CNN-IBN Indian of the Year

The CNN-News18 Indian of the Year (originally CNN-IBN Indian of the Year) is an award presented annually to various Indians for their work in their respective fields by the Indian media house CNN-News18. The awards are presented in various categories of Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment, Public Service and Global Indian. The idea of the award was originated by journalists: Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose.

CNN-News18 Indian of the Year
Awarded forAn Honour That Embodies Greatness
Presented byCNN-News18
First awarded2006

In addition to the traditional award categories of Politics, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Public Service and Global Indian, a new category, that of a ‘CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Popular Choice’ was introduced in the ninth edition, where one awardee was chosen from the 35 nominees across categories basis the votes received from public through Facebook.


Year Person Politics Sports Business Entertainment Public Service Global Indian
2006 Manmohan Singh Manmohan Singh Jeev Milkha Singh Ratan Tata Rajkumar Hirani Arvind Kejriwal Indra Nooyi
2007 E. Sreedharan P. Chidambaram Viswanathan Anand O. P. Bhatt Shimit Amin and Jaideep Sahni E Sreedharan Arun Sarin
2008 Chandrayaan Nitish Kumar Abhinav Bindra Aditya Puri Aamir Khan Team Chandrayaan A. R. Rahman
2009 A R Rahman Rahul Gandhi Saina Nehwal Satyam Revival Team A. R. Rahman Pratham ---
2010 Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar Sushil Kumar Kumar Mangalam Birla S. Shankar Ladakh Ecological Development Group & Seeds India ---
2011 Anna Hazare Mamata Banerjee Mahendra Singh Dhoni Dilip Shanghvi Amitabh Bachchan and team KBC Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network ---
2012 Viswanathan Anand Manohar Parrikar Viswanathan Anand Yusuf Hamied Irrfan Khan Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty ---
2013 Stop Acid Attacks Arvind Kejriwal P. V. Sindhu[1] Rajiv Bajaj Kapil Sharma[2] ADR & Lily Thomas[3][4] ---
2014[5] Narendra Modi Arun Jaitley Jitu Rai N Chandrasekaran Chetan Bhagat Tongam Rina Satya Nadella
2015 People of Chennai --- Sania Mirza Bandhan Bank SS Rajamouli People of Chennai ---

Special awardsEdit

1. 2007 Lifetime Achievement - R K Laxman Cartoonist
2. 2008 Lifetime Achievement - Dilip Kumar Actor

3. 2009 Lifetime Achievement - Pandit Ravi Shankar

  • Special Awards - Kamal Haasan Completing 50 years in cinema 2009
  • Special Awards - Indian Cricket Team Test cricket to break on through to the number one spot for the first time ever.

4. 2010 Lifetime Achievement - M. S. Swaminathan
5. 2011 Lifetime Achievement - Verghese Kurien

6. 2013 Lifetime Achievement - Heroes of Rezang La, 1962

7. 2013 Outstanding Achievement - Leander Paes[1]

8. 2014 Winners

8. 2015 Winners

10. 2017 Winners

See alsoEdit

NDTV Indian of the Year


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