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Ajay Banga, Satya Nadella, Alia Bhat, Sakshi Malik in 100 ‘most influential people’

Updated: Apr 18th, 2024

TIME’s Top 100 people

Indian film star Alia Bhatt, World Bank president Ajay Banga, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and British actor with Indian roots, Dev Patel, have made it to Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list for 2024.

Another prominent Indian who features in the list is Sakshi Malik, India’s only female Olympic medallist in wrestling who led the protest against the alleged sexual harassment of female grapplers by former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

“Proud to be included in the 2024 #TIME100 list,” Sakshi wrote on X.

Alia is the only Hindi film actor to feature in the Time magazine list.

The other names with an India connect featured in the list include astronomer Priyamvada Natarajan, senior US department of energy official Jigar Shah, and chef and rights activist Asma Khan.

The list also features singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, Oscar-awardee American actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Oscar-nominated actors Jeffrey Wright and Colman Domingo.

Also featured in the list are film personalities Taraji P Henson, Elliot Page, Michael J Fox, Sofia Coppola, and Hayao Miyazaki.

(Source: IANS)

- Edited for style