Ms Universe '94, Indian Actress
An Indian film actress, model and the winner of the Miss Universe pageant of 1994. She was the first Indian to win the crown. After completing her reign, Sen went on to pursue Bollywood.
Former Prime Minister of Greece
A Politician who has formerly served as Minister for National Education, Religious Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was the 3rd member of his family to serve as PM and is currently the President of the Socialist International.
Renowned Indian Actor, Producer
Shroff made a Bollywood debut back in 1978 and has been in the movie Industry since. He's worked in over 200 films in 9 Indian languages. He currently runs a Media Company named Jackie Shroff Entertainment.
Russian Actor, Filmmaker
An Oscar Winning star of the Soviet Cinema who has found international success and won several prestigious global awards. He is currently the head of Russian Cinematographers' Union and comes from a distinguished family of known personalities.
Former Russian Fashion Model
Wife of Nikita Mikhalkov and former leading model, Tatiana Mikhalkov is now a famed public figure. She is the Founder and President of the "Russian Silhouette" Foundation.
Famous Indian Actor, Producer
Talpade is known for his acting roles in Hindi and Marathi films and soap operas. His roles have been well received by both audiences and critics.
Bollywood Director, Producer, Screenwriter
This notable Bollywood personality is known for his multiple Hindi Films which have won National Award and Filmfare Awards.
His Excellency is an Archbishop and a diplomat of the Holy See. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to India on 8th May 2010 and to Nepal from 13th November 2010.
Current Prime Minister of Bhutan
Tobgay is the co-founder of the People's Democratic Party and was responsible for establishing it as Bhutan's first registered political party. He actively promotes the unique Gross National Happiness Concept and Index.
Performance Studies Expert
Schechner is known for his major contribution to the academic field of Performance Studies. He is also a Professor at Tisch School of Arts, New York and an Editor at TDR; The Drama Review.
Former Finance Minister of India
This Honorable Indian Politician has been conferred with the Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian honor. He has also previously served as India's Foreign Minister.
Noted Philanthropist, Writer, Teacher
Mrs. Murthy is the chairperson of Infosys Foundation and has written multiple books, travelogues and novels in Kannada and English. She is noted for her expansive social work and has received multiple prestigious awards for the same.
Noted Toymaker, Scientist, Teacher
This IITian creates simple toys using locally available material and waste which helps to depict Science. He's written multiple books on the same and has won awards for his innovations. He's TED Talk has been ranked amongst the best TED talks of all tim
Supermodel, Actor & Film Producer
Soman is a well known personality in the Bollywood Industry. He is also an avid and strong sportsman and the force behind the 'women's only' running event Pinkathon.
Indian Singer, Winner of Padma Bhushan '87
This renowned Indian classical singer has won accolades for her experimental vocal skills within the classical genres of khyal, thumri and bhajan.
Indian Classical Musician
Rahul Sharma is a gifted musician who sings as well as plays the santoor. He is a winner of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards.
Award Winning Indian Classical Vocalist
An multiple times award winning Indian classical singer who has won the padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and multiple other awards for his contribution to this field.
Renowned Santoor Player
He is an eminent Santoor player, that is a popular folk instrument from Kashmir. He is credited with making the Santoor, a globally popular instrument.
Renowned Indian DJ
DJ Suketu (born Suketu Radia) is a Mumbai, India based DJ. Well-known the world over for his hits (remixes) like 'Bin Tere Sanam', 'Woh Lamhe' and 'Kya Khoob Lagti Ho', he has been called as the No. 1 DJ in India and been awarded the Best DJ in Bollywood for the year 2011.
Kunal Kapur, is an Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur. Best known as the host and judge of the TV series MasterChef India Season 1, 2 and 3 on Star Plus and Junior Masterchef India Season 1.
Diego Miranda is one of the most influential Producer and DJ of Portugal. Diego has had a fantastic career, having started at age fourteen as DJ and today holds the 58th position in the list of the 100 top DJs for the year 2017.
Actor, Television presenter
Indian television and film actor Kabir Bedi recently visited Goa for the IFFI 2017. This is what he had to say about his stay at Cidade de Goa.
Arijit Singh is an Indian musician, singer, composer, music producer, recordist and a music programmer. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and successful singers in the history of Indian Music and Hindi Cinema.
Sonali Kulkarni is an Indian actress. She has worked in Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, and Tamil films. She is known for her roles in Doghi, Deool, Dil Chahta Hai, Singham, and Taxi No 9211.
Riyas Komu is an Indian artist and sculptor. He hails from a small town in Thrissur District in Kerala.
Curator - Performance Arts
Anuradha Kapoor recently completed her term as Director at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She is the author of Actors, Pilgrims, Kings and Gods: the Ramlila at Ramnagar.
Indian Film Composer
Louis Banks is an Indian film composer, record producer, jazz musician-keyboardist and singer. Proficient in genres like Indipop, modern progressive and contemporary jazz and Indo jazz fusion, he has often been referred to as the Godfather of Indian Jazz.