the Archetype and Leading the Fine Art of Talk on Indian Stage.
Recently, she has been named Nation Builder by India Today Magazine, one among 100 Nation Builders from across the spectrum of Indian industries. Named Live Artist of the Decade at WOW Awards Asia, she has also been honored with the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Indian Experiential Realm by Business World Applause. She was named amongst the ten most influential women in the Indian Live Industry in a book, The Decade of Transformation, published by EEMA. She is a veteran of more than two dozen television shows and more than three thousand live events across the globe. Named Best Live Host India at various relevant platforms, Best Emcee Corporate & Lifestyle Events LQ Awards 2019, Best Anchor India Female at EEMAX Spotlight Awards 2018 and 2017, Best Emcee Award India by Business World BW Applause Awards 2017, Best Emcee India Live Quotient Awards 2012, she also bagged the award for Outstanding Television Host for an Indian Cookery Show at the Restaurant India Awards 2019.
Gitikka Ganju Dhar is one of India's leading live talents, a Goliath in her field,
The darling of India’s experiential industry,
curator of The Ministry of Talk – Made in India, Gitikka is India’s most
awarded live host and the preferred choice for events that require more case
than trace, experiences that are large format, content based and necessitate
the gear of experience and expertise. She is a popular choice to host special
projects in the presence of global Heads of State, Presidents, Prime Ministers
and leadership from the corporate world. The name common to some of biggest and
most acclaimed live projects in recent times, is hers. Kargil Vijay Diwas, Fit
India Launch, Main Bhi Chowkidar, Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, Vibrant Gujarat,
Khelo India Youth Games, CREDAI Youth Con, Global Aviation Summit, The Sufi
Route, International Convention of Wedding fraternity, Magnetic Maharashtra
Summit, ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, Founding Conference of International
Solar Alliance, US India Business Council Ideas Summit, India International
Energy Forum and India International Science Fair, all had this artist weave
the incantation of her talk.
The reasons for her success are simple. The
intellectual quotient she brings to the job is unparalleled. Her oratory skills
enchant. Her words bewitch and resonate. Her stage presence enraptures, her
ebullience belies the two decades across which she has wielded the microphone
and her professionalism reassures. Well known for her extempore renditions, you
have to watch her live to fully understand the impact that she has on live
With grace and gumption, she has changed the way
India views female live hosts. She says, “I do not wish to be viewed as a
female or male host whilst on stage, my gender is inconsequential to the job at
hand, neither as a celebrity do I want to be cast. The quality of my work
should be the celebrity, nothing but, skill, voice and content should matter,
whether I am talking for a razzmatazz event or one soaked in protocol. How good
one looks should be incidental, what one wears should be a part of the overall
vibe and what figure your age sit at should be immaterial.” Oprah Winfrey and
Ellen DeGeneres defy these stereotypes. In India, does a male anchor’s shelf
life come with an expiry date too? Female news anchors adhere to no such
bondage, there, only skill matters. In a category of performers who were for
long handcuffed by the male gaze, she has successfully steered the focus onto
substance, having redrafted the scope of a female live host’s presence on
stage. The agenda now stands rebooted.
Today, in the best phase of her career as a live
artist and that too at a stage when most female anchors were expected, as in
the earlier days, to hang up their boots, Gitikka talks at events that range
from brand launches to government events to film awards to rural marketing
experiences, no small feat to achieve this range. She is idolized by the young
blood entering the Indian live industry. She has emerged as a thought leader,
social influencer and a patriot to be watched out for.
Hailing from the valley of Kashmir, settled in Mumbai,
Gitikka is married to a senior banker Vineet Dhar and is daughter of an Armed
Forces veteran and an Economics Professor. A prolific writer for live industry
platforms, she is penning her first book for children. She is member on various
national committees at the Event and Entertainment Management Association of
India. You can also catch her in many a commercial on television, as she
marks a return to acting after many years. She is now expanding her repertoire
on stage as a moderator and motivational speaker. “I hope one day I can
take my talk, made in India, to the world.” She says, as she walks onto stage,
not a man, not a woman, not a celebrity, only a believer in the Fine Art of
Talk, to invite the Prime Minister of India to address the gathering. Well, they
don’t call her one of the most respected anchors of the country for nothing!
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