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Most powerful Indian celeb under 25: VOTE!

Last updated on: September 19, 2011 18:44 IST

Most powerful Indian celeb under 25: VOTE!

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They've all seen a lot of success at an early age, but which of these famous young individuals would you say has made the biggest mark in India?

Last week, British magazine InStyle issued a hot 100 list of the world's most powerful personalities under 25. Incredibly, it was an infant that topped -- the Beckhams' two-month-old daughter Harper Seven came in at Number One, leaving big names like Rihanna and Lady Gaga way, way behind!

Here, we bring you a list of Indian celebrities in the same age range -- let us know who you think is the most powerful by taking our poll!

Sonakshi Sinha, 24

She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but at 24 Shatrugan Sinha's little girl has already managed to transform it into gold! With one of the biggest Indian blockbusters of all time under her belt, Sonakshi is one of the hottest, biggest stars of young Bollywood and is very much in demand. But is she the most powerful there is?

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Image: Sonakshi Sinha
Photographs: Cover of Prevention Magazine, February 2011
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Anushka Sharma, 23

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Hot on Sona's heels is another Bollywood beauty a year younger. Anushka's background is quite different -- she's from an army family and after taking up modelling in her teens, she's now a movie sensation.

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Image: Anushka Sharma
Photographs: Cover of Verve India, April 2011
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Virat Kohli, 22

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In the world of sports few can dream of the victories this budding cricketer has achieved at the age of 22. As a teenager, he led the under-19 Indian team to a world victory in 2008 and Virat was also part of the crucial line-up that brought home the ICC Cricket World Cup in an unforgettable triumph this year. Many hail him as the future captain of the team.

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Image: Virat Kohli
Photographs: Cover of GQ India, June 2011
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Deepika Padukone, 25

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With a badminton champ for a father, many expected Miss Padukone would grow up to be one herself. But this lovely Bangalore gal forged her own career in modelling, following which she catapulted to superstardom in Bollywood. And she did it all on her own.

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Image: Deepika Padukone
Photographs: Cover of Vogue India, March 2011
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Saina Nehwal, 21

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The very mention of badminton brings to mind this fearless young sportswoman. At 21, Saina is world-class material, currently ranked Number Five internationally by the Badminton World Federation (her highest-ever has been at Number Three). It's impossible to mention all the records she's broken, but most notably, she is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics, the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament.

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Image: Saina Nehwal
Photographs: Cover of Verve India, August 2010
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Aditya Thackeray, 21

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With his political lineage, it's hardly surprising that Aditya Thackeray followed in the family footsteps, but nobody expected it quite so soon. At 21, he is currently head of the Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the Shiv Sena and already created history by winning a record eight of 10 seats at the Senate Elections for the University of Mumbai.

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Image: Aditya Thackeray
Photographs: Rediff Archives
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Asin, 25

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She made her acting debut at the age of 15 and now, at 25, this South Indian bombshell is one of the biggest names in the Indian movie industry. Asin conquered Kollywood and then Bollywood, acting opposite Aamir Khan in the blockbuster Ghajini. Since then, she has received awards and accolades for her screen performances and has been paired with the likes of Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

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Image: Asin
Photographs: Cover of Cosmopolitan India, June 2011
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Genelia D'Souza, 24

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Like Asin, gorgeous Genelia moved from the South Indian film industry to B-Town and has seen as much success. In addition to meaty roles, she is also brand ambassador for big names like Fanta, Virgin Mobile India, Fastrack, LG and Garnier.

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Image: Genelia D'Souza
Photographs: Cover of Grazia India, January 2011
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Sidhartha Mallya, 24

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Living life kingsize just like his dad Dr Vijay Mallya, Sidhartha seems to have it all at 24 -- good looks, immense wealth and a beautiful girlfriend in Deepika Padukone. Post a sound education in the UK, he is now based in India and learning the ropes of the family business from his father.

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Image: Sidhartha Mallya
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Kangana Ranaut, 24

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Of all the movie industry folk mentioned thus far, it certainly seems like Kangana has come the farthest. This smalltown girl from Himachal Pradesh started off her career as a model in Delhi and today she's one of the country's most recognised faces. And Kangs is also something of a fashion icon, always making bold statements with her clothes and never afraid to take risks -- it seems her style mirrors her life.

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Image: Kangana Ranaut
Photographs: Cover of Harper's Bazaar India, July-August 2010
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Ileana D'Cruz, 24

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It's interesting to note that as a teenager, this Southern siren was initially reluctant to get into modelling. But it was in Ileana's destiny to make it big -- the Mumbai girl garnered a lot of attention in the fashion industry and a career in acting followed. She's now trying to crack mainstream Bollywood with her Hindi debut in the movie Barfee, also starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

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Image: Ileana D'Cruz
Photographs: Cover of FHM India, January 2011
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Prateik Babbar, 24

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For some, it runs in their blood. Like Prateik, the son of late actress Smita Patil and actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar. In comparison with his chocolate-boy rivals, Prateik's talent as an actor stands out. All his roles have won him a lot of critical acclaim and he has even gained the admiration and respect of Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist, Aamir Khan.

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Image: Prateik Babbar
Photographs: Cover of The Man Magazine, July 2011
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Tania Sachdev, 25

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The eighth Indian Woman Grandmaster, chess champ Tania won her first international title when she was just eight! She won the Asian Chess Championship 2008 with six-and-a-half points out of nine rounds and received the Arjuna Award from the President in 2009. At 25, she has a promising career in the game ahead of her.

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Image: Tania Sachdev

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Yuvraj Valmiki, 21

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And finally, we come to sportsman of the hour, hockey player Yuvraj Valmiki. At 21, he has become a countrywide sensation for smashing a penalty against Pakistan to give India a vital lead in the Asian Champions Trophy finals held in China. It's been a long, arduous journey from living in a shanty without electricity all his life to the limelight, but we're hoping great things are in store for Yuvraj and his immense talent.

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Image: Yuvraj Valmiki

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So who do you think is India's most powerful celeb under 25? Tell us by taking the poll below!


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