2020 was certainly an unexpected year for the world and it was no different for our region’s South Asian community.
To celebrate our community coming together and supporting each other during the Coronavirus pandemic, we decided to once again give out community awards recognizing the many creative professionals in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Our followers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite creatives by commenting their handles under the Instagram posts.
Thumak Dance - Winner
About Thumak Dance
Thumak Dance offers online and in-person Bollywood, Kathak and Indian Classical dance classes, as well as adult BollyX Fitness workouts. Their curriculum caters to all age groups and abilities, from beginner and intermediate students to advanced learners.
Umiverse Dance Company - Nominee
About Umiverse Dance Company
Umiverse Dance Company is a diverse dance company located in the DMV area, founded by Nusrat J Umi, who has been dancing from a very young age. They started the company to share their passion for dance and for others to join them on their journey. They focus on the growth of their dancers and clients through training and giving them opportunities to perform and showcase their talent.
Each of their instructors focuses on different styles of dance such as Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Bollywood/Bollyhop, Salsa, Bachata, Urban, and Tap.
Desi Moves & Vibes - Nominee
About Desi Moves & Vibes
Embellish LLC - Nominee
Embellish LLC offers event decorations and planning to make your event in DC/MD/VA memorable!
Sarah Khan Event Styling - Nominee
About Sarah Khan Event Styling
Events by Zartasha - Winner
About Events by Zartasha
Events by C - Nominee
About Events by C
Our Day Events - Nominee
About Our Day Events
Samaa Events by Samia - Nominee
About Samaa Events by Samia
Anis Collections - Nominee
About Anis Collections
AllTheWheyUp - Winner
AllTheWheyUp is a fitness account run by Pushker Mookim, a Washington, D.C.-based personal trainer.
Breaking Brown - Nominee
About Breaking Brown
Breaking Brown is a platform created by fitness enthusiast Nisha Patel. Nisha is creating a space for all South Asians to be represented in our community in the fitness & wellness industry.
Maryam's Makeup Mastery - Winner
About Maryam's Makeup Mastery
FizzaJam Artistry - Nominee
About FizzaJam Artistry
FizzaJam Artistry is a Washington, D.C. region-based MUA who provides complete bridal services and party packages, including bridal/party henna artist.
Sadaf's Makeup Art - Nominee
About Sadaf's Makeup Art
Radhika Gore - Winner
About Radhika Gore
Radhika Gore is a musician and dancer based in Maryland. She currently studies music education at the University of Miami in Florida and is a classical voice principal. Radhika hopes to continue to spread happiness through the arts by becoming a teacher; art is one of the most beautiful forms of human expression.
Samdarsh Sondh Beats - Nominee
About Samdarsh Sondh Beats
A native Marylander, Samdarsh Sondh is no stranger to live music. With over twelve years of guitar and drums performance experience under his belt, Sondh broadened his attention to audio production in late 2012.
He is the founder of TZO Entertainment. He is well respected for the ability to blend Hip Hop, Pop. Rock and Electro drums with low key percussion, complementing the group’s acoustic vibe.
Morni Studio - Winner
About Morni Studio
Morni Studio is a DMV based photography studio, helping our clients create memories that last. They specialize in wedding photography, engagement sessions, family and corporate event photography and in-studio & outdoor portraiture.
KhotoFilms - Nominee
Sarosh Photography - Nominee
About Sarosh Photography
SNK Works - Nominee
About RTZ Productions
RTZ Productions is a video and dance production company based in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. We are focused on creating a new way to look at dance, story-telling, and videography.
Wedding Captions Films and Photography
About Wedding Captions Films and Photography
Wedding Captions takes pride in developing a unique style of film-making and photography that takes you back to your wedding day every time you watch!