Most Powerful Indians 2023: Most new entrants on the list are either players in the coming election-packed year or those who have seen a change in fortune. Here is the list of the top 100 most powerful people in India as per Indian Express
As we enter 2023, India continues to remain a prominent player on the world stage, with its economy and political influence growing rapidly. The country is home to many influential individuals who are shaping the future of the nation and the world. From business magnates and political leaders to cultural icons and social activists, there are several Indians who have made a significant impact on various aspects of society.
In this context, it’s important to note that power can be measured in various ways, including wealth, influence, and impact. Therefore, compiling a list of the most powerful Indians in 2023 involves considering several factors, including their accomplishments, resources, and public perception. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the most powerful Indians of 2023 and their contributions to society.
100 Most Powerful person in India 2023
PM Narendra Modi topped the List
M Narendra Modi topped the list, followed by Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar, CJI DY Chandrachud, and UP CM Yogi Adityanath. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has been ranked 6th, while BJP National President JP Nadda has been ranked 7th. Narendra Modi is still the most powerful person in world as well.
2022 marked a definitive year for Indian politics as the BJP once again emerged victorious in both Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat state elections. Narendra Modi & Amit Shah continued their streak of dominance while demonstrating that they remain at the top of India’s political power list with no sign of slowing down.
Rahul Gandhi on Rank 15
With determination, resilience, and a passion for change, Rahul Gandhi began an ambitious journey to unite India. His inspiring 5-month-long march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir was driven by the ambition of “Bharat Jodo”, withstanding criticism of being labeled as a non-serious entitled politician. He didn’t let losses in Northeast or Gujarat dishearten him; instead, his unwavering spirit helped propel him up 15 ranks on our list!
Rahul Gandhi, whose party recently won in Punjab yet still remains the third most influential Opposition figure in India. His ranking is a testament to the rising prominence of regional parties and their refusal to bow down to the traditional stronghold of Congress leadership. Even Mukesh Ambani ranks higher than him! Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal’s prospects remain uncertain; despite his success with AAP he has been clouded by corruption charges and now faces further complications following an investigation into one of his closest aides.
Few Bollywood Celebrities Ranked under 100
Some of the Bollywood stars in the top 100 are as below:
Shah Rukh Khan- rank 50
His previous rank was 82. He returned to the screen after four years with Pathaan, smashing all existing box office records. I
Amitabh Bachchan – rank 87
The megastar ranked 87 on the list. He had a packed 2022 with films like this Jhund, Uunchai, Runway 34, Goodbye, and Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva– becoming one of the few actors to have consecutive film releases post-pandemic. Though he is yet to open his film account for 2023, he will be next seen in Prabhas- Deepika Padukone starrer Project K.
SS Rajamouli – rank 95
SS Rajamouli has cemented his spot in the movies business as a powerful Indian with RRR. The Telugu filmmaker from Hyderabad created history at the Oscars by bagging Best Song for ‘Naatu Naatu’, further solidifying himself among global filmmakers worldwide. With such success, it’s no wonder he is recognized across India and around the world!
Deepika Padukone- rank 97
Actor Deepika Padukone made a glorious return to the big screen with Pathaan. The spy actioner, which featured Padukone as a Pakistani agent, earned the actor rave reviews and also gave her a much-needed big Bollywood hit. The run-up to the release of Pathaan wasn’t easy for the star as she found herself in the middle of a storm, due to her orange bikini in the film’s song. Padukone maintained silence and let the box office of Pathaan speak for itself.
Alia Bhatt – rank 99
The year 2022 was magical for Actor Alia Bhatt, with consecutive film releases, marriage, a baby, and a Hollywood project. Bhatt had a dream run last year with films like Gangubai Kathiawadi, Darlings, Brahmastra, and her cameo in RRR. The actor also got married to Ranbir Kapoor and the duo became parents to a baby girl by the end of the year. Bhatt is now ready to be back on screen with her upcoming Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, hoping to kickstart even 2023 on a hit note.
Ranveer Singh – rank 100
The pandemic may have hit us hard, but Ranveer Singh is surely to make a strong comeback. Ranked 100th in the game of celluloid success – our superstar has had an impressive 2020 with his electrifying roles in 83 and Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Bringing joy to audiences through laughter onscreen as well – he’ll be seen soon starring alongside Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus! But it doesn’t end there- Karan Johar will rope him into another romantic comedy film titled Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani early next year helping Indians rediscover love all over again.