BBC World presenter Karan Thapar wins Asian Television Award

MUMBAI: Karan Thapar, presenter of BBC World's popular weekly chat show Face to Face, has been named 'Best Current Affairs Presenter' at the Asian Television Awards which were held in Singapore.

Face to Face is a programme on BBC World that features captivating interviews with celebrities from all walks of life. Previous guests include Sachin Tendulkar, Shahrukh Khan, Zakir Hussain, Ratan Tata and Madhuri Dixit. The winning episode which won the accolade at the Asian Television Award featured Radha, Raja and Kaushalya Reddy and was broadcast in February this year.

Previously, Face to Face has showcased great personalities such as Alyque Padamsee, Nafisa Ali, David Davidar and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Among those featured in a special series on the arts were Hari Kunzru, Jatin Das, Shovana Narayan, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Usha Uthup.

Commenting on the award, an elated Thapar said, "I am honoured to have received this award and feel the credit should go to the show and the team that puts it together. Over the years, Face to Face has attained enormous success and popularity amongst viewers. BBC World provides a perfect showcase for some of the biggest personalities in the Indian market."

The Asian Television Awards, now in their eighth year, were instituted to recognise talent in the TV industry in countries such as China, Hong Kong, India and Sri Lanka.

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