Sanjay Nigam, Founder of Fashion Entrepreneur Fund, Receives Zee Real Heroes Award

New Delhi, 16th December 2023 – Sanjay Nigam, the founder of the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund and India Fashion Awards, is celebrated for his exceptional contributions to the fashion industry. Acknowledging his outstanding achievements, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr. Anurag Thakur, presented Mr. Nigam with the prestigious Real Heroes Award during a glittering ceremony on December 11th, 2023.

Mr. Sanjay Nigam is a successful entrepreneur; who is also a visionary leader and a dedicated advocate for the growth, creativity, and inclusivity of India’s fashion industry. His remarkable initiatives, unwavering commitment, and philanthropic contributions make him a luminary figure driving positive change in both the business and social spheres.

This award comes as a recognition of Mr Nigam’s leadership which has been instrumental in fostering a paradigm shift in the field of fashion by nurturing and bringing forth numerous stalwarts onto the global stage.

On receiving the award, Mr. Sanjay Nigam said: “This acknowledgment validates our collective commitment to nurturing indigenous talent. As we continue to champion the cause of fostering homegrown brilliance, let us collectively empower, create, and elevate. The future of fashion lies in the hands of those who not only dream but dare to turn those dreams into reality,”

“Aligned with the ‘Make in India’ ethos, the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund transcends being merely a financial support system; it stands as a catalyst for dreams, an incubator for innovation, and a guiding light for the resilient youth of our nation. Through the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund (FEF), our mission is to ignite inspiration within the upcoming generation of fashion enthusiasts, encouraging them to have faith in their craft and actively contribute to the global evolution of style,” he added.

Mr. Nigam has undertaken a noteworthy endeavor known as the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund (FEF). Commencing with an initial investment of Rs 20 crores for its inaugural season, this groundbreaking initiative is committed to empowering individuals in the fashion and lifestyle sectors. Notably, FEF has grown into a 200-crore property, underscoring its significant impact on propelling India’s fashion industry to unprecedented levels of success.

Held at the ITC Maurya in New Delhi on December 11, 2023, the event honored leaders like para-athlete Sheetal Devi and Architect Nikhil Sompura. Celebrities including Parineeti Chopra and Rajkumar Rao added star power, making the celebration of real heroes more glamorous. Distinguished dignitaries, including Smriti Irani, Union Cabinet Minister for @MinistryWCD and @MOMAIndia, and Anurag Thakur, Minister of Information & Broadcasting elevated the event’s prestige.