Our year long wait for one of our favourite events in the calendar is over with the arrival of the annual Asian Awards in partnership with Global Citizen; returning for a sixth year running tomorrow Friday 8 April at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Witnessing a pioneering, unique and prestigious event, The Asian Awards is the only event that pays tribute to Asian success across all walks of life; emphasising inspiring achievements and highlighting inspirational role models in the fields of business, sport, entertainment, philanthropy and popular arts and culture…..
A2Z Photography had the honour and pleasure of covering these events since its inauguration in 2010 where presented by Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, the awards saw world leaders attend to celebrate achievement and excellence amongst the Asian community, including Deputy Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP, Jermaine Jackson, Nasser Hussain OBE, Gurinder Chadha OBE, Christian Louboutin and Sonu Niigaam. World cricket star Sachin Tendulkar, Academy award winner AR Rahman, business tycoon Dr Vijay Mallya, Bollywood director Yash Chopra and BBC newsreader George Alagiah OBE were all announced as winners and joined us to collect their trophy on the evening of The Asian Awards. Paul Sagoo, Founder of The Asian Awards said: “We were delighted at the incredible success of the inaugural Asian Awards. Through The Asian Awards we have begun to build a legacy for the South Asian community and through the achievements of our winners, to inspire the millions of us who strive to be the best we can. We were honoured to have been joined by so many world figures with the support of the Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Nasser Hussain OBE, Christian Louboutin, Sonu Niigaam and other major personalities, The Asian Awards were a spectacular.
The Asian Awards 2015 saw artists such as Zayne Malik, Shah Rukh Khan and many many other step out to support this phenomenal Awards ceremony, and once again we were present to capture many many moments. Here is a highlight of behind the scenes alongside some of our shots captured on the night:
Fast forward to present time, and tomorrow night at the Asian Awards 2016 we will witness great names such as Mother Teresa being honoured and our presenter on the night will be Comedian and actor Alistair McGowan. As the official photography team for The Asian Awards 2016, we have long awaited the opportunity to take our full team to such a magnificent event, and capture it from multiple angles to the high standards set by our in house team. Tomorrow night we have Areez Charania, Ash Charania, Kobe Ikram, Simon Tatler Ayad Al Adnani, and Alnasir Jamal all going to be in attendance to capture the magical moments as they unfold.
List of winners from The Asian Awards 2016
Award 1 – Founders Award – Mother Teresa
Award 2 – Business Leader of the Year – Sri Prakash Lohia
Award 3 – Outstanding Achievement in Cinema – Asif Kapadia
Award 4 – Entrepreneur of the Year –Anil Agrawal
Award 5 – Outstanding Achievement in Sport – Son Heung Min
Award 6 – Outstanding Achievement in Art & Design – Osman
Award 7 – Chivas Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Vikram Patel
Award 8 – Outstanding Achievement in Television –Kunal Nayyar
Award 9 – Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology – Shuji Nakamura
Award 10 – Outstanding Achievement in Community Science –Rami Ranger
Award 11 – Outstanding Achievement in Music –Naughty Boy
Watch this space for updates… more to follow in our portfolio section!!
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