2. 2. Saina Nehwal
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.
12. 13. Bajrang Punia
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.
13. 14. Radhika Apte
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.
14. 15. Axar Patel
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.