Aishwarya Rai wins Global Indian of the Year award

Aishwarya was honoured at Non-Resident Indian (NRI) of the Year award function held in Mumbai in west Indian Maharashtra state on Monday evening. The actress, 42, dedicated the award to her daughter Aaradhya.

By PTI  
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has won the 'Global Indian of the Year' award.

Aishwarya was honoured at Non-Resident Indian (NRI) of the Year award function held in Mumbai in west Indian Maharashtra state on Monday evening.

The actress, 42, dedicated the award to her daughter Aaradhya.

"I was very passionate about making it more than a perceived beauty pageant. For me, I all along believed that it was the opportunity to represent an Indian woman on the international platform. I believe that from then until today, in 2016, it continues," Aishwarya said in a statement here.

"I am glad to have been chosen to be a feature film artist and a career woman. I have had so many opportunities, personally, professionally, socially," she said.

The "Dhoom 2" actress will be seen next in "Sarabjit" alongside Randeep Hooda and Richa Chadha.

Besides Aishwarya, noted tennis player Sania Mirza was also honoured at the NRI of the Year Award 2016.

Altogether 17 individuals were given the awards under different categories like entrepreneur, professional, academics, arts & culture, philanthropy, special jury award, global icon of the year and India's global icon award.

The NRI of the Year Award recognises outstanding achievements of the Indian diaspora globally.

 

Latest Stories

US firm names Noida-based IT consultancy in Rs 14 crore fraud
US firm names Noida-based IT consultancy in Rs 14 crore fraud
Trai seeks public view to make paper telephone bill optional
Trai seeks public view to make paper telephone bill optional
New RBI window may not increase credit to NBFCs: Report
New RBI window may not increase credit to NBFCs: Report
SPONSORED