According to the released list of World's Most Admired Women 2021, author Sudha Murty, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas are the three Indian women on the list.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is in the first place on the list followed by Eternals star Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth 2 of the United Kingdom.

A total of 17 Asians including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BLACKPINK’s Lisa are among the world’s most admired men and women of 2021, according to an international survey conducted by YouGov.

In both categories, the rankings of the first three remain unchanged in comparison to last year according to YouGov. Also, there was no fall in rankings for the most admired women. Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Angela Merkel and Priyanka Chopra Jonas either retained their position or improved upon last year’s standings.

With a climbing of five places, Chopra saw the highest jump in rankings. With down to earth nature, Sudha Murty secured 14th position in the list.

Former US President Barack Obama retained his first spot for the World’s Most Admired Men 2021. Standing at the second spot was billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates. While the third position was bagged by China’s President Xi Jinping.