2020 under 30 List

1. AMNINDERPAL SINGH VIRK

Entertainment, 28

Better known as ‘Ammy Virk’ is an Indian singer, actor and producer owning his production house under name Villagers Film Studio and a distribution company In House Group. He is best known for playing the role of Nikka in ‘Nikka Zaildar’, Shivjit in ’Qismat’, Harjeet Singh in ’Harjeeta’ and Haakam in ’Angrej’. He has also starred in’Bambukat’, ‘Ardaasr’ and ‘Laung Laachi’. His films ‘Angrej’ and ‘Qismat’ are of the highest grossing Punjabi films of all time and ‘Laung Laachi’ is the first Indian music video to cross 1 billion views on YouTube.

2. GURSHARANJOT SINGH RANDHAWA

Entertainment, 29

Guru is an Indian singer, songwriter and music composer associated with Punjabi, Bhangra, Indi-pop and Bollywood music. He is known for songs like ‘Patola’, ‘Daaru Wargi’, ‘Raat Kamal Hai’, ‘Made in India’, ‘Ishare Tere’, ‘Tere Te’ and ‘Fashion’. Guru Randhawa’s debut single was ‘Same girl’ in collaboration with Arjun. His two most-viewed songs, ‘High Rated Gabru’ and ‘Lahore’, have over 885 and 820 million views on T-Series official YouTube channel respectively. His first international collaboration is ‘Slowly Slowly’ featuring Pitbull, received 38 million views on YouTube within 24 hours, becoming one of the world’s all-time most-viewed music videos in 24hrs.

3. SHUBHDEEP SINGH SIDHU

Entertainment, 30

Better known as Sidhu Moose Wala is an Indian singer, lyricist, rapper and actor associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. He started his career with writing the lyrics of the song ‘License’ sung by Ninja, and began his singing career with a duet song titled ‘G Wagon’. His album ‘PBX 1’ has been ranked on Billboard Canadian Albums chart. In 2020, his song ‘Tibbeyan Da Putt’, was ranked No. 8 on Apple Music charts in India.

4. SONAMPREET KAUR BAJWA

Entertainment, 28

Sonam studied at Delhi University and moved to Mumbai in 2012 where she became an air hostess and pursued a career in acting. She is now an Indian model and actress active in Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. She participated in the Femina Miss India contest in 2012. Her Punjabi films include ‘Sardarji’, ‘Sardarji 2’ and ‘Nikka Zaildar’.

5. JASS SINGH MANAK

Entertainment, 27

Jass is known predominantly for his songs like ‘Prada’, ‘Suit Punjabi’, ‘Lehanga’, ‘Viah’ and ‘Boss’. His single ‘Lehanga’ has featured in UK Asian Music Chart and also on the global YouTube weekly chart. His song ‘Prada’ is one of the most-streamed songs in India and he is currently one of the most-listened to artists in Punjab.

6. JASMINE KAUR SANDLAS

Entertainment, 30

Jasmine is an Indian-American playback singer, television personality, performer and songwriter who mainly sing’s Punjabi songs. In 2014, she began her Bollywood playback singing career with the song ‘Yaar Na Miley’ for the film ‘Kick’. Upon its release, ‘Yaar Na Miley’ went viral and topped the charts and she received several awards, including most popular song of year 2016 at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards and The Screen Award for Best Female Playback.

7. BALJINDER KAUR

Entertainment, 29

Baljinder aka ‘Kaur B’ is a Punjabi singer from India. She participated in Awaz Punjab Di’s Season 3 and in the Voice of Punjab in 2011. Her first movie ‘Daddy Cool Munde Fool’ was a very big hit as was her first song ‘Classmate’. Since then she has had many hit songs ‘Just Desi’, ‘Maa Nu Chitti’, ‘Allah Ho’, ‘Miss you’, ‘Velly Ja’,’ Kaurizm’ to name a few.

8. NIMRAT KAUR KHAIRA

Entertainment, 26

Nimrat is an Indian singer, actress and playback singer known for her work in Punjabi music and films. She has been nominated for two Filmfare Punjabi Awards and one PTC Punjabi Film award. She is the winner of Voice of Punjab season 3. Nimrat gained fame after the release of her single ‘Ishq Kacheri’. She performed at Saras Mela, held in Bhathinda and hosted the third edition of Radio Mirchi Music Awards.

9. KARAN SINGH AUJLA

Entertainment, 23

Karan is an Indian singer, lyricist and rapper known for his work in Punjabi music. He is best known for the songs ‘Don’t Look’, ‘Hint’, ‘Don’t Worry’, and ‘Chitta Kurta’. His singles ‘Hint’, ‘Chitta Kurta’, and ‘Red Eyes’ have featured in Global YouTube weekly chart. In 2020, his song ’Jhanjar’ was viewed over five million times within 24 hours on YouTube and has topped trending lists in Australia, Canada and India.

