai was the second Bollywood actress to appear on a magazine cover in 2003, and the UK media named her the most beautiful woman of the year in that same year.
12. Shah Rukh Khan
The Supreme Court of India In 2004, SRK appeared on the cover under the heading “Asia’s Heroes 20 under 40.”
13. Aamir Khan
Twice, in 2012 and 2013, Aamir Khan was featured on the cover. Khan’s Quest was written on the cover. He is defying the Bollywood convention by addressing social injustices in India. Can an actor influence a country?
14. Dr. Manmohan Singh
Time magazine praised Dr. Manmohan Singh as a failure who appeared “unwilling to stick his neck out.” The publication received harsh criticism.
15. Narendra Modi
In 2012, 2015, and 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was depicted on the front cover.
16. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra, one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, graced the cover of the magazine in 2016.
17. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa, who is remembered for her selfless service to the poor, appeared on the covers of Time Magazine in 1975 and again in 2007, ten years after her passing.
18. Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza, a top tennis player, was the first women athlete to grace the cover of a reputable magazine in 2005.
19. Virendra Sehwag
They Made an Impact as They Made Us Delighted was the 2003 Time Magazine cover featuring Sehwag.