Huge congratulations to #Debutartist Ram Shergill on winning a prestigious award ACTA at Southbank Centre on 22 May 2016 in front of the packed auditorium of high flyers and celebrities from within the Asian community including The Academy (Oscar) and BAFTA nominees and winners.
The [Eye] Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTAs) is the first Awards Ceremony in its kind in Britain showcasing the very best of Asian talent in the creative arts across Britain. It celebrates and recognises talent who have contributed to the arts and culture sector from Britain’s South Asian communities.
Created by the Asian Media & Marketing Group (AMG), publishers of the Britain’s biggest selling Eastern Eye title, the awards honour talented artists from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, poetry, music, photography, dance and the visual arts.
A who’s who of British Asian celebrities and talent attended includingSanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Nish Kumar, Nikesh Patel, Naughty Boy,Preeya Kalidas, Nihal Arthanayake, Shazia Mirza, Shanti Panchal, Ram Shergill, Sonia Sabri and more.
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport attended the inaugural awards and delivered the key note speech. The awards were presented by BBC Asian Network presenter Nihal Arthanayake and championed creative diversity in the arts and culture sectors.
We would like to thank all the judges including Nihal Arthanayake, Shaheen Khan, Jennifer Jaffrey, Guy Fletcher (songwriter), Sailesh Ram, Louise Jury, Amit Roy, Ritula Shah, DR MN Nandakumara, Kalpesh R Solanki, Shailesh R Solanki for picking Ram Shergill as a worthy winner and all other winners including Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Randeep Hooda, Dev Patel, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Adeel Akhtar, Adil Ray. We look forward to Ram’s next steps and are super excited about what the future holds for this artist. Watch this space and check out a selection of his works on our websitehttp://www.debutcontemporary.com/artists/ram-shergill/