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Forbes India 30 Under 30 in Pics: Here are the young and fearless achievers

Generation Z is rewriting the rules of the game, and playing it hard too. It is putting its mind and money where its beliefs are, with gumption and imagination.

Art | Sahil Naik (26), Sculptor: The skills he uses are ones that he learnt first as a child. The complexity of his ideas translates into his sculptures in a nuanced yet effective manner.
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Art | Sahil Naik (26), Sculptor: The skills he uses are ones that he learnt first as a child. The complexity of his ideas translates into his sculptures in a nuanced yet effective manner.

Design |Kshitij Marwah (29), Founder and tinkerer-in-chief, Tesseract Inc; Research affiliate, MIT: He brings diverse people together to make great things happen on an international scale whilekeeping his feet on the ground on issues relevant to India.
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Design |Kshitij Marwah (29), Founder and tinkerer-in-chief, Tesseract Inc; Research affiliate, MIT: He brings diverse people together to make great things happen on an international scale whilekeeping his feet on the ground on issues relevant to India.

Design |Ranjan Bordoloi (27), Founder and creative director, Studio Bordoloi: His projects are able to mix contemporary and innovative forms by using manufacturing techniques belonging to the artisan tradition of his country.
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Design |Ranjan Bordoloi (27), Founder and creative director, Studio Bordoloi: His projects are able to mix contemporary and innovative forms by using manufacturing techniques belonging to the artisan tradition of his country.

Ecommerce | Gaurav Munjal (27), Roman Saini (26) and Hemesh Singh (25), Co-founders, Unacademy: Their digital education platform has 4,000 educators offering both free and paid-for video tutorials. Unacademy registered 20 million views in December 2017.
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Ecommerce | Gaurav Munjal (27), Roman Saini (26) and Hemesh Singh (25), Co-founders, Unacademy: Their digital education platform has 4,000 educators offering both free and paid-for video tutorials. Unacademy registered 20 million views in December 2017.

Ecommerce | Rohit Ramasubramanian (27), Karan Gupta (28), Himesh Joshi (29) and Arjit Gupta (29), Co-founders, Zefo: Zefo not only buys used products directly from consumers before refurbishing and selling them but also from behemoths like Flipkart and Amazon. It handles everything from supply to logistics and payments.
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Ecommerce | Rohit Ramasubramanian (27), Karan Gupta (28), Himesh Joshi (29) and Arjit Gupta (29), Co-founders, Zefo: Zefo not only buys used products directly from consumers before refurbishing and selling them but also from behemoths like Flipkart and Amazon. It handles everything from supply to logistics and payments.

Entertainment | Bhumi Pednekar (28), Actor: The year 2017 has proved to be a landmark year for the actor who has not shied away from making some bold choices. She knows exactly what she wants and is ambitious for a legacy.
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Entertainment | Bhumi Pednekar (28), Actor: The year 2017 has proved to be a landmark year for the actor who has not shied away from making some bold choices. She knows exactly what she wants and is ambitious for a legacy.

Entertainment | Vicky Kaushal (29), Actor: He is an instinctive actor who can emote without saying a word. He can do it with silences, with his eyes and perform a scene in multiple ways.
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Entertainment | Vicky Kaushal (29), Actor: He is an instinctive actor who can emote without saying a word. He can do it with silences, with his eyes and perform a scene in multiple ways.

Entertainment | Mithila Palkar (24), Actor: The internet sensation is on her way to where she has to be. After garnering acclaim for her work on the web, she is set for her film debut with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan.
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Entertainment | Mithila Palkar (24), Actor: The internet sensation is on her way to where she has to be. After garnering acclaim for her work on the web, she is set for her film debut with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan.

Fashion | Alan Alexander Kaleekal (29), Founder, creative director, Kaleekal: His work primarily focuses on Indian artisanal crafts and handloom fabrics while his design sensibility is rooted in the idea of finding perfection in imperfection.
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Fashion | Alan Alexander Kaleekal (29), Founder, creative director, Kaleekal: His work primarily focuses on Indian artisanal crafts and handloom fabrics while his design sensibility is rooted in the idea of finding perfection in imperfection.

Fashion | Suhani Parekh (26), Founder, creative director, Misho: The contemporary Indian designer with a global outlook overcame a massive barrier in the way aesthetics, fashion and jewellery are perceived in our country.
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Fashion | Suhani Parekh (26), Founder, creative director, Misho: The contemporary Indian designer with a global outlook overcame a massive barrier in the way aesthetics, fashion and jewellery are perceived in our country.

Finance | Abhinav Pathak (24), Saketh BSV (25), Yogesh Ghaturle (22) and Sathya Narayanan (26), Co-founders, Perpule: With their Perpule 1Pay app, users can scan items in their grocery cart using their smartphones and directly pay for the purchase, circumventing the billing counter.
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Finance | Abhinav Pathak (24), Saketh BSV (25), Yogesh Ghaturle (22) and Sathya Narayanan (26), Co-founders, Perpule: With their Perpule 1Pay app, users can scan items in their grocery cart using their smartphones and directly pay for the purchase, circumventing the billing counter.

