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ANOKHI's 4th Annual Star-Studded SOLD OUT Awards Gala Proved To Be Sexy, Successful & The Most Glamorous South Asian Event of the Year!
Anokhi Media Corp. Celebrated the Vibrant and Diverse Global South Asian Success Story and Raised Over $17,000 For Canadian Red Cross In Aid Of Haitian Relief
Toronto , Ontario (February 9, 2010) - Award-winning ANOKHI Magazine's 7th Anniversary Special Edition revealing it's '2010 Annual Sexy & Successful List' was unveiled with much pomp and show with ANOKHI's 4th Annual Celebrity Awards Gala on Friday February 5th 2010, to an attendance in excess of 1,500 people at Toronto's premier event venue, The Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex.
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6th Anniversary & Awards Gala An Amazing Success!
ANOKHI Magazine Puts the Vibrant and Diverse South Asian Mainstream Market on Display
Toronto , Ontario ( February 9, 2009 ) – Presented by ROGERS Communications and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, award-winning ANOKHI Magazine’s 6th Anniversary Sexy & Successful Awards, Fashion Show and Entertainment extravaganza which was held on Friday February 6, 2009 was an unmitigated success.
The appearance of the beautiful and talented international actress Freida Pinto star of the runaway hit movie, Slumdog Millionaire, proved to be a major highlight of the Gala, which played before a packed house of almost thirteen hundred people at Toronto’s premier entertainment venue, The Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex.
ANOKHI Magazine’s Annual Sexy & Successful Awards celebrated the achievements and contributions of South Asians in Western society. This year’s awards went to Mohit Rajhans for Most Promising Media Personality, Shalini Vadhera for Most Promising Entrepreneur, Zameer for Most Promising Musical Artist, DJ Jiten for DJ of the Year, Jas & Manny Brar for Entrepreneurs of the Year, Shinan Govani for Columnist of the Year, DesiHits.com for Excellence in New Media, Prriya & Chintan for Excellence in Fashion Design, Swami for Excellence in Music and Freida Pinto for International Acheivement in Film. Ms. Pinto’s Special Achievement Award was presented to her by the head of 20 TH CENTURY FOX , Canada , Mr. Barry Newstead.
Another highlight of the evening was the first Canadian runway show by two of India ’s premier celebrity fashion designers Prriya & Chintan whose latest collection on the ANOKHI Runway wowed the crowd.
The talented soft rock vocal style of Canada ’s ZAMEER delighted all in attendance, and British ‘pop’ sensation SWAMI, had the entire place jamming with their show stopping performance that lead into the evening’s sensational After Party hosted by Shanu & Karim.
Gala sponsors, Mr. Bobby Sahni, Manager of Multicultural Marketing at ROGERS and Mr. Bill Thomas, CEO of the Heart & Stroke Foundation both addressed the audience, expressing their respective organizations pleasure to be a part of ANOKHI’s annual event.
Hina P. Ansari was formally introduced as ANOKHI’s new Editor-in-Chief and she spoke about the redesign of ANOKHI and the improvements to the magazine’s already award winning editorial content. Ms. Ansari brings to ANOKHI a wealth of publishing experience, having worked at various media outlets including an 11 year editorial tenure with FLARE Magazine.
ANOKHI Magazine’s founder & publisher, Raj Girn announced new initatives that expand the company beyond that of a publishing entity to a multi-dimensional brand with the introduction of a new interactive website and blog at www.AnokhiMagazine.com, to the launch of ANOKHI Pulse, a ‘mini-TV show’, which in due course will be expanded. ANOKHI Pulse features everything from the world of fashion, film and music, to celebrity interviews and more.
