Co-founder & CEO, nearbuy.com
Ankur Warikoo is Cofounder & CEO of nearbuy.com – India’s No.1 Discovery and Transaction Platform for Stepping Out.
Prior to nearbuy.com, Warikoo was Head of Groupon’s India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines business. In 2008 he cofounded Accentium Web along with 2 other batch-mates from ISB that ran websites such as Gaadi.com, Secondshaadi.com, Taaza.com amongst others. Thereafter, Ankur launched Rocket Internet’s India business and helped setup the footprint for Jabong and Groupon.
Ankur holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award. He also holds a Master’s degree in Physics from Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.
Ankur was part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List for India, has been named as India’s Top Executives under 40 by Business Today and has been awarded the Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year by Silicon Review.
Anuja Trehan Kapur, the famous Indian criminal psychologist
started sharing theories on various high - profile criminal cases such as Indrani Mukerjea case, the Somnath Bharti case, the Asaram Bapu case, the Sunanda Pushkar , the 2008 noida double murder case.
kapur founded a non -government organisation named Nirbhaya Ek Shakti which is a center for victim assistance.
Indira Chandrasekhar started writing fiction with an increasing focus on the short story upon returning to India after more than 17 years abroad. Her book ‘Polymorphism’ has gained a lot of fame and respect for her writing. She has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and prior to committing to fiction writing she studied the dynamics of biological membranes at research institutes in India, the United States and Switzerland. She is the founder editor of Out of Print an online literary magazine for short fiction from the subcontinent.
CEO of Nipman Foundation
Nipun Malhotra, an alumnus of St. Stephen’s , DSE and the ISB, was born with Arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder.
He is the co-founder and CEO of the Nipman Foundation that helps Persons with Disabilities and believes in equal opportunities to all. Mr. Malhotra is the brand ambassador of Umoja Travels and also on the board of Directors at Vishwas, an NGO working on disability and development. Since August 2016, he is a part of NITI Aayog's experts panel. He is also the ED of Nipman Fastener Industries. He is the reason behind - wheelchair access filters in restaurant listings on Zomato and the wheelchair availability at the recent NH7 and the Jaipur Lit Fest. He also lobbied with the Delhi Government to get the Disabled exempted from the Odd-Even car rule.
He is the founder of ‘Wheels for Life’ - a crowdsourcing platform, connecting those who need wheelchairs to donors, who can financially contribute for them.
Niranjan Mukundan is a man who knows a lot about overcoming all odds to achieve his dreams. Born with a condition called Spina Bifida, a physical deformity that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord, and clubbed feet, he has always been against the practice of making people with disabilities believe that they will lead incomplete lives.
Niranjan has already secured various wins and achieved several accolades in his short career as a para-swimmer so far. Having bagged several medals at the national and international level has helped him reach a rank of World no. 17. In 2014, at the IWAS world junior games in Stoke, Mandeville, U.K. Niranjan bagged a whopping eight medals including three gold, two silver and three bronze.
He is a bright prospect for Tokyo 2020!
In 2017, Niranjan won 5 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal at the Para Nationals in Jaipur.
Padmavati Rao is better known for her roles in Kannada films like Geeta directed by Shankar Nag. She also worked on the famous television serial Malgudi Days directed by Shankar Nag. She began her career at the age of 15 when she did her first film Ondanondu Kaladalli, directed by Girish Karnad and also delved in theatre. She has done theatre across a period of four decades in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada and English. She continues to do both film and theatre. She did many a television serial in Hindi through the eighties and nineties before she acted in Pardes, directed by Subhash Ghai. Her recent film release was a film called TE3N (Read as TEEN) in which she was cast opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Her latest release is Padmaavat directed by Sanjay leela Bhansali in which she plays an important role. On the literary side, Padmavati has translated to Hindi four of Girish Karnad’s plays , three of which are out in print; Bikhre Bimb, Pushp, Shaadi Ka Album.
He is 19 years old and the founder of the financial technology startup Savart, the world's first and most intelligent investment network allowing access to those in the remotest areas to invest even less than a rupee in the markets. He is the author of the book, 'Financial Nirvana's and an investor in Indian, American and Chinese markets with an experience of more than 4 years. He has also served as an investment strategist for clients in US, UK, Canada, India and Denmark.
Saurabh Shukla has appeared in over 90 films and is one of the most popular faces in Bollywood. He is a renowned actor, director, writer and a national award winner. After completing his schooling, Mr. Shukla graduated from Khalsa College, Delhi and his professional career began in 1984 with his entry into theater. Mr. Shukla began serious theater in 1986 with roles in plays like A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller), Look Back In Anger (John Osborne), Ghashiram Kotwal (Vijay Tendulkar) and Hayvadan. In 2008, he acted in his first international film, the Golden Globe and Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire, as the character Constable Srinivas. He is largely celebrated for his performances in Barfi!, Jolly LLB and PK. He is also known for his unique choice of films and realistic performances.
Harmonica beatboxer and fluteboxer Sudhir R has been making people dance to his beats. He is the only Bengalurean to reach the semi-final of the TV reality show, India's Got Talent. In his quarter-final round, he was adjudged the Talent of the Week. He's performed across the country on tv, radio and live. His USP is flute boxing and harmonica boxing.
Suresh Menon is a prominent Indian journalist, author and a noted sports writer. He became known as the youngest sports editor and was the editor of Indian Express, one of the leading media of India. He is best known for works Champions! How the World Cup was Won, Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer and the edits to Sachin: Genius Unplugged.