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Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik honoured at the 5th Asian Awards

Khan was awarded with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award, while, Malik was conferred with Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Apr 20, 2015 16:16 IST
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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and teen idol Zyan Malik on 17 April 2015 were honoured at the 5th Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  

Khan was awarded with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award. The 49-year-old actor received the award by Indian-origin British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha.

Previous winners in the cinema category included Irrfan Khan (2014), Anupam Kher (2013) and Yash Chopra (2011).

On the other hand, 22-year-old Malik was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Music. He is an English singer and songwriter, and a previous member of the boy band One Direction.

List of Awardees

Category  

Winners

Founders Award

Dr. Amar Bose, Founder of Bose Corporation

Entrepreneur of the Year

Jack Ma, Founder & CEO of Alibaba

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema

Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actor

Chivas Regal Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Gopi Gopalakrishnan, President, World Health Partners 

Outstanding Achievement in Sport

Kumar Sangakkara, Cricketer of Sri Lanka

Business Leader of the Year

The Hinduja Brothers 

Outstanding Achievement in Television

Sanjeev Bhaskar, Comedian, actor and broadcaster

Outstanding Achievement in Art & Design 

John Rocha, Designer

Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology 

Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, Experimental particle physicist

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Zayn Malik, English singer and songwriter

About Asian Awards
It was launched in 2010 by Paul Sagoo, entrepreneur and Founder of the Lemon Group to recognise and reward exemplary achievement from within the Asian community across 14 categories that include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport.

In 2010 and 2011, the awards were only open to those born in or with direct family origin from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, or Bangladesh, however, in 2013, the Awards were opened to all people of both South and Eastern Asian origin.

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