Baahubali star Tamannaah was awarded the ‘Young Icon Award’, at Arts For India charity event held at BAFTA 195 Picadilly in London for her notable contributions in the field of cinema on the 31st MAY 2017.

The star-studded evening was hosted by International Bollywood Star, Amy Jackson and included academy award winner Shekhar Kapur, Director of the superhit film Fanna, Kunal Kohli, Games of Thrones star Laura Pradelska, Gemma Oaten of Emmerdale, Chinese actress Kunjue Li ,Actor & Producer Sachiin Joshi with all proceeds going on to help underprivileged children get the education they deserve.

Tamannaah made her acting debut at the age of 15 in the Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra. She has acted nearly 50 films in three different languages- Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.She is one of the highest paid actresses in South Indian cinema.

Speaking to Subodh Gupta, Editor Journalism News Network, Baahubali star Tamannaah Bhatia commented about Arts For India charity, “It’s a great initiative. Charity is something we all must do. I am very lucky to whatever I have and the least I can do is to give back to people who want to pursue something I have grown up wanting to do. Making dreams comes true, there is nothing better than that. I congratulate Satish Modi ji”.

Previous Arts for India awardees include:

Lord Richard Attenborough,

His Holiness the Dalai Lama,

Goldie Hawn and

Dame Joan Collins among others.

Speaking to Journalism News Network, Satish Modi, Arts for India Charity founder commented: “We are delighted to award established Indian actress Tamannaah Bhatia. The Arts for India Charity Golden Gala is a prestigious philanthropic event bringing together fiscally responsible organisations, resources, celebrities, people of influence and synchronistic brands to have a transformative global impact on the Arts.”

Arts for India (AFI) – a charity registered in U.K.- was established in 2010 to support IIFA in its endeavors. Arts for India holds fundraising events for IIFA and garners sponsorships for the underprivileged students at IIFA.

In 2016 Arts For India became truly global after launching in New York and Hong Kong. They also proudly announced a prospective collaboration with the Columbia University School of the Arts, who will help with the film and television syllabus and the expansion of the current facilities into a state of the art learning space.

Sponsoring a student for a 4-year BFA degree is just £3,600 for the entire programme – just £900 a year, for tuition, board and lodgings. At the end of each year, the student will gift the sponsor an art work as a show of gratitude.

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