‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Actress Among Celebrity Guests at Awards Gala

ANOKHI magazine to celebrate its 6th anniversary with star-studded entertainment and awards show

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 show taking place from 8:15-9:45 pm.

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