Finance | Aditya Sharma (29) Partner, McKinsey & Company: Less than seven years into his stint at global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, he has already risen to become a partner—the only 20-something to do so in India.
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Finance | Aditya Sharma (29) Partner, McKinsey & Company: Less than seven years into his stint at global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, he has already risen to become a partner—the only 20-something to do so in India.

Food & Hospitality | Chirag Chhajer (29), Co-owner, Burma Burma: His no-non-veg, no-alcohol restaurant not only broke even in 14 months, but also expanded to three cities. It has navigated the tightrope between being a restaurant with an unusual story and serving comfort flavours.
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Food & Hospitality | Chirag Chhajer (29), Co-owner, Burma Burma: His no-non-veg, no-alcohol restaurant not only broke even in 14 months, but also expanded to three cities. It has navigated the tightrope between being a restaurant with an unusual story and serving comfort flavours.

Food & Hospitality | Shraddha Bhansali (25), Founder, Candy & Green: Candy & Green isn’t as much about healthy food as it is about clean eating. The restaurant decides on the menu based on seasonal ingredients and does not shy away from indulgent dishes.
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Food & Hospitality | Shraddha Bhansali (25), Founder, Candy & Green: Candy & Green isn’t as much about healthy food as it is about clean eating. The restaurant decides on the menu based on seasonal ingredients and does not shy away from indulgent dishes.

Health Care | Satish Kannan (28), EnbasekarDinadayalane (28), Co-founders, DocsApp: Their digital platform has a curated list of more than 2,000 specialist doctors; its internal panel of doctors helps get more doctors on-board, most of whom work at large hospitals in the metros.
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Health Care | Satish Kannan (28), EnbasekarDinadayalane (28), Co-founders, DocsApp: Their digital platform has a curated list of more than 2,000 specialist doctors; its internal panel of doctors helps get more doctors on-board, most of whom work at large hospitals in the metros.

Health Care | Deepanjali Dalmia (26), Founder, Heyday Care: She put together a team that developed a prototype of a sanitary pad using bamboo fibre, which has high absorbance levels, and corn, for its soft texture. The company manufactures the products in China and Finland.
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Health Care | Deepanjali Dalmia (26), Founder, Heyday Care: She put together a team that developed a prototype of a sanitary pad using bamboo fibre, which has high absorbance levels, and corn, for its soft texture. The company manufactures the products in China and Finland.

Law, policy and politics | Gautam Bhatia (29), Legal writer and Lawyer: He thrust into the limelight as the second chair arguing for the Right to Privacy. The issue had emerged out of the multiple litigations challenging the Aadhaar Act, with which he made his entry into the Supreme Court.
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Law, policy and politics | Gautam Bhatia (29), Legal writer and Lawyer: He thrust into the limelight as the second chair arguing for the Right to Privacy. The issue had emerged out of the multiple litigations challenging the Aadhaar Act, with which he made his entry into the Supreme Court.

Music | Jubin Nautiyal (28), Singer and songwriter: He has been devoted to music since he was a child. And the hits he has delivered, like the remix version of ‘Humma Humma’, have not changed this devotion. He sings with a soul.
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Music | Jubin Nautiyal (28), Singer and songwriter: He has been devoted to music since he was a child. And the hits he has delivered, like the remix version of ‘Humma Humma’, have not changed this devotion. He sings with a soul.

Science & Green tech | Rohan M Ganapathy (25), Yashas Karanam (23), Co-founders, Bellatrix Aerospace: Their company bagged a developmental order from the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2016. Considering their age, no one could believe that they could come up with something so technically challenging.
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Science & Green tech | Rohan M Ganapathy (25), Yashas Karanam (23), Co-founders, Bellatrix Aerospace: Their company bagged a developmental order from the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2016. Considering their age, no one could believe that they could come up with something so technically challenging.

Science & Green tech | Manoj Meena (29), Sibabrata Das (27), Co-founders, Atomberg Technologies: Where top ceiling fan makers saw precision, they identified a lack of innovation. And so, they decided to create fans that run on brushless DC motors. Eventually, they came up with the 28-watt Gorilla fan, India’s most energy-efficient fan.
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Science & Green tech | Manoj Meena (29), Sibabrata Das (27), Co-founders, Atomberg Technologies: Where top ceiling fan makers saw precision, they identified a lack of innovation. And so, they decided to create fans that run on brushless DC motors. Eventually, they came up with the 28-watt Gorilla fan, India’s most energy-efficient fan.

NGOs & Social Entrepreneurship | Ankit Agarwal (28), Karan Rastogi (29), Co-founders, HelpUsGreen: Processing the refuse that people dumped in the Ganga helped them fulfill a dual purpose–clean the river and provide employment to women in different cities.
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NGOs & Social Entrepreneurship | Ankit Agarwal (28), Karan Rastogi (29), Co-founders, HelpUsGreen: Processing the refuse that people dumped in the Ganga helped them fulfill a dual purpose–clean the river and provide employment to women in different cities.

