Forbes India's 30 Under 30: Meet 9 Trendsetting Women Making Waves

Forbes India's '30 Under 30' list for 2024 proudly features 38 extraordinary individuals, with a special focus on the remarkable achievements of 9 women across 19 diverse categories

Oshi Saxena
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Forbes India's annual '30 Under 30' list has once again brought to the forefront a remarkable cohort of individuals under the age of 30 who are reshaping the landscape of various industries. Among the 38 outstanding achievers recognized across 19 diverse categories, nine phenomenal women stand out, symbolizing strength, passion, and innovation.


This year's list encompasses entrepreneurs, actors, professionals, designers, influencers, and sportspersons, all of whom have triumphed over challenges to carve their path to success.

Entertainment Category

1. Rashmika Mandanna, 27 - Actor

Riding the waves of success since her debut in 2016, Rashmika Mandanna has become a versatile force in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi cinema. With blockbuster hits like Pushpa: The Rise and Animal, Mandanna is not only conquering the silver screen but is also venturing into entrepreneurship with an exciting business plan on the horizon.

2. Radhika Madan, 28 - Actor

Transitioning from TV to the big screen, Radhika  Madan is known for her powerful performances. Breaking away from intense roles, Madan is set to embrace her "Govinda" phase with lighter roles in commercial films. Her Best Actor award at the UK Indian Film Festival for her role in Sanaa is a classic example of her evolving career.


Digital Content Creators Category

3. Anushka Rathod, 25 - Digital Content Creator

Armed with a background in taxation and investment banking, Anushka Rathod has transformed into a social media powerhouse. Simplifying complex financial subjects for her 1.8 million followers on various platforms, Rathod's unique approach has garnered her a substantial following and a newsletter, 'Crore Club,' with over 10,000 subscribers.

Finance Category

4. Seethalakshmy Narayanan, 29 - Vice President, Premji Invest

Setting a record as the youngest-ever vice president at Premji Invest, Seethalakshmy Narayanan has led investments totalling over $300 million. With a focus on MSME financing, cross-border supply chain financing, and wealth management, Narayanan envisions further growth and aspires to establish her private equity firm before turning 40.


Sports Category

5. Parul Chaudhary, 28 - Athlete

Making history at the Asian Games, Parul Chaudhary clinched gold in the 5,000m, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. Overcoming challenges and breaking records, Chaudhary's dedication has rewritten the narrative for women in sports.

6. Jyothi Yarraji, 24 - Athlete

Jyothi Yarraji, the country's fastest hurdler, adds another feather to India's cap with her silver win at the recent Asian Games. Overcoming chronic injuries, Yarraji's impressive timing at the World University Games showcases her determination and potential for future Olympic glory.

B2B Category


7. Spriha Biswas, 29 - CPO and Head of Marketing, Augnito

A national topper in ICSE Class 10th, Spriha Biswas left IIT-Bombay to embark on a journey that led her to the helm of Augnito as Chief Product Officer. Biswas's strategic vision and product innovations have made Augnito a leader in voice-based AI for healthcare professionals, impacting over 350 hospitals across 20 countries.

Design Category

8. Abhishek Durani and Netra Ajjampur, 28, 28 - Co-Founder and Creative Director; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Studio Sorted

Architect duo Abhishek Durani and Netra Ajjampur founded Studio Sorted to inject youthful creativity into India's architecture sector. With a portfolio spanning branding, residential architecture, and online design competitions, their work has garnered acclaim for its optimistic and joyful approach.

Music Category

9. Aditi Saigal aka Dot, 25 - Musician; Actor

Aditi Saigal, known by her stage name Dot, weaves music into her DNA as the daughter of rock musician Amit Saigal. With a strong presence on Spotify and a fanbase captivated by her work in Zoya Akhtar's The Archies, Dot's upcoming album, 'Sea Creature on the Sofa,' promises to be a musical journey that echoes her unique voice.

Forbes India's '30 Under 30' celebrates not just the achievements but the spirit of these extraordinary women, who continue to redefine success and inspire us all to reach for the stars.

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