11th edition - Special Thanks

Mohit Lalwani is best known for his crowd-pleasing performances and heart-warming vocals on Indian Idol 4. Loved by audiences, fellow contestants, and judges alike, Mohit has continued to build on his journey through Idol and reach audiences across the globe. With soul-stirring performances in over 35 countries and in 10 languages, Mohit’s charm and musical prowess crosses all country and language barriers. A proud Sindhi, Mohit has been Chief Guest twice for the World Sindhi Sammelan both in the USA and in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mohit’s performances range from intimate and electrifying Sangeet performances to distinguished live shows that have filled some of the largest arenas worldwide. He has performed for our brave soldiers in Jammu & Kashmir and has also been a guest judge at singing competitions for IITs all over the country. Mohit’s personal motto is, “Music bridges the gap between human and divine.”
Gaurav Sharma is a versatile Singer , Actor , Composer & Radio Jockey (at All India Radio) by profession. Recently,he has done his album-"Tu Pyar Hai Mera" with the Bollywood Actress Tara Alisha Berry which will be releasing worldwide this year. Apart from setting the stages on fire with his soulful voice he has taken few other initiatives to serve the society as Director at Cormeum Creations Pvt. Ltd., President of Astitva Charitable trust and he has also worked with “Central Tihar Jail “as a music instructor for last 6 yrs.
Abhiruchi Singh is an upcoming singer who has sung with Nikhil D Souza for MTV movies ,but she rose to limelight with the official remix of “Paani Da rang” which she sang with Ayushmaan Khurrana. Her latest video”UD Chali” on Women’s empowerment, was released by Fame Music on Republic Day this year.This song has been written and composed by her and its video featuring Abhiruchi with the children of SMILE foundation and has so far received more than 1 million views on Youtube.

For Past Events

  • Prasad Bidapa

    Prasad Bidapa

  • Rashmi Virmani

    Rashmi Virmani

  • Meiyang Chang

    Meiyang Chang

  • Sandeep Soparrkar

    Sandip Soparrkar

  • Sabira Merchant

    Sabira Merchant

  • Shayok Banerjee

    Shayok Banerjee

  • Bharucha School of Ballet

    Bharucha School of Ballet

  • Vivek Bharti

    Vivek Bharti

  • Remo D'souza

    Remo D'souza

  • Shweta Pundit

    Shweta Pundit

  • Abhiruchi Singh

    Abhiruchi Singh

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Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa has created a distinctive niche in the Indian fashion scenario. His projects include some of the largest fashion events like India Men's Fashion Fair, Kingfisher Fashion Awards, Colombo Fashion Week, the prestigious Jewellery & Couture Week and the annual Megamodel search. He is also credited with creating some of the biggest names in fashion and film like Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma, Dino Morea, etc. Actively involved in fund raising for various social causes, Prasad has been associated with Smile Foundation since the inception of Ramp for Champs.
Rashmi Virmani has single handedly transformed the 'moves' of the fashion industry. A celebrated choreographer, her crisp shows and innovative designs are a visual delight. Rashmi established Ramp Model Management in 1989 that went on to become one of the finest and well reputed modeling agencies known for its fashion finds. With more than two decades of work experience, this fashion veteran has an impressive list of clients which include many top fashion designers like Varun Bahl, Ashish Soni, Raghuvendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap, Jasper Conran, Betty Jackson, Nigel Cabourn and Mathew Williamson. She also launched the much pronounced brands like Tony n Guy, Skechers, Clarks, WAHL,The Body Shop, Nike, Timex, Enamor, and Puma.
Meiyang Chang adorned the third season of Ramp for Champs in Mumbai with his beautiful song. Chang presented his brand new song, which was made in collaboration with Smile Foundation. He also endorsed the Fund Raising Campaign of Smile Foundation and Opera Mini, "Smile with Opera Mini".
Sandip, as a trained and qualified Ballroom Dance Teacher, is the first from India to be certified by the 'Ballroom Dance Teachers Training School' in Bonn, Germany. In 2004, The Queen of England & The Prince of Wales, have written personal letters of appreciation to Sandip Soparrkar for promoting Ballroom & Latin American dance culture in India. Sandip and his partner Jesse Randhawa were the only Indian performers who were invited to dance at the Royal wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011. Sandip Soparrkar's Ballroom Studio is the first in India to have sent its couple for the various International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF) championships. Sandip is a faculty member of the following Beauty Contests and Personality Grooming Institutes, where he lectures on 'International Dance Appreciation', teaches body posture, poise, dance floor etiquette, body language & grace. He has a number of awards accolades worldwide.