NGOs & Social Entrepreneurship | Janhavi Joshi (25), Nupura Kirloskar (25), Co-founders, BleeTech Innovations: BleeTech Innovations manufactures what it claims is India’s first wearable—a watch branded BleeWatch—for the hearing impaired.
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NGOs & Social Entrepreneurship | Janhavi Joshi (25), Nupura Kirloskar (25), Co-founders, BleeTech Innovations: BleeTech Innovations manufactures what it claims is India’s first wearable—a watch branded BleeWatch—for the hearing impaired.

Social media, mobile tech & communication | Vidit Aatrey (27), Sanjeev Barnwal (28), Co-founders, Meesho: Meesho—short for “meri shop”—helps merchants sell more efficiently through social media. About 1,000 sellers and 30,000 resellers are listed on the platform.
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Social media, mobile tech & communication | Vidit Aatrey (27), Sanjeev Barnwal (28), Co-founders, Meesho: Meesho—short for “meri shop”—helps merchants sell more efficiently through social media. About 1,000 sellers and 30,000 resellers are listed on the platform.

Social media, mobile tech & communication | Pawan Gupta (26), Nipun Goyal (27), Mudit Vijayvergiya (27), Co-founders, Curofy: They are on a mission to help doctors diagnose and cure faster. Curofy, a networking mobile app, has over 200,000 “verified” doctors discuss more than 400 cases every day.
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Social media, mobile tech & communication | Pawan Gupta (26), Nipun Goyal (27), Mudit Vijayvergiya (27), Co-founders, Curofy: They are on a mission to help doctors diagnose and cure faster. Curofy, a networking mobile app, has over 200,000 “verified” doctors discuss more than 400 cases every day.

Sport | Jasprit Bumrah (24), Cricketer: In a country known for its docile pitches, he has emerged as a world-class fast bowler who is deceptive and confident about his craft. His toe-crushing yorkers and unplayable deliveries have bamboozled the best of batsmen in world cricket.
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Sport | Jasprit Bumrah (24), Cricketer: In a country known for its docile pitches, he has emerged as a world-class fast bowler who is deceptive and confident about his craft. His toe-crushing yorkers and unplayable deliveries have bamboozled the best of batsmen in world cricket.

Sport | Harmanpreet Kaur (28), Cricketer: Harmanpreet Kaur has turned out to be a game changer for women’s cricket, bringing much recognition and a touch of glamour that it deserves. Girls play cricket too, and they play it damn well is what she has proved. Image: Reuters
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Sport | Harmanpreet Kaur (28), Cricketer: Harmanpreet Kaur has turned out to be a game changer for women’s cricket, bringing much recognition and a touch of glamour that it deserves. Girls play cricket too, and they play it damn well is what she has proved. Image: Reuters

Sport | Savita Punia (27), Goalkeeper, women’s field hockey: Her resilience at the goalpost helped her team qualify for the Rio Olympics after 36 years. And at the Asia Cup, she won the goalkeeper of the tournament award and for her team a slot at the 2018 World Cup.
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Sport | Savita Punia (27), Goalkeeper, women’s field hockey: Her resilience at the goalpost helped her team qualify for the Rio Olympics after 36 years. And at the Asia Cup, she won the goalkeeper of the tournament award and for her team a slot at the 2018 World Cup.

Sport | Heena Sidhu (28), Pistol shooter: The Arjuna Awardee clinched gold at the Commonwealth shooting championships in Brisbane, Australia, last October. This came on the back of three golds in mixed air pistol global competitions with Jitu Rai, including at the World Cup.
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Sport | Heena Sidhu (28), Pistol shooter: The Arjuna Awardee clinched gold at the Commonwealth shooting championships in Brisbane, Australia, last October. This came on the back of three golds in mixed air pistol global competitions with Jitu Rai, including at the World Cup.

Technology | Tarun Mehta (28), Swapnil Jain (28), Co-founders, Ather Energy: The duo has built a close-to-commercial electric scooter called the S340. It will do a top speed of about 70 kmph and have a range of 70-80 km on a single charge.
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Technology | Tarun Mehta (28), Swapnil Jain (28), Co-founders, Ather Energy: The duo has built a close-to-commercial electric scooter called the S340. It will do a top speed of about 70 kmph and have a range of 70-80 km on a single charge.

Technology | Ranjeet Pratap Singh (29), Sankaranarayanan Devarajan (28), Prashant Gupta (29) and Rahul Ranjan (28), Co-founders, Nasadiya Technologies / Pratilipi: Their self-publishing platform has about 15,000 people writing on it, and some 1.3 million users using it to read Indian language content.
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Technology | Ranjeet Pratap Singh (29), Sankaranarayanan Devarajan (28), Prashant Gupta (29) and Rahul Ranjan (28), Co-founders, Nasadiya Technologies / Pratilipi: Their self-publishing platform has about 15,000 people writing on it, and some 1.3 million users using it to read Indian language content.

First Published on Feb 5, 2018 03:44 pm
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