Top 50 power people | The High & Mighty Part-4

first_img MG Arun Shwweta Punj Suhani Singh Kaushik Deka Prachi Bhuchar Chinki Sinha Anshuman Tiwari Sandeep Unnithan Amarnath K. Menon Anilesh S. Mahajan Uday Mahurkar July 26, 2019 ISSUE DATE: August 5, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 15:35 IST Photo: Bandeep Singh40. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev61, Spiritual Leader and ActivistMarketing Guru Because his ‘Rally for Rivers’, the largest ecological movement ever, has got the support of over 162 million people and has been recognised globally. The movement claims to have reached over 400 million people through more than 4,000 media storiesBecause ‘Gramotsavam’,40. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev61, Spiritual Leader and ActivistMarketing GuruBecause his ‘Rally for Rivers’, the largest ecological movement ever, has got the support of over 162 million people and has been recognised globally. The movement claims to have reached over 400 million people through more than 4,000 media storiesBecause ‘Gramotsavam’, India’s largest rural sports festival organised by his Isha Foundation, was awarded the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar in 2018 by the president of IndiaBecause the Isha Foundation collaborated with New York Fashion Week 2019 for the Fashion For Peace initiative to promote conscious and sustainable fashion among the world’s top designersLeisure ReadingHe is an avid fan of National Geographic magazine and has been subscribing to it since he was a teenager41. Pawan Munjal61, Chairman, MD & CEO, Hero MotoCorpFull Throttle Photo: Yasir IqbalBecause heading the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, he is a key influencer of policies affecting the auto industry. While sales across the industry are down, the company registered record sales of 7.8 million units in 2018-19, retaining its leadership positionBecause as part of his vision of multiple R&D hubs, the company has set up its first international technology centre in Germany. Hero’s research unit in Jaipur employs 500 engineers. Munjal is also working on electric vehicle productsRhythm and bluesA voracious reader, he also loves listening to music, especially R&B, jazz and ’60s and ’70s Bollywood classics42. Deepika Padukone 33, Actor and ProducerWoman On Top Photo: Errikos AndreouBecause she became the first woman to make it to the top five in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. Her brand value is $102.5 million (Rs 707 crore) as per the Duff and Phelps report, behind only Virat Kohli in IndiaadvertisementBecause her last release, Padmaavat (2018), became the first actress-driven film to cross the Rs 250 crore mark. She is also going to produce and star in Chhapaak (January 2020), a film based on the life of an acid attack survivorBecause she is reducing the stigma around mental illness. Her Live Love Laugh Foundation creates awareness among students and teachers about mental healthNew AvatarThrough her company, K.A. Enterprises LLP, she has invested in online furniture rental platform Furlenco, online beauty store Purplle, Drum Foods and Bellatrix Aerospace, a start-up by the Indian Institute of Science43. Ritesh Agarwal25, Founder, OYO Hotels and HomesHospitality Whiz Photo: Shekhar GhoshBecause Oyo Hotels and Homes, founded in 2013, is today valued at roughly $10 billionBecause Oyo currently has over 1 million rooms across 23,000-plus hotels and over 46,000 homes globallyBecause he has made it to the Forbes Tycoons of Tomorrow List and was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018-ServicesStress BusterHe likes to unwind by playing with his dog Lisa in his spare time44. Kiran Nadar68, Chairperson, Kiran Nadar Museum of ArtSpeaking Through Art Photo: Bandeep SinghBecause she curated the India Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale this year. The pavilion was rated among the top exhibits at the prestigious art eventBecause as a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, KNMA is the first philanthropic private museum. She is now building a standalone mus­eum on a 3.5 acre plot in Noida, complete with a cultural centreBecause KNMA is playing a crucial role in the contemporary art scene in India by organising retrospectives of artists like Himmat Shah and Arpita Singh and funding art projects on social and political issues, like that of filmmaker and installation artist Amar KanwarOff the CanvasShe has been playing bridge since 1987 and has played for India in several world championships. Her team won gold at the fifth Commonwealth Nations Bridge Champ­ionship in 201845. Byju