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SRK to Mani Ratnam: ‘CNN-News18 Indian of the Year’ Promises to Make Jan 10 A Golden Night

The 13th edition of the prestigious ‘CNN-News18 Indian of the Year awards is set for a starry night on January 10th in New Delhi. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and acclaimed director Mani Ratnam are among the attendees at the event that honors excellence across diverse fields.

Legacy of the Indian of the Year Awards

For 13 years, the Indian of the Year awards organized by CNN-News18 have celebrated the highest levels of achievement in the country.

The awards night has become a landmark event on the Indian calendar, with attendance by luminaries across spheres. Past winners like PM Modi, Virat Kohli, and Neeraj Chopra have cemented the awards’ reputation as the benchmark of excellence in India.

From business tycoons to sports superstars, the awards have recognized trailblazers from diverse domains. The comprehensive categories ensure people making a mark in every sphere get their due recognition.

The Indian of the Year awards’ rich legacy over more than a decade has made it the most coveted honor in Indian television. A look at the past winners is testimony to the credibility India of the year has gained.

Star-Studded Guest List

King Khan himself, Shah Rukh Khan will grace the 2023 awards night alongside the legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam.

Ratnam is renowned for timeless masterpieces like ‘Bombay’, ‘Roja’, and ‘Dil Se that has won both critical and commercial success. He is one of India’s most respected directors.

Shah Rukh Khan meanwhile needs no introduction as the Badshah of Bollywood who has reigned for decades. His charisma and popularity make him one of India’s biggest icons.

Other luminaries from the business, sports, and entertainment spheres are also expected to attend, underlining the prestige India of the year enjoys today.

The presence of these stalwarts demonstrates how Indian of the Year has become the most coveted awards ceremony in Indian television within just 13 years.

Celebrating True Excellence

While celebrity guests add glamor, the real stars each year are the accomplished winners. The goal of Indian of the Year is ultimately to spotlight true excellence across different domains.

Recipients are honored in categories spanning business, sports, social change, climate action, entertainment, youth icon, and more – covering the diverse mosaic of Indian brilliance.

Special awards for Business Leader, Sportsperson, and Entertainer of the Year will also be presented to extraordinary achievers in these fields.

The comprehensive categories ensure people excelling in every sphere of life get recognition – from arts, business, and sports to social work and science. By honoring real achievement, India of the Year stays true to its motto of celebrating merit.

Brilliant Cross-Section of Nominees

The 2023 nominees feature today’s foremost stars and changemakers across industries. This includes sports icons like Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra and rising talents like chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa.

The business category has luminaries like SBI Chairman Dinesh Khara who have led their organizations to success.

Legal eagles like Menaka Guruswamy, who was instrumental in the battle for LGBTQ rights, represent excellence in law. Actors like Deepika Padukone showcase the best in Indian entertainment alongside filmmakers like Mani Ratnam.

The nominees reflect the diversity of talent India possesses, making India of the Year a celebration of brilliance across the board.

Balanced Selection Process

This year, 50% weightage in deciding winners is given to public voting and 50% to a distinguished jury. The jury comprising icons like former Solicitor General Harish Salve, artiste Javed Akhtar, and former athlete Anju Bobby George lends immense credibility.

Their collective wisdom and experience ensure the selection process is balanced between public opinion and expert perspective. Past jury members like tennis ace Sania Mirza have brought great insight into the decision-making process. This balanced approach results in the most deserving winners being honored as India of the Year.

Final Thought

With an attendance of superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and the recognition of today’s foremost achievers, the 2023 Indian of the Year Awards will be a landmark event.

The awards night on January 10th promises to be a celebration of the excellence that has become the hallmark of these honors over thirteen years. It is sure to be a starry, golden night as India’s biggest stars converge.

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