8th Kelvinator Gr8! Women Awards 2009

February 25, 2009
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8th Kelvinator Gr8! Women Awards 2009

By Kkomal Seth & Gautam Seth

Conceived and founded by Anu & Shashi Ranjan, Gr8! Women Awards held its 8th annual felicitation function on the lawns of ITC Grand Maratha on Tuesday, 24th Feb. The awards were given in a total of 21 different categories to women achievers from all over the country. The event was attended by some very prominent celebrities like Aamir Khan, Kumarmanglam Birla, Yash Chopra, Harman Baweja, Roop Kumar Rathod, Alka Yagnik, Prem Chopra, Farah Khan and many others. The theme of the event was Anu Ranjan's cause against female foeticide called 'Beti'. There was a sizzling dance performance by actress Celina Jaitley who paid a tribute to lifetime achievement winner Zeenat Aman. There were performances from television stars Kushal Punjabi, Barkha Bisht, Gaurav Chopra & Mouni Roy; singer Mohit Chauhan belted out his latest hit "Masakalli" from Delhi 6 and his other hit songs from the past, a stand-up comedy act by Purbi Joshi and Ali Asgar, which had the audience in splits and rajasthani folk dance performace. The +show was anchored by Roshni Chopra and Manish Paul. The highlight of the evening was a special tribute paid to 4 women for their bravery - 3 from Mumbai during the 26/11 attacks and one decorated police officer from Jammu & Kashmir. Farah Khan who gave away the prize for Medicine to Dr. Firuza Parikh personally thanked her for helping her conceive her 3 kids. Aamir said he was delighted to be in such august company of strong and independent women - "God created both man and woman and She created them equal" he quipped. 8th Kelvinator Gr8! Women Awards 2009 Categories Winner 1.Finance Usha Narayan, ED - SEBI 2.Fine Arts Navjot Altaf 3.Social Activist Praseeda Kunam, CEO, Microfinance 4.Advertising Anuja Chauhan, VP, JWT 5.Fashion Designer Anamika Khanna 6.Journalism Sagarika Ghose, CNN-IBN 7.Corporate Punita Lal, ED, Marketing, Pepsi 8.Banking Madhvi Puri Buch, MD & CEO, ICICI 9.Medicine & Healthcare Dr. Firuza Parikh, Jaslok Hosp & Research 10.Television Avika Sameer Gor 11.Young Entrepreneur Schauna, Alisha & Nadia Chauhan, Parle Agro 12.Media Ashwini Yardi, Programming Head, Colors 13.Beauty Parvathy Omankuttan 14.GR8! Special Honour Mallika Jagad, Taj Hotel, Asst Mgr Bravery Dr Archana Gurud, Cama Hospital Sabrina Pooja Dey, Oberoi, Asst Mgr 15.GR8! Lifetime Achievement Zeenat Aman 16.Enterpreneur Sminu Jindal, MD, Jindal Saw 17.Music Sunidhi Chauhan 18.Cinema Asin Thottumkal 19.Law Nalini Chidambaram, Supreme Court Advocate 20.GR8! Most Promising Newcomer Deepika Padukone 21.GR8! Golden Laurel Rajshree Birla, Dir Aditya Birla Group.


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