Last night, the 7th annual Asian Awards took place at the Park Lane Hilton, London. All the biggest names from the Asian community gathered together under one roof to celebrate the very best of Asian talent.
International cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar and Hollywood child-star Sunny Pawar were among the list of winners at this year’s awards.
Guests on the night included mayor of London Sadiq Khan, television presenter Saira Khan, comedian Meera Syal as well as Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan, Amy Jackson and Anupam Kher.
The ceremony itself was hosted by comedian and winner of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Television award, Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Entrepreneur Paul Sagoo, who founded the event in 2010, said; “The Asian Awards prides itself on honouring people who have achieved the highest levels in their craft, and I am delighted that this year we have honoured an array of talented and amazing people.”
He went on to say; “I am equally happy to see the mix of Pan-Asian winners in attendance and not just South Asian…All our awards went to deserving individuals that have contributed to the Asian community and continue to be an inspiration to all.”
BritAsia TV were streaming live on the night, bringing you exclusive interviews from the Red Carpet!
Tony Shergill, CEO of BritAsia TV, expressed his excitement to have been involved in the awards, saying; “We are proud to be associated with such a meaningful event. Their dedication to honouring the cream of the crop in Asian talent reflects our own commitment to the Asian community. It was an incredible evening to be a part of.”
Don’t worry if you missed our coverage, because you can watch the highlights here:
For those of you that missed it, The celeb-studded red carpet at the Asian Awards 2017
Posted by BritAsia TV on Saturday, 6 May 2017
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Check out a full list of the winners below:
Business Leader of the Year
Ajay Banga (CEO of Mastercard)
Philanthropist of the Year
Jack Preger (British Doctor who has been offering medical treatment to the less fortunate in Kolkata since 1972)
Entrepreneur of the Year
Masayoshi Son (Chief executive of SoftBank)
Rising Star of the Year
Sunny Pawar (Star of Box-office hit ‘Lion’)
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Adnan Sami (Indian singer)
Outstanding Achievement in Cinema
Om Puri (Indian acting icon)
Outstanding Achievement in Sports
Ding Junhui (World-Class snooker player)
Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology
Demis Hassabis (CEO of Google DeepMind)
Outstanding Achievement in Television
Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Channel 4 News Journalist)
Outstanding Contribution to the Community
Sir Harpal Kumar (Chief executive of Cancer Research UK)
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Nisha Dutt (CEO of Intellecap)
Sachin Tendulkar (Cricketing Legend)