Sonu Nigam has been honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award


  • Sonu Nigam, the Popular Bollywood playback singer, was honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the 21st Century Icon Awards in London. 
  • Nigam was among a host of winners across a range of categories at a gala awards ceremony held at the UK.
21st Century Icon Awards:
  • The 21st Century Icon Awards is initiated by UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneurs and co-founders of Squared Watermelon Ltd. Tarun Ghulati and Preeti Rana.
  • The judges panel include personalities across varied fields namely:
  • British Indian peer Baroness Sandip Verma
  • Ibukun Adebayo from London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) International Markets Unit
  • Former British Olympic champion Denise Lewis
  • Initially, 700 were nominated and were narrowed down to 44 finalists. It was then scrutinized to a final list of 18 winners.
Other Awardees:
  • Other winners of the award included:
  • Outstanding Media and Entertainment Award - Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of India Today Group
  • Specialist Professional Award - Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance UK
  • Inspirational Icon Award - Asha De Vos, Marine Biologist, Ocean Educator and Pioneer Blue Whale Research within the Indian Ocean
  • Competitive Sports Award - Rachael Burford, Rugby Player and Founder of Burford Academy the UK.