Asian Media Awards 2015 Shortlist


Journalist of the Year

Kavita Puri – Deputy Editor, BBC TV Current Affairs

Secunder Kermani – Reporter, BBC Newsnight

Dipesh Gadher – Chief Investigative Reporter, The Sunday Times

Dharmesh Sheth – Reporter, Sky Sports

Nelufar Hedayat – Journalist, Channel Four

Shabnam Mahmood – Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Asian Network

Best Investigation

Exposure – Jihad: A British Story
ITV News

India’s Daughter
A film by Leslee Udwin

Muslim Drag Queens
Kieran Yates for the Guardian

Pakistan’s Hidden Shame
Clover Films for Channel 4

Revenge Porn
BBC Newsnight

Unreported World: Vaccination Wars
Quicksilver Media for Channel 4

Regional Journalist of the Year

Arif Ansari – BBC North West

Emb Hashmi – BBC Radio Derby

Aasma Day – Lancashire Evening Post

Ibrahim Rahman

Sangeeta Bhabra – ITV Meridian

Outstanding Young Journalist

Siraj Datoo – Political Reporter, Buzzfeed

Dalmeet Singh Chawla – Science Journalist

Joty Chopra – Writer & reporter

Kiran Kaur – Reporter and Newsreader, KM Group

Chayya Syal – Writer & blogger

TV Report of the Year

Autism in the South Asian Community
ITV News Central

Fake Healers
BBC East Midlands

Slave Wives
BBC Newsnight

Tackling Extremism
ITV News Central

The Honour Code
BBC Asian Network


Publication of the year

Asian Express

Eastern Eye

Gujarat Samachar

The Asian Today

The Muslim News


Best Website






Best Blog

Amena Beauty


British Asian Podcast

Kaushal Beauty

The Chatterjis


Best TV Character

Pasha Bocarie as Rakesh in Emmerdale

Sair Khan as Alya Nazir in Coronation Street

Nikesh Patel as Aafrin Dalal in Indian Summers

Rakhee Thakrar as Shabnam Masood in Eastenders

TV Channel of the Year

Hum TV Europe

Star Plus

Zee TV

Best TV Show

Desi Rascals
Sky TV

Desi Beat
Colors TV

Mulaqat with Sukhi Bart
Brit Asia TV

TV Presenter of the year

Natasha Asghar

Sukhi Bart

Momtaz Begum-Hossain

Asad Shan


Radio Station of the Year

BBC Asian Network

Sabras Radio

Sunrise Radio

Lyca Radio 1458

Regional Radio Station of the Year

Asian Sound Radio

Asian Star Radio

Sabras Radio

Sunrise Yorkshire

Unity 101 Community Radio

Radio Presenter of the Year

Anita Anand

Anushka Arora

DJ Neev


Yasmeen Khan

Best Radio Show

Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network

Noreen Khan, BBC Asian Network

Panjabi Hit Squad, BBC Asian Network

Tommy Sandhu, BBC Asian Network

Sunny and Shay, BBC London 94.9


Best Live Event

Alchemy 2015, The Southbank Centre

BBC Proms, Late Night with the BBC Asian Network

Diwali Lights Switch-On, Leicester City Council

Best Stage Production

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical

East is East

Happy Birthday Sunita
Rifco Arts

The Infidel – The Musical


Media Agency of the Year

Curzon PR

Ethnic Reach

Media Moguls

Here & Now 365

Sterling Media

Media Professional of the Year

Farzana Baduel

Natasha Mudhar

Anjna Raheja

Puja Vedi

Winners will be announced at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday 29 October.

Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Nina Wadia and Anita Anand.

The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom & Press Association Training.

The 2015 AMA’s will be supporting Plan UK’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ Campaign.

The Asian Media Awards 2015 is supported by University of Salford, Hilton Manchester DeansgateCarter Law SolicitorsManchester Metropolitan UniversityRoutes into LanguagesEvoque MedicalZac DeanRide LeasingAMT LawyersITV, MediaComPress Association Training, Supreme Dream Events, Cleartwo, Payal, Plan UK & Because I Am A Girl.

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