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Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien Are TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Artists

Lady Gaga, TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Artists

Lady Gaga, TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Artists

Lady Gaga and Conan O’Brien are the world’s most influential artists. TIME magazine has unveiled their annual TIME 100 issue, in which it names 100 names that make it to the World’s Most Influential People list. The magazine divided their categories into four – Leaders, Heroes, Artists, and Thinkers – with 25 names in each. The “Telephone” hitmaker and the ousted “Tonight Show” host came in at first and second place respectively in the Artists category. “The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and Russian opera conductor Valery Gergiev round up the top 5. Also making the list are “Twilight” tween heartthrob Robert Pattinson, Neil Patrick Harris, Lost showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, pop country songstress Taylor Swift and “Glee” star Lea Michele. Today’s hot topic, Sandra Bullock, is at 22nd, while Simon Cowell, Elton John, and James Cameron are at 15th, 17th, and 25th respectively. Ben Stiller places fourth in the Heroes category, along with Jet Li (18th), and Serena Williams (19th). Bill Clinton leads the list. TIME 100 Most influential People of 2010 (Artists):
1. Lady Gaga
2. Conan O’Brien
3. Kathryn Bigelow
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. Valery Gergiev
6. Robert Pattinson
7. Ashton Kutcher
8. Suzanne Collins
9. Taylor Swift
10. Neil Patrick Harris
11. Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
12. Prince
13. Lea Michele
14. Jerry Holins and Mike Krahulik
15. Simon Cowell
16. Neill Blomkamp
17. Elton John
18. Marc Jacobs
19. David Chang
20. Banksy
21. Chetan Bhagat
22. Sandra Bullock
23. Ricky Gervais
24. Han Han
25. James Cameron

Bollywood’s pre-eminent leading ladie Aishwarya Rai.

aishwarya-raiAishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood’s pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India’s most famous models landing a prestigious Pepsi campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine. India’s top Bollywood directors were soon lining up to work with Ash. Her film debut in Mani Rathnam’s ‘Iruvar’ (1997) received critical acclaim and her performance in Aur Paar Ho Gaya’ (1997) directed by Rahul Rawail garnered her the Best Female Debutante Award. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by FilmFare and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, in that same year, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her special appearance in Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein (2000). In 2001 Ash was nominated for FilmFare’s Best Actress Award for Satish Kaushik’s “Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai”.  Ash’s star continued to rise in 2002 working again with Sajay Leela Bhansali in ‘Devdas’. ‘Devdas’ is the most ambitious and most successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood picture to ever receive a special screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and broke box-office records in India and the United States. 2003 brought even more exciting opportunities. Ash became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the latest member of the elite L’Oreal Dream Team, joining beauties Catherine Deneuve & Andie MacDowell as their international ambassador. She graced the covers of India Today and the prestigious TIME Magazine. Time Magazine has also listed her on their list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World Today”. She has graced numerous covers worldwide including USA, UK, China, Russia, Israel, United Emerites, Italy, Spain and France. Ash was also listed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Hot List”, Hello Magazine’s Most Attractive Women in the World”, Stuff Magazine, FHM magazine, V-Life from Variety Magazine, GQ Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s & Queen and countless others.  2004 saw Aishwarya take on the leading role in her first English language film for Gurinder Chadha in “Bride & Prejudice”. She also became the first Indian female to be immortalized in wax at the world famous Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.  With over 17,000 websites dedicated to her, Ash finally launched her “Official Website” www.AishwaryaWorld.com  2005 started with appearances on “60 Minutes”, “David Letterman Show” and the most watched television program in the world the “Oprah Winfrey Show”. Aishwarya’s career continues to grow even stronger – she will soon be seen in Mistress of Spices for director Paul Berges, Jag Mundhra’s Provoked, Sanjay Gadhvi’s Dhoom 2 and legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis’s The Last Legion opposite Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley. The Queen of Bollywood is already becoming the talk of tinseltown and is currently in negotiations on two major motion pictures.

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