Ms Sabira Merchant completed her studies in Liberal Arts from Switzerland. Being a expert communicator and a lover of stage, Sabira was inclined towards the theatre and made her first breakthrough with Theatre group’s ‘‘The World’’ And it was followed by ‘‘The Wild Duck’’, ‘‘Tughlaq’’, ‘‘Duet for one’’, ‘‘The Idiot’’, ‘‘Winter Set’’ and many more. She bagged the All India critics’’ award for her role of Blanche Dubois in the play ‘‘A Street Car Named Desire.’’ She also played the enchantress Madame Manaeksha in the BBC production ‘‘Six steps to happiness.’’ Sabira also debuted in ‘‘The Rummy Game,’’ a sweet and bitter comedy that won rave reviews from all over the world. Sabira made her presence on the big screen too, playing roles in some select Hindi movies including Shyam Benegal’s ‘‘Trikaal.’’

In the 70’s Sabira became very popular on the television circuit as her show ‘‘What’s the good word?’’ ran for a record 15 years on Doordarshan (India’s only terrestrial television network)

Besides being a theatre and film personality, Sabira is an expert guide on speech, diction, etiquette, grooming, stage presence and public speaking. She has the honour of having trained a whole lot of beauty contestants including past Ms. Universe – Lara Dutta Ms. World – Yukta Mookhey, Diana Hayden, Priyanka Chopra etc. The male pageants too have witnessed her students putting up a fabulous performance. Aryan Vaid, Raghu Mukherjee – Mr India 2002 to name a few.

Even the corporate and general public from various walks of life regularly benefit from her knowledge and experience in communication and overall personality development to lead a happy and successful life. The sessions are aimed towards personal/corporate finesse improvement, which is not only personalized but also customized. It meets Organization as well as personal needs of an individual as a separate and as a part of the team as a whole. Participants are helped to create self-awareness empowering them to shed their inhibitions and negativity. Particular care is taken to enhance their pronunciation, diction, voice modulation, communication skills, phone etiquette, table manners and dinning skills in particular.

The pedagogy deployed i.e. the lectures, role plays, exercises, interactive discussions supplements for social and business graces of international protocol are proved to be best case examples providing individuals to master the art of Public Speaking.

The course is tailor-made fitting each individual’s parameters of day to day requirement and yet a uniformed eye-opener which step by step opens the window of a new world.

It is an introduction and exploration of the self and a realization of your personality and potential.

Shayok is a Singer/Performer and Composer. He has been working with the Film and Music Industry of Bengal for over a decade. He has performed at National and International Concerts and done playback for feature films. He has worked for Advertising and collaborated with industry stalwarts like Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Basu and Shah Rukh Khan.
"Bharucha School of Ballet” has been in existance since 1998. We impart classical ballet training to aspiring dancers. Besides being a most beautiful expression of dance, ballet forms the foundation for any form of correct Western Dance, be it Contemporary or Modern. Ballet dancing requires tremendous strength, flexibility and immense grace. It is only when the dancer develops the above attributes that she can dance comfortably on the tips of her toes. We have performed for the launch of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Nakshatra Jewellery, and also represented Barbie and the Pink Shoes for Mattel Toys all over India.
Vivek Bharti is an entrepreneur in Makeup and Hair education and is instrumental in brining international makeup and hair trends to India. With an engineering degree and vast knowledge in beauty and marketing space, he has developed a niche in transforming the way Makeup and Hair is done in India.
Dance Choreographer Remo D'souza , long time supporter of Smile Foundation along with the cast of the movie ABCD performed an electrifying dance number for the Children of Smile Foundation during the third season. The children couldn't stop coming on the stage to match some steps with him.
Shweta Pandit is a popular Bollywood playback vocalist, songwriter, composer, performing artist and actor in Bollywood. She has also recorded songs for various Telugu and Tamil film songs. At the age of four, Shweta worked with legendary Indian composer, Ilayaraja, for the award-winning film Anjali, which was re-recorded in Hindi. She dubbed for the lead role in the film in Hindi. Shweta got her first breakthrough with Yash Raj Films and Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein (2000) with five songs at the age of 12. She was chosen to sing in the film, after she auditioned for the final selection among almost 500 singers. Shweta created an unbreakable record then to be the youngest Bollywood singer to be launched as the singing voice for a lead actor. Shweta has recently won the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu for the Film Kotha Bangaru Lokam for the Song Nenani Neevani. She was nominated for Stardust Awards in 2005 for Best New Musical Sensation for her song in Aetbaar. She also featured on the cover of Rave Magazine in 2008, as one of the youngest achievers in Bollywood music.
"Abhiruchi Singh is an upcoming singer who has sung with Nikhil D Souza for MTV movies ,but she rose to limelight with the official remix of “Paani Da rang” which she sang with Ayushmaan Khurrana. Her latest video”UD Chali” on Women’s empowerment, was released by Fame Music on Republic Day this year.This song has been written and composed by her and its video featuring Abhiruchi with the children of SMILE foundation and has so far received more than 1 million views on Youtube."