10. SIMARPAL KAUR CHAHAL

Entertainment, 28

Simi is an Indian film actress from Ambala who predominantly works in Punjabi films. She first stepped into the entertainment industry in 2014 where she appeared in some Punjabi music videos. She made her Punjabi film debut with the 2016 film ’Bambukat’ directed by Pankaj Batra and starred alongside Ammy Virk which was a huge success. She won a Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress in 2017 for her role in ’Bambukat’.

11. AMRIT SINGH MAAN

Entertainment, 28

Amrit is an Indian singer, lyricist and actor associated with Punjabi films and music. He started his career in 2014 as a songwriter. His first song ‘Jatt Fire Karda’ sung by Punjabi Music Industry’s superstar Diljit Dosanjh, was a big hit. Amrit released his debut song ‘Desi Da Drum’ that was super hit and broke many records.

12. GURNAM SINGH BHULLAR

Entertainment, 25

Gurnam is an Indian singer and actor associated with Punjabi music and films. He is best known for his single ‘Diamond’ released in 2018. He won Awaaz Punjab Di Season 5 and is debut album was Heer Jehiyan Kudian released in 2014. In 2019, he released his debut film ’Guddiyan Patole’ and his second film ‘Surkhi Bindi’ in which he played the lead role.

13. BHAI ARSHNOOR SINGH

Role Model, 19

With the Blessings of Dhan Sant Baba Teja Singh Ji Maharaj Rara Sahib Ji, Bhai Arshnoor Singh become able to share messages from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji since 2009. He has been fond of Kirtan from a very young age and now he travels the country inspiring children to follow in his footsteps and embrace the Sikh faith.

14. BHAI PARAMPREET SINGH

Role Model, 11

Bhai Parampreet Singh from Nanaksar. His talent and spirit has been noticed worldwide and 1000’s attend his Kirtan Diwans. He has been doing path and Kirtan from a very young age and now he travels the country inspiring children to follow in his footsteps and embrace the Sikh faith.

15. RUPINDER KAUR

Education, 28

Rupinder know as ‘Rupi Kaur’ is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. After completing her degree in rhetoric studies she published her first collection of poems milk and honey in 2014. The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies gracing the New York Times bestsellers list every week for over a year.

16. HARMANJIT SINGH

Entertainment, 30

Harmanjit aka ‘Mickey Singh’ is an American-Indian singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, model and actor. Mickey has performed alongside Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ali Zafar, Manj Musik, Raftaar, Badshah, Imran Khan, Jay Sean. In 2019 he performed the half-time show for the NBA basketball game, Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, CA.

17. SARPREET SINGH

Sports, 21

Sarpreet is a New Zealand professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bayern Munich II and the New Zealand national team. He played for Onehunga Sports in his youth before signing for Wellington Phoenix in 2015. After impressing Bayern scouts while playing for New Zealand at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, it was announced on 1 July 2019 he had signed a three-year deal with Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee.

18. NIMRAT KAUR AHLUWALIA

Entertainment, 26

Nimrit is an Indian actress, lawyer, theatre artist and model. She is primarily known for her work in small screen industry. She completed her graduation in Law from Army Institute of Law in Mohali. The actress rose to fame for portraying the role of Meher in Colors popular television serial “Chotti Sardani”. The show gave her immense popularity and made her the household name.

19. HARMEET SINGH

Sports, 30

Harmeet Singh is a Norwegian international footballer who plays professionally as a defensive midfielder.  He is nicknamed ‘The Norwegian Iniesta’ by international media. He has represented Norway at the U15, U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels. In 2009, at just 18 years of age, he made his debut for the U21s in a 1–1 draw against Estonia U21. He made his debut for the senior team in 2012. He featured in all three matches in the 2012 King’s Cup.

20. MANPREET SINGH

Entertainment, 28

Manpreet Singh aka ‘Singga’ is a post-graduate of history. He is an Indian Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Musician and Model who is known for his work in Punjabi cinema. Singga made his debut as a Lyricist with the song name ‘Mere Yaar’ and has hits from other songs like ‘Jatt Di Clip 2’ and ‘Badnam’, etc. He earned recognition after featuring in the song of Brotherhood which was co-produced with Mankirt Aulakh.

21. NAVJOT KAUR

Sports, 25

Navjot Kaur is an Indian field hockey player. She was part of the Indian Women’s Hockey team in the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was trained for hockey in Baldev Singh’s academy in Shahbad. In one of her first tournaments at the U-19 level, she was the top-scorer. She has participated in more than a 100 international matches, representing India.

22. MANPREET KAUR TOOR

Entertainment, 30

Manpreet is an actor, known for Raabta (2017) and her collaboration with Garry Sandhu: Like U (Tere Jaisi) (2019). Talented dancer and choreographer Manpreet Toor, famous for her grace, creativity and diverse choreography has been creating buzz with her Youtube channel, Dance With Manpreet.

