ANOKHI MEDIA HONOURS THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY FROM AROUND THE WORLD

..AT A STAR-STUDDED, SOLD OUT AWARDS SHOW IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE

13 YEARS OF THE BRAND

ANOKHI MEDIA’s 13th Anniversary Awards Show rolled out the red carpet to welcome some of the world’s most renowned names in business, media, entertainment, crusader, and glamour, at one of Toronto’s hottest summer venues – 11 Polson Street, overlooking the Toronto skyline and lake, this pastThursday, August 25, 2016.

The evening began with a sizzling red carpet reception with over 40 celebrities and personalities making the fateful walk down at 36 foot walk which included ANOKHI PULSE TV’s first gold couch lounge. This was followed by a 3-hour auditorium style awards-fashion-entertainment show with 16 awards honours, 7 live musical performances, and a first of its kind fashion runway show, hosted by 8 prominent personalities in media and entertainment.

ANOKHI MEDIA’s founder, president, and CEO, Raj Girn was presented with a scroll from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on the occasion of the anniversary, by Indira Naidoo-Harris, Member of Parliament Halton, who also commemorated the occasion by saying a few words on stage. Raj spoke about the importance of the awards show, The ANOKHI List 2016 coffee table book, and shared the re-branding of ANOKHI MEDIA with the soon to be launched re-designed website at anokhimedia.com. The full speech can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6in9QYuLDTM

The night ended with an exclusive post show soiree with 3 celebrity deejay’s entertaining the guests. For those who were unable to attend due to the event being sold out one week prior to, snippets of it was on ANOKHI MEDIA’s Facebook Live which you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/ANOKHIMedia/.

The event unveiled the 2nd edition commemorative coffee table book, The ANOKHI List 2016, featuring an eclectic array of 30 personalities from around the world. Over 600 guests attended this glamorous event and were all gifted a complimentary copy of the book as they left for the night.

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The 16 awards presented honoured the following who were inducted into the global ANOKHI honourees fraternity:

                                                                         MEDIA AWARDS: HOSTED BY TRAVIS DHANRAJ, Anchor/Reporter, CP24

–        Inkquisitive: Most Promising Media Artist 2016

–        Jus Reign: Comedy Media Personality Of The Year 2016

–        Farah Nasser: Excellence In News Media 2016

CRUSADER AWARDS: HOSTED BY HINA P. ANSARI, Editor-in-Chief, The ANOKHI List 2016

–        Dr. Sapna Sriram: Most Promising Wellness Crusader 2016

–        Ajay Chopra: Crusader Of The Year For The Underdog 2016

BUSINESS AWARDS: FARAH NASSER, News Anchor, Global News

–        Vikram Vij: Excellence In Food Entrepreneurship 2016

–        Shama Hyder: Excellence In Social Media Entrepreneurship 2016

MUSIC AWARDS PART 1: HOSTED BY GABE GREY, Canadian Actor

–        Shobhit Banwait: Most Promising Musical Fusionist 2016

–        Amrit Dasu: Most Promising Musical Artist 2016

MUSIC AWARDS PART 2: HOSTED BY HUSE MADHAVJI, Canadian Actor

–        Arjun: Musical Artist Of The Year 2016

–        Gingger Shankar: Excellence In Music Artistry 2016

GLAMOUR AWARDS: HOSTED BY SANGITA PATEL, Entertainment Reporter – ET Canada

–        Aditi Rao Hydari: Most Promising Style Icon 2016

–        Hussein Dhalla: Fashion Designer Of The Year 2016

–        Bibhu Mohapatra: Excellence In Fashion Design 2016

FILM & TV AWARDS: HOSTED BY ZAIB SHAIKH, Toronto Film Commissioner & Director of Entertainment Industries

–        Melanie Chandra: Actor Of The Year 2016

–        Deepa Mehta: Excellence In Film Innovation 2016

The 7 live musical performances were are eclectic as the genres of music showcased:

PERFORMANCES BY:

–        Gingger Shankar, Award-Winning Composer, Instrumentalist

–        Arjun, R&B Singer-Songwriter

–        Amrit Dasu, R&B Singer-Songwriter

–        Raje Shwari, Legendary R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

–        Alysha Brilla, Juno-Nominated Singer-Songwriter

–        Anita Lerche, Renowned Punjabi Singer

–        Shobhit Banwait, Tabla Fusionist

First-time Canadian showcase of New York based celebrity fashion designer:

FASHION RUNWAY SHOW:

–        Bibhu Mohapatra, Celebrity Fashion Designer

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