HOTSTAR PRESENTS THE ANOKHI AWARDS 2017: The Complete List Of Attending Personalities & Sponsors
THE AWARDS SHOW:
Toronto, ON (Monday November 27, 2017) – One day today, Canada’s leading multi-platform South Asian entertainment, lifestyle and events company, ANOKHI MEDIA, will be hosting its much-anticipated, signature calendar event, The ANOKHI Awards 2017. The event is to take place at the historical Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, on Tuesday November 28th, 2017, in celebration of the company’s 14th anniversary. Full details as they are announced, can be seen on the official website at www.AnokhiAwards.com.
THE EVENT PROGRAM:
6.00pm-7.30pm: Celebrity Red Carpet Reception
8.00pm-10.30pm: Awards, Fashion, Entertainment Show
10.30pm-1.00am: After Show Soiree
VVIP and VIP tickets SOLD OUT! A few General Admission tickets still available, click HERE to purchase. Tickets will be on sale until Monday, November 27th, 11:59 pm or until quantities last.
Founder, President, CEO, Raj Girn explains the theme of this year’s Awards Show as: “As Canada celebrates 150 years of independence this year, ANOKHI MEDIA is proud to announce that this same year, as we celebrate 10 years of hosting our annual awards show – which mandates honouring the ‘regional, national, and international success stories of some of today’s most prolific South Asians’ – our 3rd edition of the coffee table book, ‘Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017’, has, through a rigorous three-part nomination process, identified a record year for Canadian honourees.
This is a true testament to the fact that Canada’s fastest growing cultural group has finally come of age, dominating across all industries and all trajectories, as an integral component of the Canadian and global landscape, AND without loosing its cultural identity.”
She ended by stating that, “Along with my team, our sponsors, and partners, I look forward to launching the coffee table book at ‘Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards, 2017’, on Tuesday November 28th, 2017, at the Historic Liberty Grand in Toronto, thus celebrating another year of tremendous South Asian success.”
ANNOUNCING OUR FINAL CELEBRITY ATTENDANCE:
Nindy Kaur – International Bhangra Singer/Founder, Nindy Kaur Cosmetics
“Since Nindy first sang her first Bollywood song, people have always said her voice is ANOKHI. That’s what makes her stand out.” – Manj Musik, Singer and Songwriter
Nindy Kaur, the modern-day Wonder Woman, is a mother, a wife, a musician and an entrepreneur. She has performed at the International Indian Film Academy Awards in 2011 and at the 70th India Day celebrations and has released a multitude of hits on her equally successful solo endeavours including “Singh & Kaur” from Akshay Kumar’s Singh is Bliing (2015) which garnered almost 13 million views, “Go Pagal” from Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 (2017) which got over 15 million views. The most popular to date is “Whistle Baja” from Tiger Shroff’s film Heropanti (2014) which clocked over 31 million views to date. With over 80,000 Instagram followers and over one million likes on her Facebook page, it’s clear that she is an icon.
Kaur also launched her own beauty line, Nindy Kaur Cosmetics, after fans kept asking about her lip colours. Kaur’s line features velvety and hydrating lip products that pack a lasting and colourful punch. Sold out of pre-orders, Nindy Kaur Cosmetics has been a hit and Kaur may be opening a storefront in the future.
“Firstly I am so pleased to have been chosen for the Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017. It is a great feeling to be featured in a list with such amazing personalities and gives me such a good feeling of self accomplishment. I have always tried to break the barriers of being a typical wife and mother, being in the music industry and crossing over to fashion and now cosmetics has been a dream come true and I’m not about to stop anytime soon. I’d like to thank Anokhi for embracing my talent and featuring me on the Anokhi list along with others that I also look up to as high achievers and entrepreneur’s. Thank You again. Love” – Nindy Kaur
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ATTENDEES:
Raj Girn – Founder, President, CEO, ANOKHI MEDIA.
Ali Xeeshan – Pakistan’s #1 Celebrity & Bridal Fashion Designer –
First-Time Canadian Runway Show
Ali Hassan – Awards Show Host, Actor, Comedian, CBC Host
First-Time Main Host For The Awards Show
Robin Sharma – World-Renowned, Award-Winning Author & Speaker
Monika Deol – Legendary Media Personality & President of STELLAR Beauty
Raxstar – Award-Winning Rap Artist
Deep Jandu – Popular Bhangra Singer
Roveena – Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Mili Soch – Desi Hip-Hop Artist
YouTwoTV – Popular YouTube Stars
Saman Munir – Beauty Blogger & Instagram Star
Hatecopy – Artist, Author & Instagram Star
Babbu the Painter – Artist & Instagram Star
Hina Ansari – Editor-In-Chief, ANOKHI MEDIA
Vasudha Sharma – Host, ANOKHI Spotlight TV
Shae Invidiata – Founder, [free-them]
Jake Dheer – Senior Manager at OMNI TV
Angie Seth – News Anchor, Global TV
Devo Brown – Host/Personality, City TV
Travis Dhanraj – Anchor, Reporter, CP24
Co-Host, CP24 BREAKFAST WEEKEND
Naveen Prasad – Executive Vice President, Elevation Pictures Corp.
Asad Mecci – Master Hypnotist
Arshad Khan – Documentary Filmmaker
Reetu Gupta – COO, Gupta Group & Real Estate Developer
Mohit Rajhans – Principle & Creative Director, Think Start Inc.
Niam Kumar Jain – Artist
Ruchika Bindra – Host # NoFilter, Rogers TV
Amita Handa – Legendary Bollywood & Bhangra Deejay
Fizza Jasmine – Celebrated Deejay
OUR FULL PORTFOLIO OF SPONSORS AND PARTNERS:
We would like to sincerely thank our entire sponsors and partners’ portfolio for their invaluable support this year. For full list, CLICK HERE.
Hosted By ANOKHI MEDIA
Presenting Sponsor Hotstar
Chrome Sponsor Brar’s Desserts
Tin Sponsors Vasanti Cosmetics
Venue Partner Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Hotel Partner Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto
Charity Partner [free-them]
Event Logistics Management Think Big Productions
Talent Management By Chic Events by Sonia
Award Show Produced & Directed By Krista Slack
Fashion Show Produced & Choreographed By Toronto Fashion Academy
Show Animations By Philip Studios
Hair Sponsor Joico
Makeup Sponsor Pretty Woman Cosmetics
Talent & Volunteer Meals Sponsored By Clean Meals
Featured Drink (Welcome Soiree) Sponsored By Jaan Liquor
Floral Sponsor By Jennifer Rabanillo Event Design Decor
Media Partner Ethnic Channels Group
Print Media Partner The Weekly Voice
Photography By Georgia Esporlas