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All the celebrities attending the IIFA Awards 2023 in Abu Dhabi

It’s going to be a star-studded extravaganza.

Get ready to be blown away because the IIFA Awards are returning with a bang. After an incredible show of stardom in 2022 and the overwhelming love from fans in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the capital is once again gearing up for an extravagant and magical celebration. The biggest Bollywood celebrities have already been flocking to Abu Dhabi – promising to set the stage on fire. So without ado, here’s a list of all the celebrities you can spot in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Abhishek Bachchan

Brace yourself for an evening filled with laughter and charm as the talented Abhishek Bachchan steps up to host the IIFA Awards 2023. His infectious energy and quick wit will have everyone in stitches, making it a night to remember.

Alia Bhatt

After turning heads at the Met Gala, prepare to be enchanted by the presence of Alia Bhatt as she makes her way to Abu Dhabi for IIFA Awards 2023. She was also recently named Gucci’s global brand ambassador.

Amit Trivedi

Get ready to be serenaded by the soulful tunes of Amit Trivedi as he takes centre stage at IIFA Rocks. With his melodious voice and impeccable musicality, he’ll create a magical atmosphere that will leave the audience captivated.

Babil Khan

Prepare to witness the emerging talent of Babil Khan as he makes his IIFA debut. With his poignant acting and unique style, he’ll leave a lasting impact on the audience – just like his late father Irrfan Khan.


Get ready to experience a high-voltage performance as the king of rap, Badshah, hits the stage at IIFA Rocks. With his catchy beats and incredible stage presence, he’ll have the audience on their feet, rapping and dancing along.

Farah Khan

Prepare for a night of non-stop entertainment as the renowned choreographer-turned-host, Farah Khan, takes over IIFA Rocks 2023. With her infectious energy and hilarious anecdotes, she’ll keep the audience engaged and in splits throughout the event.

Iulia Vantur

Brace yourself for a soulful and captivating performance by the talented Iulia Vantur. Her melodious voice and emotive renditions will leave the audience spellbound and craving for more.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Expect a jaw-dropping performance by the stunning Jacqueline Fernandez. With her graceful moves and magnetic stage presence, she’ll leave the audience spellbound and craving for more.

Kabir Khan

Join an insightful and inspiring conversation with the talented filmmaker Kabir Khan. Known for his impactful storytelling and thought-provoking films, he’ll share his experiences and insights in a special Director’s Cut Masterclass ahead of the award ceremony.

Kamal Haasan 

Pay tribute to a legend as Kamal Haasan is honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema Award. With his immense talent and unparalleled contributions, he has left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry.

Kriti Sanon

Prepare to be mesmerised by the stunning Kriti Sanon as she takes the stage with her breathtaking performance. With her graceful moves and magnetic presence, she’ll leave a lasting impression and create a memorable experience.

Kusha Kapila

Brace yourself for some hilarious moments on the green carpet as the witty and charismatic Kusha Kapila takes on the hosting duties. With her quick wit and impeccable sense of humour, she’ll keep the celebrities and the audience entertained throughout the event.

Manish Malhotra

Get ready to be dazzled by renowned fashion designer, Manish Malhotra. Known for his exquisite designs and glamorous style, he’ll be given the Outstanding Achievement for Fashion in Cinema Award.

Nora Fatehi

Get ready to witness a mesmerising spectacle as the sensational Nora Fatehi takes the stage. Known for her incredible dance skills and captivating presence, she’ll bring the house down with her breathtaking performance.


Brace yourself for a mind-blowing musical experience as the incredible Nucleya takes the stage at IIFA Rocks. Known for his unique fusion of electronic music with Indian sounds, he’ll have the crowd grooving to his infectious beats.

Quick Style

This super cool Norwegian hip-hop/urban dance group has been going viral on social media. You must have seen them with Suneil Shetty, Virat Kohli, Raveena Tandon and many more. And now, they’re heading to Abu Dhabi (once again) to set the IIFA stage on fire.

Radhika Madan

As she heads to Abu Dhabi, get ready to be enchanted by the vivacious Radhika Madan. With her infectious energy and incredible talent, her presence will leave the audience spellbound. 

Rajkummar Rao

Get ready to rock the night as the versatile Rajkummar Rao takes on the role of hosting IIFA Rocks 2023. With his natural charm and wit, he’ll ensure the audience an unforgettable and entertaining experience.

Rakul Preet Singh

Hold onto your seats as the dynamic Rakul Preet Singh takes the stage. With her infectious energy and incredible talent, she’ll deliver a high-energy performance that will leave the audience wanting more.

RJ Karishma 

Get ready for a fun-filled and lively atmosphere on the green carpet as RJ Karishma takes charge. With her infectious energy and engaging interviews, she’ll bring out the best in celebrities and create an unforgettable experience.

Salman Khan

The one and only Salman Khan is all set to mesmerise the crowd with his iconic performance. Get ready for a power-packed display of his signature style and swag that will have everyone on their feet, dancing and cheering along.


Expect a high-energy and unforgettable performance by the sensational Sukhbir. With his energetic beats and catchy tunes, he’ll have the audience dancing and singing along, creating a party atmosphere at IIFA Rocks.

Sunidhi Chauhan

You’ll be mesmerised by the enchanting voice of Sunidhi Chauhan as she graces the IIFA stage. Her powerful vocals and charismatic presence will take you on a musical journey that you won’t soon forget.

Varun Dhawan

Prepare to be blown away by the electrifying performance of the multi-talented Varun Dhawan. With his killer dance moves and infectious energy, he’s all set to set the stage on fire and leave the audience in awe.

Vicky Kaushal

Get ready for an unforgettable night as the charming Vicky Kaushal takes on the role of hosting the IIFA Awards 2023. With his wit and charisma, he’ll keep the audience entertained and craving for more throughout the star-studded event.

Vijay Verma

Brace yourself for the power-packed presence of the very dynamic Vijay Verma. With his intense energy and stellar acting, he’s been captivating audiences with his performance in Dahaad, Darlings and Gully Boy to name a few.

So gather your friends and get ready to witness the ultimate celebration of Bollywood at the IIFA Awards 2023 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

We’ll see you there.

GO: Visit www.iifa.com for more information.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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