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ANOKHI’S 10th Anniversary “All-Star” Event Was A Night To Remember!

Showbiz May 16, 2013


ANOKHI’s 10th anniversary milestone event took place on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at the award-winning Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto to a packed house. The event comprised of celebrities, sponsors, media and the public who came from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and India to witness and participate in ANOKHI MEDIA’s most ambitious event to date — beautifully decorated by The Perfect Setting and Flowers Unlimited.

Presented by Rowenta Beauty in association with Johnnie Walker, the event was hosted in honour of the release of ANOKHI magazine’s 10th anniversary collector’s edition, and comprised of a celebrity red carpet reception, a three-hour Prestige Awards show and a VIP after-party with cocktails by Johnnie Walker, cuisine by 259 | Host and cake by Fine Cakes By Zehra. Live musical performances included Prita Chhabra, FenSTAR, Anjulie, Anusha who premiered her music video for her debut single “Not Tonight”, and JoSH who closed the show with an innovative musical medley that included acoustic guitars and a choir. A spectacular fashion runway show was presented by Johnnie Walker and designers to the stars, Falguni & Shane Peacock which had the audience in awe with a collection of futuristic-themed ensembles. This was the designer duo’s first showcase in Canada. The highlight of the show was a surprise interview with Priyanka Chopra, hosted by our very own Raj Girn, which focused on her foray into the music business and ended with Priyanka answering questions posed by fans in the audience.

Many notable personalities from the South Asian global community were honoured as part of ANOKHI’s Prestige campaign honouring global game-changers with inclusion in the magazine’s Prestige List and the presentation of Prestige Awards throughout the show in the categories of media, business entrepreneurship, music, film and fashion.

Award Recipients

ANOKHI’s Prestige Awards 2013, presented by Rowenta Beauty, were given to the following 16 personalities:


Hosted by ANOKHI’s Raj Girn.

Priyanka Chopra: International Artist Of The Decade


Hosted by CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai.

Hitha Prabhakar: Female Media Personality Of The Decade
Ali Velshi: Male Media Personality Of The Decade
Shalini Vadhera: Beauty Personality Of The Decade


Hosted by Peel region’s Rogers Television station manager, Jake Dheer.

Desi Hits!: Music Entrepreneur Of The Decade
Rohan Oza: Marketing Entrepreneur Of The Decade
Gurbaksh Chahal: Technology Entrepreneur Of The Decade


Hosted by actor Huse Madhavji.

Baba Kahn: Deejay Of The Decade
JoSH: Musical Band Of The Decade
Anjulie: Female Musical Artist Of The Decade
Jay Sean: Male Musical Artist Of The Decade


Hosted by Omni Television’s Veronica Chail.

Lisa Ray: Canadian Actor Of The Decade
Noureen DeWulf: American Actor Of The Decade
Freida Pinto: International Actor Of The Decade
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Film Maker Of The Decade


Hosted by actor Melinda Shankar and Kiss 92.5 FM radio personality Devo Brown.

Falguni & Shane Peacock: Fashion Designers Of The Decade

The VIP after-party saw deejay sets by the internationally renowned Baba Kahn, Jiten and Ase, along with spectacular go-go dancers keeping the attendees entertained well into the night. A great night was had by all!

Photo Highlights


ANOKHI MEDIA wholeheartedly thanks its valued event sponsors:

Presented by Rowenta Beauty in association with Johnnie Walker

Awards Show Venue Partner: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
After-Party Venue Partner: FountainBlu
Executive Producer: ANOKHI MEDIA
Show Produced and Directed by: Krista Slack + Aylett Inc.
Show Animations and Video Production: The Production House
Event Logistics: Sapna Weddings & Events
Official Media Partner: Omni Television
Official Hotel Sponsor: The Grand Hotel
Official Décor Sponsor: The Perfect Setting
Official Floral Sponsor: Flowers Unlimited
Official Food Sponsor: 259 | The Host
Official Dessert Sponsor: Fine Cakes By Zehra
Official Celebrity and Fashion Show Makeup: Faces Cosmetics
Official Celebrity Hair Styling: Judy Inc.
Official Fashion Show Hair Styling: Fiorio
Official Photographer: Jag Gundu Photography
Official Event Promoters: Shanu & Karim, Empire Entertainment, Fuzion Sound & Entertainment, PCS Entertainment
Official Radio Partner: Naach Radio
Official Online Partners: Desi Club and MyBindi
Official Organization Partners: NetIP Toronto, Society’s Choice and Canadian Community Arts Initiative
Promotional Community Partners: Desi Urban Music, Oye! Times, South Asian Weekender, The Asian Connections, The Weekly Voice and Two Mangoes
Public Relations Provided by: MediaWorks!!