Boy with A Topknot Wins TV Prize at AMAs

The Boy with a Topknot was named Best TV Show at the 2018 Asian Media Awards.

The Asian Media Awards ceremony took place at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate (Thursday October 25) attracting journalists, broadcasters and media professionals from across the country.

The evening also saw BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, East is East and Ackley Bridge creator Ayub Khan Din and Sky News Political Editor, Faisal Islam honoured.

In 2018 the shortlist featured drama, comedy and insightful programmes highlighting current issues.

The Boy with the Topknot was a touching adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of family, love, life and career highlighted the unspoken issues of mental illness within families.

Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam (played by Sacha Dhawan) moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University.

Now in his late 20s he is planning to reveal to his family that he will defy expectations of an arranged marriage – but instead learns a painful family secret.

The story of second-generation Indians growing up in Britain was widely praised for raising important issues surrounding mental health.

Winners and recipients of AMA special awards were announced at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday 25 October.

Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Rani.

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

The official Charity Partner for 2018 is CLIC Sargent.

The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, Namey, AMT Lawyers, USI Money, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events & Cleartwo.

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