Top 15 South Asian Role Models for 2011


Top 15 South Asian Role Models for 2011


  1. Aishwarya Rai– Bollywood actress and former Miss World


  1. Deepak Chopra– Personality development and health author


  1. Freddie Mercury– Lead singer of Queen


  1. Frieda Pinto– Indian actress


  1. Guru Nanak– Founder of Sikhism


  1. Jay Sean– British singer


  1. John Abraham– Bollywood actor


  1. Lakshmi Mittal– The richest man in Europe


  1. Mahatma Gandhi– Helped lead India to independence


  1. Norah Jones– Grammy award-winning singer


  1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan– Pakistani singer


  1. Salman Rushdie– British author


  1. Sanjay Gupta– CNN Senior Medical Correspondent


  1. Siddhartha Gautama– Founder of Buddhism


  1. Sir Ben Kingsley– British actor


As a honourable mention I would like to include Manmohan Singh, one of India’s best Prime Ministers, and Muhammad Yunus, banker to the poor and Nobel prize winner.


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