A2Z Photography were honoured and privileged to have been granted photography access once again to the Asian Awards, held at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, on Friday the 4th April 2014. Having attended the 1st ever inaugural Asian Awards in 2010 at this very location, it was an honour to of been invited back for the 4th Year’s event, and witness its growth from strength to strength. The Asian Awards were born out of a simple vision; to create an event, which would honour only the very highest levels of achievement from within the worldwide Asian community; to create one of the most important events of its kind ever to be staged. A pioneering, unique and prestigious event; This is a true testament to Paul Sagoo – Founder of The Asian Awards and the Asian Awards 2014 team. We would first of all like to extend a big thank you to Paul, for organising a wonderful awards ceremony, and allowing us access to capture a snippet of the memories on the night. Furthermore we would like to say a big thank you to Pedro Carvalho for the hospitality and organisation behind the scenes within the media area.
Having the privileged of covering the red carpet, media area and balcony reception, we were able to snap a selection of shots featuring:
Gok Wan – How to Look Good Naked & Outstanding Achievement in Television Winner 2014
Nitin Ganatra – Masood, Eastenders
Karen Millen OBE- British multi-national women’s clothing designer
Rishi Rich – Music Producer
Sopihia Hyat- British actress, model and singer
Lizzie Cundy – English television presenter, fashion & beauty advisor & model
Kanika Kapoor – British Indian Punjabi Sufi folk singer
Dj Neev – Kiss 100fm dj
Monty Panesar – British Cricketer
Preeya Kalidas – Actress / Singer & Paul Sagoo – Founder of The Asian Awards
Laura Mvula – British soul singer-songwriter
Cerys Mathews- singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatoni
Gurinder Chadha OBE – Film Director
Jasmin Walia– The Only Way is Essex
Tasmin Lucia Khan- English journalist and television presenter. She is a former presenter for BBC Three’s 60 Seconds, hosted E24 on BBC News, and most recently ITV News’s Daybreak
Amy Willerton – British model who won the title of Miss Universe Great Britain 2013 and represented Great Britain at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant
Nina Wadia – British actress, best known for playing Zainab Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
Nihal – BBC Radio 1 Dj
Adil Ray – British actor and radio and television presenter. He stars in the BBC One comedy Citizen Khan, which he created and co-writes, as well as presenting on various BBC radio stations
Aliza Reger- daughter of Janet Reger – Heiress of undie world
Elizabeth Florence Emanuel – British fashion designer who, along with husband David Emanuel, is best known for her 1981 work for the wedding of Diana, Princess of Wales
Cyrus Poonawalla – Chairman of Poonawalla Group which includes Serum Institute of India, which is an Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines
and last but by no means least, the winner of the coveted “Founders award” on the night, Ahmed Kathrada a former political, who spent 28 years in prison alongside Nelson Mandela. Kathrada, a Muslim with ancestral roots in Gujarat in India, was born in 1929. He was a small-town boy from Western Transvaal in South Africa. He was also a born rebel with many causes! (read more about this inspirational man here)
Overall it was a night to be remembered, and with a host of talent, inspirational people, artists, humanitarians, and all round general good human beings being honoured at an event which goes on growing year upon year!
A2Z Photography were pleased to be a part of such an event and have the opportunity to record such a memorable night.
Once again, keep up the good work Paul Sagoo, and we look forward to next year’s awards ceremony.