June 2018
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Paul Chowdhry for comedy


2018 looks to be another big year for funny-man Paul Chowdhry. Having added additional dates to his Paul Chowdhry Live Innit tour due to popular demand, Chowdhry’s comedy talents are set to continue making fans laugh over the upcoming months. Previously, the comic has starred in Live at the Apollo and comedy series Stand Up for the Week.

Meera Syal for theatre


Meera Syal has been a household name within the entertainment world for over three decades. Her big break came when she co-created classic comedy Goodness Gracious Me for the BBC in 1998. The actress most recently starred in the West End adaptation of hit musical Annie as Miss Hannigan, a bitter alcoholic who takes care of a children’s orphanage.


Nadiya Hussain for TV presenting


As the winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has become one of the biggest success stories from the show and has been an inspiration for Muslims across the country. Her latest BBC venture, alongside veteran presenter Zoe Ball, The Big Family Cooking Showdown featured families competing head to-head against one another. The star has also published a series of books, including her cookery book Bake Me A Story, which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

Naughty Boy for music


Naughty Boy is one of the UK's most well known and critically acclaimed producers and songwriters - having worked with an array of stars including Sam Smith and Beyonce, the Londoner recently collaborated with US singer Joe Jonas for his hit single One Chance to Dance. He initially shot to fame with his debut album Hotel Cabana and the single 'Wonder', which featured Emeli Sande.


Anita Rani for TV presenting


Presenter Anita Rani has worked on a series of acclaimed shows including Countryfile and Four Rooms. Last year, she presented My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947. The documentary provided an insight into four British families, including her own, which had been impacted by the Partition in 1947. She also co-presented the One Love Manchester concert last year, which was a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Manchester terrorist attack.

Adil Ray for acting


Adil Ray is a man of many talents - an actor, a comedian and a presenter. The Birmingham-born star hit the big time with his starring role in Citizen Khan, a show that he created and also co-wrote. The show is the BBC's first Asian sitcom and is immensely popular among audiences. Adil was featured in last year’s edition of 'Who Do You Think You Are?'. He was awarded an OBE in 2016 for his services to broadcasting.


Mohsin Hamid for literature


Acclaimed writer Mohsin Hamid’s most recent work Exit West was a finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2017. Starting young, Hamid began writing his first novel, Moth Smoke, at the tender age of 21. It quickly became a cult hit, winning the New York Times ‘Notable Book of the Year’ in 2000. Since then, the hailed British-Pakistani novelist has penned a series of hit books including the 2007 international bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Dr Zeus for music


At present, Dr Zeus’ song Woofer has over 41 million views on YouTube – an astonishing figure by anyone’s standards. Featuring legendary hip hop star Snoop Dogg, the single is taken from the Punjabi singer and DJ’s upcoming album Global Injection. The star first rose to fame in 2003 when his single Kangna was voted the best song on the BBC Asian Network.