Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone received the award from her father and former badminton star Prakash Padukone for her performances as leading ladies in movies like ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela’.

Producer and host of ‘Comedy nights with Kapil’, Kapil Sharma received the award from actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar in the entertainment category for outstanding success of his debut TV comedy show.

Kapil Sharma, who came into limelight after winning ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – season three’, thanked his fans for their support.

“Receiving Indian of the Year award from respected Amol Palekar...Thank you god and my fans,” he tweeted.

11 Indians from the field of politics, sports, and entertainment, business and public service categories were honored with Indian of the Year award in a ceremony held in New Delhi.