It is merry time for Bollywood Beauty Priyanka Chopra as she is being appreciated for all the efforts she has put in for years. First it was at the national level. The 33 years old actress received a Padma Shri for her skillset. Now, the lady has gone international. Priyanka was named among the 100 most influential people in the world and that’s huge. She has been listed under the Artist label and is making the nation proud.
What’s more interesting is Priyanka is amongst the 9 Indians who got featured. Now, the count of 9 out of 100 is actually good when it comes to a global level. This time around 9 Indians have left their mark across all the sections.
Sania Mirza outshined as an Icon in the list and lived up to her name. None other than Sachin Tendulkar paid her his respects and stated, ‘In 2008 I saw her play in the third round of the Australian Open against Venus Williams. Though she lost, I believed she had the potential to be a star.’ As of today Sania along with her partner Martina Hingis are considered numero-uno in the doubles game.
Raghuram Rajan was named amongst the most influential Leaders of our times. Raghuram, born in Bhopal holds the prestigious position of being the 23rd governor of Reserve Bank of India. He has completed his studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was employed as chief economist for International Monetary Fund through 2003 – 2007.
The Bansal duo from Bangalore landed as the Titans in the list. Make no mistakes, Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal are not siblings. It is their work that brought the two together. The duo had served together at Amazon and invested their savings onto the Flipkart project which initially kicked off as an online book store. They could see how promising Flipkart could be and were sure that they would surpass the $100 million mark. As of today Flipkart enjoys a massive $13 billion valuation.
Aziz Ansari, Sunita Narain, Sunder Pichai and Raj Panjabi secured their place in the Pioneer section. Aziz is an American born with Indian origin, successful actor and comedian.He has his presence across the land of liberty on screen and also as a stand-up comedian. This year Aziz got recognized by the Critic’s Choice Television Award for the Comedy Series Master of None.
Born in Delhi, Sunita Narain happens to be one of the popular names in environmental studies. She is the director general for the Centre for Science and Environment in India. She has put in much efforts to control the pollution in Delhi.
Raj Panjabi is the man of the hour and is truly a Pioneer. He happens to be the CEO of Last Mile Health. He and his efficient team of medical practitioners swiftly eradicated Ebola. Raj has already been endowed with the prestigious Clinton Global Citizen’s award.
Sundararajan Pichai needs no introduction after assuming the post of CEO of Google Inc. Becoming the CEO of a company like Google at the age of 40 years is not a small achievement. He optly deserves a place in Times 100 list.
So what do you think, did can we Indian make it even bigger at the TIME’s next year?