Tottenham star Maya Vio, actor James Krishna Floyd and mental health campaigner Poppy Jamanare among the influential people shortlisted for this year’s Asian Achievers Awards .
In its 18th year, the awards celebrate British Asian talent across the arts, community service, sports, uniformed services and business.
The 32-strong shortlist — including 20 Londoners — was announced today ahead of a ceremony onSeptember 14 at the Grosvenor House hotel.
Midfielder Vio, 21, is nominated for sports personality of the year, as is Anoushé Husain, 30, a paraclimber who is ranked second in the UK. Parag Patel, a four-time Commonwealth gold-winning shooter and ear, mouth and nose surgeon at Kingston Hospital, is also on the list.