Aamir Khan to be appointed UNICEF ambassador


By Hindustan Times

After Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, superstar Aamir Khan is the latest celebrity face of UNICEF in India.

The 46-year-old actor will be appointed the national ambassador of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on November 30.

The actor-producer, known for his films like Taare Zammen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots and Dhobi Ghat, will support UNICEF's work in promoting child rights and nutrition of children under two years, a release said.

The organisation has roped in various international celebrities to support its campaigns around the globe. Some famous faces include Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Mia Farrow, Shakira Mebarak, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon and football star David Beckham among many others.

Bachchan was appointed a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 2005 and has since fronted their polio eradication programme successfully.