23. KHUSHBIR SINGH

Sports, 27

Khusbir is an Indian athlete, a 20-kilometre race walker. She first came into the limelight after winning bronze in the 10,000-metre walk race at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships held at Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Asian Games.

24. JASLEEN KAUR ROYAL

Entertainment, 29

Jasleen is an Indian singer and songwriter who sing’s in Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati and English. She won the award for Best Indie Song at the MTV Video Music Awards India 2013. She entered Bollywood in 2014 with Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan in the film Khoobsurat with a song titled ‘Preet’.

25. AMAR SINGH SANDHU

Entertainment, 30

Amar is an American born Punjabi singer, songwriter, music composer and producer. He is best known for his unique Punjabi-English fusion sound and his 2015 Album ‘New Era’, featuring hits such as ‘Rooftop Party’, ‘Double Addi’, and ‘Replaceable’. He released his first single ‘Ni Udaleh’ in 2011, collaborating with Dhol Beat International.

26. JARNAIL SINGH

Sports, 11

Jarnail Singh the twin brother of Jabarjang Singh aka the ‘twin stallions’. Both started learning Muay Thai Boxing in the late 2014 under the guidance of Kru Master Jompop from Kiatphontip Gym who was formerly ranked no1 at Rajadamnern stadium in Thailand. One of their major achievements was when they both got selected for team Great Britain at the World Championships held in Germany October 2019. Jarnail won Gold and was crowned new World Champion.

27. JABARJANG SINGH

Sports, 11

Jabarjang Singh the twin brother of Jarnail Singh aka the ‘twin stallions’. Both started learning Muay Thai Boxing in the late 2014 under the guidance of Kru Master Jompop from Kiatphontip Gym who was formerly ranked no1 at Rajadamnern stadium in Thailand. One of their major achievements was when they both got selected for team Great Britain at the World Championships held in Germany October 2019. Jabarjang won Gold and was crowned new World Champion.

28. HARMANPREET SINGH

Sports, 24

Harmanpreet is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a defender for the Indian national team. He was named in the Indian squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was the member of Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 champion’s squad.

29. NEELAM KAUR GILL

Model, 25

Neelam is a British fashion model. She is known for her work with Burberry, Abercrombie and Fitch and appearing in Vogue. She has spoken about bullying, depression and body confidence issues via her YouTube channel and also said that she “feels sorry” for online trolls. She has appeared in Vogue India and on the catwalk for Burberry’s fashion show during London Fashion Week. Neelam has also walked for Kanye West’s Fashion Week Show and Dior.

30. ARSHDEEP SINGH

Role Model, 10

Arshdeep Singh is a well known young wildlife photographer. His work has been showcased in international publications such as Lonely Planet UK, Lonely Planet Germany, Lonely Planet India, BBC Wildlife UK etc. He is the only winner from India to receive the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2018, by the Natural History Museum, London.

31. GURJIT KAUR

Sports, 25

Gurjit is an Indian female field hockey player. She plays the position of a defender and is also the Indian team’s designated drag flicker. She has represented India internationally, most recently at the Hockey World Cup 2018. She was the most successful goal-scorer of the Indian team during the series with 8 goals, in which the Indian team emerged victorious as the continental champions.

32. HARNAAM KAUR

Model, 30

Harnaam is a British model, anti-bullying activist, body positive activist, life coach and motivational speaker from London, UK. She worked as a primary school teaching assistant at Khalsa Primary School before gaining the media’s attention, when she started giving public interviews. She was included in the Guinness World Records as the youngest woman in the world to have a full beard.

33. SAHIBNOOR SINGH

Social Media, 24

Sahibnoor is a YouTuber and social media influencer with a vast outreach. He is the youngest Sikh YouTuber from Dehradun, Uttarakhand and is famous for entertainment and news content. Sahibnoor was a runner up at Mr India. He was also awarded by the Sikh Federation for best entertainment content.

34. NAVJYOT SINGH GURUDATA

Business, 25

Navjyot is a master of making people and businesses famous with his digital marketing and promotional skills, with his client database of over 500 companies he is constantly expanding. He was selected for the TV Show, ‘Roadies’ at a very small age as he was extremely impressive in the battleground. Navjyot is an expert in press releases, brand promotion, music videos and artist management, handling their social media accounts.

35. RUPANJIT SINGH BAL

Social Media, 30

Rupan is a Canadian-Indian YouTuber, actor, director and comedian. He made his film debut as the main actor in the Punjabi the film Haani. He is currently working as a video director in the Punjabi music industry and owns the Rupan Bal Films Company.

36. AMRIT KAUR

Entertainment, 27

Amrit Kaur is an actress who appeared as Cadet ‘Thira Sidhu’ in the Star Trek Short Treks episode ‘Ask Not’. Kaur received her Bachelor’s diploma at the Acting Conservatory of York University in Toronto. In 2014, she was also a contestant in the Miss World Canada beauty pageant.

