Four Days And Counting Until The Entertainment Event Of The Season: ANOKHI MEDIA's 12th Anniversary Event
$250 Tix: SOLD OUT!
$200 Tix STILL AVAILABLE
Purchase your tickets before it's too late:
The $200 CAN tickets remaining include: reception, dinner, show, after party, and the limited edition, first-time collective THE ANOKHI LIST 2015 book as a free gift for all ticket purchases.
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Bollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer
A first time in North America thanks to International Brand Manager Shefali Munshi of MD Unimonde Experiences and brought to you by L'Oréal Paris.
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY:
Legendary Music Producer
Formally of RDB
Actress in 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."
Dan Fogelman, Creator of ABC’s Hit TV Show Galavant
Juno Nominee, Singer-Songwriter
“I am extremely honoured to be included in ANOKHI’s 2015 coffee table book and list as an artist to watch. Being part Indian, it is amazing to see the collection of South Asians making a mark in the GTA and ANOKHI has done an incredible job of profiling that. I love making music and this is a huge affirmation. I am so excited for the award ceremony. Performing is going to be a blast.” —Alysha Brilla
“Alysha Brilla lights up the stage with smart, sexy pop music played with passion and precision.”
—James Keelaghan, Artistic Director of the Summerfolk Festival
“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-Time Juno Winner & Grammy-Nominated Music Producer Gavin Brown
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
“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
Cultural icon & Founder Of Basement Bhangra
DJ Tricky Moreira
Canada’s Premier House Deejay
“I’m looking forward to this year’s ANOKHI Awards at the Fairmont Royal York! As a past nominee I have seen this event grow in grandeur and reputation. Raj is consistently raising the bar in the South Asian community, and the fun to be had at this event is unparalleled; the combination of nominees, attendees, and entertainment is awesome. I can’t wait to experience this event in person, and look forward to the show, and of course the afterparty!” —DJ Tricky
Official Deejay for Jay Sean
“Being invited to spin at the ANOKHI afterparty is such an honour! I have seen their success grow over the past 12 years and couldn't be happier to be a part of an event that helps bring the South Asian scene to the forefront!” —DJ Biks
Toronto’s Top South Asian Deejay
"If there is one event I look forward to every year — it’s ANOKHI MEDIA’s 12th Anniversary’s Industry Gala and After Party. Simply put — it amalgamates all the relevant South Asian contributions from individuals/groups not only in that current year — but historically as well. I want to thank Raj and her team for inviting me not only this year, but year’s past as well and I look forward to doing what I do on the 1s and 2s!” —DJ Jiten
Actor, Director, Producer and Toronto’s Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries
—Oscar- and Golden Globe–Winning Composer Mychael Danna
Producer-Host, OMNI TV’s
“I’m extremely excited to return to the ANOKHI stage and participate in the fabulous celebration of South Asian talent and success. I’m humbled and honoured to be part of the ANOKHI LIST 2015. Thank you to Raj Girn and her team for the continuous support and for including me in this first-time commemorative coffee table book — this is incredibly awesome!” —
“Veronica is a friend and colleague. I respect her phenomenal work ethic, authenticity and alarming energy. Veronica shows tremendous passion for everything she does, whether it’s her show, her humanitarian activities or her personal endeavours. She is always willing to take on and overcome challenges, big and small. Veronica is beautiful, fiercely intelligent and a force of nature who is changing the media landscape.”
Vice Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada
“Hopping onto the pages of The ANOKHI List 2015 coffee table book is BEYOND a dream come true! It makes me wheel back, and say: ‘WOW-zers.' I think I’ve done something right. I’ve officially made it.' At long last, I know my community is committed to breaking stigma against disabilities one roll or role at a time! Nothing can beat this feeling. The ANOKHI MEDIA 12th anniversary awards show is NOT just about powerful South Asians gathering under one fanciful roof or rubbing each other’s stylish elbows. The ANOKHI philosophy runs far deeper than that. ANOKHI celebrates talent, visions, and thoughts that have culminated in breathtaking actions. ANOKHI makes you believe that ANYTHING is possible. As humans, we all have the power of change in our bellies — being South Asian just makes us a little more spicy and sexy!” —
“Jewel has taken what one person might consider a minus and turned it into a huge plus. She has taken her handicap and made it her badge of honour, being a shining example and role model to all.”
Entertainment Reporter, ET Canada
“I’m incredibly honoured to host and present awards at ANOKHI MEDIA’s prestigious 12th Anniversary event. I’m delighted to be welcomed back into the fold after being recognized by ANOKHI a few years back, and to have an opportunity to help celebrate this year’s winners!” —Farah Nasser
Senior Operations Manager, Rogers TV
“Receiving ANOKHI’s Excellence in Music Media Award last year was the start of the most exciting chapter of my career — which ranged from my representing the Canadian hip-hop community at the Source 360 Festival in Brooklyn, to V-Mix being front and center at the recent JUNO Awards in Hamilton. As a returning ANOKHI awardee, I’m so honoured to be participating in the 12th annual ANOKHI Awards, celebrating this year’s incredible talent from our community!” —Raoul Juneja
Host, OMNI TV’s V-Mix
“On screen or off, Dee is a bundle of energy and charisma, a born performer and a star.”
To get full bios of all the celebrities, visit:
Images Courtesy of: Images Courtesy of: Uppala Chandrasekera, Jewel Kats, Vivek Shraya, Pooja Handa, Veronica Chail, Dilshad Burman, Rishi Rich, Manj Musik, Archana Kochhar, Karen David, Vinay Virmani, DJ Rekha, Ali Hassan, Zameer Rizvi, Danish Anwar, Rahul Khanna, Zaib Shaikh, Amrit Dasu, DJ Biks, DJ Jiten, DJ Tricky Moreira, Alysha Brilla, Raoul Juneja, Jake Dheer, Farah Nasser, Sangita Patel
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