Masala! tells you about the event’s Middle East debut sponsored by Petrochem
Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the many star guests who will be at the GR8! Awards in Dubai
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The iconic GR8! Women Awards, which have completed 10 amazing years in India, will soon be coming to Dubai! Petrochem brings to the city next month, this great initiative of Anu and Shashi Ranjan’s Indian Television Academy (ITA). The GR8! Women Awards honour ladies who have reached the pinnacle of success in their field. From the world of cinema to business and philanthropy, from fashion and education to marketing and journalism, the winners all demonstrate the kind of excellence that makes the world a better place. Those honoured in the past include some of the greatest Women Achievers of India – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Asha Bhosle, Nita Ambani, Shiela Dixit, Maharani Gayatri Devi and Rajshree Birla.
A key feature of the awards is that they support the ‘Beti’ campaign against female foeticide in India. This has attracted many celebrities to the event and the cause it champions, year after year.
The 2011 GR8! Women Awards in India took place in the Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, under the aegis of GR8! TV Magazine in February this year. The A-lister award winners included Rani Mukerji, Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan Ali and Rina Dhaka, among many other super-talented women.
Now, the Awards will be in Dubai! The Middle East leg of the GR8! Women Awards will take place in the city on April 15, 2011, and you can be sure to see a lot of renowned achievers at the event. Expected are over two dozen Bollywood stars and celebs including Jacqueline Fernandes, Mugdha Godse, Bhagyashree, Zeenat Aman, Khushbu, Divya Dutta and Sunidhi Chauhan, among many others.
Check out the GR8! Women Awards categories below, and keep checking Masala.com for more details on the event in Dubai, which is being organised by GR8! Tv mag and marketed by Cyclops Communication. A lot more stars are expected to attend and perform, and we’ll let you know all about it right here. Watch this space for updates!
GR8! Women Awards Categories
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Social Activist
- GR8! India’s Global Icon
- Cinema - South
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Medicine & Healthcare
- Marketing & Communication
- Special Mention Award for HR and Management
- Gr8! Scroll of Honour - Supporting the Girl Child
- Gr8! Scroll of Honour – Humanitarian Endeavour