MUMBAI: The 12th Rajiv Gandhi National Awards will be held on 19 August at the National Centre for Performing Arts, in Mumbai.
This year’s winners include stalwarts like Shahid Kapur (Best Actor), Katrina Kaif (Best Actress), Vineet Jain (Industrialist), Ramesh Chandra Agarwal (Journalism), Sam Pitroda (Global Indian), Dr. Narendra Jadhav (Educationist), Dr. G Madhavan Nair (Super Achiever), Krushnaa Patil (Women Achiever), Avika Gor (Child Prodigy), Rajashree Birla (Social Field), Rohit Kochhar (Young Entrepreneur).
The award ceremony will be attended by the likes of Kamalnath, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Ashok Chavan, Murli Deora, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Maken, Rajiv Shukla, Priya Dutt, Milind Deora, Eknath Gaikwad, Sanjay Nirupam, Mohd. Azharuddin, Subodh Kant Sahay, Gurudas Kamat, Manikrao Thackray.
Rajiv Gandhi Awards were initiated by Charan Singh Sapra, Convener of the awards, in 1995 in an endeavor to keep alive the vision of Rajiv Gandhi.. Sapra set up Rajiv Gandhi Awards Committee, a trust which handles the functioning of Awards.
Actors like Hrithik Roshan, Shreyas Talpade, Mahima Chowdhary, Esha Deol, Huassain Kuwajerwala, Priyanka Chopra, Raju Shrivastav, Vishal Shekhar will perform at the event. Sony will air the Rajiv Gandhi Awards on 6 September at 8 pm.