THE 7TH GR8 WOMEN AWARDS
The 7th GR8 Women Awards were held at Roda Al Bustan with great fanfare. The star studded event was attended by celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Alia Bhatt, LuliaVantur, Farah Khan, VaaniKapoor, Esha Gupta, AnushkaRanjan, Gulshan Grover, KamalNath. Amidst fashion shows 13 women achievers from various spheres of life were felicitated. There was a gala performance by 12 year old singing sensation Mustafa Khan who belted out hits such as Damadam Mast Kalandar, GulabiAnkhen, TannaVe&Bulleya.
One of the most anticipated Middle East awards show, The 7th GR8! Women Awards were held in Dubai on April 19th at the Roda Al Bustan. Conceptualized by prominent Indian TV personalities AnuRanjan&ShashiRanjan, this was the 7th edition of the prestigious Awards. The ceremony honored top women achievers from the Middle East right from Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar as well as India.
Informed AnuRanjan, Founder of GR8 Women Awards “This year, the Awards were presented to 13 women achievers, felicitating the phenomenal work done by women in their respective fields. Right from Banking and Finance to Healthcare, Cinema, Glamour & Humanitarian work, the spotlight was on women who have set a benchmark in various fields. The highlight of the evening was International Singer / Actor &fashionistsa Lindsay Lohan, who was among the achievers to be felicitated.”
The event was marked by glamorous fashion shows, where the city’s top models walked the ramp and showcased dazzling collections by renowned Indian as well as international designers. Every year, the high fashion black tie evening attracts Dubai’s crème de la crème including people from all walks of life such as dignitaries, industry leaders, corporate heads, celebrities, and entrepreneurs. Some of the performers included singing sensation Hayat Alaoui, kids from Mariam Othaman’sPediatric Therapy Centre, Romanian / Bollywood actor Iulia Vantur and child singer Mustafa Khan. Some prominent Bollywood celebrities who graced the ocassion included Choreographer / Director Farah Khan, Alia Bhatt, VaaniKapoor, Esha Gupta &AnushkaRanjan.
“Over the years, we have received immense support and encouragement from the diverse Diaspora of the region, as we continue to applaud women who have gone beyond their duty to inspire and lead by example. Launched 15 years ago in India, the GR8! Women Awards is a platform to celebrate women achievers who have broken all barriers and set high standards. We utilize the platform to highlight relevant issues concerning women in the subcontinent such as female feticide, breast cancer, and safeguarding the interest of the girl child”, added AnuRanjan.
Ms. Maryam Al Mheiri :Media & Economic Development
Ms. Mariam Othman”GR8! Scroll of Honour – Child Education, Healthcare and Corporate Social Responsibility
Ms. Farah Khan:Choreography & Directing
Ms. Alia Bhatt:Path-breaking Portrayal of Women on Indian Screen
Dr. Swati Srivastava:Cosmetologist
Ms.ZeenatJaffer:Business of Beauty
Ms. Lucky Morani&Ms.AmaneTuerdi :Fashion-designing
Ms. Lindsay Lohan:Versatile Artistry & Social Service
Tamara Al Gabbani :Style Icon
Her Excellency SheikhaHend Al Qassemi :GR8 Special Mention- Business Endeavour
Ms.Ruqaiya Mustafa Hemani:Strategy Management – Marketing
Ms.Laila Al Meqbali:Versatility in the World of Entertainment