The women in India are changing the balance of power
The invention of social media has seen a rise to power of a new generation of leaders shaping Indian society and influencing a global economy. Influencers voices are just as important as political leaders, Bollywood stars and some cases surpass them. They are highly sot after to act as ambassadors for product releases of huge corporations, movie studios and non-profits because of their ability to speak to a captive loyal audience.
Today we here at The Daily Scrum News Canada, have rated the top 10 Most Beautiful, Influential Women in India for 2020.
10. Aditi Raval
Aditi is a successful entrepreneur that has a love for the arts and films which ultimately guided her to follow her passion to become a business owner.
Her Creative and Media consulting agency has become a key voice in the entertainment industry when it comes doing live shows, Food events, concerts, movie promotional collaborations. The free spirit finds solace in having the freedom to travel solo and being a positive influence for students in her community.
9. Nidhi Sunil
Nidhi is a confident environmental lawyer who embraces the world and represents her home town with pride. When the lawyer is not in the courtroom fighting to save the climate, she can be found on the sets Bollywood movies or gracing the covers of magazines such as Italian Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Elle and GQ Magazine.
Nidhi is one of the rare individuals within the last two decades that is worthy of having the title of “Super Model” in front of her name.
8. Sonalika Sahay
Sonalika, the free-spirited fashion model can always be found with a smile on her face. She is the definition of positive and good Karma. Her infectious personality is transcendent which is why she has garnered so much success as an entrepreneur.
When the self proclaimed fitness freak is not Ramp trainer, you can find her jet setting around the world or tuning into her favourite shows on Netflix.
7. Shraddha Das
Shraddha, the multi-talented actor who is all about the pug life. She is spiritual and deep in her faith of Bodhisattva and has profound sense of understanding for pears and her work.
Shraddha is all about the positive energy and treasures the moments spent making lasting memories with family.
6. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood’s pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India’s most famous models landing a prestigious Pepsi campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine.
Ash’s internationally recognized for her work as a bonafide Bollywood mega icon. She remains one of the most sot after movies stars by producers and takes her place among the most humble Bollywood elites.
5. Ujjwala Raut
Ujjwala Raut was a 17-year-old commerce student when she won Femina Look of the Year at the Femina Miss India 1996 contest. She was also among the top fifteen in the 1996 Elite Model Look contest in Nice.
She has walked the ramp for international brands like Yves Saint-Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Betsey Johnson, Gucci, Givenchy, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Emilio Pucci, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The supermodel has been featured twice for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and in 2012, she hosted and judged the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt, along with model Milind Soman. She is currently amongst the mentors of the reality television show, Supermodel Of The Year.
4. Sonali Raut
Sonali Raut is an Indian actress and model well know for starring in Hindi films. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because she is the younger sister of supermodel Ujjwala Raut who also holds the top five spot.
At the age of nineteen, Sonali was the feature of the popular Kingfisher Calendar. Raut made her acting debut with romantic-thriller film The Xpose in 2014 opposite Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh in a lead role. Sonali is not only one of the most beautiful women in India, she is well on her way to supermodel status.
3. Virali Modi
Virali is a disability rights activist and motivational speaker from India. She spent much of her youth in the United States, but after a visit to India she entered a coma due to contracting malaria. She survived, but lost her ability to walk.
Virali placed second in the Miss Wheelchair India contest in 2014 and as a result gathered a large following on social media. She began a Change.org petition titled “Implement Disabled Friendly Measures in Indian Railways.” Her efforts to make railways more accessible landed her in “100 Women (BBC)” for 2017. She has given multiple TED (conference) talks on her experiences and struggles due to her disability.
Vilari’s activism and absolute stunning beauty lands her in the number three spot of the Top 10 Most Beautiful, Influential Women in India.
2. Tinder Badhesha
Stunning, beautiful, mesmerizing and could have easily landed her in the top spot is Supermodel Tinder Badhesha. The former Silicon alley tech employee was discovered on Facebook for a photo she posted that went viral.
Tinder moved to L.A to pursue modelling and was the only model signed to IPM Model Management out of hundreds of aspiring up and comers. Tinder has been featured in New York fashion week and J.C Penny catalogs and countless of other high profile brands.
It is almost hard to image she has only started modeling in her adult years. We are confident when we say, Tinder Badhesha is a confident, radiant person that has and will continue to inspire young ladies for generations to come.
1. 𝐑𝐢𝐲𝐚 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚
Landing in the number one spot as the most beautiful influential woman in India, goes to Riya Sharma.
Riya is an online fashionista, top social media influencer, art talk show host, digital painter, award-winning artist, world traveler, business woman, Director and Founder of her own NGO.
Riya was recently featured in the March Edition of Forbes India Magazine as a Modern Game Changer. Riya literally turned her passion to communicate with her art into her profession. “I realized that it brings me a great amount of joy but I couldn’t see myself taking it up as a profession and so I took up engineering. However, soon after my undying love for art made me push the conventional ideas of getting into a secured job and I dropped out of college to pursue my urge to create something new every day.” said Riya
A free-spirited woman who believes in doing what she loves by changing the world with what matters to her the most, her art. Riya brings the brighter side of India everyday through her artistic points of view.
She pursued courses in Professional and Travel Photography from New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) through distance learning. After completing her studies at NYIP, Riya became the first person from Kalol, Gujarat to get a press card from the prestigious film institute. Following her accreditation, Riya debuted her art gallery which made her parents proud despite not having a degree in engineering.
Riya has successfully leveraged her social media presence and turned it into a thriving lucrative business. “I started building my own brand on social media after I was appreciated for my photography. It all started with a brand contacting me for work association and my journey as a social media influencer began.” said Riya
Starting with merely 50 followers, today Riya has more than 316K followers on Instagram and other social media networks. New brands are constantly approaching her for collaboration or endorsements, nationally as well as internationally such as; Being Human, Daniel Wellington, Ritu Kumar, Myntra, Soch, All About You, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Shein, Better Me, House of Marigold, Actofit, ZARA, Desi Music Factory to name a few.
Riya has dreams and aspirations of creating a platform dedicated to helping artists within her country reach their full potential while gaining international recognition. Riya also plans to pen her very first autobiography and hopes her life choices and journey will inspire a country of originality and creativity unique to hers.
Congratulations Riya on being recognized by Canada as the most beautiful influential woman in India.
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