37. GURSOCH KAUR

Role Model, 22

Gursoch is the first turban-wearing Sikh woman in the New York Police Department. There less than 2000 Sikh police officers in the NYPD, of them 10 are women but only one, Gursoch, wears a turban.  She wants to become a full-pledged police officer in the NYPD. Gursoch wears the NYPD symbol in the front of her blue turban. In 2016 a massive lobbying by the Sikh community was consented to, which permitted wearing of the badge on the turban.

38. MANDEEP SINGH

Sports, 29

Mandeep is an Indian cricketer. He plays for Punjab in the top-flight of Indian cricket. An attacking right-hand batsman who also occasionally bowls right arm medium pace, Mandeep has also played for India Blue cricket team and North Zone and is currently a part of the Kings XI Punjab squad in the IPL. He has also played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2010 edition of the IPL. He was the vice-captain of the India Under-19 cricket team for the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

39. GURMEHAR KAUR

Education, 24

Gurmehar is an Indian student activist and author. She currently pursuing her Master’s from Somerville College, Oxford University. She is also an ambassador for Postcards for Peace, a UK based charitable organisation that helps eliminate any form of discrimination. She was in the news due to a video she released. Time Magazine described her as a ‘free speech warrior’ and included her in their ‘10 Next Generation Leaders’ list.

40. HARLEEN KAUR

Sports, 21

Harleen is the WMKF World Champion Silver Medallist and is known as a competent martial arts competitor, training for nearly 10 years she is now 2nd Dan Black belt. She currently trains in a combined programme of Karate, Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu. Harleen is an ambassador for the Asian Sports Foundation and is one of a few in her niche field not only a world competitor in martial arts, but the WMKF British Champion in kickboxing and All Styles Champion.

41. SUKHJIT KAUR KHALSA

Education, 26

Sukhjit is a first generation Australian Sikh spoken word artist, educator, performer and human rights reformer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work predominantly provokes conversations around Australian identity, feminism, cultural confusions, and the power of uncomfortable conversations.

42. KARENJEET KAUR BAINS

Sports, 22

Karenjeet is heading to the World Classic Power Lifting Championships in Sweden in June. She is the first Sikh woman to compete for Britain at the event. The 63kg Junior Power Lifter most recently competed at the Women’s British University Championships in April and brought home third place with a 375kg total.

43. KIRANMEET KAUR JASSAL

Model, 24

Commonly known as Kiran, she is a Malaysian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016. She represented her country at Miss Universe 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Besides the main title, she was also awarded ‘Miss My Dentist Winning Smile’ she also walked for the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour For Life hair fashion charity event alongside Deborah Henry and supermodel, Amber Chia.

44. HARNAM SINGH

Role Model, 27

Harnam is the Sikh student who broke strict religious protocol to save a boy’s life. He is known around the world for removing his turban to put underneath the head of six year old Daejon Pahia when he was hit by a car in Australia. The DuMalla style of turban can be transcribed as meaning ‘two turbans’. Warrior Sikhs used this extra material for treatment of wounds and injuries whilst in battle.

45. GURSIMRAN SINGH BHULLAR

Sports, 28

Sim Bhullar is a Canadian professional basketball player. He played college basketball for New Mexico State University and is the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA. At 7’5″, he also became the sixth-tallest player in NBA history. In 2016, he signed with the Dacin Tigers of the Taiwanese Super Basketball League in 2017 then signed with Guangxi Rhino of the National Basketball League the second-tier league of China.

46. SATNAM SINGH BHAMRA

Sports, 24

Satnam is an Indian professional basketball player for the St. John’s Edge of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). He became the first Indian player to be drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) when the Dallas Mavericks selected him with the 52nd overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft. On July 8, 2019, his draft rights were traded alongside two second round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies.

47. ONKAR SINGH

Education, 12

Onkar is the only child from Jammu to achieve multiple youngest world records worldwide in the field of literature and information technology. He recently received the very prestigious national award ‘National Child Award’ from the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. He was only 7 years old when developed his first website and published his debut book.

48. ASHBEER SINGH SAINI

Sports, 26

Ashbeer is India’s number one junior golfer. He is the nephew of Baljit Singh Saini, who is an Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist for India in field hockey. His father, Balwinder Singh Saini, who is also the elder brother of Baljeet Singh Saini has also represented India internationally in field hockey. Ashbeer recently won the professional title at the recently held PGTI Feeder Tour in Karnal.

49. MANIT SINGH CHAWLA

Education, 26

Manit received a gold medal from King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun in 2016, in recognition of his excellent performance at university. Hailing from Khon Kaen, situated in the north east of Thailand and about 500km from Bangkok, he was high schooled at the Holy Redeemer North Eastern School. He then gained entry into the School of Engineering at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) to study for his Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Engineering.

50. JASPRIT SINGH BUMRAH

Sports, 27

Jasprit is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team in all formats of the game. After successful seasons with the Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League and with his domestic team Gujarat, he made his debut in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals in the 2015-16 series against Australia. He is the first Asian bowler to take 5 wickets in a test innings in South Africa, England and Australia during the same calendar year.

