1. Rohan M Ganapathy and Yashas Karanam
Co-founders of Bellatrix Aerospace, a research and development company developing orbital launch vehicles (rockets) and electric propulsion systems for satellites and assisting ISRO.
2. HelpUsGreen founders Ankit Agarwal and Karan Rastogi
preserving the Ganga from becoming a sewer by ‘flowercycling’ religious waste into lifestyle products, employing thousands of rural families.
3. Chirag Chhajer, co-owner of Burma Burma, a vegetarian Burmese food restaurant.
4. Design innovator Kshitij Marwah has developed the world’s first holographic AR headset that works with a smartphone.
5. Sahil Naik is a sculptor whose first solo exhibition, Ground Zero depicts a world stripped of human life and its small joy, using miniatures.
She gave three back-to-back smashing hits. Those films addressed significant social subjects – middle-class prejudices in choosing a bride, open defecation, an erectile dysfunction that have left a lasting impact on the audience.
7. Heena Sidhu is the first Indian woman to reach number one in the world as a pistol shooter by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)
8. Designer Ranjan Bordoloi created a collection called ‘Pitoloi ‘ which has small stools and a barstool made by cutting sheets of brass using ancient floor-based coal welding technique.
9. Singer and songwriter Jubin Nautiyal is the voice behind several hit songs including “Bawara Mann”, “The Humma Song”, “Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata”, “Ek Mulaqat”, among others.
10. Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini, Hemesh Singh, co-founders of Unacademy, an online learning platform that offers free education to its users through videos.
11. Rohit Ramasubramanian, Karan Gupta, Himesh Joshi and Arjit Gupta, co-founders of Zefo, an e-commerce platform where one can buy and sell used furniture and appliances online.
12. Vicky Kaushal
Masaan’s breakout actor Vicky Kaushal has a strong line-up of films ahead: Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi with Alia Bhatt, Rajkumar Hirani‘s biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt and Karan Johar‘s Love and Lust which is a series of four short films.