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Sunday 22nd May 2016
Royal Festival Hall



Winners of 2016



Eastern Eye Award for the Arts - Shanti Panchal for his remarkable watercolours



Winner Shanti Panchal and Vaizey, Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Eastern Eye Award for Dance - Sonia Sabri for her solo kathak



Dr Sunil Kothari,Melanie Lewis of Sonia Sabri Company on behalf of winner Sonia Sabri

Eastern Eye Awards for Music - Naughty Boy for shattering the glass ceiling with his music and collaborations


Guy Fletcher OBE, singer, songwriter, ACTA Judge and Chairman of PRS for Music and winner Naughty Boy

Eastern Eye Award for Photography - Ram Shergill for his fashion photography


Winner Ram Shergill and Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West

Eastern Eye Award for Radio - Ritula Shah, presenter of the World Tonight


Alan Bishop, CEO, Southbank Centre and winner Ritula Shah


Eastern Eye Award for Comedy - Nish Kumar for his Edinburgh show



Meera Syal, actress, author and comedienne and winner Nish Kumar


Eastern Eye Award for Best Production - Dara, a National Theatre production adapted from the original written by Shahid Nadeem and Tanya Ronder



Tanya Ronder and Nadia Fall of National Theatre and Aysha Kala, star of Indian Summers


Eastern Eye Award for Best Bollywood Film - Bajirao Maastani, produced by Eros and featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone



Pranab Kapadia of Eros International and Sangita Myska, BBC1 News Correspondent and Presenter


Eastern Eye Award for Film, Best Actress - Kiran Sonia Sawar for Murdered by My Father



Barry Gardiner, MP and Chair of Labour Friends of India and honourary Asian and winner Kiran Sonia Sawar


Eastern Eye Award for Film, Best Actor - Dev Patel for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2



Dev Patel's parents, Raj and Anita Patel and Shivani Ghai


Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actress - Preeya Kalidas for Bend it Like Beckham



Winner Preeya Kalidas and Kulvinder Ghir, star of comedy series Goodness Gracious Me


Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actor - Sanjeev Bhaskar for Dinner with Saddam



Winner Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nusrat Ghani, MP


Eastern Eye Award for TV, Best Actress - Shobu Kapoor for Citizen Khan



Winner Shobu Kapoor and Nitin Kundra


Eastern Eye Award for TV, Best Actor - Nikesh Patel in Channel 4’s Indian Summers



Winner Nikesh Patel and Naughty Boy


Eastern Eye Award for Literature - Anita Anand for Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group, winner Anita Anand and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group


Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award - Paresh Maity, contemporary artist



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group, Hamza Jeetooa, British actor and producer, winner Paresh Maity and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group


Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award - V&A’s India Festival for The Fabric of India and Bejewelled Treasures



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group, Divia Patel and Susan Stronge of V&A Museum and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group


Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award - Nahid Siddiqui, Kathak dancer and choreographer



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group, winner Nahid Siddiqui, Ashish Joshi, Sky News reporter and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group


Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award - posthumously to Saeed Jaffrey, most versatile actor to emerge from India



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group, winner's widow Jennifer Jaffrey, Fiona Mactaggart MP and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group


Eastern Eye Outstanding Contribution to the Arts - Meera Syal



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group, winner Meera Syal, His Excellency Dr. Virander Paul, Deputy Indian High Commissioner and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group