By Khushi Pal
Published Apr 18, 2024

Hindustan Times
In Focus

Alia Bhatt, Sakshi Malik: 7 Indian origin figures among Time’s 100 influential 

Time's Magazine has unveiled the 100 Most Influential People in 2024. From Alia Bhatt to Satya Nadella, here is a look at the Indian origin figures who have featured on the list. 

Dev Patel


The magazine describes the Indian-origin British actor and filmmaker as someone who "radiates goodness."

Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO

Nadella has played a significant role in the Artificial Intelligence revolution, and the magazine describes him as an individual who is "profoundly influential in shaping our future."

Alia Bhatt

Actor and entrepreneur 

The actor has been recognised for her "formidable talent" and described as a "businesswoman and a philanthropist who leads with integrity."

Sakshi Malik

Olympic wrestler 

The Olympic medallist has been honoured for her relentless fight against the alleged sexual harassment of female wrestlers by former Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Singh.

Asma Khan

Restaurateur and author

Asma is the owner of Darjeeling Express, a restaurant in London's Soho and has been described as "a shrewd businesswoman."

Priyamvada Natarajan

Astrophysicist, professor at Yale University

Natrajan has received recognition for her work in mapping dark matter and energy. 

Ajay Banga

President, World Bank

The former CEO of MasterCard has been described as an individual who "brought millions of unbanked people into the digital economy."