Raveendran39, Founder & CEO, BYJU’sOnline Success Because BYJU’s is the world’s most valuable edu-tech company, valued at about $5.4 billionBecause BYJU’s-The app got the Google Des­ign Award for 2018 and has about 2.4 million annual paid subscribersBecause in January 2019, his company acquired Osmo, a US-based company that makes educational games for children, for $120 millionTeaching IndiaByju is an engineer by profession, entrepreneur by chance and a teacher by choice46. Prasoon Joshi47, CEO and CCO, McCann India and PoetThe Art of Selling Because he is the governm­ent’s creative marketer-from making ads for Uttar Pradesh Tourism to writing lyrics for Swachh Bharat, Joshi knows the art of selling. He is also the Centre’s choice to head the Central Board of Film CertificationBecause his ad agency, McCann India, won gold at the 2018 Cannes Lions FestivalBecause he is the PM’s poet of choice. His Saugandh Mujhe iss Mitti ki has been sung twice by ModiadvertisementComing SoonJoshi is exploring the idea of writing a musical about the life of a musician47. Dutee Chand23, Olympic AthleteGirl, Interrupted Photo: Bandeep SinghBecause she came out as gay on May 19, making her the first openly ‘gay’ Indian sportspersonBecause she fought the ban placed on her in 2014 prohibiting her from competing as a female because of naturally occurring high testosterone levels in her body. In her comeback, she won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian GamesBecause she won gold at the 2019 World Unversiade, only the second Ind­ian sprinter ever to do so at a global eventFast TrackChand loves cars and at one point had 15 of them. She eventually sold them all and now has a BMW and a Ford EcoSport48. Ekta Kapoor 44, Joint Managing Director & Creative director, Balaji TelefilmSilver Queen Photo: Bandeep SinghBecause after 25 year in the television busines she is still going strong Her shows, Kundal Bhagya, Kumku Bhagya and Kasauti Zindagii Ki 2, are som of the most-watche shows on airBecause under her leadership Balaji Telefilm continues to grow. I 2018-19, the compan registered earnings of Rs 465.12 crore with profit of Rs 20.12 crore In 2017, Reliance Industrie bought a 25 pe cent stake in the compan for Rs 413 crorBecause with Alt Balaj she’s conquering the video on-demand space too Since its establishment i April 2017, the compan has seen a 600 per cen growth in revenueIn God she trust Deeply religious, Kapoo has made it a tradition t offer the first copy of he pilot episode at Mumbai’ Siddhivinayak temple49. Monika Shergill44, Head, Series, International Originals, Netflix IndiaStreaming Success Photo: Mandar DeodharBecause she’s rapidly expanding the streaming giant’s India series catalogue-second fastest growing after the US-to expand the subscriber base beyond the current estimated 1.2 millionBecause she’s changing the landscape of Hindi long-form entertainment by tapping both stars and talented writers across genres. The company has announced nine new shows, including Alankrita Shrivastava’s Bombay Begums and a documentary series on fashion designer Masaba GuptaBecause her creative decisions will be key to Netflix’s success in India. It has launched a critical mobile-only plan to gain viewersPast PerfectAs content in-charge of Viacom 18’s Voot before she joined Netflix, she was behind the mockumentary web series, Badman, starring Gulshan Grover as himself50. Amish Tripathi 44, AuthorMyth Man Photo: Yasir IqbalBecause he is one of the country’s most read and celebrated authors-his first trilogy on Shiva was the fastest selling book series in India. His second trilogy, based on the Ramayana, is the second fastest selling series. He has signed a Hollywood film deal for the first book of his Shiva trilogyBecause his novels based on mythological characters have introduced young readers from all social categories to India’s ancient mythologyBecause he talks pass­ionately about India’s cultural and scientific past, is a darling of the ruling BJP dispensation and has been appointed director of the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the Indian high comm­ission in LondonadvertisementThe Rituals of a WriterHe can write anywhere but he needs to play music and munch on cream biscuits while writing. He also likes everything organised in his life, even the currency notes in his wallet are arranged from higher to lower denominationsYou’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow High and Mighty Top 50 power people | The High & Mighty Part-4The India Today Power List 2019 takes a look at the titans of business and society at the vanguard of Indiaadvertisement Nextlast_img read more