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GR8! Women Awards, 2009

GR8! Women Awards, 2009
Year: 2009
Location: The ITC Grand Maratha Shereton Hotel

- Vierendra Bhargav

An eve of Eves…
‘God created Adam first and then Eve. Naturally! Because you make a prototype first and then the actual masterpiece…!’ Thus spoke Anu Ranjan, Editor, GR8! TV Magazine at the GR8! Woman Awards, ’09 held in an upper-crust hotel in Mumbai.

The bouncy barb was just the right one for the evening that was devoted to the celebration of Indian womanhood. So, Adams – please go take a walk – here come the Eves! And come they did – from the widest spectrum of society and the biggest orbit of disciplines. They were all Achievers!

And when a Rajashree Birla, a Zeenat Aman or an Aamir Khan (came to bestow honours) pledge their support to ‘beti’ – surely, people would sit up and take notice!

Besides this lofty cause, the ceremony also honoured the brave women of Taj, Oberoi and Cama Hospital (Mallika Jagad, Sabrina Pooja Dey and Dr. Archana Garud, respectively), who saved scores of lives when terror struck their establishments in Mumbai. Added to them, was the intrepid Police Inspector Shaheeda Parveen who along with her team has been instrumental in the elimination of some 70 militants in J & K.

It was a most stirring moment that rendered all of those present totally speechless and swept by emotions. It was ennobling for hearts to see these intrepid women honoured.


GR8! Golden Laurel - Smt. Rajashree Birla

GR8! SPECIAL HONOUR - Mallika Jagad

GR8! SPECIAL HONOUR - Dr. Archana Garud

- Sabrina Pooja Dey

GR8! SPECIAL HONOUR - Shaheeda Parveen

Lifetime Achievement
- Zeenat Aman

GR8! Most Promising Newcomer
- Deepika Padukone

Cinema - Asin Thottumkal

Law - Nalini Chidambaram

Journalism - Sagarika Ghose

Advertising - Anuja Chauhan

Fine Arts - Navjot Altaf

- Anamika Khanna

Banking - Madhabi Puri Buch

Medicine & Healthcare - Dr. Firuza Parikh

Corporate - Punita Lal

Young Entrepreneur
- Schauna Chauhan, Alisha Chauhan & Nadia Chauhan

- Sminu Jindal

- Avika Sameer Gor

Finance - Usha Narayanan

Social Activist
- Praseeda Kunam

Media - Ashvini Yardi

- Parvathy Omanakuttan

- Sunidhi Chauhan