Exclusive Footage from Masala Awards 2017 Red Carpet

The Masala Awards 2017 was a star studded affair. It honored the best of the Asian community in the UAE. From lifestyle to bloggers, Masala Magazine brought Pakistani and Indian A-Listers and celebrities at one platform. The Red Carpet at the Masala Awards 2017 was a glamorous, glitzy and starry event. Actresses Mahira Khan, Saba Qamar and Mawra Hocane graced the Red Carpet with their beautiful dresses and perfect looks. From India, we saw Boman Irani, Arjun Rampal, Govinda, Sri Devi, Boney Kapoor, Sukhbir, Lulia Vantur and Anita Lokhande.

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Here are the nominees for the Masala Awards 2017:

Best Blogger

Jannat Miranda
JMode
Kimberly D’Souza and Denver Britto
WhereMyFoodAt
Kiran Farooq
Kiran Farooq
Naomi D’Souza
Naomi D’Souza
Shehzeen Rehman
The Desi Wonder Woman

Best DJ

DJ Jeff
DJ Karan Bhatia
DJ Scorpio
DJ Shadow
DJ Tushar

Best Show (Entertainment)

Amit Tandon Live/Honestly Speaking by Amit Tandon at The Junction
Dr. Mashoor Gulati’s Comedy Clinic (played by Sunil Grover) at The Indian High School
MTV India Unplugged Presents Ayushmann Khurrana & Ali Zafar Live at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Racy Desi – Amit Asudani The Danga Doctor at The Courtyard Playhouse
Rang De 2017 Wonderland

Best Show (Lifestyle)

Boulevard One
DIVAlicious
Ennigma
Numaish
The Glam Closet

Best TV Channel

ARY Digital
Colors TV ME
MTV India
Sony Entertainment Television
Star Plus

Best Restaurant

Bombay Brasserie Taj Dubai
Carnival by Tresind Burj Daman
Farzi Cafe City Walk 2
Jodhpur Royal Dining Al Murooj Rotana
Mint Leaf of London Emirates Financial Towers

But since it is awards night and someone has to win, here are the winners and presenters of the Masala Awards 2017.

 

JUDGES CHOICE CATEGORIES

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

RAM BUXANI

Presented by Ali Akawi, CEO, ITP Group

  • Global Business Achiever

AZAD MOOPEN

Presented by Rizwan Sajan, Founder, Danube Group

Collected on Dr Moopen’s behalf by S. Gopinath

  • Businessperson of the year

REHAN HASSAN

Presented by Raza Beig, CEO, Splash and ICONIC

  • CEO of the Year

ZUBIN KARKARIA

Presented by Rohit Dhamani, Director, Dhamani Group

Collected on his behalf by Peter Brun, CCO, VFS Global

  • Young Achiever in Business (Female)

NISHA JAGTIANI

Presented by Yogesh Mehta, CEO, Petrochem

Collected on her behalf by Raza Beig

  • Young Achiever in Business (Male)

ALOKI BATRA

Presented by Sarah Belhasa, Founder, Studio 8 Fashion Studio and Vice-Chairperson, Saif Belhasa Group of Companies and Manish Malhotra, Designer

  • Best Philanthropic Initiative

ROWSHAN ALI

Presented by Saher Shaikh, Founder, The Adopt-a-Camp Foundation

  • Inspirational Personality of the year

SUJITH KOSHY VARGHESE

Presented by Rizwan Sajan, Founder, Danube Group

  • Fashion Designer of the year

VAROIN MARWAH

Presented by Sima Ved, Vice-Chairperson, Apparel Group

  • Most Stylish Person of the year

MUKTA SHAHDADPURI

Presented by Faraz Manan, Designer

POPULAR CHOICE CATEGORIES

  • Best Blogger

SHEHZEEN REHMAN, THE DESI WONDER WOMAN

Presented by Kulwant Singh, CEO, Lama Tours

  • Best Club Night

DÉJÀ VU

Presented by Chanaka Ranasinghe, Dubai International Hotels

  • Best Restaurant

FARZI CAFÉ

Maktoom Jan, Director, Business Development, Jan & Bros. and Ms Daisy Shah, actress

  • Best RJ

MALAVIKA VARADAN, CITY 1016

Presented by Faisal Khan, Founder, Mesmerise Events

  • Best Show (Entertainment)
  1. MASHOOR GULATI’S COMEDY CLINIC (PLAYED BY SUNIL GROVER)

Presented by Lulia Vantur.

  • Best Show (Lifestyle)

DIVALICIOUS

Presented by Lulia Vantur.

  • Best TV Channel

SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

Presented by Chimoo Acharya, Founder and Owner, Encore Designs

  • Best DJ

DJ KARAN BHATIA

Presented by Vianney Monis, Business Development Manager, Whyte & Mackay Limited

ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

  • Asian Music Sensation

BILAL SAEED

Presented by Faisal Khan, Founder, Mesmerise Events

  • Social Media Sensation

MAWRA HOCANE

Presented by Punjabi Legends Abrar Ul Haq and CEO, Punjabi Legends, Wajahat Haider

  • Breakthrough Performance of the Year

SABA QAMAR

Presented by Faisal Khan, Founder, Mesmerise Events

  • Dynamic Producer of the Year

PRERNA ARORA

Presented by Maktoom Jan, Director, Business Development, Jan & Bros.

Collected on her behalf by Boman Irani

  • Contribution to Cinema

ARJUN RAMPAL

Presented by Raza Beig, CEO, Splash and Iconic

Asian Woman of Substance

MAHIRA KHAN

Presented by Yogesh Mehta, CEO, Petrochem

  • Dancing Legend of Bollywood

GOVINDA

Presented by Harmeek Singh, Founder & CEO, Plan B

  • Outstanding Performance for ‘Mom’

SRIDEVI

Presented by Harmeek Singh, Founder & CEO, Plan b

 

Here are some of the highlights of the awards. (Credit: Buzzy Bee Communications)

 

 

 

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