51. MUNSIMAR KAUR

Role Model, 11

Munsimar was told “no you can’t play, because you’re a terrorist” by a group of teenagers in a park. She shared her ordeal in a heartbreaking video on her dad’s Instagram account. Mansimar’s experience proved to her the lack of exposure and knowledge some people have about Sikhs. Her story went viral and many celebrities and sports players showed their support for Munsimar and Sikh Community.

52. JUJHAR SINGH KHAIRA

Sports, 26

Jujhar is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). On January 16, 2017, Khaira scored his first NHL goal, against Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes. On December 9 of the same year, Khaira earned his first multi-goal game, scoring twice against Carey Price of the Montreal Canadians.

53. KABIR SINGH

Role Model, 20

Kabir is the youngest Indian and Sikh serving as a PTE in the Territorial Forces-Infantry Regiment in the New Zealand Army. He applied in the Army at the age of 18 and went off to do his basic training earlier this year and graduated to become a soldier. He comes from a family who has been serving in the Indian Army and Indian Air Force for the past three generations.

54. HARNOOR SINGH GILL

Role Model, 20

Harnoor is the founder of the Peace Welcome Club, he lives in Georgetown, Ontario with his family and he is a high school student. He has had his work published in Indo-Canadian Voice, Asian Journal, Times of India, The Independent, Free Press and in Amazing Kids Magazine. Harnoor volunteers with many local organizations including the Willow Park Ecology Centre, the Town of Halton Hills and the Halton Children’s Aid Society.

55. HARPREET KAUR

Entertainment, 30

Harpz Kaur is a radio host, disc jockey, event host and dancer. She flawlessly plays different roles in her professional life. Many have heard this talented artist on BBC Asian Network where she presents the Breakfast Show. Originally from Huddersfield, she has now adopted London as her second home. She spent several years working for local radio but always wanted to be the person behind the mike.

56. AMRINDER RANJIT SINGH

Sports, 26

Amrinder joined Mumbai City FC for the Hero ISL 2016 after previously representing ATK, Bengaluru FC and Pune FC at different stages in his career. Amrinder kept five clean sheets in six matches for the Islanders in 2016, thus winning the Golden Glove Award. The 2017-18 campaign proved to be even better for the goalkeeper as he finished with 55 saves – the most by any keeper in the league.

57. JASMIN KAUR WALIA

Entertainment, 25

Jasmin is a British Indian television personality, singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. She first came into limelight with the British reality television show The Only Way Is Essex. She created her own fashion line, Pop by Jasmin, with the product range of lipsticks and beauty accessories. Jasmin is part of the Women of the Future Ambassadors Programme, an initiative of the Women of the Future, in association with Lloyds Banking Group that connects the ambassadors with school sixth formers.

58. GURLAINE KAUR GHARCHA

Entertainment, 27

Gurlaine is known for her work on EastEnders (1985), Holby City (1999) and Doctors (2000). She is a talented young actress whose credits include BBC One’s Eastenders, Doctors and Holby. She is highly trained in tae kwon do, boxing and kick boxing and is the European Champion for Tae Kwon Do.

59. KARAN SINGH BRAR

Entertainment, 21

Karan is an American actor. He portrayed Chirag Gupta in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise and Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie and its subsequent spin-off Bunk’d. He began his acting career at the age of 11, starring as Indian middle schooler Chirag Gupta in the comedy feature film Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In 2018, he had a role in the sci-fi movie Pacific Rim: Uprising.

60. SONIA SINGH

Model, 24

Sonia was born in Oslo, Norway. She is an Indian-Norwegian model and was crowned Miss India Norway and she represented Norway at Miss India Worldwide 2015. At the grand finale, she was crowned ‘Miss Catwalk’. Sonia is a very successful model although she is young. Miss Universe Norway, Miss Grand International Norway, Miss Supernational Norway are just a few pageants she has taken part in.

61. SERENE SINGH

Education, 23

Serene is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford completing her postgraduate studies in Public Policy. A Truman Scholar and an alumnus of the University of Colorado she founded the National Sikh Youth Program, an organization created to invest and mentor young Sikh Americans, Oxford Bhangra Society and the Rhodes Interfaith Alliance. She won the Victoria Secret’s GRL PWR campaign, and serves as a Dalai Lama Fellow and Clinton Global Initiative Scholar.

62. GURPREET SINGH SANDHU

Sports, 28

Gurpreet began his professional football journey with East Bengal in 2012. He then joined Norway based Stabaek Football in 2014. He became the first Indian to feature in a UEFA Europa League match. Thereafter, he returned to India and joined Bengaluru FC in 2017 as their No.1, emerging as a runner-up in the 2018 Hero ISL campaign and a Hero Super Cup winner. In the 2019 season he won the Golden Glove award en route to helping the team bag the Hero ISL trophy.

