8 Indians Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2024

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TIME, the renowned global media brand, has unveiled its 21st edition of the annual "TIME 100 Most Influential People 2024" list.

An Overview of the News

  • The TIME100 list, curated by TIME magazine, acknowledges the impact, innovation, and achievements of the world's most influential personalities.

Indian-Origin Personalities

  • Among the honorees are 8 individuals of Indian origin: Alia Bhatt, Dev Patel, Sakshi Malik, Satya Nadella, Ajaypal Singh Banga, Jigar Shah, Asma Khan, and Priyamvada Natarajan.

1. Alia Bhatt (Artists):

  • Renowned Bollywood actress with British citizenship.

  • Awarded 1st National Film Award for Best Actress in 2023 for "Gangubai Kathiawadi."

  • Jointly won the award with Kriti Sanon for the film "Mimi."

  • Made international debut with Netflix's "Heart of Stone" in 2023.

2. Dev Patel (Artists):

  • British actor and filmmaker of Indian descent.

  • Notable roles include "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) and directorial debut "Monkey Man" (2024).

  • Won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 for "Lion."

3. Sakshi Malik (Icons):

  • Renowned Indian wrestler, first Indian female wrestler to win Olympic medal.

  • Notable medals in Commonwealth Games and Olympics.

  • Honored with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Padma Shri awards.

4. Satya Narayana Nadella (Titans):

  • Indian-born American Business Executive, CEO of Microsoft.

  • Honored with Padma Bhushan in 2022 by the Indian Government.

5. Ajaypal Singh Banga (Leaders):

  • Indian-born American business executive, 14th President of the World Bank Group.

  • Received Padma Shri in 2016 for contributions to Trade and Industry.

6. Jigar Shah (Leaders):

  • Indian-born American entrepreneur, Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) in the US Department of Energy.

7. Asma Khan (Pioneers):

  • Indian-born British restaurateur and cookbook author.

  • Owner of acclaimed London restaurant Darjeeling Express.

  • First British chef featured on Netflix's "Chef's Table."

8. Priyamvada Natarajan (Pioneers):

  • Indian theoretical astrophysicist, professor at Yale University.

  • Author of "Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos" (2016).

Highlights of the 2024 list:

  • The 2024 list comprises 51 women and over a dozen entertainers.

  • Satya Nadella and Patrick Mahomes (American football quarterback) hold the record for appearing on the list for the 3rd time in 2024, more than any other individual.

  • Motaz Azaiza, a 25-year-old Palestinian photojournalist, is the youngest person included on the list.

  • Joel Habener, an 86-year-old American endocrinologist, is the oldest individual featured on the list.

Key Points:

  • Categories: The TIME100 list encompasses various categories such as Artists, Icons, Titans, Leaders, Innovators, and Pioneers.

  • Diverse Fields: Each category includes individuals from diverse fields such as movie stars, athletes, scientists, and business leaders, who have made significant contributions through their work.

  • Pairings: Each honoree is paired with a guest contributor selected by TIME to write about them, adding depth and perspective to their achievements.

  • Origins: The List originated from a debate among American academics, politicians, and journalists and was first published in 1999.

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