The Asian Awards, held on May 5th 2017 at the Park Lane Hilton, London, paid tribute to the late Om Puri, with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award. Om Puri’s wife, Nandita Puri and son, Ishaan Puri accepted the award on his behalf. Hosted for the first time by actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Asian Awards ceremony was attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan; celebrities Lindsay Lohan, Meera Syal, Ding Junhui, Richard Osman, Greg Rusedski and Bollywood stars, Varun Dhawan, Amy Jackson and Anupam Kher.
The Asian Awards launched in 2010 Paul Sagoo, entrepreneur and founder of the Lemon Group, and is now one of the most influential global events celebrating Pan Asian excellence. Paul 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. 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.”
This year, The Asian Awards selected One Family to be the Official Charity Partner for its annual gala event. One Family, a new, digital-first charity, has global reach and a simple vision: to inspire a generation and to build a united family that works together to make the world a better place, a family that is moved to act through the force of love.
Previous winners at The Asian Awards include Sir Ben Kingsley, Jackie Chan, Sachin Tendulkar, Bruce Lee, Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik Freddie Mercury, Kumar Sangakkara and Ahmed Kathrada who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandala on Robben Island in the fight against apartheid.
THE ASIAN AWARDS 2017 – FULL LIST OF WINNERS
|Business Leader of the Year||Ajay Banga|
|Philanthropist of the Year||Jack Preger|
|Entrepreneur of the Year||Masayoshi Son|
|Rising Star of the Year||Sunny Pawar|
|Outstanding Achievement in Music||Adnan Sami|
|Outstanding Achievement in Cinema||Om Puri|
|Outstanding Achievement in Sports||Ding Junhui|
|Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology||Demis Hassabis|
|Outstanding Achievement in Television||Krishnan Guru-Murthy|
|Outstanding Contribution to the Community||Sir Harpal Kumar|
|Social Entrepreneur of the Year||Nisha Dutt|
|Fellowship Award||Sachin Tendulkar|
The Asian Awards
The Asian Awards were born out of a simple vision to create an event that would honour only the highest levels of achievement from the global Asian community. The Asian Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals born in or with direct family origin from across Pan-Asia in all disciplines of life – from business and the arts, to sport and public service. The award process identifies individuals who parallel the achievements of great and iconic figures of the past; world-changers whose creativity touches, enriches and inspires us in our daily lives.
For further information visit www.theasianawards.com
One Family is a charity with global reach and a simple vision: to inspire a generation, to build a united family that works together to make the world a better place, a global family that is moved to act through the force of love. One Family brings together celebrity ambassadors, high-profile personalities, philanthropists, and millions of fans and followers through music, media, and technology. One Family tackles urgent issues in five strategic focus areas: Survival, Safety, Strength, Success, and Sustainability.
Multi-platinum Awakening Records artist, Maher Zain, is One Family’s Global Ambassador and he is joined by an array of leading artists, television personalities, trailblazing entrepreneurs, pioneering philanthropists, and social media trendsetters from all over the world.