Ankit Kawatra, 27
The Delhi-based founder of Feeding India works with an army of 20,000 volunteers (Hunger Heroes) and is on a mission to end hunger. Winner of the Queens Young Leader title and the United Nations Young Leader award, Ankit Kawatra spearheads a not-for-profit social organisation which aims to solve the problem of hunger, malnutrition and food waste in the country. Using an app, the Feeding India team channelises food from individuals, weddings, restaurants and corporate offices to people who need it or have no means or access to food. They also serve freshly-cooked food and provide raw grains to their partner organisations. The non-profit runs regular feeding programmes in about 75 Indian cities and has served more than 25 million meals so far.