UK fans of Punjabi cinema were treated to a spectacular evening of glamour and entertainment while honouring the industry, which has grown in prominence on the world stage in recent years. The inaugural Punjabi Film Awards, presented by Metatron Global Fund at the International Convention Centre (ICC Birmingham), welcoming a dazzling guest list of the leading names in Punjabi film and entertainment.
The ceremony hosted by Punjabi superstar, Jasmine Sandlas, who also performed during the evening alongside Harrdy Sandhu, Sharry Mann, UK born Gurj Sidhu and Sunanda Sharma. The audience was further blown away by a special guest performance by Satinder Sartaaj as well as the appearance of actor and singer Gippy Grewal.
The night was a huge success, with all the nominees and winners being deservingly celebrated and acknowledged for their work and contribution in putting Punjabi cinema on the map, honoured in the UK on one platform for the very first time.
Punjabi Film Award winners announced on the night:
Best Debut Performance: Tarsem Jassar
Best Female Playback Vocalist: Nimrat Khaira (Dubai Wale Shaikh)
Best Male Playback Vocalist: Diljit Dosanjh (Ho Gaya Talli)
Best Supporting Actress: Nirmal Rishi (Nikka Zalidar 2)
Best Supporting Actor: Karamjit Anmol (Manje Bistre)
Best Film Song: Dubai Wale Shaikh (Manje Bistre)
Best Soundtrack: Sardar Mohammed
Best Cinematography: Chakravarty (Sardar Mohammed)
Best Actress: Sargun Mehta (Lahoriye)
Best Actor: Gippy Grewal (Manje Bistre)
Best Director: Baljit Singh Deo (Manje Bistre)
Best Comedy Performance: Karamjit Anmol (Manje Bistre)
Best Film: Manje Bistre