ANOKHI MEDIA Announces The Launch Of ‘The ANOKHI POWER List 2018’

Toronto, ON  – ANOKHI MEDIA, North America’s leading South Asian entertainment & lifestyle media and events company is very pleased to announce the first group of personalities who will be attending the 15th anniversary event on November 3rd2018 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, a milestone being marked by the EMPOWER ME Campaign in support of the not-for-profit organization, Free-Them. Full details can be seen at the event’s official website:
ANOKHI MEDIA’s 15th Anniversary Event is taking place in two segments:
9:00am – 5:30pm | Doors Open: 9:00am | Summit Begins: 10:00am

The ANOKHI POWER Awards 2018 + The ANOKHI POWER Summit 2018

  • 1st Ever Livestreamed Daytime Awards Show
  • Intimate On-Stage Panel & Fireside Conversations With Some Of The Power List Personalities + Q&A
  • Lunch + Snacks + Featured Drinks Included
  • Cash Bar On Site
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Attire: Business Casual | 18+
9:00pm – 1:00am | 9:00pm – 11:00pm Red Carpet | 11:00pm – 12pm Live Musical Performances

The ANOKHI POWER Ball 2018

  • Red Carpet Media Reception
  • Live Musical Performances With Deejays
  • Food Stations + Featured Drinks Included
  • Cash Bar On Site
  • Theme: Diwali Masquerade | 21+
*ANOKHI MEDIA will be celebrating Diwali in style with the masquerade themed ball. Guests are recommended to bring out their best outfits, as no less than 5 prizes will be given out in the following categories: Most Glamorous Mask | Most Innovative Mask | Best Dressed Female | Best Dressed Male | Craziest Outfit

Full Event Program Can Be Accessed HERE.

Raj Girn
Founder, President, CEO, ANOKHI MEDIA
Main Host
“We decided to mark this  

15-year milestone by honouring the community that we have built, serve, and advocate for, by telling the story of our diaspora that has risen from obscurity to centre-stage during ANOKHI’s tenure, with the launch of

The ANOKHI Empower Me Campaign 

, which presents a 15-year retrospective on some of the key South Asian personalities in Business, Technology, Politics, Crusader(ship), Media, Entertainment, Glamour, and Sports, who have built a trajectory for themselves and through so doing, have managed to empower their community, society, and the world!
We will tell their stories through The ANOKHI POWER List 2018. They will share their truths during a networking event called The ANOKHI POWER Summit 2018, and together, we will celebrate at The ANOKHI POWER Ball 2018.”
ANOKHI MEDIA’s much-anticipated ‘The ANOKHI POWER List 2018’ was launched last week, to honor 50 of today’s most successful global South Asians personalities that have changed the landscape throughout the past 15 years of the brand’s celebration of the South Asian diaspora. Over the course of 30 days leading up to the anniversary event, 50 of these key profiles are being time-released (1-2 daily) on, a salute to their inspirational success stories and tremendous positive impact on the industry and society. Select few will also be attending The ANOKHI Summit & Awards 2018, as well as The ANOKHI POWER Ball 2018 on November 3rd, 2018

Hina P. Ansari
Editor-In-Chief, The ANOKHI POWER List 2018
“The ANOKHI POWER List 2018 is such an incredible collection of truly inspirational people. We are so excited to share these unique barrier-breaking stories of encouragement, resilience and ambition with our global readers. To then see select personalities from the List join us to celebrate empowerment at our 15 

th year milestone event in Toronto, is just uplifting.”
Shae Invidiata
Founder, Free-Them
“Free-Them is grateful and honoured to be ANOKHI MEDIA’s charity of choice to celebrate their 15th anniversary. It is inspiring to see a company like Anokhi Media that has such an extensive global reach and influence use their platform to help elevate the message that Human Trafficking is not acceptable in our world, and that no human being should ever be bought or sold.”
Manjit Minhas
Dragon On CBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den’
Beer Baroness, Investor
“I feel deeply privileged to do what I love every day, and to have the ability, due to my success, to help others by investing in them and their businesses, mentoring, and the philanthropy is a dream come true. I look forward to celebrating together.”

Jay Sean
#1 US Billboard Chart-Topping
Musical Artist
“Congratulations to ANOKHI MEDIA on their 15th Anniversary! I think it’s so important to shed light on what South Asians are doing for the communities they are in so we can continue to support each other and do even more, so events like these are important and I’m glad to be part of it.”
Tamanna Roashan
Celebrity Makeup Artist
& Instagram Superstar
“I’m so excited and honored to be chosen to come to Toronto and be a part of such an empowering event celebrating those who have made a strong and positive impact on the global South Asian community. I know what it takes, so I have so much respect for all of these power players who are paving the way to a better future for generations to come.”
Sana Tahir
ANOKHI Spotlight TV Host
“I am proud and honoured to host the 15th Anniversary ANOKHI Spotlight TV special series. As the Director of Sales & Marketing, this opportunity will give me a chance to further engage with and tighten bonds with our valued sponsors. This is truly ANOKHI of our CEO Raj, who thought this would be a really meaningful way to strengthen client relationships!”
Ruchika Bindra
ANOKHI Pulse TV Host
“This year is going to be beyond memorable. I am so thrilled to be invited by ANOKHI MEDIA as a guest host, and I look forward to celebrating the ANOKHI EMPOWER ME Campaign. This year celebrates all the success we have seen in our community over the years, making it the most iconic ANOKHI event yet! Can’t wait to see you all on November 3rd for an event you definitely do not want to miss”.
Devo Brown
Host/Personality, City TV
Main Host
“I can’t believe it’s been 15 years – time flies. Raj and her team have provided so many great memories and have provided many opportunities over the years – for so many of us. It is truly appreciated…which is why I love coming back each year and am hyped to hop on stage and celebrate milestones like this one!”


