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mid-day's 35th anniversary special: 35 achievers under thirty five

From entrepreneurs to artistes, these under-35s are making the world sit up and take notice as they forge ahead on the career path of their choice. Here's a look...

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    Bat on ball is music for the goal and soul. For a composer, cricketer and hockey player, we twist the adage to, where there is a skill there is a way

    #01 Amit Trivedi/composer, 35
    This 35-year-old musical genius, easily the most exciting talent in Bollywood right now, realised his love for music during his school days and decided to pursue it professionally. He began composing at 19 and was also part of a band, Om. It was the break with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his movie Dev D that introduced him to Bollwood. Kashyap recommended his name to Raj Kumar Gupta for Aamir, which eventually released before Dev D and the music was an instant hit. But it was Dev D's music that got people to notice this young talent. The film's peppy Emotional Atyachar and O Pardesi came as a refreshing change from the regular Bollywood fare and went on to become anthems. Dev D's music fetched him a National award. Success after success followed: No One Killed Jessica, Wake Up Sid, Udaan, Aisha, English Vinglish, Ishaqzaade, Kai Po Che, Lootera, and his latest offering Queen. Tridevi's music does not seem to be bound by the restrictions of Bollywood stereotypes, and it is for this very reason that he is noted as one of its brightest sparks, especially among youngsters. With more high-profile movies releasing this year, including NH 10, Milan Talkies and Bombay Velvet, Trivedi's star is on the ascendant. – Shubha Shetty-Saha

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