Dazzling Night at the UK Bhangra Awards

by Karishma Bhugani on November 25, 2016

After the smash hit UK Bhangra Awards in 2014 and 2015 they were back this year presented by Culture Unite and Asian World and Sherwani King were one of the official sponsors. The awards not only celebrate music but all aspects of British Asian entertainment with awards going to the best dance group, the best radio presenter and more.

Bhangra began in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan as a celebration of a good harvest but towards the end of the 20th century UK Punjabi bands began fusing traditional music and contemporary British music which gave birth to what we have today.

This year’s sold-out event was held at The Regency Banqueting Suite, Birmingham on November 19th and was a night of dinner, dance and live performances by some of the greats of the industry. There were over 1000 people made up general public, industry insiders and VIPs. The show had something for everyone with performances from bhangra legends to the emerging stars showcasing the immense talent within the Bhangra industry.


One of the hosts Mick St. Clair wore one of our very own sherwanis. It was a 3 piece antique gold sherwani with a copper kurta. He came in for a consultation and the Sherwani King stylists helped him narrow down his options. After a trying a few men’s sherwanis, he found the perfect one and we think he was one of the best-dressed men of the night!

Along with Mick, the Sherwani King Team and Edwin Ladd of Social Frames were dressed to the nines in our men’s UK sherwanis. They were the best and brightest dressed men drawing attention in their distinctive attire.

What makes these awards so special for both fans and the artists is that winners are decided by fan voting. Fans get to show their dedication to their favourites and artist get the highest accolade of receiving awards based on fan love. With 1 million visits to the website, there was record-breaking voting. This was definitely one for the books.

Winners of the UK Bhangra Awards 2016

  1. Best Publication - Asian World
  2. Best Website - bhangracentral.com
  3. Best Radio Presenter - Mick St. Clair (Raaj FM)
  4. Best TV Presenter - Mohanjot Basra (Akaal Channel)
  5. Best Acting Performance - Bambi Bains (Road)
  6. Best Musician - Ranesh Bhutta
  7. Best Band - Bhangra All Stars Band
  8. Best Record Label - Envy Worldwide
  9. Best Music Video - Roach Killa, Jazzy B & Dr. Zeus for Dynamite
  10. Best Single - Malkit Singh & DJ Vix for Selfie Boliyan
  11. Best Album - Desi Dark Child for Reggae Feast
  12. Best Newcomer - Anna Heer
  13. Best DJ Roadshow - Calibar Roadshow
  14. Best Dhol Group - Dhol Blasters
  15. Best Dance Group - Gabhru Panjab De
  16. Best Mela - Big John’s Birmingham Mela
  17. Best Songwriter - Amrit Saab
  18. Best Music Producer - Aman Hayer
  19. Best Female Singer - Roma
  20. Best Male Singer - Badal Talwan
  21. Best Urban Singer - Hard Kaur
  22. Best International Singer - Sudesh Kumari
  23. Special Contribution Award - Holle Holle (Winner A), Shortie (Winner B)
  24. Lifetime Achievement Award - Mangal Singh