Ms. Raj Girn was overwhelmed by the enormous turnout of ANOKHI supporters and fans. “I want to thank everyone who helped make this evening the resounding success that we just knew it would be”, said Girn. She went on to say, “Special thanks are in order to all our wonderful sponsors, Rogers Communications and the Heart & Stroke Foundation, among others, as well as our award recipients, performers, show hosts and event team without whom the evening would not have been possible. I also want to thank the various members of media, who came out tonight to attend and cover the evening’s celebrations… CBC , CTV , CTV , E-Talk Daily, CITY -TV, Fashion Television, Omni Television, Rogers Television, ATN, The Globe & Mail and The Toronto Star, to name a few. Of course, thank you to all the advertisers and agencies who accepted our invitation to attend the evening’s festivities. Tonight they got to see first hand the dynamic diversity of the integrated, affluent and important mainstream South Asian market ANOKHI represents. All of us at ANOKHI are pleased to have had this opportunity to share our market and its successes with you. Thank you again for your support and God Bless.”
Award-Winning ANOKHI is North America ’s longest running and premier South Asian Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment magazine. It is available at newsstands, booksellers and various retail outlets across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
To learn more about ANOKHI Magazine and the important and vibrant South Asian market in North America please contact Gerald Laing at 905.501.9907/08
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'Slumdog Millionaire' Actress Among Celebrity Guests at Awards Gala
ANOKHI Magazine to celebrate its 6th Anniversary with star-studded Entertainment and Awards Show
(TORONTO, ON) - ANOKHI Magazine, the longest running South Asian fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazine in North America, gears up to celebrate the release of its 6th Anniversary Collector's Issue by throwing a star-studded Awards Gala and Entertainment Show presented by ROGERS, at the prestigious Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto on February 6th, 2009. Fox Searchlight's Slumdog Millionaire star and ANOKHI Magazine's 6th Anniversary Collector's issue cover personality, Freida Pinto will make her only Canadian appearance at the Gala before flying to London for the BAFTAs and then onto Los Angeles for the Oscars.
ANOKHI's Sexy and Successful Awards Gala will honour talented South Asians from the Media, Entertainment and Fashion industries from across Canada, the US, UK and internationally who will all be flying in to celebrate the Global South Asian success story. The Awards show will be hosted by well-known media personalities, Farah Nassar (City-TV), Devo Brown (Flow 93.5) and Veronica Chail (OMNI TV). The spectacular invite-only event also includes musical performances by UK's electrifying musical band Swami and Canada's own singer-songwriter sensation Zameer. To round out the gala, India's premier celebrity design house, Prriya & Chintan will take to the catwalk for the first time in Canada with an exclusive fashion show.
Besides entering its seventh successful year of publishing, ANOKHI has other reasons to celebrate. This month ANOKHI expanded on its already flourishing brand by launching a new website which contains the basic DNA of the print magazine but with exciting additional features such as an interactive blog, and an online TV show called ANOKHI Pulse.
"With South Asians becoming more and more successful across all industries and an increased interest by society in general with South Asian culture, it made sense to us that ANOKHI expand from a magazine to a multi-media enterprise," says Raj Girn, founder and publisher of ANOKHI. "The Magazine has always prided itself on providing information in an exciting, probing and provocative manner and by extending our offerings to online, we will continue to do just that, especially timely in today's culture of globalization."
The new interactive ANOKHI Website will not be the only engaging development readers will enjoy this year. ANOKHI has executed a complete re-design of its magazine with sections exclusively dedicated to Fashion, Style, Beauty, Health & Wellness, Living Space, Entertainment, Events and much more. The re-designed Magazine coincides with the recent appointment of new Editor-in-Chief, Hina P. Ansari, who brings with her 14-years of experience in fashion and mainstream publishing.
"From Canada and the U.K. to New York and New Delhi, ANOKHI Magazine has blazed trails for the past six years to bring South Asia to the forefront by celebrating and honouring South Asians across the globe," says Hina P. Ansari, Editor-In-Chief, ANOKHI magazine. "I look forward to continuing ANOKHI's position as the must-have publication that delivers on the fashion, entertainment and lifestyle needs of every smart, sophisticated and stylish South Asian woman."
ANOKHI's 6th Anniversary Awards Gala and Entertainment Show will take place on February 6th, 2009 at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex. A reception from 6:30-8:00 pm will precede ANOKHI's Sexy and Successful Awards Presentations will be taking place from 8:15-9:45 pm.
Presented by: ROGERS
ANOKHI proudly supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.