Varun Dhawan and Mahira Khan
Varun Dhawan and Mahira Khan at Masala Awards 2015 in Dubai.Twitter

Masala Awards 2015 was held on 5 November at Madinat Arena in Dubai where several Bollywood stars and Pakistani artistes bagged awards in various categories. 

Varun Dhawan won the "Actor of the Year" award for his performance in "Badlapur" while Pakistani actress Mahira Khan was declared "Best Actress" for her performance in the movie "Bin Roye".

Both Varun and Mahira will next be seen in two different Shah Rukh Khan films, "Dilwale" and "Raees", respectively.

Jacqueline Fernandez, who was last seen in "Brothers", bagged the "Style icon of the year" award; the gorgeous diva looked stunning in a white dress at the event.

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Versatile singer Sonu Nigam added another feather to his hat, winning the "Best Live Performer of the Year" award while Kanika Kapoor won the "Voice of the Year" award.

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Pakistani singer Farhan Saeed, who was the lead vocalist of the band "Jal", bagged the "Most Promising Singer" award.

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Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha was declared "Box Office Diva".

Varun Dhawan also received another award, on behalf of his father David Dhawan, who was awarded for "Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema".

Simi Garewal won the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement" award.

Started in 2008, Masala Awards recognises the contribution of the Asian region and includes various categories.