Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also known as Ash is often named amongst the most glamorous women in the world. She was crowned Miss World in the year 1994. After winning the Miss World title, she became one of the most popular stars in the Indian film industry. Ash is also referred to as the Queen of Bollywood. Through the years, Aishwarya Rai has been nominated for and received several national and international awards. She began her international career making an appearance in Bride & Prejudice and then grabbed a role in Pink Panther in 2008 to share screen space with Steve Martin. The gorgeous actress and brand ambassador of L'Oreal attended the opening night of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
Chosen as the 'CEO of the Year 2004' in the Platts Global Energy Awards and MTV Youth Icon of the Year in September 2003, Anil Ambani is one of the foremost entrepreneurs of Independent India. He is the Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Earlier, before the split in the Reliance Group, Anil Ambani held the post of Vice Chairman and Managing Director in Reliance Industries Limited. Anil Ambani was elected as an independent member Rajya Sabha MP in June 2004. But he resigned voluntarily on March 25, 2006.
Dr Anil Kakodkar
Dr Anil Kakodkar is a famous Indian nuclear scientist and the incumbent chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy. He was also the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Trombay. Kakodkar has the credit of being a member of the core team of architects of
Allah Rakha Rahman
Known as 'Mozart of Madras', Allah Rakha Rahman has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, making one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists. In 2009, for his score of Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman won two Academy Awards for the best original music score and best original song at the 2009 Oscars. His first soundtrack for 'Roja' was listed in Time's '10 Best Soundtracks' of all time in 2005.
Rated the richest person in
Few people could handle either the presidential or the chief financial officer job at a company worth $100 billion. But not only has Nooyi held both offices since 2001, but also named as 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group for promoting socially responsible business practices. Simple ideals, sharpness and conviction - that's the success mantra of the triumphant CEO of beverages major Pepsico, who was ranked No.4 on Forbes magazine's annual survey of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Born on August 15, 1931, KP Singh, established
Lakshmi Narayan Mittal
The CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel company, Lakshmi Narayan Mittal is the 8th richest person in the world and richest person in the
After Kerry Packer, Lalit Modi can be credited with changing the face of modern day cricket. He conceptualised the Indian Premier League, which was a blockbuster from the word go. Lalit Modi amalgated
LK Advani has been one of the Bharatiya Janata Party's most prominent hardliners for years. Many see him as a divisive figure who has exploited Hindu-Muslim tensions, remembering him for the campaign he led to have a Hindu temple built on the site of a mosque in Ayodhya. Yet at the age of 81, Mr Advani attempted a makeover, reaching out to young voters who have always criticised
Dr Manmohan Singh
From playing an instrumental role in the passing of the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement to pulling up the sagging fortune of the Congress party, Dr Manmohan Singh has been pivotal in
Ranked 42nd among the World's Most Respected Business Leaders and second among the four Indian CEOs, Chairman and Managing Director of India's largest private sector company Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani, is the face of new emerging India. World's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at
One of the many entrepreneurs who have worked towards changing
When Narayana Murthy started Infosys, little did he know that the company he started with his six friends would become such a huge success and would change the way the entire way the world does business. His corporate and social vision has been appreciated globally. His efforts resulted in enormous cost savings for companies across Europe and the
Narendra Damodardas Modi
The poster-child of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra Damodardas Modi has won many loyalists for his firebrand politics. Many may call Narendra Modi a radical, but he is the face behind
A prominent member of the Communist Party of India, and its current general secretary, Prakash Karat is an outspoken opponent of the United Progressive Alliance coalition in the Indian Parliament. Karat also works as a writer and publisher. Karat has been an editorial board member for the CPI-M's academic journal, The Marxist since 1992. He is also the managing director for Leftword, a publishing company specializing in leftist political writings.
A prominent leader of the Indian National Congress and a loyalist to the Gandhi family, Pranab Mukherjee has been pillar for the United Progressive Alliance guiding the alliance through difficult situation. Known for his negotiation skills, Pranab Mukherjee was a key member in the signing of the Section 123 Agreement.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has been playing an active role in revitalising the fate of the party with his new brand of politics. His grassroots activisms have helped the party in building deep connections with rural
Ratan Tata, chairman of Rs 79,000 crore Tata group is considered as the doyen of the new era of business enterprises in the Indian mainland. He grabbed the headlines more than any other business tycoon in
'If cricket is religion, then Sachin is God', is enough to describe what Sachin Tendulkar is to his fans all over the world. The Master Blaster has been the pioneer of cricket and arguably one of the best batsmen in the world of cricket. He is the highest run-maker in both the One-Day Internationals and Test version of the game with highest number of centuries and he is raring for more. The little master has been the nemesis for bowlers all over the world and continues to haunt them on any surface. His ability to play according to the situation makes him almost perfect.
Known as the 'King' of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan is one of the few who has made a successful transition from television serials to films. He gave us memorable flicks like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Om Shanti
Italian-born Sonia Gandhi is the current torchbearer of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. In 2004 she was named the third most powerful woman in the world by the Forbes magazine. When her party won national elections in 2004, she was offered the prime ministership; she listened to her 'inner voice' and turned it down, and anointed the economist Manmohan Singh in her stead. It was a gesture that was, well, Gandhian. And it solidified her hold on power.
Sunil Bharti Mittal
The biggest name in Indian telecom, Sunil Bharti Mittal definitely thinks big. He is a first generation entrepreneur and is one of the many faces behind the cellular revolution in
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