After the grand success for two consecutive years of Expandables Awards, the third edition held on Sunday night i.e. March 24th, 2019 at Cinepolis


Pia Bajpai, Rasika Duggal, Mishti Chakraborty, Anuritta Jha, Georgia Adriani, Aditi Gautam, Vipin Sharma, Hunar Gandhi, Karan Mehra, Tina Philip, Ritu Chauhan, Eleana Fernandes, Sanjay Gagnani attended Expandables Awards 2019

After the grand success for two consecutive years of Expandables Awards, the third edition held on Sunday night i.e. March 24th, 2019 at Cinepolis, Andheri West to felicitate the unsung heroes of entertainment and other prominent fields of media.

Bollywood celebrities like Rasika Duggal, Vipin Sharma, Bidita Bag, Elena Fernandez, Pia Bajpai, Anuritta Jha, Aditi Gautam, Woodpecker Movies producer Kiran Bhatia, Mishti Chakraborty, Vijay Varma, Georgia Adriani amongst many other graced the award show.

Popular television personalities also attended the show among which Sanjay Gagnani, Hunar Gandhi, Ritu Chauhan, Tina Philip and Karan Mehra extended their support to the initiative.

The awards witnessed more than 30 main categories and the winners were chosen purely on the basis of jury’s decision. The event had interesting segments to raise the entertainment quotient like previous years.

From dance to mimicry, people from the media fraternity showcase their hidden talents and kept the audience glued to their seats.

UFO Digital Cinema was the title sponsor of this edition while it was co-powered by a prestigious OTT platform Filmeraa. Other sponsors included Orange Media amongst many other well-known brands.

Elated Ritesh Srivastava, the Founder of the awards, says, “We are in the third year of Expandables Awards this year and it couldn’t be better. I am extremely happy about the response and immense support of the entire media and film fraternity. It’s a great platform for all of us especially in a day and time when it is the only award show for the Indian media.”


Rising Journalist Of Entertainment (Male) – Shilajit From New Indian Express

Rising Journalist Of Entertainment (Female) – Karishma Shetty From Pinkvilla

Best Journalist (Wire) – Justin Rao From PTI

Best Trade Analyst – Komal Nahta

Best Video Journalist – Avinash Londhe From News 18 And Naresh From Zee News

Best Electronic Journalist (Bollywood) – Prashant Sishodiya From NDTV

Best Electronic Journalist (TV) – Sana Farzeen From Indian Express

Best Social Media Influencer – Faridoon Shahryar from Bollywood Hungama

Best Photo Journalist – Manav Manglani

Best Youtube Channel – India Forums

Best Film Critic – Taran Adarsh

Best PR Agency – Parag Desai, Universal PR

Best Digital Agency – HIFI Digital

Lifetime Achievement Award – Bharti Dubey

Best Hindi Website Reporter – Shreya Dubey PinkVilla Hindi Rush

Best Journalist Print – Rachna Dubey

Best Journalist Digital – Komal RJ Panchal From Indian Express

Best Hindi Journalist – Rekha Khan From NBT

Best Bollywood Instagrammer – Viral Bhayani

Best Tv Celeb Journalist – Pooja Nawathe From India News

Lifestyle Blogger – Miss Malini

Best Website – Huffington Post – Ankur Pathak Huffington Post

Best PR – Mandvi From Treeshul Media

Best Media Friendly Actor – Vicky Kaushal

Best Media Friendly Actor Female – Sonam Kapoor

Best Political Journalist – Faizan Khan

Best RJ – RJ Abhi from Jaipur

Best Sports Journalist – Ankur Tyagi

Best Crime Journalist – Siddhant

Best Distribution Agency – UFO

Hospitality Partner – Cinepolis

Expandables Awards, founded in 2017 is the only award solely dedicated to the personalities from media fraternity. The last two years had seen immense support from popular actors from TV and film fraternity, who attended the awards such as Pankaj Tripathi, Ankita Lokhande, Pooja Chopra, Deepika Singh, Upen Patel, Archana Kocchar, Salman Khan’s security in-charge Shera among many more.

Besides this, actors like Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan, Malaika Arora, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Daisy Shah, Yami Gautam also extended their support and congratulated the awards by recording a personal video wishing Expandables Awards a huge success.


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