Latest Celebrity Roster Update Includes An International Actor, the Film Commissioner of Toronto And Rishi Rich's Newest Musical Artist
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The $200cdn tickets remaining include: reception, dinner, show, after party and the limited edition, first-time collective 'The ANOKHI List' book as a free gift for all ticket purchases.
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The latest to confirm attendance to ANOKHI MEDIA's 12th Anniversary gala are International Actor Rahul Khanna, Film Commissioner of Toronto Zaib Shaikh and Musical Artist Amrit Dasu.
“I started my acting career with two Canadian films (‘Earth’ and ‘Bollywood/ Hollywood’) and ever since then, Canada has held a special place in my heart. I’m overjoyed to get the opportunity to connect with all my Canadian friends and fans at ANOKHI MEDIA’s 12th Anniversary Awards Show and am honored to be included in THE ANOKHI LIST 2015 coffee table book."– Rahul Khanna
"Rahul Khanna is an fine actor but also has a very unique style of his own. He is also extremely professional, disciplined and one of the most kindest and considerate human beings I have had the pleasure to meet. He has a fantastic sense of humour too. He is a complete package deal.”
– CEO Firsttake Entertainment, Ajay K. Virmani
Actor, Director, Producer and Toronto’s Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries
"Humbled to be recognized in THE ANOKHI LIST 2015 for work that one does without any expectation of accolades and a privilege to be sharing the evening with such leading personalities of the South Asian community at ANOKHI MEDIA’s 12th Anniversary Award Show here in Toronto."- Zaib Shaikh
“On television, Zaib has portrayed a spiritual leader. "Today, he assumes the real-life role of industry leader and champion. He will use his vast knowledge and experience to build upon Toronto's legacy as a film and television hub, with a focus on engaging and expanding partnerships in our city's evolving media and entertainment landscape."
– Chair of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture Committee, Councillor Michael Thompson.
Rishi Rich Featured Artist
Looking up to and watching Rishi Rich as a kid and now getting the opportunity to perform with him, I feel blessed and honored to be invited to perform with Rishi Rich at ANOKHI MEDIA’s 12th Anniversary Awards Show.” – Amrit Dasu
“Great to see a talented new artist who has a bright future ahead. Great to be part of his journey.”
– Rishi Rich, Legendary Music Producer
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED CONFIRMED GUESTS:
Bollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer
“It is always a pleasure to wear an Archana Kochhar ensemble as it always complements my femininity in every sense of the way. I think a saree-gown is an amazing introduction of our traditional saree to the west and not only is it stunning but it drapes sensuously over every feminine curve, the outcome being bewitching.”
– Celina Jaitley
"I am very humbled to be honoured by the prestigious ANOKHI awards and am very much looking forward to attending the event.”—Rishi Rich
“If I had to choose one musician who I think was responsible for putting the Indian sound out there in the international market, it would without a doubt, be Rishi. He’s been a beacon for all the young musicians and a pioneer in making Desi cool.”
– Bollywood Actor Abhishek Bachchan
Formally of RDB
“I'd like to thank ANOKHI for inviting me to their amazing awards show and I’m very excited to give them a little exclusive Manj Musik performance. Thank you for including me in the 2015 Coffee Table Book and for acknowledging my accomplishments. At the end of the day, I do this for the fans and it’s my passion to entertain…. Thank you!”- Manj Musik
“Manj is a mastermind! I love what he made for me,”
– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan
Cultural Icon & Founder Of Basement Bhangra
“I have been a fan of ANOKHI since its inception. Raj Girn has created a platform that recognizes all that our South Asian community accomplished. I am humbled to be recognized and part of this historically esteemed list of exceptional South Asians. Toronto is an amazing musical town and it’s an honour to headline the after-party. Toronto, can’t wait to party with you!”- DJ Rekha
“Rekha is not only a masterful and accomplished DJ, she is also unpretentious, humble and generous. Her commitment to social justice and education is integral to her artistic practice. Whether it’s a secret dance club in Brooklyn or a reception hosted by Barack Obama, she always makes people dance.”
