What does it take to be a top restaurateur? Just look to Ashok Bajaj, owner of DC-based restaurants Bombay Club, Nopa Kitchen and Bar, and many more. The New Delhi native moved to the States with a dream: to open an Indian-inspired restaurant, but was turned down left and right from landlords and lenders until finally he was able to open his very first concept. And DC is certainly glad he did. Now, Bajaj is arguably the most successful restaurateur in the nation's capital. For more on Ahok's rise to success, and a glimpse of how he, and others, have changed DC dining, click here.