The list includes innovators and disruptors who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.

PV Sindhu Anushka Sharma named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 List
news Forbes Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 13:51

Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma have made it to the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ Asia list for 2018.

The list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category features a total of four Indians, including cricketer Smriti Mandhana and national polo team captain Padmanabh Singh.

The list includes innovators and disruptors who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.

22-year-old Sindhu who is currently ranked world number 3, has a host of achievements to her credit.

She is the first Indian badminton player to win a silver medal at the Olympics as well as the World championship besides winning a clutch of Super series titles.

With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, all attention is focussed on Sindhu, who will be looking to win her first title in this tournament.

Sindhu is also the flag-bearer for the Indian contingent and will be leading them at the opening ceremony in Gold Coast, Australia.

The 29-year-old Anushka is one of Indian film industry's highest paid actors.

She started out her career as a model in 2007, making her acting debut in 2008 in the hugely successful Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which won her a Filmfare award for Best Actress.

She has since acted in movies like Band Baaja Baaraat, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, PK, Bombay Velvet, Dil Dhadakne Do, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Jab Harry Met Sejal.

As a producer, Anushka, who is married to ace cricketer Virat Kohli, has made films like NH10, Phillauri and Pari under her banner Clean Slate Films. She starred in all three films herself.

Smriti Mandhana, 21, holds the distinction of being the first Indian woman cricketer to score a double-hundred in a one-day international.

20-year-old Padmanabh Singh is the youngest member ever to play in a World Cup polo team and also captained the first Indian polo team in England in 20 years.

The Forbes list highlights 300 young individuals driving change in Asia.

Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan, who shot to fame with the Coke Studio version of Afreen Afreen, which she sang with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, too finds a mention.

(With IANS inputs)

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