Kunal Khemu is really excited about playing the host to Indian American Achiever's Awards scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2007 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Says Kunal, 'This is the first time ever that I will be anchoring any live event since my entry in KALYUG. I have earlier anchored in my college and even as a child, but right now I was concentrating solely on my career. This is something very prestigious that has come my way. The entire who?s who of NRI Community and many important people from American bureaucracy would be there. This is the only reason why I accepted the proposal even at the last moment.'
Nominees for these awards are from four fields - Innovation, Science & Technology, Arts, Entertainment and Media, Multi-National Company and Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award. People like Shahrukh Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, A R Rahman, Subhash Chandra, N R Narayana Murthy, Sam Pitroda, Dr Deepak Chopra, Bill Gates, Samuel J. Palmisano Chairman & CEO, IBM, Jeffrey R. Immelt Chairman, General Electric, W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr. Chairman, President & CEO, Boeing, Rupert Murdoch CEO, Tom Freston and Richard Gere Film Star & AIDS are nominated for Indian American Achiever's Awards.
Constituted by CineMaya Media Group and Supported by the US-India Business Council, this inaugural event is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of India's Independence and recognizing individuals and MNCs who have contributed towards the collective advancement and growth of the two largest democracies in the world. Announcement of the Awards and launch of CineMaya Media Group's Indian operations was done at a star studded event in Mumbai by President Nayan Padrai, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and India Head Ravi Kemmu.