Asian Achievement Awards 2016

Asian Achievements Awards 2016 took place on 16th September 2016, at the prestigious Grosvenor House in London. Many notable personalities graced the red carpet, like;

  • Armeena Khan- Pakistani Actress of Janaan fame
  • Anushka Arora – DJ and Presenter
  • Nitin Ganatra – Actor of Eastenders Fame
  • Farah Storr – Editor-in-Chief for Cosmopolitan


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Photography by Adnan Kundi of The London Tree ( for bookings)

The nominations for the 16th annual Asian Achievers Awards included stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan; Paralympian Ryan Raghoo; Captain Naveed Muhammad MBE British Army; the charity Khalsa Aid; Barrister Jo Sidhu QC; entrepreneur Samir Desai, Co-Founder of Funding Circle; Manjit Wolstenholme from Provident Financial PLC and international restaurateur Arjun Waney of Robata Restaurants ltd.

Mr. CB Patel, Publisher/Editor, ABPL Group said: The mission of the Asian Achievers Awards is twofold – to both recognise and reward genuine high achievers in the Asian community. It’s humbling how the community holds our Awards in such high esteem, and this is reflected in the overwhelming number and quality of nominations we once again received this year. I certainly don’t envy the daunting task our esteemed judges have in short-listing the nominees and selecting winners.”

This year, the Chair of Judges is Nishma Robb, Head of Marketing, Google UK & Ireland. She said, “The Asian Achievers Awards are widely respected across the business, arts, and social communities, because of the robust and very fair judging process, and the calibre of the judging panel. I was very impressed with the quality of the nominations for the awards.  It is an incredible accomplishment to be recognised as a finalist, and those shortlisted this year really are raising the bar of achievement again.”

The Asian Achievers Awards celebrates the outstanding work of South Asian individuals from across a spectrum of backgrounds and professions. This year’s theme is Professional Of the Year, for the outstanding achievement in Professions.


Business Person Of The Year

Dr Nikesh Kotecha Director at Morningside Pharmaceutical

Rakesh Sharma – Chief Executive, Ultra Electronics

Harish SodhaExecutive Chairman, Diversity Travel

Arjun Waney – Chairman, Robata Restaurants ltd

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Reshma SohoniPartner & Co-Founder, Seedcamp

Samir Desai CBE Co-Founder and Director at Funding Circle

Harnoop Singh AtkarCEO at Oakland Primecare

Selva PankajCEO, Regent Group

Sports Personality Of The Year

Harleen Kaur – Martial Arts

Daanyal Spalding – Golfer

Ryan Raghoo – Paralympic long-jumper

Myra Nasim – National Karate Champion

Uniformed And Civil Services

Mabs Hussain Chief Superintendent District Commander, West Yorkshire Police

PC Karmjit Rekhi MBE – Faith Officer, Metropolitan Police Service

Captain Naveed Muhammad MBE – Chair of Armed Forces Muslim Association (AFMA)

Lt Col Bilal Muhammad SiddiqueAdjutant General’s Corps

Media, Arts And Culture

Janan Ganesh – Political Columnist, The Financial Times

Romesh Ranganathan – Stand-up Comedian

Irvine Iqbal – Actor

The Singh Twins – Rabindra & Amrit Kaur Singh

Woman Of The Year

Joysy JohnAda, National College for Digital Skills

Manjit K Gill – Binti International

Rupal Kantaria – Oliver Wyman

Manjit Wolstenholme – Provident Financial PLC

Achievement In Community Service

Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE – Medical geneticist at Cardiff University

Khalsa Aid – An international relief work organisation to assist victims in disaster situations

Zlakha Ahmed MBEFounder and Manager of Apna Haq

Prem Goyal OBE – CEO, Global Marketing Consultants

Professional Of The Year

Chitra Bharucha MBE  – Director, Fit Biotech

Leena NairChief HR Officer of Unilever

Nina Bhatia – Managing Director, British Gas Connected Homes

Jo Sidhu QC – Barrister, President Society of Asian Lawyers, Bencher of Lincolns Inn


Businessperson of the Year

Mr. Nik Kotecha

CEO Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Entrepreneur of the Year

Mr. Selva Pankaj

CEO Regent Group

Sports Personality of the Year

Mr. Ryan Raghoo


Uniformed and Civil Services

PC Karmi Rekhi (Ms.)

Met Police

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lord Naren Patel KT

Media, Arts and Culture

The Singh Twins

Award winning painters


Woman of the Year

Ms. Manjit Gill

CEO & Founder Binti, a Womens’ Charity

Achievement in Community Service

Ms. Zlakha Ahmed

CEO & Founder Apna Haq, a Women’s Charity

Professional of the Year

Jo Sidhu QC



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