NDTV Indian of the Year: Top 10 Moments

Updated: April 30, 2014 14:34 IST

What do you do when you have a roomful of celebrities? You put them in a picture.

NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
What do you do when you have a roomful of celebrities? You put them in a picture.

That's what we did at the NDTV Indian of the Year awards in New Delhi on April 29. Ranbir Kapoor was drafted to take this Oscar-style selfie and we think he did a great job, getting five actors and three NDTV anchors into the photo - Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Soundarya Rajinikanth, Ranbir (of course), Prannoy Roy, Vikram Chandra and Nidhi Razdan.
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
On popular demand, Ranbir and Deepika danced to their hit number Badtameez Dil from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.

They almost - almost - managed to conscript NDTV's Prannoy Roy into their routine. Ranbir dragged him onto stage but he gave them the slip at the last moment.
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
It turned out that Deepika and Ranbir didn't actually need a third. They did very well on their own, breaking into an impromptu jig - accompanied by much giggling - with Ranbir having gone down on one knee to begin things.
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
Actress Kangana Ranaut had a fan moment when Dhoom: 3 star Aamir Khan - who she's never made a secret of admiring - presented her the Actor Of The Year trophy and gave her a big hug. A thrilled Kangana, who almost never attends award shows, said: "I was told Aamir was going to present me this award so I had to be here. He has been a huge inspiration and this is a very special evening."

She received high praise from Aamir in return, who said:" Kangana does what she believes in and that's the mark of a real creative person who is passionate about her work. She really goes with her heart and that's something which is similar to me."
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan had his talented family join him on stage as he received his award for Lifetime Achievement.

Between them, Ustadji, sarod-player sons Amaan and Ayaan, and wife Subhalakshmi, a former Bhartanatyam dancer, represented the best of Indian arts and music.
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
Artist and architect Satish Gujral, a man of many creative hats, was also honoured with the award for Lifetime Achievement.
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
In the evening's most poignant moment, the Unsung Hero award was given to Laxmi, survivor of an acid attack. Laxmi, who now leads a campaign to stop acid attacks, said: "It's important that the mentality of society should change further, only then will the attacks, of all kinds, on women come to an end." Laxmi also spoke about how she was abandoned by her friends and relatives but received much support from her parents
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
This is Humara naya Bajaj. Business Leader of the Year Rajiv Bajaj was joined on stage by his father Rahul. Rajiv told Prannoy Roy: "For my generation you are a statesman like the President, so this is my Padma award."
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
Kochadaiiyaan director Soundarya R Ashwin was honoured for Technical Innovation In Film and received warm praise from her famous father, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who stars in Kochadaiiyaan and once described Soundarya as a 'bossy director.' This time, via video, he said: "After seeing the film, I told her 'Soundarya, I am proud of you and definitely the nation will be proud of you.' Congratulations'"
NDTV Indian of the Year: top 10 moments
In a year in which India votes in the world's biggest elections, the Election Commission was collectively named Indian Of The Year. Receiving the award on behalf of the Commission were former Chief Election Commissioners including J M Lyngdoh and M S Gill.

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