Subir Malik is the founder member, Keyboardist and the manager of the legendary rock band PARIKRAMA. The band just celebrated their 20th Birthday, no mean feat for a band singing Rock and Roll, and that too only in English. Subir has been in the industry for over 25 years and is fondly called the "Grand Daddy" of Rock and Roll, in the country. His band started out 2 decades ago, with a pact that they will never surrender to the whims of the market, and play what THEY want to play.
They never deviated from their pact and even today are the most in demand and amongst the biggest bands in India, and about to complete 2800 shows worldwide . It is his Vision and the capability to make things work, swimming against the tide, that he was awarded "The Dewarist" award, by Dewars , and also for being a "Inspirational Pioneer" a special award by Glenfiddich, amongst scores of other achievements .
Isha Koppikar stormed into the Indian film industry with a Stardust Award for the Most Exciting New Face for 'Khallas' in 2003. She has not looked back ever since. She swiftly climbed up the ladders of success with a variety of roles in movies. Even before her debut in Bollywood, she was awarded the Miss Talent crown at the Miss India Contest, 1995. She had also won a Filmfare award for the Best Female Debut in Kaadhal Kavidai (tamil), 1998.
Famous Bollywood movies which saw her in a prominent role include, Shabri, Don - The Chase Begins Again, Hello, 36 China Town, Krishna Cottage, LOC Kargil, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum and many more. Isha was even nominated for the Best Actor in a Comic Role - Female for Kyaa Kool Hai Hum at IIFA, Zee Cine Awards and Star Screen Awards, 2005. In 2009, she was also honoured with the 10th Anniversary Humanitarian Award for her valuable contribution towards PETA. However her biggest landmark was judging Miss Universe 2008, held in Vietnam alongside fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and Jennifer Hawkins.