2011 has been a sensational year with events that have brought about interesting twists worth holding a place in history. It has also been the distinguished year for many personalities worldwide. Just take a look to know who have been on the top talks of 2011.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the cool captain of the Indian Cricket team who mounted to international popularity in a short span of time having been successful in his captaincy right from his initial day. He brought home the most craved Cricket World Cup with his diplomacy and impeccable quality of managing himself as a good skipper and an all rounder in the game of cricket. It was under his captaincy, team India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and was the first team to defeat Australia in a test series after 20 years. Dhoni takes pride with his name in the top 100 most influential person of 2011 and is also named No 1 of all Asian Superstars by SportsPro magazine.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a south Indian model turned into an actress who is well known all over the world for her beauty. She stole the limelight when she won the Miss World Throne in 1994 following her second place in Miss India contest. She is the first Indian actress to be chosen as a jury of the Cannes International Film Festival. She is fondly called Bollywood Queen and has acted in more than 40 films in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali. Aishwarya Rai has her wax figure in London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum. The news of Aishwarya Rai’s delivery to a girl baby brought a frenzy atmosphere throughout the country.
Kate Middleton, the new Duchess of Cambridge stole English popularity with her wedding to Prince William, the new Duke of Cambridge. Brought up from humble origins, her wedding turned Cinderella fairytale into reality. Her simplicity and beautiful smile exuded royalty and she touched millions of hearts. Her wedding gown gained popularity and she was named Queen of High Street Fashion for setting a new trend.
Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop/R&B singer, songwriter and actor who peaked to fame with his debut single ‘One Time’ and debut album ‘My World’ at the age of 15. He has won about 54 national and international awards and has been nominated for about 65 awards. He stands second in the best paid celebrities under 30. His allegation of fathering a child with Mariah Yeater put all his fans in huge shock. He also takes media attention for his affairs with his American singer-actress girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Vidya Balan is an Indian Bollywood actress who put the film industry to surprise with her bold versatility as an actor. Her compassionate role as a mother to a genetically disordered child in Paa left the audience tear eyed. Her latest release ‘The Dirty Picture’ released in 2011 clearly marked the transition in her role in representing a woman of immense sensual appeal. She has won some very famous awards including the best actress award in Filmfare 2011 recently.
Mark Zuckerberg requires no introduction as he is the Chief Executive and president of one of world’s best social networking sites Facebook. His creation has hit over 800 million hearts and today Facebook is considered as the best means of getting connected to people. It has gained remarkable status with its part in Social and resistance movements like the Occupy Wall Street in New York City and anti-graft campaign in India led by Anna Hazare in gaining momentum. The Golden Globes Award for Best Picture 2011 was won by the movie ‘The Social Network’ where the founder had brought out his life.
The new Duke of Cambridge covered the attention of people all over the world with his wedding with Kate Middleton. The wedding was the most awaited event of 2011 and he was named world’s most influential man superseding Barack Obama and Steve Jobs. He is known for his administration and his defensive skills. He rescued shipwrecked sailors from the Irish Sea along with the Royal Air Force Team. The couple raised funds worth over 1 million pounds for the victims of East Africa famine.
The English actor, model, musician, and producer requires no introduction for his multi talents in the English film industry. He started his career in modeling, then entered acting and music. Pattinson always had media attention and is also the heart throb of the teens. Sexiest man alive, best dressed man and many more add to his award titles year after year. Hs versatility and potential in different genres makes him unique. He also won Hollywood’s Most Influential Top Unexpected Musicians’ award in 2010.
Angelia Jolie, the American actress and director requires no introduction in the Hollywood industry. She is Hollywood’s highest paid actress and the couple (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) is dubbed Brangelina by Media. Her directional debut her directorial debut in ‘The Land of Blood and Honey’ is all set for its hit in the theatres in 2012.
Pippa Middleton, sister of the new Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton was amongst one of the hottest topics of the Royal Wedding. Her serene beauty when she was dressed in a white figure-hugging gown in ivory crape fabric to serve as the maid of honor pulled the attention of the audience. She also gained media attention when she was spotted with a mystery guy during the ATP tennis matches and also her relationship with cricketer Alex Loudon.