HT City 30 under 30 - 30 Under 30

Turning ideas into solutions, challenges into mission and learning into disruption, India's youthful visionaries are determined to redefine leadership in this new decade

HT City felicitates the 3o young Indian achievers of 2021.

Join us in celebrating 30 young achievers from 30 new-age
industries & vote now for your favourites!

About the event

Winners win, leaders lead, and heroes triumph – irrespective of age, setting, and circumstances. But, if you belong to a country that is soon set to become the youngest in the world, being young, notable, and successful carries a distinct shine.

At Hindustan Times, our strong belief in acknowledging and honoring young achievers,
who have turned ideas into solutions, challenges into mission and learning into disruption to forge new paths, led to creation of HT City 30 Under 30 Awards. Through this initiative, we felicitate 30 young achievers under the age of 30 from 30 different genres to celebrate their spirit of excellence and true brilliance in bringing a difference, not just for themselves but for the society at large.


Vibha Galhotra


She works across mediums including sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, drawing and text. Her work, influenced by nature, climate change and the anthropogenic issues of our time, revolves around the ideas of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of culture, society and geography. Her large-scale sculptural works explore the shifting topography of the world, delving into the impacts of globalisation, urbanisation and growth, particularly in Delhi.
Galhotra graduated from Government College of Arts in Chandigarh as a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and pursued Master of Fine Arts from Kala Bhavana Centre for Visual Art, Santiniketan.

Sunil Sethi

Chairperson, Fashion Design Council of India

He was appointed advisor at Khadi and Village Industries Commission last year. He is in the Advisory Committee/Board of the National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy as well as various fashion and design institutes and universities. He is also a part of the All India Board of Applied Arts, Crafts and Design Education by AICTE. He has earlier discharged advisory roles in various government bodies like the Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation. Acknowledging his contribution to the design industry, besides various awards, he has also been bestowed with Honorary Doctorate degrees and Professorship by three prestigious universities of the country.

Deep Kalra

Founder and Group Executive Chairman, MakeMyTrip

He has been recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year—Business Transformation (2011) by Ernst & Young, as the most powerful Digital influencer in India (2012) by KPMG, and Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards. Passionate about sustainable tourism, he has been championing the cause through MakeMyTrip Foundation. An alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, his interests include swimming, yoga, adventure sports, quizzing and of course, travelling.

Payal Jain

Fashion Designer

Her journey in the world of couture had humble beginnings in the by lanes of Delhi. She graduated Summa-cum-laude from FIDM, USA and returned home to start a career in fashion. Recognised today as one of the leading designers and sustainability crusaders, her name has become synonymous with classic and timeless couture. And it’s her passion to inspire the next generation to create a greener earth. Jain has been actively involved in a renaissance for the revival of handicrafts. With a great understanding of international trends and haute couture she maintains a global client base in the corporate design space, where she combines functionality with style to create uniforms for many hotels, hospitals and schools.

Sidharth Luthra

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court

With a law degree from Delhi University, and an MPhil in Criminology from Cambridge, he taught law at DU (1997-1998), and is presently a visiting professor at Northumbria University at Newcastle in United Kingdom. He also visits and teaches at several law colleges across India and is a resource person at Delhi Judicial Academy. Since 2005, he has been organising the annual KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court, in memory of his late father, an eminent senior advocate.

Sonalika Sahay


In her extensive career, she has been part of numerous fashion weeks such as Wills India Fashion Week, India Couture Week, Lakmè Fashion Week, Beijing Fashion Week, and Blenders Pride Fashion Tour. She also done photoshoots for renowned designers such as Hemant Lecoanet and Tarun Tahiliani. She has even graced the cover of coveted fashion magazines and walked the ramp for some of the leading names in the fashion world, including Dior, Gianfranco Ferre, Trussardi, and Grisogono jewellery. Voted as the best fresh face female model at F-awards, and Supermodel of the Year - Fit and Fabulous Award by Global Spa magazine, she has endorsed multiple brands, which include national and international names for which she has done TV commercials and print campaigns.



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