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4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017 — Performers & Charity Partner Announced!

Anokhi Today Oct 31, 2017

It’s almost here! We have less than 4 weeks until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017. Check out our detailed ticket information, new performers and charity partner here! 

Join us for a glamorous evening celebrating Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017 on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at the historic Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto.

Witness the regional, national and international success stories of some of today’s most prolific South Asians — live!

Raj Girn, Founder, President and CEO of ANOKHI MEDIA, explains the theme of this year’s award show: 

“Canada celebrates 150 years of independence this year, and ANOKHI MEDIA is proud to announce that this same year, we celebrate ten years of hosting our annual awards show honouring the ‘regional, national, and international success stories of some of today’s most prolific South Asians.’ We are also celebrating the third edition of our coffee table book, Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017, which, through a rigorous three-part nomination process, has 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 — all without losing its cultural identity. Along with my team, our sponsors and our 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, celebrating another year of tremendous South Asian success.”  

The Evening’s Program 
6:00 PM–7:30 PM: Celebrity Red Carpet Reception in The Governer’s Ballroom
8:00 PM–10.30 PM: Awards, Fashion and Entertainment Show in Artifact’s Room
10:30 PM–1:00 AM: After-Show Soirée The Governor’s Ballroom

Get tickets here: https://anokhi17.eventbrite.ca/

What To Expect! 

  • A buzzing red carpet featuring over 30 tremendous personalities.
  • Awards presentations in the fields of business, media, entertainment, crusader and glamour.
  • Live performances by some of today’s hottest musical artists.
  • A never-before-seen-in-Canada celebrity fashion runway show like no other.
  • Delectable food stations and wine pre- and post-show as you mix, mingle and network. We have curated a stylish grab-and-go experience to encourage networking opportunities for you all. There will be a cash bar on site also for those of you who prefer to choose your own beverages. Please note that the food and beverage service will be closed during the show.
  • Take home the much-anticipated third edition of our commemorative coffee table book profiling 30 of today’s disruptive South Asians in Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017 — our gift to you ticketholders!
  • And finally, the dress code … Be UNIQUE. Be ANOKHI. 😉

 

We Are Thrilled To Announce Our Performance Roster For The Award Show! 

To see their complete bios, CLICK HERE.

Raxstar 

Award-Winning Rap Artist

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Award-winning rap artist, Raxstar. Photo Credit: Marcus Flemming, Bame Agency

“I’m honoured and humbled to be included in ‘Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017’ amongst such diverse South Asian talent in various fields, and to be invited to perform at the awards show. A heartfelt thank you to ANOKHI and everyone involved.”

Deep Jandu

Popular Bhangra Singer

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Popular Bhangra singer Deep Jandu. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Deep Jandu

Roveena

Award-Wining Singer-Songwriter

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Roveena. Photo Credit: Chetwynd Rodrigo Photography

“I am extremely proud to be included in ‘Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017’ — to share this honour with fellow creators, innovators and talented individuals from around the globe is truly a special privilege. I would like to thank the ANOKHI Team for recognizing the achievements within the South Asian Community. Thank you for inspiring us to continue to follow our dreams fearlessly!”

Mili Soch

Desi Hip-Hop Artist

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Desi Hip-Hop Artist, Mili Soch. Photo Credit: Yosuf Din

“I am truly grateful and ecstatic to be recognized by Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017 and the 3rd annual commemorative coffee table book. I’m looking forward to my performance and feel blessed to be sharing the same stage with successful peers from my community. Thank you, ANOKHI MEDIA, for including me in Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017 and as one of the five performers that will be showcased that night. I’m excited to attend the Award Show on 28th of November and can’t wait to meet all of my Toronto fans, so make sure to purchase your tickets at www.anokhiawards.com. See you there!”

DJ Fizza

Celebrated Deejay

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Celebrated Deejay DJ Fizza. Photo Credit: Courtesy of DJ Fizza

 

“I couldn’t ask for a better birthday gift this year than being invited to spin at ‘Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017’ on November 28th at Liberty Grand in Toronto! It’s always an honour to be a part of the prestigious ANOKHI events and the awards show is my absolute fave! Looking forward to rocking the 1’s and 2’s on Nov 28th, not just because it’s my birthday, but because I LOVE being a part of ANOKHI — the most glamourous South Asian event in North America!!!!”

 

We are proud to continue our year-long partnership with the not-for-profit charity [free-them], a worthy organization that focuses on the fight against human trafficking. 

