Bhavin Bhatt wins AMA Best Newcomer Award

Bhavin Bhatt was named AMA Best Newcomer at the fifth Asian Media Awards.

The Asian Media Awards, sponsored by the University of Salford honours journalists, broadcasters, presenters, bloggers and marketing professionals and took place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate (Wednesday 25 October).

Bhavin Bhatt first broke into acting at the age of 13 when he featured in a production of Bugsy Malone where he played Dandy Dan.

He went onto appear in commercials for NSPCC and Mothers Against Guns.

He featured in ITV crime drama Murder in Suburbia and BBC’s Spooks. Bhavin trained at De Montfort University achieving a BA (hons) degree in Drama.

He has gone onto perform at the O2 Arena alongside Bollywood stars and on BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing and BBC1’s Children In Need-The Big Dance with the EastEnders cast.

He worked under the direction of Suba Das in the production of Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road.  Recently Bhavin made his West End début at Wyndham’s Theatre in the 2017 production of The Kite Runner, playing the role of Wali and ensemble.

Bhavin was then offered the lead villain Assef when it extended to The Playhouse Theatre in May 2017.


Bhavin Bhatt said, “This is such an honour.

“Thank you to the Asian Media Awards. You guys have set an amazing platform for diversity and talent for all of us.

“A huge thank you to my parents without whose support I wouldn’t be doing this.

“Thank you to my wonderful agent Sandra Boyce.

“Thank you to Leena Patel and my whole LPLP dance family, Martin, Derek, Paul from UK Productions and Fly Music and Charles Craft, my Kite Runner family, Samir Bhamra in Phizzical. Thank you to everyone, this means a lot.”

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

The official Charity Partners for 2017 are Sightsavers.

The event is supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Tauheedul College for Teaching and Leadership, Supreme Dream Events, Payal and Cleartwo.

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