Winners of 2017



Eastern Eye Award for Arts - Nayan Kulkarni for the Blade installation in Hull



Winner Nayan Kulkarni and Rt. Hon Matt Hancock, Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Eastern Eye Award for Dance - Akram Khan for outstanding achievement in dance and choreography



Leee John, artist from the Imagination group, singer and Tariq Jodan (on behalf of the winner Akram Khan)


Eastern Eye Award for Literature - Abir Mukherjee for ‘A Rising Man’



Amit Roy, Chairman of the ACTA Judging Committee and winner Abir Mukherjee


Eastern Eye Award for Music - Anoushka Shankar for outstanding achievement in Indian classical and progressive world music scenes


Winner Anoushka Shankar and Iype Abraham, Commercial Director, Edwardian Hotels

Eastern Eye Award for Photography - Amit & Naroop for Excellence in pushing the boundaries in photography



Ram Shergill, Fashion Photographer and Founder of The Protagonist Magazine and winner Naroop Jhooti


Eastern Eye Award for Radio - Sangita Myska for the BBC Radio 4 series - Secret Lives of Careers



Winner Sangita Myska and Anoushka Shankar


Eastern Eye Award for Comedy - Sindhu Vee for stand-up comedy



Winner Sindhu Vee and Tommy Sandhu, BBC Asian Network Presenter


Eastern Eye Award for Best Production - Made in India (Tamasha Theatre)



Winners Director Katie Posner, playwright Satinder Chohan and Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre


Eastern Eye Award for Best Director - Gurinder Chadha OBE for ‘The Viceroy’s House’



Jaz Deol (on behalf of the winner Gurinder Chadha) and Shobhu Kapoor, actress


Eastern Eye Emerging Artist Award - Ambreen Razia - Actress, Diary of a Hounslow Girl



Winner Ambreen Razia and Darren Henley, CEO, Arts Council England


Eastern Eye Award for Film, Best Actress - Sanam Saeed – for ‘Rahm’ (‘Mercy’)



Winner Sanam Saeed and Naughty Boy, music producer


Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actress - Rina Fatania for ‘Love N’Stuff’


Winner Rina Fatania and Bhaskar Patel, actor


Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actor - Emilio Doorgasingh for ‘The Kite Runner’


Winner Emilio Doorgasingh and Sudha Bhuchar, co-founder of Tamasha Theatre

Eastern Eye Award for TV, Best Actress - Manjinder Virk for Midsomer Murders, ITV



Winner Manjinder Virk and Kiran Sonia Sawar, actress

Eastern Eye Award for TV, Best Actor - Adeel Akhtar for Murdered By My Father



Kiran Sonia Sawar (on behalf of the winner Adeel Akhtar) and Sangita Myska, BBC presenter


Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award - Tate Modern for Bhupen Khakhar ‘You can’t Please All’



Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye, winner Nada Raza, co-curator of the Bhupen Khakhar exhibition, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye


Eastern Eye Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts - Jatinder Verma MBE, Artistic Director, Tara Arts



Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye, winner Jatinder Verma MBE, Artistic Director, Tara Arts, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye


Eastern Eye People's Choice Award - Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed