People from different walks of life come together for NDTV Indian of the Year Awards.
The NDTV Indian of the Year awards were announced at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi on Wednesday to honour all those outstanding Indians who helped build Brand India through excellence in their fields.
And it's your votes that decided the winners from among nominations that include outstanding Indians from across fields.
He has captured the imagination of Indians and cricket lovers around the world.
Starting at the age of 16, Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest sports icon of 21 years. The latest for this Milestone Man is the first double century in the history of one day cricket, adding yet another feather to his well adorned cap.
Bollywood beauty icon Aishwarya Rai made her movie debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar and had her first commercial success in the Tamil movie Jeans. Rai has thus established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in the Indian film industry.
A critically acclaimed film director and screenwriter, Anurag Kashyap is known for his controversial and award winning film Black Friday. He is considered as one of the most versatile and prolific filmmakers in contemporary Hindi cinema.
Seen here, is Shabana Azmi presenting the Special Jury award to Anurag Kashyap.
Ranbir has successfully earned the tag of being one of Bollywood's most bankable young stars with two consecutive hits this year- Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. He was the Male Entertainer of the Year. Seen here, Ranbir's mother, Neetu Singh receiving the award on his behalf from Amitabh Bachchan as Rishi Kapoor looks on.
Navin Chawla, the current Chief Election Commissioner of India, speaks at the Indian of the Year awards ceremony. Chawla has been widely appreciated for the successful conduct and completion of the Indian General Elections, the largest electoral exercise in the world. He was honoured by NDTV as one of the icons of 21 years.
Under his leadership, Bihar is fighting deluge, corruption, poverty, illiteracy. In conditions where systems have broken down completely, he has been a quiet hard worker marked by integrity and dedication.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was NDTV's Politician of the Year.
Year 2010 has been a year of controversy for Bollywood's Baadshah SRK. We honour him for not bowing down and refusing to apologise over his IPL remarks despite violent agitations by the Shiv Sena ahead of the release of his film, My Name is Khan.
A prolific author, columnist, journalist, human-rights advocate and a humanitarian, Shashi Tharoor became the first Indian celebrity to get 100,000 followers on Twitter. He was awarded the New Age Politician of the Year.
For taking Indian badminton to unprecedented heights by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Super Series title with the Indonesian Open in Jakarta, Saina Nehwal won the Sportsperson of the Year award.
Aradhna Gupta won the Extraordinary Indian of the year award. She has been fighting for 19 years to get justice for her friend Ruchika Girhotra who was molested at the age of 14, in 1990 by Haryana's former top cop SPS Rathore.
Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman and managing director of industrial conglomerate Mahindra Group, was the Business Leader of the Year. M&M under his leadership has emerged as the numero uno in tractors and utility vehicles.
In this pic, Anand Mahindra is seen with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.