Anushka only Bollywood actor in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list

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 Anushka Sharma has become the only Bollywood actor to feature in this year's Forbes 'Asia 30 Under 30' list.

The Pari actress has been acknowledged by Forbes as a youth icon.

Forbes wrote, "The 29-year old started out her career as a model in 2007, making her acting debut in 2008 in the hugely successful Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which won her a Filmfare award for Best Actress."

The description further read, "Going on to act in a further 19 films (three of which have not yet been released), Sharma also holds social causes dear to heart, appearing in a 'Right to Education' advert released by the Indian government."

Apart from Anushka, several other Indians were also recognised for their significant contribution and impact through their varied work.

Here is the list:

• 26-year-old Bobble Keyboard's cofounder Ankit Prasad

• 28-year-old Rahul Gayam, CTO of Gayam Motor Works, creates electric auto-rickshaws and bikes for the Indian market

• 26-year-old Bala Sarda, the founder and CEO of Vahdam Teas, he has raised $2 million in funding to operate a direct-to-consumer business

• 19-year-old Royal, the titular Maharaja of Jaipur, Padmanabh Singh, an avid sportsman, he captained the first Indian polo team to head to England in 20 years also the youngest Indian member of a World Cup polo team and the youngest ever winner of the Indian Open Polo Cup.

• Shriyans Bhandari and Ramesh Dhami (23 and 22 respectively), are championing the country's massive footwear shortage, recycling discarded shoes into wearable footwear for children in need.

• 25 year old Ria Sharma of Make Love Not Scars was inspired after making a documentary about acid attack survivors, set up a rehabilitation center for Indian acid attack survivors, the UN Goalkeepers Global Goals Award winner for 2017

• 23-year-old Suhani Jalota founded the Myna Mahila Foundation along with three women from slum communities in Mumbai. Helping provide impoverished women with menstrual hygiene products and employment opportunities for young female entrepreneurs, the Duke-educated social entrepreneur won the 2017 Queen's Young Leader Award for her work.

• 26-year-old Priya Prakash's HealthSetGo is busy training health professionals and teachers to help students across the country

• 28-year-old founder of Differniture, Aakriti Kumar, has been working on design sustainability using natural resources to create responsible, zero-waste, chemical-free home furniture