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Indo-Canadian ‘Superwoman’ awarded for ‘Best First-Person Series’

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New York: Popular Indo-Canadian online personality and comedienne Lilly Singh, also known as Superwoman, has won an award for the ‘Best First-Person Series’, a media report said.

Beating four other online personalities, Singh won the ‘Streamy Award’ at the VH1’s ‘5th Annual Streamy Awards’ function that was held in Los Angeles on September 17, India-West online portal reported on Friday.

Born to parents originally from Punjab, Lilly Singh is strongly connected to her Punjabi heritage. The “rapper”, “entertainer”, “vlogger” and “motivational speaker” holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from York University. In her YouTube channel – ||Superwoman||, she speaks mostly on daily issues faced by the youth –especially today’s average Punjabi youth– and holds a comic, yet humanitarian approach to various topics. The comedienne who sports tattoos in the Punjabi script on her left and right wrist reading Nirbhau (without fear) and Nirvair (without hate), has in her interview with People magazine, spoken about her long period of depression and how she started making videos as a process of self-healing and to make others feel happier.

“Feeling so blessed and grateful for winning Best First Person Series at the #Streamys tonight,” Singh tweeted after receiving the award.

“I’ve got to thank Team Super, my fans — you are the most loyal, dedicated, passionate, wonderful people. For my friends, my family, my parents, who let me not be a doctor—a thank you,” she was quoted as saying in an 11-second acceptance speech video.

The 26-year-old was also nominated for the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award but lost to 21-year-old Cameron Dallas of Chino Hills, California.

On September 11, Singh entertained her fans at ‘YouTube FanFest Australia’ by performing on her songs “LEH” and “IVIVI” to a full house at Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney.

After beginning her YouTube channel in October 2010, her videos have gathered over 730 million views and her channel has over six million subscribers.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

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Bollywood Needs To Take Stands: Neha Dhupia

Neha also said people in Bollywood are very protective of each other, which according to her is not a great thing all the time

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Neha Dhupia feels it is now time that Bollywood start taking sides. IANS
Neha Dhupia feels it is now time that Bollywood start taking sides. IANS
  • Actress Neha Dhupia feels Bollywood needs to take sides
  • She often speaks on many relevant social issues
  • She feels everyone has right to feel safe

Actress Neha Dhupia feels people associated with Hindi filmdom should speak up more often on issues of concern and take stands.

The actress spoke about this during an appearance on the “Vh1 Inside Access” show, a statement from the channel said.

Neha has worked in many movies and TV shows throughout her career. Wikimedia Commons
Neha has worked in many movies and TV shows throughout her career. Wikimedia Commons

“We need to take sides, we need to take stands, we need to talk about how far we can push the cinema, what happens behind closed doors, how professional it is,” Neha said.

“We need to come out and talk about things; whether there is an ecosystem in the industry or not,” she added.

Neha also said people in Bollywood are very protective of each other, which according to her is not a great thing all the time. On the work front, the actress is also seen judging “Roadies Xtreme”, which is aired on MTV.

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During the audition round in Chandigarh, Neha felt unsafe because of a contestant Harpaveet. In his form, he suggested that he will flirt with Neha, and bragged about his sexual strength.

Dismissing him, she said: “You know what your problem is your perception about a woman. You have no respect for any woman. You think your masculinity is going to come through when you brag about your sexual strength. When you spoke about other gang leaders, you referred to their personality traits like confidence, dressing sense and fitness but not for me.

Neha has also worked in the popular youth TV show, Roadies. Wikimedia Commons

“So, according to you, I have no personality traits just because I am a woman and that gives to the right to flirt with me. I know exactly what men like you think. We have many female contestants who come on ‘Roadies’ journey. Neither you have any respect for girls nor do you have anything good to say about them so it’s our responsibility to make sure that people like you don’t come on the journey.

“You know why? I wouldn’t have said this but I am not feeling safe! This is my area, my territory so if I am not feeling safe you don’t get to go ahead in this show.” IANS

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