Shae Invidiata

[free-them] Founder

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Shae Invidiata founder of [free-them].  Photo Credit: [free-them]

“[free-them] is proud and honoured to say that 2017 has been a great collaboration with ANOKHI MEDIA, in conjunction with events earlier this year, we now look forward to ending the year with Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017! Anokhi Media is passionate about what they do and hold such a strong platforms in ‘their own area of expertise’ that is being used to bring awareness to the cause of Human Trafficking and exploitation. [free-them] is grateful for the opportunity to be included by such a leading dynamic media company that brings together all different walks of life, different cultures and backgrounds from all over the world, to hear and learn about the importance of standing up for those who are being silenced by slavery. We look forward to seeing everyone this November dazzled up at the gala!”

Please note our previously announced attendees!

Raj Girn 

Founder, President, CEO, ANOKHI MEDIA

Five Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Raj Girn, Founder, President, CEO, ANOKHI MEDIA. Photo Credit: Courtesy of ANOKHI MEDIA

For the first time in our ten-year award show history, we’re marking the decade by introducing our very first main host for Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017. 

Ali Hassan

Awards Show Host, Actor, Comedian, CBC Host

5 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Announcing our host of the evening, Ali Hassan. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ali Hassan

Ali Xeeshan

Celebrity & Bridal Fashion Designer

5 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Ali Xeeshan, Celebrity & Bridal Fashion Designer. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ali Xeeshan

This is a not-to-be-missed event that sells out each year, so hurry up and book your ticket with us now!

Ticket Info Right Here: 

VVIP Experience: CLICK HERE For Tickets 

“Up Close & Personal With The Honorees”

Pre-Post Show: In The Governor’s Ballroom, Access To Celebrity Lounge with White Glove Service

Show: In Artifacts Room, Seating Section A (front area)

VIP Experience: CLICK HERE For Tickets 

“Better Than General Seating”

Pre-Post Show: In The Governor’s Ballroom, Access To General Area

Show: Section B (middle area)

General Seating: CLICK HERE For Tickets 

“Best-Price Option”

Pre-Post Show: In The Governor’s Ballroom

Show: Section C (rear area)

Tickets will be on sale until Monday, November 27th, 11:59 pm or until quantities last.

All ticketholders will receive a complimentary copy of Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017. 

5 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Our Official Third Annual Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI List 2017 coffee table book. Photo Credit: ANOKHI MEDIA

 

Check out our latest sponsor announcements!
For the full portfolio, CLICK HERE.

Promotional Partners 

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017. Thank you Besharam for your support. Photo Credit: Besharam

 

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017. Thank you SAPNA Toronto for your support.  Photo Credit: SAPNA Toronto

 

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017. Thank you Shanu & Karim for your support. Photo Credit: Shanu & Karim

 

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017. Thank you Society’s Choice for your support. Photo Credit: Society’s Choice

 

4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017
4 Weeks Until Hotstar Presents The ANOKHI Awards 2017: Thank you to THE WEEKLY VOICE for your support. Photo Credit: The Weekly Voice.

Don’t Forget Our Hashtags!

Don’t forget to include us in all of your social media posts with our official list of hashtags below!

Main Hashtag:
#hotstarANOKHI17

Secondary Hashtags:
#hotstarTheAnokhiAwards17
#hotstarTheAnokhiList17

CLICK HERE for video highlights.

CLICK HERE to see photo galleries of what to expect from previously sold-out events.

 

We would like to sincerely thank our current portfolio of sponsors and partners for their invaluable support this year.
For the full portfolio, CLICK HERE.
Hosted By: ANOKHI MEDIA
Presenting Sponsor: Hotstar
Chrome Sponsor: Brar Sweets
Charity Partner: [free-them]
Copper Sponsors: CargojetHome of Dentistry, Rogers
Tin Sponsor: Vasanti Cosmetics
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 
Talent & Volunteer Meal Sponsor: Eat Clean Meals
Branding By AnEntity Inc.
Media Relations By Mediaworks!!
Facebook Live By ANOKHI MEDIAOpen Chest TV

Main Image Photo Credit: Marcus Flemming, Bame Agency

Hina P. Ansari

Hina P. Ansari

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Hina P. Ansari is a graduate from The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario). Since then she has carved a successful career in Canada's national fashion-publishing world as the Entertainment/Photo Editor at FLARE Magazine, Canada's national fashion magazine. She was the first South Asian in...

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