April 17, 2017
Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and actress Alia Bhatt are among the 53 Indians on Forbes' list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30.
The Forbes' 2017 "30 Under 30" Asia list features 300 impressive young entrepreneurs -- 30 in each of the 10 categories -- from all walks of life, pushing the boundaries of innovation.
The categories include entertainment, sports, healthcare, science, finance and venture capital, retail, social entrepreneurs and enterprise technology.
Indians is second only to China on the list, which has 77 honourees.
Sakshi Malik, 24, became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she bagged a bronze at Rio 2016.
Hailing from the North Indian town Rohtak, Malik faced a lot of local opposition of her desire to wrestle when she took up the sport at age 12, noted Forbes.
Dipa Karmakar, 23, became the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete in Olympics, also at Rio, where she came fourth.
Alia Bhatt, 24, acted in 13 Bollywood movies, with at least six of them grossing well over $15 million worldwide.
India's first paralympic swimmer, coach and Arjuna award winner Sharath Gayakwad was also in the list. He has won 96 medals till now.