2016 has been a year of success and power leaving behind few marks to heal. With historic political moves and sporting triumphs to surgical strikes, there is a lot that will be cherished forever. Unlike other years, 2016 has not just been a year of successful people but a year of change-makers, or many be, trendsetters. For better or not, these influential people have initiated a change that has impacted us at large. Here, we look at their major contributions.
- Narendra Modi
Topping our list is the man of the moment, Mr. Narendra Modi, Honb’l Prime Minister of India. From the intolerance debate surrounding his political moves to his demonetization stroke, this year completely belongs to this man.
2. Priyanka Chopra
Year after year Priyanka Chopra is creating waves with her multi-talented personality all over the world. She has been India’s most celebrated star abroad and is creating a mark with her spectacular performances on television shows internationally. With numerous felicitations and awards, Bollywood’s desi girl has proved that she is there to stay.
3. P.V. Sindhu
She was India’s shining star at the Rio Olympics. Her Silver win was one of the most defining moments of 2016 and is sure to remain etched in our memories forever. P.V. Sindhu has been in limelight ever since her Olympic stint and is also creating sensations with her photo shoots and endorsements.
4. Sakshi Malik
Another sporting sensation this year has been India’s first female Olympics bronze medallist in wrestling, Sakshi Malik. Sakshi Malik is a living example of girls who dream big and dare to achieve them with sheer hard work and dedication. More power to her!
5. Team Pink
It is believed that cinema has the power to move mountains. Quite truly, Pink is one film that has redefined this fact. With a budding star cast accompanied by the megastar Amitabh Bachchan himself, the film has left us all in acceptance of social denial and women oppression like never before. The film has inspired numerous movements and is being considered as the best film of the year.
6. Virat Kohli
Another career defining year for this young cricket star. Virat Kohli has always been a favourite among the shutterbugs for both his personal and professional life. However, this year he has been tremendous in his performances on field and is a major contender for being the youth icon of the year.
7. Rohit Khandelwal
Rohit Khandelwal is the first Indian to win the prestigious Mr.World title in 2016. His journey from being a ground officer for a major airline to a super model is worth appreciating.
8. Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma is one of the highest tax payers of the year even after his dramatic exit from a mainstream television channel that featured his show. His rags to riches journey is so inspiring that you can keep it with you forever.