Bollywood actor, producer, director and singer Farhan Akhtar will be in attendance at the 17th Annual Asian Achievers Awards. The awards will be held on Friday 22nd September and celebrates South Asian excellence at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London. Joining him will be Bollywood singer, actress and model, Raageshwari as well as former Eastenders star Nitin Ganatra.
This year, women have stormed the 17th annual Asian Achievers Awards nominees list, with 22 of the 36 shortlisted contenders being female. It is one of the few times that any awards event, Asian or otherwise, has women outnumbering male nominees. The nominees include Vanita Patel MBE of Anti-Slavery International, England cricketer Haseeb Hameed, playwright, Tanika Gupta MBE, chemist, Sir Shankar Balasubramanian FRS and BBC journalist, Tina Daheley among others.