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Filmmaker Tirlok Malik awarded National AIA Honour Award

NEW DELHI: US based Indian filmmaker Tirlok Malik has been awarded the National AIA Honor Award by Association of Indians in America for his contribution as a filmmaker.


AIA, the oldest national association of Asian Indians in America, was founded in 1967. The association continues to recognise people with exceptional qualities and have organised national honour awards for those excelling in their respective fields of medicine, business, science, technology, art, and others.


This is the first time that the association has honoured a filmmaker. Malik said he was humbled by this award.


The event was attended by many AIA committee members from all over US and also many US Congressman from Chicago. 









Malik is the first filmmaker to be honoured by AIA

Malik the founder of the NRI TV Film Club had recently made a Punjabi film, Khushiyaan, starring Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Rama Vij among others.


Malik, who has won several awards including one for his very first film ‘Lonely in America’ in which he had also acted, had been nominated for New York Emmy Award in the category of Historical Programming—Cultural Historical in a Thirteen/WNET segment. His other films include Love Lust and Marriage with Dipti Naval.


“I love making films in New York,” were his opening lines in the segment on Indian filmmaking of which Malik was also the segment producer and has been aired several times on Thirteen/WNET in both- Setting the Stage and the New York Voices programmes.


He has also worked as line producer for many Indian films like Ambedkar, Lajja and Rajnikant‘s Sivaji.

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