During their half an hour meeting, they discussed Tibet, Buddhism and His Holiness the Dalai Lama among other issues.
After talking with the Indian Prime Minister Monday, January 5, 2015, the Hollywood star gifted the prime minister with a bouquet of flowers and a Tibetan scarf.
Gere came to the Indian capitl, Delhi after attending teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Mundgod Tibetan settlement, Karnataka State, South India last December.
On Modi's part, this is his second time as prime minister to meet with a Hollywood star. His first time came in September of 2014, the prime minister shared the stage with Hugh Jackman at a rock concert in New York, according media reports.
Gere, who started his acting career in the 1970s, has lately become a long-term supporter of Tibetan freedom movement led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The actor has become a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and a persistent supporter and advocate for human rights in Tibet. He is also a frequent visitor to India, often paying visits to listen His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings.
He has become a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and is a persistent advocate for human rights in Tibet.
He is a co-founder of the Tibet House, creator of The Gere Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Campaign for Tibet.
Gere has also established an AIDS Care Home in India for women and children. In 1999, in conjunction with his Gere Foundation, he established the Gere Foundation India Trust to support various programs for humanitarian reasons.