63. NAUREEN SINGH

Education, 25

Naureen currently works as a Community Organizer with the Asian Pacific Development Center and the Policy Director of Colorado Sikhs. Naureen was the first Sikh-American to be selected to speak at the Denver Women’s March. In front of a crowd of thousands, Naureen first shared a Shabad written by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji about the role of women. She shared how her experience as a Sikh and as the daughter of immigrants has shaped her worldview on gender equality and courage.

64. SIMRAN SINGH SANDHU

Role Model, 17

Simran Singh from Perth has received his licence for solo piloting at the domestic airport Jundakot’s Royal Aero Club. At present Simran is a student of Rosemine Senior High School. As well as his regular studies, he also joined the Australian Air Force as a cadet. The entire Sikh community in Western Australia are extremely proud of Simran becoming the first Sikh Cadet in Air Force.

65. PRABHSUKHAN SINGH GILL

Sports, 19

Prabhsukhan, currently 18 years old, had a stellar domestic season in the Hero I-League 2018-19 for the Indian Arrows. He also emerged as the team’s hero during the young Arrows team’s memorable victory over Kerala Blasters FC in the Hero Super Cup 2019 qualifiers. Prabhsukhan was also a part of the 21-man India side for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.

66. GERMANPREET SINGH

Sports, 23

Germanpreet is a graduate of the Tata Football Academy. He was picked up in the draft leading up to Hero ISL 2017 by Chennaiyin FC and played seven matches for them during their title-winning campaign. He featured for John Gregory’s side on nine occasions in Hero ISL 2018-19. Germanpreet is a full-fledged India international and was part of the Blue Tigers squad in the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

67. AMAN SINGH GULATI

Role Model, 18

Aman is an Indian visual artist. He uniquely paints portraits on almonds. He learnt to paint from his mother Bhavna Kaur Gulati. He completed his 12th grade in 2019 and joined a college for fine arts. Aman painted a 1225 sq ft puzzle portrait of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the world’s first almond portrait series called ‘Souls of Sikhism’ launched by Om Birla. In 2018 he honoured at The Sikh Awards for his contribution to art.

68. JAHAN GEET SINGH

Role Model, 22

Jahan, has broken the glass ceiling. She is one of the few, and was definitely the youngest, female dhol player. The 8kg dhol that Jahan picked up at the tender age of 12 has become a part of her identity. Now 22, she is pursuing Law from the Panjab University and has given hundreds of live performances across India and abroad.

69. GURKIRAN KAUR

Role Model, 30

Gurkiran Kaur is an entrepreneur, businesswoman, fashion icon, Instagram-superstar and co-founder of jangiiro, a Punjabi clothing line. The clothing line is new age Punjabi clothing line that is uniquely customised garments for each client. She is married to Jagmeet Singh, a Canadian lawyer and politician serving as leader of the New Democratic Party.

70. EVAN SINGH LUTHRA

Business, 25

Evan has that rare and coveted ability to turn original ideas into businesses that are both innovative and profitable. At 25 years old, he has an already impressive resume and career history. He started his journey as a serial entrepreneur as an adolescent and was bitten by the ‘digital bug’ early and often. He now works with non-tech entrepreneurs and backs them with capital, technology and marketing resources to launch new companies from the ground up.

71. ROHANPREET SINGH

Entertainment, 26

Rohan is an Indian Singer who sings Punjabi Songs. He is famous due to his appearance in Rising Star season 2. He also appeared in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs 2007-08. On May 20, 2018, Rohan released his debut Punjabi song named ‘Taqleef’ alongside ‘Kirat Gill’. In the same year on 31st October 2018, he also released another song ‘Pehli Mulakat’ which is a big hit.

72. MANVIR SINGH

Sports, 24

Considered as one of the most promising young forwards in the country, Manvir made his Hero ISL debut for FC Goa in 2017. He came off the bench eight times in his maiden campaign and even started a match against Bengaluru FC. Manvir scored his maiden Hero ISL goal in a match against Kerala Blasters FC last season and will be hoping to add to the tally in the upcoming season.

73. GURTEJ SINGH

Sports, 29

Gurtej, a defender for Hyderabad FC, started his professional career with the now-defunct JCT. After plying his trade with Pailan Arrows and Churchill Brothers, Gurtej signed for Bengaluru FC in 2013. FC Pune City signed him in 2017. In his very first season with the Stallions, he formed one of the most formidable defensive partnerships in the league alongside Rafael Lopez.

74. ARSHDEEP SINGH

Sports, 22

Arshdeep is promising goalkeeper who rose through the ranks at the AIFF Elite Academy, later joining Minerva Punjab in 2015. Last season was his most productive yet as he made 8 Hero I-League and 4 AFC Cup appearances for Minerva. The youngster will be getting his first taste of Hero ISL this term with Odisha FC.

