5th edition of Sakthi Masala Homepreneur Awards 2022 concluded on a high note in Chennai

Business Events | September 1, 2022 | News

Sakthi Masala' Sakthi Masala's Homepreneur Awards

The 5th edition of Sakthi Masala Homepreneur Awards 2022 was hosted on August 28, 2022, at Lady Andal Auditorium, Chennai. The awards ceremony is an initiative by Brand Avatar, an integrated marketing communications and brand and event management solutions company that provides a platform to recognize women engaged in home-based ventures in the country. 

The event also attracted the participation of eminent personalities from industries, academia, government, cinema, television, and social service organisations such as follows:

Ms. Suhasini Maniratnam

Indian actress

Mr. K. S. Ravikumar

Indian film director

Mr. Aari Arjunan

Indian film Actor

Mr. Ravi Muthusamy IPS

Ex. ADGP & Social Activist

Ms. Thamizhachi Thangapandian

Member of Parliament, South Chennai

Mr. P Vasu

Indian Director

Dr. Ishari K Ganesh

Founder, chairman and Chancellor of Vels University

Dr. Preethaa Ganesh

Vice President - Vels Group of Institutions

Mr. Ganesh Venkatraman

Indian actor

Ms. Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

Indian actress, director and philanthropist.

Mr. Vaibhav Reddy

Indian actor

Ms. Vanathi Srinivasan

Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Coimbatore South constituency.

Mr. Manobala

Indian film director, producer, actor

Mr. CK Kumaravel

Co-founder & CEO Naturals

Ms. Brinda Sivakumar

Indian Singer

Ms. Srekala Bharath

Musical artist

Mr. Sathish Muthukrishnan

Indian actor

Mr. Ravindhranath Kumar - OPS Ravi

Member of Parliament, Theni

Ms. Vasuki Bhaskar

Indian Fashion & costume designer

Mr. Venkatesh Bhat

Renowned chef

Ms. Sivaangi Krishnakumar

Indian actress, playback singer and television personality.

Mr. T. J. Gnanavel

Indian film director

Ms. Shrutika

Indian actress

Mr. Sivarajah Ramanathan

Mission Director & CEO - Tamil Nadu Startup & Innovation Mission

Mr. Santhosh Prathap

Indian actor

Mr. Blaze Kannan

Producer & CEO - Dwarka Productions

Mr. Tharshan Thiyagarajah



The current edition of the Sakthi Masala's Homepreneur Awards/Suyasakthi Viruthugal 2022, also provided college-going girls a platform to share their entrepreneurial ideas, and plans to start, execute and scale up their dream ventures through Sakthi Masala's Homepreneur Awards/Suyasakthi Viruthugal Student edition with the support of YI - Young Indians, Chennai Chapter and GRT Mahalakshmi Vidyalaya as special sponsors. This initiative recognised the best ideas presented by the students. The top 3 winners were awarded with Rs. 1,00,000 cash prize.

This year Sakthi Masala's Homepreneur Awards 2022 had tied up with StartupTN (TANSIM), an initiative of the Government of Tamil Nadu, nurturing a benevolent entrepreneurial ecosystem in the State.

From 2000+ registrations, 500 shortlisted candidates attended the jury interview out of which totally 16 category winners, 9 Inspirational woman awardees, 41 special mention awardees and 3 student teams were awarded on stage.

Here is the Winners list for 2022:

Category Name





Janani Pratha P



Mythili Koyam Gopa



Dr R sofialaransa Rajarajan



Saraswathy Pandiyan

Beauty & Wellness


Jeevitha K




Home Retail


Tamilselvi Thanikachalam

Arts & Culture


S. Pushpahelen Kanagaraj



Vinolee Ramalingam



Roopa Selvanayaki

Home Professional


Renjini Thanumalay Perumal

Media & Entertainment


Gowthami Eswaran



Sandhya D Prakash

Food & Beverages


Thilakavathi Mani

Outside TN


Saranya Rajendran

Food & Beverages (Special achiever)


Uma Krishnaswamy K


Inspirational Women Awardees:

Name of the Inspirational women Awardees

Organization or Category or Field

Meenakshi Arvind

Industrialist and Social Activist

Bhageerathy Ramamoorthy

Anandan trust

Gopika Verma

Indian classical dancer and teacher

G Kala - Dance Master

Film Dance Master

Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu

former national paralympic swimming champion

Bharathi Baskar

Public/motivational speaker

Khushbu Sundar

Entertainment and Public Life

Hemalatha Annamalai

Automobile Entrepreneur

Sudha Kongara Prasad

Indian movie Director


Selection Process:

  • The applications were received from June 7th to July 2nd, 2022

  • These applications were shortlisted and top candidates were interviewed by the esteemed jury during the jury interview on July 23 & 24, 2022.

  • The panel of esteemed Jury members shortlisted nominated women based on: uniqueness of the business, social impact, business challenges, scalability, family impact, and progress & revenue.

  • The selected winners from each category were presented with the award at a grand ceremony on 28 August, 2022.


The eminent jury panel for the Sakthi Masala Homepreneur Awards, comprises women achievers from different fields who include:

  • Aruna Subramaniam, Management Consultant & Trustee, Bhoomika Trust

  • Hema Rukmani, CEO, Thenandal Entertainment

  • Jayasree Vummidi, Managing Director - The Lotus Group

  • Krithika Radhakrishnan, Arkay Production

  • Lakshmi Ravichander, Founder, Event Art

  • Latha Rajan, Founder, Ma Foi Strategic Consultants

  • Dr. Madhu Saran, Founder, River NGO

  • Dr. Manimekalai Mohan, Founder, SSVM Institutions, Coimbatore

  • Nina Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Savera Hotels

  • Prasanna Vasanadu, founder and CEO, VR Derma Pvt Ltd

  • Poornima Ramaswamy, designer, stylist and entrepreneur

  • Radha Sanjeev, Chief Operations Officer, Glosel Group

  • Rathna Sivaraman, entrepreneur and media personality

  • Ravoofa H.K, Media Mason

  • Rinku Mecheri, social entrepreneur, Founder, Chennai Volunteers

  • Rukmini Thiagarajan, Director - Chennai One IT Sez

  • Dr Saranya T. Jaikumar, educational psychologist

  • Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President, Avtar Career Creators & Flexi Careers India

  • Shiny Surendran, accredited sports dietitian, IOC & SDA

  • Shylaja Chetlur, actor, entrepreneur, media professional, Shylaar Productions

  • Dr. Srinisha Maran, Chairperson, Bharath University & Sree Balaji Medical College

  • Sushila Ravindranath, senior journalist

  • Veena Kumaravel, co-founder, Naturals Salon

  • Dr. Vimalarani Britto, entrepreneur, educationalist, and social


Jury from YI - Young Indians, Chennai Chapter:

  • Vidya Ragu - a YI Member, Founder Himalaya calling, Skillsgurucool, Women's Bilateral Mastermind - Global Conversations platform on Entrepreneurship

  • Kavya - Co-founder, Advay Capital, an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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It is an initiative by Brand Avatar that provides a platform to recognise women engaged in home-based ventures in the country.

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