Crème of Pakistani celebrities honoured in London at 2nd annual International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA)

Who’s Who Guest List from Pakistani film, television, music and fashion descends on London’s Indigo at The O2

Following its inaugural debut on the UK’s celebrity event calendar in 2017, the second, annual International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA) welcomed the A-list of Pakistan’s glitterati on Sunday 9th September at the renowned Indigo at The O2, 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, as IPPA continued to acknowledge and celebrate the wealth of talent from Pakistan’s entertainment industries with global audiences and fan bases that transcend borders.

Celebrities in attendance at IPPA 2018 included: Meywish Hayat, Humayun Saeed, Syra and Shehroz Sabzwari, Zahid Iftikhar Ahmed, Yasir Hussain, Ayesha Omer, Sarwat Gilani, Sonya Hussain, Ali Kazmi, Ahsan Khan, Jawed Sheikh, Adnan Siddiqui, Mathira, Sana Fakhar, Bilal Ashraf, Shiraz Uppal, Ayesha Sana, Osman Khalid Butt, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Shermeen Ali, Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, Azfar Rehman, Ainy Jaffri, Nadia Khan, Yashma Gill And Saifi Hasan.

The ceremony was interspersed with world class entertainment that set that stage ablaze, with dazzling performances by: Sana Fakhr, Syra and Shehroze, Shiraz Uppal, Ali Kazmi and Sonia and Urwa and Farhan.

Award winners on the night:

  • Best Film 2017: Punjab Nahi Jaongi
  • 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
  • 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): Sajjal Ali
  • Best Actor (Male) TV Serial 2017(Viewers’ Choice): Mikaal
  • 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) Syed Ali Raza Usama
  • Best Jori TV Serial – Ahad and Sajjal
  • IPPA Style Icon of the Year: Sonya Hussain
  • Designer of the Year: Ali Xeeshan
  • IPPA Star of the Year (female): Sajjal
  • 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 of Royal Nawab
  • Best Pakistani International Brand — Damas

Additionally, Special Category Awards were 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.”

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