Pakistani celeb royalty honoured at prestigious awards ceremony in London
Following its inaugural debut on the UK’s celebrity calendar in 2017, the second annual International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA) welcomed the A-list of Pakistan’s glitterati on Sunday in London.
A ‘who’s who’ guest list of the finest from the worlds of Pakistani film and television, music and fashion were joined by leading figures from the UK’s expatriate community and corporate sector – as well as by fans and audiences themselves – to celebrate the wealth of talent from the Asian nation’s entertainment industries.
With global audiences and fan bases that transcend borders, the showcase was staged at the renowned Indigo at The O2.
Celebrities in attendance included Meywish Hayat, Humayun Saeed, Syra and Shehroz Sabzwari, Zahid Iftikhar Ahmed, Yasir Hussain, Ayesha Omer, Sarwat Gilani, Sonya Hussain and Ali Kazmi.
They were joined by Ahsan Khan, Jawed Sheikh, Adnan Siddiqui, Mathira, Sana Fakhar and Bilal Ashraf; while Shiraz Uppal, Ayesha Sana, Osman Khalid Butt, Mikaal Zulfiqar, and Shermeen Ali also made an appearance.
But it didn’t stop there. Showbiz favourites Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, Azfar Rehman, Ainy Jaffri, Nadia Khan, Yashma Gill and Saifi Hasan graced the red carpet too.
The ceremony was interspersed with world-class entertainment that set the stage ablaze, with dazzling performances by Sana Fakhr, Syra and Shehroze, Shiraz Uppal, Ali Kazmi and Sonia and Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed.
Award winners on the night:
Best Film 2017: Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Best Actress Film: Mehwish Hayat (Jury and Viewers’ Choice)
Best Actor Film: Humayun Saeed (Jury and Viewers’ Choice)
Best Jori Film: Osman Khalid Butt and Ainy Jaffri for Balu Mahi
Best Director Film: Nadeem Baig
Best Supporting Actor Film: Urwa Hocane
Best Singer of the Year: Shiraz Uppal
Best TV Serial 2017 (Jury): Baaghi
Best TV Serial 2017 (Viewers’ Choice): Yaqeen Ka Safar
Best Actor (Female) TV Serial 2017 (Viewers’ Choice): Saba Qamar
Best Actor (Female) TV Serial 2017 (Jury): Sajal Ali
Best Actor (Male) TV Serial 2017 (Viewers’ Choice): Mikaal Zulfiqar
Best Actor (Male) TV Serial 2017 (Jury): Adnan Siddiqui
Best Supporting Actor TV Serial: Sana Fakhr and Ali Kazmi
Best Director TV Serial: Khuda Aur Muhabbat
Best Jori TV Serial: Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Ali
IPPA Style Icon of the Year: Sonya Hussain
Designer of the Year: Ali Xeeshan
IPPA Star of the Year (Female): Sajal Ali
IPPA Star of the Year (Male): Ahsan Khan
Model of the Year: Hira Shah
Best Emerging Talent: Ahad Raza Mir
Most Stylish TV Presenter (Male): Yasir Hussain
Most Stylish TV Presenter (Female): Ayesha Omer
Best British Pakistani in Business: Mr Mehbbob, Royal Nawab
Best Pakistani International Brand: Damas
Additionally, Special Category Award was presented for Lifetime Achievement to Sultana Siddiqui, President, HUM Network Ltd.
IPPA Founder, Ali Malik, said on the occasion
“Following the success of IPPA’s inaugural year in 2017, we are delighted to have brought to the UK the second, annual instalment on an even grander scale than our debut year.
“We once again united the most coveted names from Pakistan’s burgeoning arts and entertainment industries on one platform in the UK, allowing fans and audiences to see their favourite icons on stage, while also celebrating the wealth of talent from Pakistan that has garnered fans and followers globally. We are honoured to have shared this immense pride in Pakistani achievement with audiences and guests on the night.”