"Digital influencer of the year, The Vainglorious."
GQ India has unveiled their annual list of the 50 most influential young Indians for 2018.
The list is comprised of influencers who have made a mark with their accomplishments over the year, and all are under the age of 40.
From the entertainment industry, many A-list actors have made it onto the prestigious list.
Ranveer Singh and Radhika Apte were among those from the entertainment industry who appeared on 2017’s list.
Bollywood star Alia Bhatt is one of the leading names to appear on the list for 2018 and rightly so.
The actress has enjoyed a meteoric rise since her first leading role in 2012 film Student of the Year.
Alia now dominates the screen thanks to her on-screen fluidity. Her off-screen presence has also helped her appear on GQ India’s list.
Her down-to-earth personality has created a new kind of millennial celebrity that has brought a legion of fans.
From a professional front, Alia is set to star alongside Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy, which releases on February 14, 2019.
Also making it onto the list is Alia’s co-star from Student of the Year Varun Dhawan who is also becoming one of Bollywood’s most famous stars.
He is the most bankable star of his generation as he has wowed film-makers in each of his roles, becoming more well-versed as an actor.
From his Nineties hero mould in Judwaa 2 to his quiet and more reserved role in October.
His social media presence has helped increase his influence and grow his fanbase. He regularly posts workout videos on his Instagram.
The actor took to Instagram to highlight stylists The Vainglorious for their own influence.
He wrote: “Digital influencer of the year, The Vainglorious.”
As he continues to become more popular as an actor, his appearance on GQ India’s most influential young Indians list highlights how much of an impact Bollywood has on people in India.
Other stars from Bollywood include Ayushmann Khurrana who has had an eventful year with Badhaai Ho and Andhadhun.
He has come a long way since winning season two of MTV’s Roadies in 2004.
There are a whole host of other influential people from other industries including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli whose records are hallmarks of the generation he represents as well as his own game.
A diverse range of backgrounds and professions showcase the most influential Indians under 40.
People from the world of business, fashion, design, media, food & drink, sports and real estate to name a few have made their mark.
One of the youngest people on the list is table tennis player Manika Batra who had a very successful 2018.
She won two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and at the age of 23, her sporting influence will only continue to grow.
The 50 Most Influential Young Indians
Manika Batra, aged 23 – Table Tennis Player
Karan Virwani, aged 27 – CWeO, WeWork India
Ayushmann Khurrana, aged 34 – Actor
Sandhya Menon, aged 39 – Journalist
Rakshay Dhariwal, aged 34 – Managing Director, Pass Code Hospitality
Shruti Shibulal, aged 33 – CEO & Director, The Tamara Leisure Experiences
Prabhat Choudhary, aged 39 – Spice PR Founder
Rima Das, aged 36 – Film-maker
Parth Jindal, aged 28 – Managing Director, JSW Cements and Inspire Institute of Sport
Jaspreet Chandok, aged 37 – Vice President & Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance
Pa. Ranjith, aged 36 – Director
Parvathy Thiruvothu, aged 30 – Actress
Mo Joshi & Uday Kapur, aged 36 and 27 – Azadi Records Founders
Ananya Birla, aged 24 – Singer and Svatantra Microfinance Founder
Rahul Mehra, aged 33 – Gateway Brewing Company Co-founder
Mithila Palkar, aged 25 – Actress
Gautam Vazirani, aged 35 – Sustainable Fashion Strategist, IMG Reliance
Amit Aggarwal, aged 38 – Fashion Designer
Arman Sood, Ajai Thandi & Aswajeet Singh, aged 26, 28 & 27 – Sleepy Owl Coffee Co-founders
Manvendra Singh Shekhawat, aged 34 – Managing Director, MRS Hotels
Nayanthara, aged 33 – Actress
Akash Ambani, aged 27 – Chief Strategy Officer, Reliance Jio Infocomm
Varun Dhawan, aged 31 – Actor
Avni Biyani, aged 29 – Concept Head, Foodhall-Future Group
Prabhtej Singh Bhatia, aged 27 – CEO, Simba
Simran Sethi, aged 40 – Director of Creative, Netflix India
Vivek Gupta & Abhay Hanjura, aged 32 & 37 – Licious Founders
Bikramjit Bose, aged 37 – Photographer
Karan Singh, aged 39 – Managing Director, Associated Capsules Group Worldwide
Luke Coutinho, aged 38 – Holistic Health Store Founder & GOQii Co-founder
Taapsee Pannu, aged 31 – Actress
Ramakant Sharma, aged 38 – Livspace Co-founder
Virat Kohli, aged 30 – Cricketer
Keshav Suri, aged 33 – Executive Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Ashiesh Shah, aged 40 – Architect
Sushant Divgikar, aged 28 – TV Personality
Akshay Narvekar, aged 36 – Bombay Shirt Company Founder
Karan Anshuman, aged 37 – Director
Deepinder Goyal, aged 34 – CEO, Zomato
Joseph Radhik, aged 35 – Photographer
Samyukta Nair, aged 33 – Clove The Store & Dandelion Founder and Jamavar Co-founder
Shradha Sharma, aged 38 – CEO, YourStory
Anant Goenka, aged 37 – Managing Director, CEAT
Krishna Ram Bhupal, aged 35 – Director, GVK
Adtiya Munjal, aged 29 – Director, Hexi & CEO, Firefox Bikes
Alia Bhatt, aged 25 – Actress
Congratulations to all those that made it onto the list.