Burka Avenger wins Asian Media Award for ‘Best TV Show

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Pakistan’s first animated series, Burka Avenger won the award for the Best TV Show at the second Asian Media Awards.
The Asian Media Awards highlight the achievements of Asians in the media.

The fabulous event took place at Hilton Deansgate, Manchester and was hosted by ITV Central’s Sameena Ali Khan and BBC’s Football League Show presenter, Manish Bhasin.

Burka Avenger has already received plenty of awards including a Peabody Award and an International Emmy nomination.

Burka Avenger was nominated along with Brits Bollywood (Zing TV) and Broken Silence(Brit Asia TV), for the prestigious award.


Burka Avenger has also received attention of so many viewers at international level.

The 13 episode series aired on Geo Tez of Geo Network TV in 2013, which was Directed by Aaron Haroon Rashid and produced by Unicorn Black Studios.

Burka Avenger’s story revolves around an animated superheroine, Jiya who wears a burqa as a disguise to hide her identity while fighting villains for justice, peace and education for all.


The series is comprised of talented stars Ainy Jaffri and Hamza Ali Abbasi as the voice of Burka Avenger and Baba Bandook respectively.

The stunning features songs from some of the biggest musical acts, including Ali Zafar, Haroon, Ali Azmat and Josh among many others.

Some of the other awards given out at the Asian Media Award include Star Plus for ‘Best TV Channel’ and Channel 4’s report Why Muslim Women Choose to Wear the Veil for ‘Best TV Report of the Year’.

UK’s Shekar Bhatia won ‘Journalist of the Year’ award and the upcoming youth of the media fraternity was also encouraged with Layla Haidrani coming out on top in the ‘Outstanding Young Journalist’ category.
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Famous British-Indian director Waris Hussein was presented with the ‘Oustanding Contribution to Media’ award.