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Alia Bhatt finds place in Forbes Under 30 Asia list

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has already proved her mettle by giving outstanding performance in several movies. This time, Udta Punjab actress has crawled her place into the prestigious ‘Forbes Under 30’ list. Take a look at other celebs who made their place in the list.

Alia Bhatt finds place in Forbes Under 30 Asia list
Forbes website says, ” Indian actress Alia Bhatt has acted in over 20 high-grossing Bollywood movies. At least six of the films she has acted in grossed well over $15 million worldwide in opening weeks. With a huge fan-following in India and overseas, she has been recognized multiple times for her acting, including winning the 2016 Filmfare Award for best Actress.” 

Jessica Jung in forbes list

Jung, a South Korean singer, actor and designer, released her debut solo album “With Love J” in May 2016. An instant hit, it topped Korean charts and reached to 20 in Japan and the world. She started her career as a singer with the Kpop group Girls’ Generation leaving it in 2014 – the same year she launched her fashion line Blanc & Eclare with her partner. J 

Kayla Itsines in Forbes list
Kayla Itsines, 25, Australia

Itsines cofounded The Bikini Body Training Company in 2014. The brand has developed a strong and committed community of 10 million women who trust her combination of workout and recipe guides to become healthier and fitter. 

Alia Bhatt finds place in Forbes Under 30 Asia list

Ann Louie Li, 22, Taiwan


Li is a Filipino-Chinese-Taiwanese actress, model and fashion blogger who has more than one million followers on Facebook. She has a photography blog called Annsnaps, which provides fashion and lifestyle tips to her many fans. Li won the Shorty Awards for fashion in 2011. 

Pony Park in Forbes list
Pony Park, 27, South Korea

Makeup Artist, Munmu Inc

Park, known online as Pony, is one of the top-viewed beauty YouTubers from Korea. She launched her cosmetics brand Pony Effect last year, and became 2NE1 (famous K-pop group) CL’s makeup artist. 

Margot Robbie in forbes list
Margot Robbie, 26, Australia


It’s been a banner year for Margot Robbie. With a leading role in one of 2016’s top earning films, Suicide Squad, Robbie is now one of the most buzzed about actresses in Hollywood. 

Liu Wen in forbes list
Liu Wen, 29, China


Widely regarded as China’s first supermodel, Liu Wen’s journey to the catwalk was far from easy but her big break came in 2008, when she landed a spot on Burberry’s runway show during Milan Fashion Week. 

Akane Takada in forbes list
Akane Takada, 26, Japan


Starting ballet lessons aged three, Akane became a principal dancer for the UK’s Royal Ballet Company in 2016, the first Japanese woman in two decades to be selected for the role. 

Joseph Schooling in forbes list
Joseph Schooling, 26, Singapore


Meet the guy who outswam Michael Phelps. Joseph Schooling became a national hero for Singapore last summer, when he won the country’s first ever Olympic gold in Rio in the 100 meters butterfly (and in the process, denying Phelps his 23rd gold). 

Neelofa in forbes
Neelofa, 28, Malaysia

Founder, NH Prima International Sdn Bd

​ A household name in her native Malaysia, actress and TV host Neelofa’s first claim to fame was winning a local teen beauty contest in 2010. Four years later, she decided to don a hijab ? a headscarf worn by Muslim women to cover the hair – a move that inspired her to launch a modest fashion business catering for young and stylish Muslim women. 

Suboi in forbes list
Suboi, 27, Vietnam


Vietnam’s “Queen of Hip Hop,” otherwise known as Suboi, has earned herself an impressive following. She famously rapped for former U.S. President Obama – while he beatboxed – on his trip to Vietnam last year. 

Vivy Yusof in forbes list
Vivy Yusof, 29, Malaysia

Cofounder FashionVelvet

Yusof is the cofounder of FashionValet, a fashion site that carries Asia’s leading designer labels. She is also a model, blogger, fashion icon, and a mother of two. FashionValet has now grown to 150 employees and stocks more than 400 brands from across the region. 

Troye Sivan
Troye Sivan, 21 Australia


YouTube stardom earned him film roles (2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and a dreampop music career that’s become his main focus. The South Africa native’s first full-length album, “Blue Neighborhood,” earned gold certification in the U. S. — and with more than 4 million YouTube subscribers, look for those numbers to grow. 

Son Heungmin in forbes
Son Heungmin, 24, South Korea


Son is a star striker on Tottenham Hotspur and the South Korean national soccer team. After scoring for his country against Algeria in the 2014 World Cup, Son was reportedly paid £21.9 million ($27.4 million) to move from German club Bayer Leverkusen to Tottenham in 2015. 

Samuel Okyere in forbes list
Samuel Okyere, 25, South Korea


Considered one of the most influential foreign entertainers in Korean show business, Okyere works to bridge the gap between Korea and Africa and change local misconceptions about Africans in general. 

Ray Chen in forbes list
Ray Chen, 28, Taiwan


Ray Chen, a Taiwanese-Australian violinist, has performed at prestigious events like the Nobel Prize concert in 2012 – where he was the youngest soloist ever to perform – and the opening ceremony of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games when he only 8-years-old. 

Paradise Sorouri in forbes list
Paradise Sorouri, 27, Afghanistan

Singer, 143BandMusic

Paradise Sorouri is Afghanistan’s first female rapper, an honor that sadly comes with some risks. Writing and performing songs that focus on gender inequality in her country – where about 87 percent women have faced some type of violence according to the UN – Sorouri has endured death threats and physical attacks for her music and activism.

Lorde in Forbes
Lorde, 20, New Zealand


In 2013 and at just 16, two-time Grammy winner Lorde took the music world by storm with her debut single “Royals” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks and made her the youngest solo artist to achieve a number-one single in the U. S. since 1987. 

Kris Wu in forbse
Kris Wu, 26, China

Actor, Singer

Is there anything Kris Wu can’t do? Originally from China, he shot to fame as a member of Korean K-pop group EXO. He went on to act in some massively successful films, like the record-breaking The Mermaid (China’s top grossing film of all time). 

Jay Park in forbes list
Jay Park, 29, South Korea


Park is a Korean-American performer, and founder of the independent Korean hip hop label AOMG. A multi-platinum selling artist in South Korea, Park has performed with top acts such as Justin Beiber, Jason Mraz and Ne-Yo. 

Fu Yuanhui in forbes list
Fu Yuanhui, 20, China


Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui may not have brought home any Olympic gold medals, but she won the hearts of millions. After winning a bronze medal in the 100 meters backstroke, Fu’s surprised reaction to her win in an interview with Chinese media quickly went viral, with press calling her “the most loveable athlete at the Rio Olympics. ” 

Eric Nam in forbes list
Eric Nam, 22, South Korea


Korean-American singer Eric Nam is one of the most recognized names and faces in Korea’s entertainment industry today. Named one of GQ Korea’s “Men of the Year” for 2016, Eric not only sings but hosts multiple TV shows and is the go-to for International collaborations and interviews. 

Beauden Barrett photo
Beauden Barrett, 25, New Zealand


By most accounts from rugby fans, this is the year of Beauden Barrett. New Zealander Barrett won the 2016 World Rugby Player of the Year award. 

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