The Elle Beauty Awards have been the talk of the town for many years now. With big names of the industry gracing the red carpet, the event is a favourite of paparazzis, fans and industry experts. This year was no different as Elle India entered into the 16th edition of its Beauty Awards to honour the contributions of people in the fields of makeup, hair, skin and wellness. The event was a glamorous night, serving us some fiery looks and well-deserved wins. Creator community also shone bright at Elle Beauty Awards 2023, receiving accolades for their hard work and dedication in their respective fields. 

The Elle Beauty Awards 2023


The shining winners

Elle Awards are known for acknowledging and appreciating the disruptors and looking out for trends even before it is trending. It gives a huge platform for emerging artists who have the potential to become stars. Therefore, Elle Awards is not just an award ceremony but an event that captures the essence of the beauty industry and hence the winners as well as the nominees become the trendsetters for the coming season. 

The Creators 

ELLE Fitness Expert 

Karan Sawhney, formerly a star in the Indian Super League and a professional football player, has transitioned into being ELLE’s Fitness Expert for 2023. Karan’s holistic approach to fitness, exemplified by his co-founding of ‘The Tribe,’ emphasises the development of mind, body, and soul. 

Karan’s journey from the football field to the wellness realm showcases his dedication to overall well-being, highlighting not just physical strength but also mental and emotional health. As ELLE’s Fitness Expert, Karan Sawhney brings a unique perspective and unwavering commitment to inspiring a balanced and healthier lifestyle.

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ELLE Rising Beauty Blogger 

Shalini Kutti, popularly known as urshaynesss on social media, has swiftly risen as a beloved figure in the beauty blogging sphere. With her candid vlogs and unfiltered beauty content, she has captured the hearts of over 100,000 followers on Instagram and YouTube.

Her charm along with informational content has earned her the title of ELLE’s Rising Beauty Blogger of 2023. Shalini’s content stands out due to its authenticity and rejection of unrealistic beauty standards, making it relatable and inspiring to a broad audience.

ELLE Wellness Expert 

Dr. Tanaya Narendra also known as Dr. Cuterus on social media, is transforming the landscape of sexual health and wellness. Using the power of social media, she dispels myths, tackles social stigmas, and normalises discussions about sex. 

Recognised as ELLE’s Wellness Expert for 2023, Dr. Tanaya’s work combines knowledge and compassion to educate and support individuals, removing the taboos often associated with sexual health. Her dedication to empowering individuals to make informed decisions and seek help when needed is essential in an era where open, informed conversations about sexual health are imperative.

The Experts 

ELLE Skin Expert

Dr. Apratim Goel, a renowned dermatologist in India, is ELLE’s 2023 Skin Expert. With 17 years of experience, she specialises in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers, running clinics in Mumbai.

ELLE Beauty Innovation

Suman Jalaf, the winner of ELLE’s 2023 Beauty Innovation award, is a leading name in eyebrow styling. Her work is sought after by Bollywood stars and international celebrities, including Kriti Sanon, Deepika Padukone, and Kate Moss.

ELLE Mental Wellness Expert 

Dr. Sonali Gupta is ELLE’s Mental Wellness Expert for 2023. With over 17 years of experience, she’s a top clinical psychologist in Mumbai, emphasising the importance of providing a safe space and guidance for her patients.

ELLE Hair Expert 

Sanky Evrus is ELLE’s 2023 Hair Expert, renowned for transforming hair with expertise. He’s a favourite hairstylist in Bollywood and beyond.

ELLE Makeup Artist 

Mehak Oberoi, ELLE’s 2023 Makeup Artist, boasts over 20 years of experience in Bollywood. She’s received prestigious awards, including the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for Best Makeup Artist.

ELLE Sexual Wellness Expert

Coach Pallavi Barnwal, ELLE’s 2023 Sexual Wellness Expert, is dedicated to breaking the taboos around sex and promoting open, judgement-free conversations about sexual well-being.

The actors

Alongside creators and industry experts, many Bollywood divas also bagged the trophy for their contribution to the entertainment industry. With her beaming smile Alaya F received the Gen Next Star Award and the cool mom Mira Kapoor won Beyond Beauty Award. With her stand-out style, Jahnvi Kapoor won the Beauty & More award whereas Bhumi Pednekar was called the Gamechanger. Vani Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh were titled as Trendsetter and Mould Breaker respectively. The Rising Star Shanaya Kapoor got her due credit along with her bff Ananya Panday who won the award for being a Style Icon.

The Men of the Hour Vijay Varma and Babil Khan were also honoured at the Elle Beauty Awards 2023. While Vijay Varma won the title of Icon Man, Babil Khan bagged the title of Fresh Face for the coming year.

The Best Dressed in the room

Along with recognising talent, the Awards ceremony is also known for the glitz and glamour these celebrities bring to the table with the gorgeous outfits. Fashion and beauty students are seen with their books and pens noting down everything new that is to break into the industry. While Bollywood actresses such as Jahnvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar and others looked fabulous wearing the craftsmanship of Indian as well as International designers, our Creators also matched the style quotient in equally resplendent outfits.

Fashion Influencer Urmi Daga looked glamour in a Black One shoulder Dress pairing it with the most gorgeous necklace and a stack of bracelets. Malvika Sitlani looked wonderful in a minimalistic strap dress along with her shining black pumps. Diipa Kholsa looked stunning in a black off shoulder dress but what left our jaws dropped was her necklace that covered her entire back. I mean WOW! One thing common among these three extremely talented content creators is motherhood and to say the least, it’s suiting them well because they are glowing and how! Fashion and beauty blogger Khushnaz AKA Kat_diaries looked stunning in an asymmetrical black dress and hosted the red carpet. 

The Elle Beauty Awards in general and the last night is particular are more than just a glamorous night of recognition. They’re a testament to the dynamic and ever-evolving world of beauty. These awards bring together the industry’s best and brightest, recognise the outstanding, and help set the tone for what’s to come in the world of cosmetics, skincare, and beyond. Whether you’re a beauty aficionado or simply someone looking for the best products to enhance your daily routine, the Awards night is a valuable resource and an annual celebration of all things beautiful.