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Meet our

2023 Achievers 

Our achievers are some of the brightest young minds in the India-UK corridor. They are trailblazers, Innovators and thought leaders, shaping India's future and setting global discourse. 

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Parineeti Chopra | Actor and Singer

University of Manchester

A National Film Award winner, Parineeti is an acclaimed artist with multiple honours and recognitions to her name. She has appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list since 2013.


Aditi Chauhan | Goalkeeper, India

Sports Loughborough University

Aditi is the Goalkeeper of the Indian National Football Team, founder of 'She Kicks Football Academy' and the 'Aditi Chauhan Foundation'. She is a football expert analyst & commentator on major sports channels in India.

Government & Politics

Raghav Chadha | Politician

London School of Economics

Raghav is the youngest Member of Parliament in India (Rajya Sabha). He is a national executive member & national spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is Chairman of the Advisory Panel to the Chief Minister of Punjab.


Menaka Guruswamy | Senior Advocate 240

Law University of Oxford

A Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, Menaka is known for having played a significant role in many landmark cases. In 2019 she was featured as one of the TIME 100 most influential people in the world for her work spearheading the successful, historic battle for LGBTQ rights in India. She is the first Indian and second woman to have her portrait hung at the Milner Hall in Rhodes House at the University of Oxford.


Policy & Society

Samir Saran | Policy Maker

Anglia Ruskin University

Samir Saran is the President of Observer Research Foundation (ORF), one of Asia's most influential think tanks. He curates the Raisina Dialogue, India’s annual flagship platform on geopolitics and geo-economics, and is the founder of CyFy, India’s annual conference on cybersecurity and internet governance. Samir is a member of the India-CEO Climate Action Group, Global Risks Advisory Board, and the Regional Action Group of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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Media & Journalism

Marya Shakil | Senior Political Editor & Anchor

Birmingham City University

Marya Shakil is an award-winning Indian television journalist, political editor and TV news anchor with CNN-News18. She hosts the network's shows News Epicentre and Reporters Project. Her show on the Muslim yearning to be part of the mainstream earned her the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award in politics and government category in 2012.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

Adar Poonawalla | Business

University of Westminster

Adar is the CEO of the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India (SSI), which led the large-scale manufacturing of the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine. He is a board member of the GAVI alliance. He is a philanthropist and named on the Forbes philanthropy list of Asia’s Heroes.

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Education, Science & Innovation

Somdip Dey | Artificial Intelligence Researcher

University of Manchester

Somdip is a machine learning researcher, educator, entrepreneur & electronic music producer. He is credited with co-developing the Nosh app, an AI-based food management app, aiming to reduce food waste in the household. Dey also co-founded Nosh Technologies & is currently the CEO & Chief Scientist in the company. He is also a Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Essex & the Danah Zohar Chair Professor of Quantum Philosophy at Woxsen University, India.

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