M. F. Husain, Painting
M. F. Husain, was one of India’s most distinguished artists, who began his career as a painter of cinema hoardings . He is most celebrated and internationally recognised Indian artists of the 20th century. His painting on Indian Civilization series displays Husain’s vision of the richness of Indian culture and history.
Manish Malhotra, Fashion Design
Manish Malhotra is one of India’s most successful fashion designers who started his career in 1990 as a Costume Designer in The Indian Film Industry, Bollywood. He has since then designed costumes for Bollywood celebrities and has also styled and designed costumes for Hollywood stars as well. His eponymous label has completed a decade of excellence.
Nek Chand, Park from waste material
Nek Chand Saini was a self-taught Indian artist who is known for building the Iconic Rock Garden of Chandigarh The sculpture garden is made from industrial and home waste.He was a government official who started this secretly in his spare time in 1957. He received the Padma Shri award in 1984.
Prasoon Joshi, Innovative writing
He is the veteran ad man, screen writer -poet and lyricist. His first book was at the age of 17. He has received many awards from Cannes Lions,to Filmfare to National Awards. Along with his writings he is known for social campaigns like Malnutrition and Polio eradication, Greenpeace, women empowerment thus creating public consciousness in India through his writing, poetry , Cinema etc.
Prabhu Deva, Dance Steps
Prabhudeva is well known Indian dancer, choreographer and film actor. He is considered as India’s very own Michael Jackson. His has displayed high -energy dances moves, foot-tapping numbers.Few of his famous dances are Que Sera Sera (Pukar, 2000),Oorvasi Oorvasi ,Muqala Muqabala (Hum Se Hai Muqabla, 1994).
Sabeer Bhatia, Hotmail Founder
He is a famous Indian entrepreneur who established the webmail company Hotmail.com. Along with his friend Jack Smith he founded it year 1996 though it took some time to get popular. He received the entrepreneur of the year award in 1997 by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. In year 2002 ,TIME named him as a “People to Watch” in international business.
A.R. Rahman, Music beats
He is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist all in one. His works are well known for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. He has received many awards like two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. He has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan.Time has included Rahman on its list of the world’s most influential people in year 2009.
Sanjeev Kapoor, Food Recipes
Sanjeev Kapoor is a famous Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur writer and television personality. Khana Khazana, is the longest running cookery almost 17 years broadcasted in 120 countries . He has also launched his own Food Food channel, in January 2011. The most celebrated face of Indian Cuisine. he has authored about 150+ cookbooks.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Introduced diplomacy in Politics for foreign relations
He was a true leader who had considerable freedom of action on the policy front by his keen interest , friendliness, sense of humour, pragmatic interest and wisdom. Despite relentless sniping from senior party colleagues Vajpayee successfully developed new options for India on the three most difficult diplomatic accounts — the United States, China and Pakistan. He was like stateman of superior wisdom and leadership where the other nations recongnised it .
Verghese Kurien, White (Milk) Revolution
He is also known as the Father of the White Revolution in India.He initiated the Operation Flood which is the world’s largest agricultural dairy development programme. He found the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and helped establish the Amul cooperative, and also replicated Amul’s “Anand pattern” nationwide thus making dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry.
N. R. Narayana Murthy, Getting India a place in Information Technology
He is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation which provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services thus created a successful Global Delivery Model. He is also called as the father of Indian information technology who has been providing inspiration to all Indians. He has received Padma Bhusan and the Padma Shri and numerous other awards for his achievements.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Enabling India with Space & Missile Technology
Our former president was responsible for the development and operationalisation of AGNI and PRITHVI missiles . He is also known for building indigenous capability in critical technologies through networking of multiple institutions making India an exclusive member of the space club. He is truly the Missile Man of India. Kalam was one of the key persons who inspired the ISRO into taking up its missions to Moon and Mars.
Anna Hazare – Connected youth with Politics
Anna Hazare is the youth at 74 who fights his battles with rustic charm and waves his own wand of practicality, wit, example and philosophy. He is an Indian social activist who is recognized for the Indian Movement against corruption, using nonviolent methods which received the entire countries support.
Narendra Modi, Extensive use of Digital Technology in Elections
When Narendra Modi came into power India saw an upsurge in usage of digital media . Few of these are Chai Pe Charcha through live interaction,Facebook Page called“I support Narendra Modi” which has got more than 29 million likes, and slogan “har har modi ghar ghar modi” went viral across social media platforms . Thus these media platforms played an imperative role and facilitated him to deliver his message to large people and with ease.
Kishore Biyani, Setting up retail chains in India’s complex consumer market
55-year-old businessman he established the Future Group and made it into one of India’s largest retailers . He now has grand ambitions to put together a big grocery business and aims to open 4,000 stores in various formats – like KB’s Fair Price, Nilgiris, Easy Day and other formats – by 2021.
Gulshan Kumar, Producing music and song cassettes at affordable prices
Gulshan Kumar started his own audio cassette operation by using version recordings which turned into a profitable business. He founded the music label T-Series, which soon turned into one of India’s top music label and cassettes were sold in every possible retail outlet at low prices.
Kishore Kumar, Proved that singing is a fun too
He was an all rounder a complete singer, an actor, musician, comic, and a director too. His singing was a perfect blend of classical and modern music with different range of moods reflected in his songs. He was multifaceted genius artist par excellence! His throw of delivery was very powerful and fabulous which he rendered through his unique voice.
Sachin Tendulkar, Invented shots which are not there in cricketing books
Sachin has been innovator of many shots. The upper cut to counterattack bouncers, reverse sweep to counter spin bowling, the trademark-straight drive ,the paddle sweep etc are few of his special shots which made him the master blaster of Indian cricket. He has magnificent adaptability,imagination and audacity and his faith in his ability to execute his plan makes every ball seem easy.
Ekta Kapoor, Queen of producing Indian Soap Operas
Ekta Kapoor is renowned Indian TV and film producer. She is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of her production company Balaji Telefilms. She has completed over 15,000 hours of television content since inception where she has single handedly changed the way Indians spend their evenings.
Harsha Bhogle, Introduced commentary as a profession
At age of 19 ,he began his career as a commentator with All India Radio, Hyderabad. In 1991-92, he became the first Indian commentator to be invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he worked for ABC Radio Grandstand ,he also worked for the BBC as part of their commentary team in the 1996 and the 1999 Cricket World Cups. He has struggled his way up . He feels cricket commentary is about technique, stats, emotions and aspirations all in one. He facilitates conversations for the cricket experts with his sense of humour and one-liners that had wit, class and creativity.
Subhash Chandra, Started Satellite Television in India
Subhash Chandra is media baron of India . He is the chairman of Essel Group, He launched the Zee Telefilms Limited in October 1992 -India’s first Hindi satellite channel. His broadcasting business launched a whole new area in media in terms of programming, distribution, regional content and global expansion. With initial rejection Zee survived and became a 24-hour entertainment channel within a year of its launch and remained the market leader up until 2000.