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Rahul Gandhi, Ash, Deepika win Youth Icon Awards

Last updated on: September 28, 2009 
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

There's probably no way you can give Bollywood personalities a pass when you're announcing any youth icon awards.

Not surprisingly, three leading Hindi film heroines -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra accepted the trophies in various categories of the first Videocon India Youth Icon Awards.

Joining these names were the likes of Rahul Gandhi and Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah among others who were named youth icons of the year.

Looking pretty in a black evening gown, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan accepted the award for Global Face of the Year.

Fashion Icon of the Year

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Manish Malhotra and Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone was named Fashion Icon of the Year and accepted the award after walking the ramp in designer Manish Malhotra's collection.

Entertainment Icons of the year

Last updated on: September 28, 2009 
Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan
Priyanka Chopra won the award for the Entertainment Icon of the year (Female) while Hrithik Roshan bagged the Entertainment Icon of the year (Male) trophy.

Social Justice and Welfare Award

Last updated on: September 28, 2009 
Rahul Bose
It certainly looked like Bollywood's night out as actor Rahul Bose stepped up and accepted the award in the category of Social Justice and Welfare as the founder of his NGO, The Foundation.

Indian Youth Icon for Sports

Last updated on: September 28, 2009 
Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra was awarded the Indian Youth Icon for Sports for his achievement in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

India Youth Icon in Entrepreneurship

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Ajay Bijli
The India Youth Icon in Entrepreneurship (Private) went to Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director PVR Cinemas Ltd. Sachin Bhatia, Founder and CEO of Makemytrip.com won the India Youth Icon for Technology.

Chetan Bhagat wins it for Five Point Someone

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Chetan Bhagat
Author Chetan Bhagat, whose book Five Point Someone is being adapted into a film starring Aamir Khan and R Madhavan won the award in the Arts category.

India Youth Icon for Media

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Barkha Dutt
Barkha Dutt, Group Editor, English News, NDTV was the India Youth Icon for Media.

India Youth Icon of the Year and India Youth Icon for Politics

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Omar Abdullah and Rahul Gandhi
While Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was named the India Youth Icon for Politics, the biggest award of the night -- the India Youth Icon of the Year went to Rahul Gandhi.