75. GURSIMRAT SINGH GILL

Sports, 23

Gursimrat was signed by Bengaluru FC in 2016. He was also a part of their 2017 AFC Cup squad. He was picked up in the draft leading up to Hero ISL 2017-18 by NorthEast United FC. He returned to Bengaluru for the 2018-19 campaign. The young defender will be back with the Blues to help with their title defence in Hero ISL 2019-20.

76. SIMRANJIT SINGH

Sports, 28

Simranjit  plays as a midfielder for Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League. After graduating from Tata Football Academy he joined I-Leagues developmental side Pailan Arrows in 2013. He made his debut for the club in the I-League on 20 January 2013 against Shillong Lajong F.C. in which Pailan Arrows won the match 1–0. In December 2014, Simranjit joined newly founded I-League team Bharat FC.

77. SIMRANJEET SINGH PATWALIA

Social Media, 18

Simranjeet is a social media star who has gained fame for his self-titled YouTube channel. He has risen to massive fame as the creator of Punjabi Carpool Karaoke, alongside adventure vlogging, challenges and pranks. Simranjeet is one of the most successful young YouTubers in the United States today.

78. RAGINDER SINGH MOMI

Entertainment, 28

Raginder aka ‘Raaginder’ is a Union City, California based violinist, music producer and songwriter. His professional music career began in 2011 when he released his first mix tape ‘Take One’. Following up with his debut studio album Beach Chair in 2014. He played the United States national anthem for the LA Clippers and has played at the White House on numerous occasions.

79. HARDEEP SINGH

Entertainment, 27

Hardeep Singh is a professional dancer, public relations officer, social worker and an entrepreneur. In 2011 he started ‘Pure Bhangra’ which is the first and longest running group in the Middle East. Hardeep has been recognised in local newspapers, TV channels, radio stations and social media. Pure Bhangra recently received the silver play button from YouTube.

80. ARMINDER SINGH DHILLON

Business, 19

Arminder is the youngest person to win an investment on Dragons’ Den after securing £20,000 for a gadget that can clean muddy boots in minutes. He was only 11 years old when he came up with the idea for his ‘Boot Buddy’, after getting fed up with the time he had to spend washing his shoes after playing football. His handheld time-saving device gets the job done in less than five minutes using 300ml of water.

81. MANMEET KAUR

Media, 26

Manmeet is a post graduate in social sciences from Jinnah College for Women, Peshawar, Pakistan. She is Pakistan’s first Sikh news reporter for a TV channel, she has worked as an administrator in a computer academy for three years she had covered several religious, political and cultural events and never felt discriminated as a woman from the minority community.

82. GURPEET SINGH BHOOI

Media, 29

Gurpreet is presently working as a Public Relationship Manager and Journalist at Akaal Channel and presenting various programs and news based on Sikh Issues. He also works as a volunteer for Akaal AID. Previously he worked for the D.S.G.P.C. and as a freelance press reporter with a variety of TV Channels such as Sangat TV and Raaj FM.

83. AASHISH SINGH BEERGI

Business, 28

Aashish’s sensitivity towards social causes came in at a young age and thus his journey to become a serial social entrepreneur started early. A school assignment on waste management led him to work on a waste management venture, which is currently one of the finest models of waste management in India. The seed of change-making and entrepreneurship which was sowed in him during school, led him to start a unique social venture.

84. SIMPARPREET SINGH

Business, 29

Simarpreet is an Indian entrepreneur and an electrical engineer, MBA from SP Jain Mumbai. Driven by a resolve to contribute significantly to the Indian power sector value chain, he has led from the front to turn his group of companies into one of India’s fastest growing conglomerates, especially in the Transmission and Distribution and Solar Engineering, Procurement and Construction spaces.

85. NARAYAN SINGH KAINTH

Social Media, 23

Narayan aka ‘Kapre Bene’. In 2016 he started an Instagram fashion blog whilst working at the BBC. His content makes over 1 million impression on accounts from around the world. In the past year, he has collaborated with international influencers and national retail stores, including Next, River Island, ASOS and many more. He recently travelled to Toronto and New York to work with Sikh communities on a mission to spread positivity through unity and engaged with over 300 young Sikhs.

86. KULDEEP SINGH RAJPUT

Business, 28

Kuldeep runs a digital therapeutics company that utilises AI to aid patients with complex chronic conditions. The Singapore based health-tech firm raised $5 million in a Series A round of funding in December 2017 led by venture capital firms NSI Ventures and Aviva Ventures. He has raised $6.6 million in total and is finalizing a $50 million Series B round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.

87. RAJVATAN SINGH RATHOUR

Model, 26

Rajvatan, moved to the UK in 2006 from Punjab. In 2017 he completed his Masters in the Science of International Politics from the University of London. During his time in university, he became interested in modelling and has acted in Diljit Dosanjh’s movie ‘Sajjan Singh Rangroot’, as well as in his promotional song ‘El Sueno’. Transforming ‘Cat Walk’ into a ‘Tiger Walk’, Rajvatan received the ‘BEST WALK’ award in the International Sardar World Model Contest 2017 in Melbourne.

