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Sonam Kapoor awarded with ET Panache's Trendsetter Award 2016
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The ET Panache Trendsetter Awards 2016 represent vision, impact and style, honoring Indians who work towards changing the world for the better ,riding on ambition and translating it into a high-reality impact.

The Awards were started to recognize the efforts of entrepreneurs, entertainers, innovators, news makers and athletes, whose stories inspire millions.

Joining some of the most inspiring names in the country, Sonam Kapoor was announced the winner of this year's ET Panache Trendsetting Cool. Marching to the beat of her own drum, Sonam, has always had a strong sense of self - While the fashion world celebrated her because she was different, she finally came into her own as an actress with Neerja.

The actress was applauded by the audience, industry and critics for her nuanced performance as the Pan AM braveheart . Apart from being a front runner this award season, the star has also been a game-changer in the social media space and was the first celebrity in India to launch her very own app.

Representing fearless individualism, Sonam Kapoor , has been an inspiration to young girls across the country who identify with this out-spoken, modern-day girl who continues to stay grounded.

Talking about what makes her a deserving trendsetter says Shradha Sukumaran, Deputy Editor, ET Panache, "Sonam Kapoor has made individualistic choices through her movies, from Saawariya (2007) and Raanjhanaa (2013), to this year's heartbreaking Neerja. Kapoor is a digital juggernaut, a movie star with her own app. And she has an opinion and isn't afraid to voice it".

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