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Priyanka Chopra, Raghuram Rajan, Sania Mirza in Times magazine's most influential people's list
Times Magazine annual list of most influential people in the world is out, featuring six Indians who have made us proud. Here is a look at the six Indians who made the cut:




Priyanka Chopra


Rising to the fame of International spheres with her stellar performance in 'Quantico', Pee Cee has made Indians proud again. 33-year-old Priyanka already has accomplished a lot in her acting career. 50 movies to her credit, has earned multiple awards and made her truly visible on the global front.

Actor Dwayne Johnson, Chopra's co-star in the upcoming movie 'Baywatch'  said, "She has an ability to inspire people to do more and achieve more."

Sundar Pichai


CEO of Google, who hails from the Southern Part of India, is considered to be the Internet giant's chief engineer. In the list of most influential people of Times Magazine, Pichai joins other executives in the tech industry, which include Facebook's Mark Zukerberg, Apple's Tim Cook and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

Sania Mirza


Sania Mirza, who is currently ranked the No 1 player in woman's doubles has recently added another feather to her cap, after receiving the Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukerjee. Now she has been named by Times Magazine in the most influential peoples' list. 

In a profile for Mirza, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar writes that her, "confidence, strength and resilience reach beyond tennis."

Raghuram Rajan


Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan is hailed as India's prescient banker. He is also the only Indian name among the list's Leaders category. He is the youngest chief economist to have served the IMF from 2003 to 2006. It was he who predicted the subprime crisis that would lead to the Great Recession, only to invite criticism. But, his ideas which set him apart have forced an increasing number of economic establishments to think on his lines.

Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal


Founders of the e-commerce website Flipkart, Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal, started the site as an online bookstore, which has now grown into an e-commerce giant that ships about 8 million packages a month. The e-commerce giant was born in 2007 and in nine years, the rise of the company as one of the most sought after online shopping portal, shows its success.

Sunita Narain


She is a New Delhi based activist who heads the Centre for Science and Environment. She has campaigning for reducing Delhi's air pollution for two decades. Author Amitav Ghosh wrote about Narain for the list saying, "She has advocated policies that recognize India's forest dwellers and indigenous people as essential custodians of their environments....Hers is a voice that urgently needs to be heard in this era of climate change."

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