Bollywood star, Varun Dhawan presented sought-after child actor, Sunny Pawar, with the inaugural Rising Star of the Year Award at the seventh annual Asian Awards, held at the Park Lane Hilton, London. This accolade shines the spotlight on the next generation of talent and celebrates up-and-coming individuals in the pan-Asian community.

A huge fan of Varun Dhawan, Sunny Pawar is best known for his role in Lion (2016) where he co-stared alongside award-winning actors Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Pawar’s upcoming film, Love Sonia, is set to release in 2017 and features Demi Moore and Freida Pinto.

The Asian Awards was also attended by cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, who was honoured with the Fellowship Award, alongside other high profile personalities such as the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Meera Syal, China’s number one snooker player Ding Junhui, actress Amy Jackson and veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher among others.