4th GR8! Women Awards 2014, Middle East
The 4th Gadoya Holdings GR8! Women Awards 2014, Middle East, hosted by Anu & Shashi Ranjan were held at The Sofitel Palms, Dubai on February 15th. Acknowledged across the subcontinent as the ultimate accolade celebrating women who are pushing the boundaries of personal and professional excellence, the glittering awards ceremony had in attendance Dubai’s elite including captains of industry, corporate heads, celebrities, dignitaries and entrepreneurs. Film stars Kangna Ranaut, Shriya Saran & Simi Garewal were some of the luminaries from Bollywood who were present at the do.
Indian TV stars who graced the occassion included : ‘Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon’ star Vivian Dsena, Sidharth Shukla and Shashank Vyas of ‘Balika Vadhu’, Anas Rashid of ‘Diya aur Baati Hum’, Rithvik Dhanjani of Pavitra Rishtra and ‘Nach Baliye 6’, Eijaz Khan of ‘Movie Lucky Kabootar’, Ravi Dubey of ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’, Manav Gohil, Mazher Sayed, Karan Grover. Among the female stars were Sumona Chakravarti of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ and ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’, Barkha Bisht Sengupta of ‘Parvarrish-Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi’, Shweta Kawaatra of ‘Adalaat’ Mouli Ganguly of ‘Kya Huaa Tera Vaada’, Rati Pandey, Vahbiz Dorabjee, Asha Negi, Surbhi Jyoti and many more to complete the dazzling star cast. Ace fashion photographer Pravin Talan was also present on the occassion.
Bollywood playback singer Harshdeep Kaur performed live some of her superhits like ‘Katiya Karoon’ from ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Heer’ from ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’. India’s Dancing Superstar winner MJ5 also entertained with a sizzling fusion dance show incorporating Bollywood and international styles.
Talking about the event, Anu Ranjan said: “We are proud to have the Gadoya Holdings GR8! Women Awards 2014 in Dubai. For the fourth successful year, we will be recognizing and applauding 16 women achievers in the Middle East through this felicitation. The award recipients are examples of women who strive to set the highest possible bar and raise the standards of excellence in whatever they have chosen to do.”
And The Winners Are...
GR8! WOMEN AWARD - ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE -Habiba Al Marashi
GR8! YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR - Danya Bashir Hobba
GR8! YOUNG ACHIEVER - Maud Chifamba
GR8! WOMEN AWARD –MUSIC - Melissa Nanana
GR8! WOMEN AWARD – EDUCATION - Vandana Gandhi
GR8! WOMEN AWARD – JOURNALISM - Sidra Iqbal
GR8! WOMEN AWARDS-BANKING &FINANCE - Sara Ismail Mohamed
GR8! WOMEN AWARDS-CINEMA - Shriya Saran
GR8! LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Simi Garewal
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION- GEOSCIENCE - Engr. Mary Jane Alvero – Al Mahdi
GR8! WOMEN AWARDS- A DECORATION OF DISTINCTION FOR THE DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENTOF DUBAI- HE Laila Sohail
GR8! WOMEN AWARDS-FASHION - Mona al Mansouri
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION-VEDIC SCIENCE - Janvi Gaur
GR8! WOMEN AWARDS-DISTINCTION IN CINEMA - ACTING - Kangana Ranaut