When we think of Forbes' achiever lists, we imagine people with superstar status, top notch CEOs or world famous athletes.
But the 2018 Forbes India list of 30 under 30 has smashed the 'popular' brigade to bring us a list of people we actually relate to.
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These young achievers have, very literally, chartered their own careers, which is why they actually inspire us! They belong to diverse fields and for many of them, the professions they've picked are the same professions our parents thought could lead to no success.
Like 29-year-old Vicky Kaushal, who in just one movie, Masaan, managed to impress the public, critics and filmmakers alike.
He was an engineer, and now he is an entertainer, whose success shows that genuine talent always shines through.
Not only is her career as unconventional as it comes, her young age proves that hard work and determination can take you places.
While cricket has always been India's favorite sport, to see both 28-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur and 24-year-old Jaspreet Bumrah make it to the list, shows a healthy appreciation of talent, irrespective of which gender it comes.
The list also includes Jubin Nautiyal, 28-year-old singer and songwriter who achieved his childhood dream to be a musician with his remix of 'Humma Humma'. In his short career span he has already sung with Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan.
However, the list includes achievers from beyond the world of sports and entertainment too.
Like 29-year-old lawyer Gautam Bhatia, who has already assisted Datar on invasion to Right to Privacy with respect to Aadhaar and written a book about Freedom of Speech in the Indian Constitution.
From Aditya Sharma, who is just 29 and already a partner at McKinsey & Company, to Sahil Naik, who chose scultping as his career and already has one exhibition under his belt, Forbes India 2018 list of 30 under 30 is surprisingly refreshing and heartening.
It is a list of young and fearless achievers and symbolises the millennial generation perfectly.
Congratulations to these young turks!