Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list : Over 50 Indians made it in the second Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list 2017 features 300 impressive young entrepreneurs. The list comprises of 30 in 10 categories which include finance and venture capital, retail, entertainment, social entrepreneurs and enterprise technology. People under 30 years, pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Indians listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list 2017 include Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, and actress Alia Bhatt. The country has 53 young achievers in the list next to chine with 76 honorees.
Dipa Karmakar leads the pack from India, who stands first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Rio Olympics. “While she didn’t win a medal, she ranked an impressive fourth on her first-ever Olympic outing, missing the bronze by a hair’s breadth – 0.15 points,” Forbes said.
The magazine mentioned that Sakshi Malik had faced a lot of local opposition to her desire when she took up wrestling as her at the age of 12.
25-years old Srikanth Bolla founder of Bollant Industries is featured in the manufacturing and energy category. Born blind Srikanth Bolla went on become the first international blind student at MIT. Post his studies in business management at MIT, Bolla returned to India and set up Bollant Industries in Hyderabad.
Alia Bhatt who has acted over 20 high-grossing Bollywood movies with least of six of them crossed $15 million gross in worldwide opening weeks. India’s first Paralympic swimmer, Coach Sharath Gayakwad was also listed in the 30 under 30 Asia list.
“Swimming wasn’t enough – he realized that the struggle to find swim apparel was still difficult in India – so he formed Gamatics, an aggregator between international brands and domestic retailers, for anyone to find swimwear in India,” Forbes said.
Trisha Shetty, another Indian listed in 30 under 30 is a founder of SheSays, a non-profit organization. This empowers women to act against Sexual violence by providing legal, education and medical support.
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