Masala! Awards 2011 Winners Revealed

26 Dec 2011

Bollywood star Arjun Rampal led the top achievers who took home the prestigious awards

From Bollywood A-listers to the UAE’s best known faces, the
people who make a difference were at the Madinat Jumeirah on December 22 for
the Masala! Awards 2011. And it was one rocking party!  

The star power at the super-hot event, which celebrates Asian achievers, included
actor Arjun Rampal, who won Entertainer of the Year, Bollywood hottie Malaika
Arora Khan, who won the UAE's Dancing Diva Award, and top T’town singer Sunidhi
Chauhan, who picked up the Best International Female Vocalist Award. Malaika
and Sunidhi also performed on stage to their best known hits, rocking the
audience that had Dubai’s most stylish people in it. 

Hosted by actress/model Mandira Bedi, with the city’s very
own comic guru Nitin Mirani as MC, the evening revealed all the winners of the hotly
contested categories in this year’s Masala! Awards in both the Popular Choice
and Judges Choice categories.

Those who triumphed in the end showed, through their
achievements and enthusiasm, just why they're the faces to watch out for. All through, from the Most Stylish Man and
Woman of the Year - Dipesh Depala and Rosemin Manji, to the Best Asian DJ - DJ Tushar, to the Young Achiever In Business (Female)
- Salina Handa and Young Achiever In Business (Male) - Raghav Arora, Fashion Designer Of The Year - C’est Moi's Muskan Taurani & Rashmi Kumari, Best Asian Restaurant - Gazebo, and
all the other categories, it was an amazing list of people and brands who stand
out from the rest for what they've accomplished. Here we present the winners
from the Masala! Awards 2011:

Lifetime Achievement Award (UAE)
Winner: Maghanmal Pancholia


Business Person Of The Year
Dr Azad Moopen

CEO Of The Year
Deepak Babani

Entrepreneur Of The Year (female)

Winner: Dr Sarita Kapoor

Entrepreneur Of The Year (Male)

Winner: Yunib Siddiqui

Young Achiever In Business (Female)
Salina Handa

Young Achiever In Business (Male)
Raghav Arora

Asian Business Achievement Award

Mohan Valrani

Global Business Achievement
Rajen Kilachand


Best Charity Organisation
Take My Junk

Best Charity Initiative – Corporate

Varkey GEMS Foundation

Best Charity Initiative - Individual

K Kumar

Entertainer Of The Year
Arjun Rampal

Global Achiever Award
Shah Rukh Khan

Lifetime Achievement Award (Bollywood)

Shabana Azmi

UAE's Dancing Diva Award
Malaika Arora Khan


Fashion Designer Of The Year
C’est Moi – Muskan Taurani & Rashmi Kumari

International Designer Of The Year
Pria Kataaria Puri

Boutique Of The Year


Jeweller Of The Year


Face Of The Year

Kamal Vachani

Most Stylish Woman Of The Year

Rosemin Manji

Most Stylish Man Of The Year

Dipesh Depala


Best Blogger
Dipesh Depala

Best Asian Night Club
Desi Nights @Da Gama

Best Asian DJ
DJ Tushar

Best Asian Restaurant


Best Radio Station

City 101.6

Best Radio Jockey

Farrukh, 89.1

Best TV Station

Sony TV

Best TV Presenter

Uma Ghosh Deshpande

Best Asian Concert

Sunidhi Chauhan, Dubai Rocks

Best Female International Vocalist

Sunidhi Chauhan