Kohli, Sania, Saina among 57 Indians on Forbes Asia's '30 Under 30 Asia' list

The list recognises 300 exceptional individuals under the age of 30

Angad Singh Thakur
Published: Feb 25, 2016 02:41:50 PM IST
Updated: Feb 25, 2016 03:11:27 PM IST
Kohli, Sania, Saina among 57 Indians on Forbes Asia's '30 Under 30 Asia' list
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Tennis ace Sania Mirza is among the Indian sportspersons featured in Forbes Asia's first ever ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list

Forbes Asia announced its first ever ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list on Thursday, featuring 300 innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders under the age of 30. The list features 57 Indians across 10 categories: The arts (art & style, food & drink); manufacturing & energy; entertainment & sports; consumer technology; finance & venture capital; enterprise technology; media & marketing; health care & science; social entrepreneurs; and retail & ecommerce.

The entertainment and sports category feature prominent Indian sportspersons such as cricketer Virat Kohli, tennis ace Sania Mirza and badminton sensation Saina Nehwal. Forbes India ‘30 Under 30’ alums actor Shraddha Kapoor, filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane and comedienne Aditi Mittal also found mention in the category. Amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha is the other notable entrant on the list. Sinha also made it to the 2016 Forbes India 30 Under 30 List. The category also includes K-pop idol Kwon Ji-Yong.

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Oyo Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal, who found mention in both the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ as well as Forbes India’s ‘30 Under 30 list’, completes the triad by being featured on Forbes Asia’s ‘30 under 30 Asia’ list. Giving Agarwal company on the list in the consumer tech category is OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei.  
Besides entertainment and sports, which featured seven Indians, enterprise technology (eight), social entrepreneurs (seven) and health care and sciences (seven) were the other categories with a healthy number of Indian entrants.

The criteria for honourees making the list included leadership and disruption in their field; entrepreneurial mindset and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century. The complete list is online at http://www.forbes.com/30under30asia

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