88. GURLEEN KAUR GILL

Business, 24

Gurleen aka ‘Glam by Gilly’, is a rising freelance HMUA based in Brampton, Ontario. Gurleen has over thousands of followers on Instagram and continues to grow her following every week. She has a diversified fan base that shows an endless amount of love and support which motivates her to do even better.

89. HARSIMRAN KAUR

Sports, 16

From Punjab, Harsimran aged just 16, is one of the most exciting prospects in the entire country of India. She’s had some opportunities to represent the country and is dreaming of reaching the ultimate goal of playing in the WNBA. In February, she was in Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp as one of the elite 64 prospects from 30 different countries.

90. JESNEET KAUR BRAR

Business, 26

Jessie is a young public speaker and mental health advocate. She has been sharing her story to help create change in the mental health space and also heads The Mental Health Spotlight, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about mental health in the South Asian community. She has spoken to ministers, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and thousands of youth across Canada about this important cause.

91. HARJAS SINGH

Social Media, 27

Harjas Singh aka ‘Styled by Harj’ is a Toronto based Fashion Blogger, Stylist and Model. Styled By Harj showcases a unique and funky fashion sense to help others find creativity in their wardrobes and inspire individuals to love what makes them different. He has walked in Toronto Fashion Week, collaborated with the likes of Frank and Oak, Ben Sherman, MVMT and Nike Toronto. Harjas recently starred in Nordstrom Canada’s very first nationwide brand campaign with billboard and TV spots scattered throughout Canada.

92. MANVINDER SINGH RANAUTA

Business, 30

Manvinder has a Masters in International Business from Coventry University in the UK. While studying, he felt there was a gap between the Indian food market and the rest of the world. So he started a buffet restaurant with a kitchen centralized in India, shipping out curries throughout the globe. He currently has 3 outlets and 20 more are in the pipeline.

93. SHURANJEET SINGH TAKHAR

Business, 24

Shuranjeet currently runs a campaign aimed at removing the stigma surrounding mental health in the Punjabi community. He experienced mental ill health while doing his undergraduate degree in Bristol. Since returning to Birmingham from university, he has delivered workshops at universities, co-developed mental health infrastructure with Gurdwaras and advocated for Punjabi communities at a national and international level.

94. NISHA SINGH BHAKER

Entertainment , 17

Nisha aka ‘NSB’ by her fans is breaking down barriers as the first female Sikh DJ. Nisha hopes her foray into the world of DJing will empower other Sikh girls to follow suit. She is an ambassador for equality and diversity and has spoken at the Scottish Parliament about improving the lives of the nation’s ethnic minorities.

95. ARNAV SINGH BEDI

Business, 18

Arnav is a high school student at Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL. At 15 he started his non-profit organisation, Power Minds, with the intent of enabling deserving youth and adults achieve their educational goals and dreams through the use of online tutoring. It is a non-profit organisation that provides free online tutoring and free homework help, with the help of professional and high qualified community of online tutors.

96. JOHT SINGH CHANDAN

Role Model, 26

Joht is a public health registrar based at the University of Birmingham. He’s also a volunteer detective in the police child abuse unit. He works as a junior doctor and still finds time to volunteer as a detective with West Midlands Police. As a junior doctor, Joht noticed the effects that child abuse caused in patients at a later stage of life, such as chronic diseases and mental health issues. This pushed him to wanting to do more to tackle the issue from its roots.

97. GURBANI KAUR MEHTA

Business, 30

Gurbani has business interests in fashion, nutrition, hospitality, luxury lifestyle and philanthropy. She started off her entrepreneurial journey in 2015 with the IPLF week in London subsequently making it one of the most sought after events in the fashion industry. In 2018 she launched a premium protein and supplement brand.

98. PAVITAR SINGH NANDHRA

Role Model, 24

Pavitar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media specialising in TV, Film and Photography in 2019. He has experience working as a producer, director, camera operator, sound engineer and post-production editor. He has worked with some major brands such as Sky, BBC Sport and TEDx. He plays a wide range of musical instruments such as the tabla, harmonium, guitar and the piano.

99. ASCHARJ SINGH BAJAJ

Role Model, 17

Ascharj has 10 GCSE’s ranging from 9-A** to 7-A, currently he attends The Perse School in Cambridge studying A-level Philosophy Mathematics and Economics. He is on the Whitbread roll of honour for academic excellence and wider school contribution in 2019. Ascharj has been an Air Cadet for 4 years and plays a wide range of musical instruments such as tabla, jori, harmonium, guitar, electric guitar and the piano.

100. MANJOT SINGH

Role Model, 21

Manjot Singh studied at Guru Nanak Public Model High School, Nankana Sahib. He passed his matriculation examination achieving first division A grade. He is currently at the University of Management and Technology and studying for a Mechanical Engineering degree. Manjot is president of ‘Interfaith Harmony’ a Pakistani faith based organisation.