Combining the most sought after film stars, the most iconic and inspiration achievers from other walks of life, the RITZ Awards 2013 brought together luminaries from across South India in an assemblage of talent and achievement that has never been seen before in South India.
The highlight of the event was the presence of the parents of Nirbhaya, the Delhi gang rape victim whose plight and consequent death sparked huge national and international outrage. Their participation in an event was the first of its kind in South India and in the words, of Mr. Badrinath Singh, father of the victim, the family attended the event only for RITZ.
The Audi RITZ Icon Awardees this year included internationally respected artist Ravinder Reddy, fashion designer Shilpa Reddy, entrepreneur Archana Kalpathi, acid attack victim Laxmi, lawyer and activist Sudha Ramalingam, Additional Commissioner of Police (Chennai South) for Law and Order, Mr. Rajesh Das IPS, athlete Shanthi Soundarajan, singer Saindhavi, cinematographer Santosh Sivan, jewellery designer Bharathi Raviprakash, acclaimed danseuse Malavika Sarukkai, actress Gautami, lyricist Madhan Karky, top music directors Harris Jayaraj and Devi Sri Prasad, Kannada stars Aindrita Ray, Diganth, top film stars Silambarasan, Vishal, Vijay Sethupathy,Madhavan, Amala Paul and Hansika Motwani.
The elegant evening saw a galaxy of stars in attendance some whom included Mamta Mohandas, Bindu Madhavi and Yami Gautam.
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