2021 PR and Communications Aces awards winners announced

The selection was done by an esteemed jury of 23 members

Mumbai: The winners of the first edition of the PR and Communication Aces 2021 were announced here on Friday.

The coveted awards aim to highlight some of the rising stars of the industry, and celebrate their fantastic achievements. The awards recognise the best communication professionals under the age of 35.

The initiative by group was co-powered by Kaizzen, and Public Relations Professionals of India (PRPOI) were the community partners. The winners were announced virtually on Friday.

The winners were selected by an esteemed jury consisting of noted public relations professionals and experts from across various brands and agencies. These included : Hill+Knowlton Strategies CEO Abhishek Gulyani, Talentedge CEO Abhinav Upadhyay, PRSI national president Dr Ajit Pathak, Communicate India founder and CEO Akshaara Lalwani, Tata Motors, general manager corporate communications, Ashmita Pillay, group founder, CEO and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari, Wadhwani Foundation executive vice president –global marketing, Atul Raja, HUL, head-communications, sustainability, nutrition and special projects, Deepa Dey, Perfect Relations founding partner and group chairman, Diilip Cherian, OnePlus, India, head of corporate communications Ishita Grover, Godrej group head-corporate affairs, Ishteyaque Amjad, Dainik Bhaskar group, chief marketing officer, Kaacon Sethi, Blue Dart chief marketing officer, Ketan Kulkarni, ZEE head corporate brand and communications, Parag Darade, Sequoia vice president and head communications Payal Banerjee,  Axis Bank, head-corporate communications, Piyali Reddy, Visa, head corporate communications, India and South Asia, Prasanna Kotian, Jio, vice president, corporate communications, Rohit Dubey, Amazon Prime Video, head communications, Sonia Huria, Nucleus, managing partner, Tarunjeet Rattan, Weber Shandwick, chief executive officer, Valerie Pinto, Spotify, head of communications, India, Vasundhara Mudgil, and India Today group, chief marketing officer, Vivek Malhotra.

Here are the winners of the first edition of PR and Communication Aces Awards :


Supraja Srinivasan

Ruder Finn India

Mehak Arora

2020 MSL Mumbai

Shahnawaz Khan

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Megha Behl


Archit Mahajan

Value360 Communications

Akansha Dua


Mahima Misra

Current Global

Switzel Fernandes


Ritika Pradhan


Amrita Ray

ITW Playworx

Namrata Aswani

AirAsia (India) Limited

Divya Kumar

Star & Disney India

Richa Anand

Airbnb Inc

simran Kodesia

Star Squared PR

Santoshini Tudu


Niyaatii Swami

MXP Media India Limited (MX Player)

Janaki Shaher

Value 360 Communications

Eshant Arora

Reliance Brands Ltd.

Ashna Bahl

National Geographic

Saachi Dhillon


Kuheli Ray

Amazon Prime Video

Himalee Shah


Gayatri Sanjiv Kolte

Ruder Finn Asia

Sanya Kundra

Ruder Finn Asia

Lakshmi Kumari

Weber Shandwick

Sanskriti Parihar

Adfactors PR Pvt. Ltd.

Karan Jodhani

Ruder Finn Asia


Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Anshul Raj

WordsWork LLP

Manvi Kapila

Adfactors PR

Aaron Dias

IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd

Bushra Shaikh

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India

Meghna Bharat

Adfactors PR

Srishti Taneja

Think Ink Communications

Asmeeta Gidwani

Edelweiss Mutual Fund

Mahak Choudhary

Communicate India

Natasha Dsouza

Sony Pictures Networks India

Krutika Shailesh Ganatra

Madchatter Brand Solutions

Rachna Baruah

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd

Aakruti Mehta

PR Professionals

Prerna Dalakoti

Star Sports

Rohan Dsouza

Ruder Finn India

Moumita Majumdar

The Leela Palace New Delhi

Srishti Mehra

Kairo5 Marcom

Nitisha Anand

Glad U Came

Maddie Amrutkar



El Sol Strategic Consultants

Sanjana Samuel

Ruder Finn Asia

Yukti Patney


Richa Chopra

Ketchum Sampark Pvt Ltd

Adreesh Bhattacharya


Neha gour


Deepu Nair

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