8 Apr 2016

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Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar being interviewed on arrival. Image: @theasianawards

Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar accepting his win of the Oustanding Achiveement in Television Award.  Image: @asianculturevul

The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar was honored the 6th Annual Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House in London on April 8, 2016.  The event was hosted by comedian Alastair McGowan.

Previous winners have included Sir Ben Kingsley, Jackie Chan, Sachin Tendulkar, Freddie Mercury, AR Rahman, Amitabh Bachchan, Zayn Malik, Nicole Scherzinger, Norah Jones, Gok Wan, Ravi Shankar, Anupham Kher, George Alagiah, Jack Ma, Ratan Tata, Vijay Mallya, Amir Khan, Russell Peters, Bruce Lee and Asha Bhosle.

Asian Wealth Magazine sponsors The Asian Awards where the intent is to honor only the very highest levels of achievement from within the worldwide Asian community. The prestigious event  is the only event that pays tribute to Asian success across all walks of life; emphasizing inspiring achievements and highlighting inspirational role models in the fields of business, sport, entertainment, philanthropy and popular arts and culture.

The charity partner for the event this year is Global Citizen, the world’s largest digital community working to end extreme poverty – a platform of stories, ideas and actions that inspire and create social change for the world’s poorest people. The funds raised at the 6th Asian Awards will go toward Global Citizen.

Nayyar not only met 2015 Nobel Prize Winner Art McDonald this past week while on the set of The Big Bang Theory, but at tonight’s event he had the privilege to meet a second Nobel Prize winner and fellow honoree, Shuki Nakamura, one of the 2014 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

This year’s award categories are shown below with the recipient of the award immediately following the category title.

Some of the most exquisite fashion was full on display at the event as well.  Don’t miss the photos below!  We are updating live so check bookmark and check back for more.

Award Categories & Winners

Outstanding Achievement in The Arts – Winner:  Osman Yousefzada

Encompassing arts, design and culture, this award will recognize the individual who has made the greatest impact on their chosen field. Judges will look at what the individual has achieved during the course of their career, and the global impact of their contribution. The winner of this award will be an established and respected talent who has achieved critical acclaim and commercial success.

Outstanding Achievement in Television – Winner:  Kunal Nayyar

Encompassing global television output, the winner of this award will be an established name synonymous with success, integrity and longevity within this important entertainment genre. From presenting, acting, directing or producing to reportage, anchoring or documentary-making, this individual will have a global presence and appeal. The winner of this award will be recognized for their status and achievement within the television industry.

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema – Winner:  Asif Kapadia

Encompassing all genres in the world of film and cinema, this highly competitive award will go to an individual whose talent has mass appeal and whose contribution is recognized globally. Combining the qualities and characteristics that draw audiences in their millions, the winner of this award will be someone who has pushed the boundaries of cinema and elevated the art form to new creative and commercial heights.

Outstanding Achievement in Music – Winner:  Naughty Boy

All nominees for the Outstanding achievement in music award will have established themselves as creative pioneers, respected artists and commercially successful talents in an enormously competitive field. Judges will look for an individual who demonstrates the most impressive combination of reach, recognition, longevity, critical acclaim, creative impact, and commercial success.

Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology – Winner:  Shuji Nakamura

This award will be presented to an individual who has led innovation or is a recognized pioneer in the fields of science and technology. Judges will look for an individual who has pushed the boundaries of scientific and technological endeavor, developed life and industry-changing products, services or processes and is an active ambassador for this vitally important sector.

Outstanding Achievement in Sport – Winner:  Son Hueng Sin

This award will be presented to a sporting star who has not only reached the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen field – but who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship and a determination to reach new heights. Judges will be looking for an individual whose sporting achievements are world class, who is a respected ambassador for their sport, and who has demonstrated a passion for excellence throughout their career.

Business Leader of the Year – Winner:  Sri Prakash Lohia

This award will recognise the individual who has demonstrated exceptional business acumen, embedded a culture of innovation and improvement, and communicated a clear strategic vision company-wide to deliver outstanding commercial performance over the last 18 months. As employees worldwide look for signs of confidence and reassurance, this award celebrates the recession-defying individual who navigated a path to success in challenging times.

Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Winner:  Rami Ranger

Under constant pressure to deliver higher levels of service with ever-decreasing resources, the leading lights of the public sector are those able to create a culture of improvement and efficiency. This award will be presented to an outstanding public servant who has achieved organizational transformation through ground breaking strategies, models and philosophies. This category will encompass politics, social welfare and the community.

Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Winner:  Vikram Patel

This award will be presented to an individual who has created an enterprise that focuses on social capital, revolutionizing the intent of business to provide a service or product to a disadvantaged community or to support purely civic goals. Judges will only consider leaders of organizations with a proven track record of delivering on core objectives, and where profit has been re-invested to improve levels of service and reach.

Entrepreneur of the Year – Winner:   Anil Agarwal

Nominees for this award will have a proven track record of establishing one or several successful owner-led businesses. As a champion of Asian entrepreneurialism, this individual will possess qualities ranging from clear leadership and sound management to innovation, determination, ambition, and entrepreneurial flair. The winner of this award will be an example of the very best in entrepreneurialism.

 

The Founders Award – Winner:  Mother Teresa

This accolade, chosen by the co-founders of the Asian Awards, will recognize an individual from history or present day who has had a major impact on the world. Judges will consider the global significance of this individual’s contribution and legacy, and how widely this is understood and appreciated outside their sphere of activity. Previous honorees of the Founders Award include political activist Ahmed Kathrada, acoustics supremo Dr. Amar Bose and legendary icons Freddie Mercury and Bruce Lee.

Photos

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Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar being interviewed on arrival. Image: @theasianawards

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Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar being interviewed on arrival. Image: @theasianawards

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Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar being interviewed on arrival. Image: @theasianawards

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Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar being interviewed on arrival. Image: @theasianawards

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Kunal Nayyar attends the Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Nayyar arriving with is beautiful wife Neha Kapur. Image: @theasianawards

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Lindsay Lohan attends The Asian Awards in London April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett/Getty Images

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Afshan Azad attends The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: @theasianawards

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Maria Kouka attends The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

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Ross Worswick & Jasmin Walia attend The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

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Alex Reid & Nikki Manashe attend The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

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Lizzy Cundy & Lara Ackerman attend The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

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Natalie Armstrong & Mandip Gill attend The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

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Junaid Ahmed & Jessica Hayes attend The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

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Anita Kaushik attends The Asian Awards in London on April 8, 2016. Image: David M. Bennett

 

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