Sachin Tendulkar has been voted as the number one role model of health and happiness in a nationwide survey conducted by global research firm Synovate for the Indian health magazine Complete Wellbeing.
Tennis player Sania Mirza is the only woman to be voted among the top 10 role models of health and happiness in the sports category. Indian icons A P J Abdul Kalam and Amitabh Bachchan emerged among the top three role models across categories, along with Sachin.
Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Anil Ambani also emerged as the top celebrities who inspire health and happiness in their respective domains.
Sudha Murthy of Infosys Foundation and television soap queen Ekta Kapoor are among the chosen top 20 healthy business leaders.
The survey was conducted across eight major cities in India among a broad age group between 25 and 45 years.