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Legendary Actor Paul Sorvino Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at 26th Annual Elite Awards/Miss & Mr. India America Charity Gala

Paul and wife Dee Dee (photo credit Kerstin Alm)
Bollywood and Hollywood Meet at Mr. & Miss India America Pageant & Elite Awards Charity Gala
Legendary Actor Paul Sorvino Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at 26th Annual Event 
Los Angeles, August 28, 2018 –  The 26th annual Mr. & Miss India America Pageant & Elite Awards Ceremony Charity Gala was held on 25 August 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles. Produced each year by Jinnder Chohaan, the charity gala supports JAGRITI, a non-profit organization that deals with domestic violence victims and issues in the South Asian community in the US, providing strong support to unite the voice of celebrities from Hollywood and Bollywood and to raise awareness towards combating domestic violence.
Happenings Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Paul Sorvino by Larry Namer

This year, Paul Sorvino was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The legendary actor attended the event with his wife Dee Dee, and was presented the award by E! founder Larry Namer and actress/model Claudia Graf. He gave a heartfelt acceptance speech about the cultural connection between India and the United States, his personal experience with domestic violence that his mother endured and described himself as a “feminist.” Also known for his opera talents, Mr. Sorvino capped off his speech with a few lines from the aria Nessun Dorma, delighting the audience.

Paul Sorvino
Cinemoi: Beverly Todd, Daphna Edwards Ziman, Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali. H.E. Zulfiquar Ghadiyali (Photo by Kerstin Alm)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTH8esYlLBg&feature=youtu.be  (Courtesy of Urbanite Media) 

Porscha Coleman presented the International Media Legacy Award to Daphna Edwards Ziman, President, Cinemoi USA, who also give an impassioned speech about this issue of domestic abuse and human trafficking. Fashion stylist GK Reid presented KFC heiress Kaila Methven, CEO/founder of Madame Methven, with the Global Designer of the Year.  
Daphna Edwards Ziman 
Courtesy of Urbanite Media
Kaila Methven photo credit Kerstin Alm

Kaila Methven

2018 pageant winners included:
Seerat Chopra – Miss India America
Vimal Moorti – Mr. India America
Sugouri Batra – Miss India Globe
Shank Ramesh – Mr. India Globe
Vinita Khilani – Miss India North America
Amandeep Singh – Mr. India North America
Sonia Grover – Ms. India America
Shivangi Pandi – Mrs. India North America
Manshi Nawab – Mrs. India California

Sponsors include Dr. J’s Natural, My Power of One, VeeTee Rice,  Beauty Kitchen, Craig Shelly Beverly Hills, Femargent, Bodvár – House of Rosés, and others.
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