November 13, 2017
6.30 pm Onwards
ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai



The Sunday Standard hosted the 11th edition of the Devi Awards in Mumbai on November 13, 2017. This was the first time that the Awards travelled to Maharashtra. Twelve women achievers, from diverse fields, were selected from across the state for the Awards, which were presented by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. In his address, Fadnavis praised the Devi initiative for the public recognition of women's efforts around the country and the role it was playing in bringing about gender equity in society.

Our winners have been chosen through a rating process conducted by the senior editorial team of The Sunday Standard and an independent jury, using transparent methodology. The rating process runs true to the Group motto of 'Favour None, Fear None'.

The Devis

Anita DongreFashion Designer & Craft Revivalist
Divya ThakurCreator & Curator of Indian Design
Kirti KulhariActor & Model
Raakhe Kapoor TandonFinancial Entrepreneur
Renu GavaskarChildren’s Activist
Robin ChaurasiyaSocial Revolutionary
Rujuta DiwekarNutrition & Sports Science Expert
Shubhangi GokhaleTheatre, TV & Film Actor
Smita KolheDoctor & Social Worker
Supriya S. SulePolitican & Educationist

Photo Gallery

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and The New Indian Express editorial director Prabhu Chawla waiting for Devi Awards for Maharashtra to begin.
    Devendra Fadnavis and Prabhu Chawla light the lamp at Devi Awards for Maharashtra.
    Aditya Birla Group's Carbon Black Business CEO Santrupt Misra presenting a bouquet to Fadnavis.
    Bindu Kapoor presenting a bouquet to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Devi Awards for Maharashtra
    Maharashtra CM Fadnavis addressing the audience at Devi Awards for Maharashtra
    A packed hall for the first Devi Awards in Maharashtra.
    Fimlmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and Santrupt Misra seen in the audience.
    Fashion designer Anita Dongre with her Devi Award held in Mumbai.
    Designer Divya Thakur receiving the Devi Award
    Actor Kirti Kulhari receiving the Devi Award
  • Financial entrepreneur Raakhe Kapoor Tandon receiving the Devi Award
    Actor Shubhangi Gokhale receiving the Devi Award
    Children's activist Renu Gavaskar receiving the Devi Award
    Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar receiving the Devi Award
    Social revolutionary Robin Chaurasiya receiving the Devi Award
    Parliamentarian Supriya Sule receiving the Devi Award
    Doctor Smita Kolhe receiving the Devi Award
    Smita Kolhe presenting a book to Devendra Fadnavis
    Activist Mumtaz Shaikh receiving the Devi Award
    TNIE editorial director Prabhu Chawla delivering his speech at Devi Awards for Maharashtra
  • Prabhu Chawla in conversation with Devendra Fadnavis at the event.
    Smita Kolhe asking a question to Fadnavis (in Marathi) during the event.
    Supriya Sule asking a question during the event.
    Prabhu Chawla presenting a memento to Devendra Fadnavis.
    Fadnavis interacting with the Devis after the event.
    Eleven Devis pose with their award in Mumbai





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