Dr. Sanjay Gupta 2011 Trailblazer and Image Award Acceptance Video: For representing and advancing the positive image of South Asians in the U.S., his long standing achievements in television, and blazing a path for South Asians in the media and entertainment.
Tariq Khan 2011 Trailblazer Award Acceptance: Former Head of Multicultural Marketing for MetLife and Nationwide for blazing trails in South Asian advertising – “What Are Some of My Proudest Moments? Let Me Show You” – A Video Journey in Engaging South Asians in the U.S.
Priyanka Chopra 2011 Trailblazer Award Acceptance: For her blazing trails in the U.S. for Indian entertainers as the first Bollywood actor to win a major record deal in the U.S. and her ongoing commitment and passion for continuous creative/artistic/personal achievement.
Sunil Gulati 2011 Trailblazer Award, President U.S. Soccer Federation and highest ranked South Asian in US sports: for blazing trails for South Asians in the U.S. sports industry and advancing the image of South Asians on the global stage – “THIS is Why I Do What I Do” Video. His point: Be Inspired.
A VERY SPECIAL TRIBUTE MESSAGE TO SAMMA from South Asians in U.S. television including Janina Gavankar of HBO’s hit “True Blood”, the cast of NBC’s Outsourced, Manish Dayal of CW’s hit “90210″, Maulik Pancholy of NBC’s Award Winning “30 Rock” and now Whitney, and Sonal Shah formerly of ABC’s hit “Scrubs”. We tip our hats to each of them and all South Asian actors and their growing success in U.S. television.
SAMMA – the South Asians in Media, Marketing & Entertainment Association – is the first and largest professional association of South Asian executives, professionals and thought leaders in the worlds of media, entertainment and marketing. In addition to networking this growing industry of South Asian media professionals, SAMMA has become a leading voice for South Asian professionals and an industry resource for all things South Asian in the U.S. media, entertainment and marketing.