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16 Young Indians You Should Watch Out For In 2016

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2. Saina Nehwal

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The shuttler became the first Indian woman to reach the finals of the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships, as well as achieve the world number 1 ranking.

4. Yatharth Ratnum

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The 19-year-old Hindustani classical vocalist from Varanasi showed off his versatility as he became the first winner of The Stage, India's first English language singing competition.

6. Nungshi Malik & 7. Tashi Malik

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The twins became the youngest ever to achieve the Explorer's Grand Slam, a feat that involves scaling the highest mountain peak on every continent, as well as reaching the North and South poles.

10. Dhruv Visvanath

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The multi-instrumentalist, who was the only Indian mentioned in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s "30 Great Guitarists Under 30" list, released his debut album, Orion, this year.

12. Naezy

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The Mumbai resident's unique brand of rap is taking the industry by storm, culminating in a performance at this year's NH7 Weekender, as well as penning the title track for the first season of On Air With AIB.

13. Bajrang Punia

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Only 21, the freestyle wrestler won gold at the Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, a feat which resulted in his being awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.

14. Radhika Apte

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The accomplished theatre actress had a breakout year in Bollywood in 2015, with well-received performances in several movies, including Badlapur, Hunterrr and Manjhi - The Mountain Man.

15. Axar Patel

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The 21-year-old's all-rounder's achievement's in the IPL last year didn't go unnoticed, as he was included in the Indian national team for ODIs and T20s.

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