The Asian Awards
800px-The Asian Awards Logo
Zayn Malik
Nominations Outstanding Achievement in Music;Won
Attended April 17, 2015
Awarded for Honouring Asian Excellence
Presented by Paul Sagoo
Country United Kingdom
Founded 2010

The Asian Awards is an award ceremony which takes place in the United Kingdom that recognises and rewards exemplary achievement across 14 categories that include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport.

Nominees are selected by an independent judging panel consisting a panel co-chaired by Baroness Verma of Leicester and Nat Wei, Baron Wei. The Asian Awards, reward outstanding achievement from within the global Asian community. In 2010 and 2011, the awards were only open to those born in or with direct family origin from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, or Bangladesh. In 2013, the Asian Awards were opened to all people of both South and Eastern Asian origin. This pan-Asian expansion continued through to the 4th and 5th Asian Awards. The 6th Asian Awards took place on April 8, 2016 in London.


The Asian Awards, an annual awards ceremony founded by businessman Paul Sagoo through his Lemon Group company. The awards also support charities through the event. The 1st Asian Awards took place on 26 October, 2010 and was hosted by Lord Sebastian Coe.

Zayn Malik


The Asian Awards trended worldwide on Twitter at the number one spot for over 4 hours and specifically trended in India at the number 1 spot for nearly 2 days. The media particularly commented on the presence of Zayn Malik's attendance as it was the first time since his split from the band One Direction.

The Awards also broke two specific Twitter records by having the most tweeted tweet by an Indian (that a picture of Shah Rukh Khan and Zayn Malik)and also the very same tweet was the most popular "Selfie" of 2015.[1][2][3]

  • Outstanding Achievement in Music — Zayn Malik

Acceptance Speech

Zayn accepted his award on April 17, 2015. He mentioned and thanked his mum, One Direction and Naughty Boy in his speech. He also made the people laugh at his joke.

Zayn Malik Speech as He Accepts Asian Awards and thank One Direction April 2015 (HD)

Zayn Malik Speech as He Accepts Asian Awards and thank One Direction April 2015 (HD)



  1. SRK-ZAYN Selfie
  2. Zayn Malik, Shah Rukh Khan Selfie Sets India Retweet Record
  3. Shah Rukh Khan's tweet