Canadian/Pakistani actress Armeena Rana Khan recently attended the prestigious Asian Media Awards 2016 held at the Hilton Manchester Deans gate (UK). While attending, she also presented the Best Channel of The Year Award to Star Plus, which was received by their International Head, Mr Gurjiv Singh.
Armeena was styled by Shaylla [Elle Magazine] in a black outfit by Zara and Topshop UK accessories. She was also spotted mingling with British actor Art Malik and social media sensation Rahim Pardesi at the event.
The Asian Media Awards, which were established in 2013, are held annually to recognize the strength and depth of the media industry.
The awards aim to highlight the ground breaking work of reporter and producers in highlighting issues affecting race relations and human rights.
Sharing her experience of attending the event, Armeena said “Asian Media Awards are crucial in not only energizing the current professionals in our industry but also the upcoming talent. It is a great platform to promote our achievements and showcase the creativity we have to offer as a community”.
Armeena Rana-Khan, better known by her stage name ‘Armeena Khan’ is a Canadian/Pakistani actress. After completing her initial schooling in Canada, Khan graduated with an Honours degree in Business from university in England. Thereafter she began a brief career in modeling and featured in print and television campaigns for various clothing and consumer brands including Nishat Linen and Faysal Bank. She went on to study Acting in London at Ealing and Pinewood studios before focusing on her acting career full time.
In 2012, Khan took on her first acting role in an Art house Indian film. This was followed by her first Pakistani role in the drama ‘Shabe-Arzoo Ka Alaam’ (ARY Digital). Khan went onto perform in two British short films, ‘Writhe’ and ‘Stranger Within Me’. These were selected for the 2013 and 2014 Cannes film festivals respectively (short film corner).
In 2014, Khan’s second Pakistani drama “Mohabbat Ab Nahi Hogi” proved to be a commercial success and firmly established Khan in the Pakistani Television industry.
In 2015, Khan starred in two successful dramas, ‘Ishq Parast’ (ARY Digital) and ‘Karb’ (HUM TV). 2015 asaw the International release of Khan’s first Pakistani feature film ‘Bin Roye.’ Additionally Khan is also the 2015 celebrity face of ‘Sprite’ in South Asia.
‘Janaan” which was the first sympathetic portrayal of Pushtoon culture, released in 2016 and became one of the biggest blockbusters of Pakistani cinema so far. Khan is currently working on one major feature film, ‘Yalghaar’, slated to be the most expensive Pakistani film to date.