Artist’s name gets best girl award from TIME article The award for the most creative girl name for a woman will go to Kailash Gourubhat from Bengaluru, India, the company announced Thursday.
The award, given annually by TIME magazine to a woman named after a famous poet, was created to honor women who are taking a more active role in shaping their own destiny, as opposed to relying on a male mentor, Kailush Gourabhat, the founder of Kailas.
“There’s a real disconnect in our society between women who have traditionally been the silent ones, and those who are doing it on their own, and it’s a good thing that this has been recognized as a real thing, and that it’s been taken up as a matter of recognition,” said Gourakhat, who is a mother of three and also a creative strategist.
She is also the daughter of an Indian novelist.
“It’s very important that we keep pushing women to be more active, to be a little bit more proactive and not be afraid to take on the big challenges,” Gourabalat said.
The award will go up for grabs by Jan. 1, 2020, and will be available on the TIME website.
Gourabat is also a mother, and the two are expecting their first child, said Gaurav Das, the editor of TIME India.
“She’s been very brave, and her parents are very proud of her, and she’s really driven,” Das said.
“Her parents really want to show her that they care about her.”
The awards were created to recognize women whose work is changing the world, Das said, and to celebrate those who have given their lives to make a difference in the world.
“We’re so proud that she’s given her life for that,” Das added.
Kailash, who lives in New Delhi, received a Golden Globe nomination for her work as an actor in the film The Princess Diaries, which was a critical and commercial success.
Kailashes parents were also nominated.
“I can’t say I’m disappointed.
The fact that she is receiving a Golden Lion for her acting has really moved me, and I’m really happy that we’re able to give her a Golden award,” Das told The Associated Press.
Kaurishwar Reddy, a Mumbai-based filmmaker, received an Emmy nomination for his documentary The Woman in Black.
She’s become a force of change and I think we can all be proud of that.””
The fact that we’ve been able to recognize Kailasha’s work is a huge step forward.
She’s become a force of change and I think we can all be proud of that.”