Award-Winning Singer
& Recording Artist
(Summit Speaker Also)
“ANOKHI has been the pinnacle of support for South Asian culture in Canada. The awards celebrate those doing outstanding things in all fields and has always been a must see event for all in the diaspora. I’m privileged to call Raj and the folks at ANOKHI my friends”
DJ Fizza
Award-Winning Deejay
& Producer
“It’s always an honour when Raj Girn and the ANOKHI team ask you to DJ! This one is extra special as it’s the 15th year anniversary, so I’m happy to be DJing. CAN’T wait until November 3rd!”
ANOKHI MEDIA will be announcing more attending speakers and performers in the next few weeks. All updates can be accessed here:
The event is taking place at one of Toronto’s premier conference venues, the
Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street, Toronto, where a special hotel accommodation discount has also been arranged for out of town guests. To utilize the discount, guests can contact reservations at: 1888.627.7175, and use the code 1K01AB.

The public have 4 options to attend the event:

– The VVIP “Everything” Package: $250 per person (Day & Night Events with VVIP Access)
– The VIP “All-Day” Package: $150 per person  (Day & Night Events)
– The General “Summit” Package: $130 per person (Day Events Only)
– The General “Power Ball” Package: $35 per person (Night Event Only)

***ANOKHI MEDIA is providing a 20% off special “fan” rate discount for the purchase of 4 or more tickets in any of the 4 mentioned packages***

Ticket will be available for purchase HERE till November 2nd, 5 pm EST or till quantities last.
Media Accreditation to attend the Summit/Awards and/or the Ball, can be accessed by filling out and submitting a form that is available HERE.

ANOKHI MEDIA is pleased to have the invaluable support of its sponsors and partners:
Event Hosted By ANOKHI MEDIA
Event & Hotel Partner: Sheraton Centre Toronto
Charity Partner: Free-Them
Sponsors/Speakers & VVIP Breakfast + Crusader Summit Segment Bought To You By: T-Fal
Keynote Address + Lifetime Achievement Award Bought To You By: Cargojet
Event Logistics + Talent Management: Jennifer Rabanillo Events
Summit & Ball Produced/Directed/AV: Empire Entertainment
Summit + Ball Animations: Philip Studios
Hair + Makeup + Styling: Toronto Fashion Academy
Featured Mocktail Sponsor: Rubicon Exotic Juice Drinks
Featured Cake Sponsor: Cake-Olicious
Booth Sponsor: JB Party Halls
Media Partners: Ethnic Channels, AVS, The Weekly Voice, MirchMasala.Ca, Brown Girl Magazine, DissDash
Promotional Partners: Besharam, Bollywood Mashup, Jingo Media, Must Be Kismet, Neerja Public Relations, Sapna Toronto, Shanu & Karim, Spin House Media, TD Mosaic
The ANOKHI POWER List Interview Series: Open Chest TV
Coverage: ANOKHI Magazine, ANOKHI Pulse TV, ANOKHI Spotlight TV
Branding Concept & Senior Marketing Design Team: AnEntity Inc
Marketing Design Team: 4 Eyed Media
Public Relations By: Media Works
Video & Photography: Nisarg Media Productions
Livestream: ANOKHI MEDIA Facebook Live, OPEN CHEST Facebook Live
Join the buzz on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook:
#AnokhiPowerList18 #AnokhiPowerSummit18 #AnokhiPowerAwards18 #AnokhiPowerBall18
To find out more about The ‘ANOKHI EMPOWER ME’ Campaign, book an interview with ANOKHI MEDIA’s Founder, President, and CEO, Raj Girn by contacting:
Sumit Ahuja
+1 905 962 3304
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ANOKHI MEDIA was founded in 2002 by its award-winning President and CEO Raj Girn, who had the vision of creating a one-stop multimedia resource to communicate and engage intimately with the global South Asian community to which she belongs, as well as provide a platform for relevant and penetrative connectivity between the community and the commercial world at large. With this as the central focus and mission statement, Raj and her team set forth to create a brand that would forge this vision into the mindshare of the community and market share of the client.
ANOKHI MEDIA’s portfolio includes a robust online community with an online magazine, blogosphere, three video channels, a coffee table book, an annual awards show, a boutique event series, a weekly newsletter, and a global social media network. They have also garnered an extensive, long-term, multi-national client base due to their innovative strategies and pioneering initiatives. The brand has become North America’s premier “go to” information resource for all aspects associated with South Asian pop culture, lifestyle and entertainment, for the consumer, the media and the commercial sector.
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