– Padma Lakshmi, Author & Host of Top Chef
Actress ABC's Galavant
“Karen is one of those people who, when you first meet her, you are instantly wary of, because you find it hard to believe that someone can really be so nice. But then, you spend more time with her and you realize it’s not an act – that she’s just genuine and kind in the way most of us pretend to be genuine and kind. It doesn't hurt that she's insanely talented, and the camera loves her, and her face photographs so expressively that even the slightest look from her can save you six pages of expositional dialogue. I adore her."
Actor-Writer, Breakaway & Dr. Cabbie
"ANOKHI has always been a leader in showcasing South Asian talent to mainstream audiences. They celebrate being unique and our unity as South Asian artists. I'm very honoured to be included in THE ANOKHI LIST 2015 and also to take part in their exciting Award Show this year." – Vinay Virmani
“He’s polite, he’s respectful and he’s a damn good actor.”
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan
“ANOKHI MEDIA put me on the map back in 2009 when they awarded me their 'Most Promising Musical Artist' award. Now, five years later, I’m honoured to be invited back to put on a kick-ass show as a testament to ANOKHI’s faith in me from the beginning. I can’t wait for this event, which has quickly become the South Asian Oscars.”
– Zameer Rizvi
“Zameer is larger than life and is an incredibly authentic artist. Producing his upcoming album “Her” was an epic journey for all of us, as I’m sure it will be for its listeners”
13 Times Juno Winner & Grammy Nominated Music Producer, Gavin Brown
“There is no greater joy than having your hard work recognized, especially when it’s by the leading South Asian Lifestyle & Entertainment media brand. Thank you, ANOKHI!”- Ali Hassan
“Ali Hassan is ANOKHI because there’s no other man in the world that can tell a funny joke, cook a gourmet meal, change two sets of diapers, tell another joke, tape an audition, aaaand beat you at scrabble, all at the same friggin’ time!”
– Rup Magon, JoSH the BaND
"I'm honoured & elated to be included in THE ANOKHI LIST 2015 coffee table book, as I finally have something to give to my mom instead of the university degree she wanted."– Danish Anwar
“If you had to give this honour to one Indian-Bengali-Russian-Canadian comedian and show producer, then Danish is probably the one.”
– Radio and TV personality Ali Hassan
To get full bios of all the celebrities visit:
Another first to appear at the event is ANOKHI MEDIA’s limited-time, hard-cover, glossy coffee table book entitled THE ANOKHI LIST 2015. This much-anticipated book celebrates the regional, national and international success stories of some of today's most prolific South Asian personalities. The book will be available for limited purchase at the Annual ANOKHI MEDIA Anniversary Event, with only 2,500 copies of the book to be printed.
“What makes this year even more exciting is that the bulk of the talent we’re featuring in the book will be joining us to launch it that evening,” says Raj Girn, President and CEO, ANOKHI MEDIA. “Sharing that experience with our guests is what will truly make it an unforgettable evening.”
To hear Raj's welcome announcement to you, click http://youtu.be/P-eXuHmyjGc.
The #ANOKHI12 agenda for the grand night comprises:
5.:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.:
Red Carpet Cocktail Reception
Concert Hall & Ballroom Foyer
Watch Celebrities Walk the Red Carpet, Mix & Mingle, and
Enjoy Sponsored Alcohol & Hors D’Oeuvres.
7:00 P.M.–8:30 P.M.:
Enjoy a Delicious 3-Course Dinner Prepared by
Fairmont Royal York’s Finest Chefs. Includes wine.
8:30 P.M.–11:00 P.M.:
Honouring the South Asian Community with
– Awards Presentations,
– Celebrity Fashion Runway Showcase,
– Live Musical Performances & More.
To View Our Past 8 Years of Glamorous Events
10:00 P.M.–2:00 A.M.
Industry Gala After-Party
Dance the Night Away at this VIP Invite-Only
(Not Open to the Public) Mix & Mingle Dance Party
Enjoy Sponsored Alcohol & Cash Bar
Featuring DJ REKHA!
To get your tickets to #ANOKHI12 before it's too late visit:
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