Top 5 couples to Watch in 2015
The Top 5 Asian Power Couples to watch in 2015 are Tasmin Lucia-Khan and Dr Junaid Zaman; Dr Pretam and Neishaa Gharat, co-founders of the couture fashion label House of Gharats; Alpesh Patel and his wife Aekta Mahajan; Radio presenters Sunny & Shay Grewal and Simon Singh and his wife Anita Anand.
- Tasmin Lucia-Khan & Dr Junaid Zaman
- Dr Pretam and Neishaa Gharat
- Alpesh Patel and Aekta Mahajan
- Sunny and Shay Grewal
- Simon Singh and Anita Anand
Entrepreneur and TV presenter Tasmin Lucia-Khan has had a spectacular couple of years. Returning to the UK and getting married in 2013, picking up an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in 2014 and becoming an Ambassador for fashion brand Khubsoorat by Mani Kohli have been just a few of the highlights. Her success is being match equally by her husband, Dr Junaid Zaman, cardiology and general medicine specialist registrar in the London Deanery and British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College….making them one of the hottest couples to watch in 2015.
Neishaa Gharat & Pretam Gharat
Fashion designer Neishaa Gharat has also had a brilliant year. The designer, creative catalyst, visualizer and consultant launched the couture fashion label House of Gharats this year and snagged the top prize of being stock at the in house shop at London’s Taj Court Hotel. Meanwhile her husband Pretam Gharat, a dental surgeon, continues to buff up the smiles of London’s glitterati with implants, inman aligners and cerinate lumineers. This couple definitely add a sheen to London’s social scene!
Alpesh Patel & Aekta Mahajan
In the heady corporate world of venture capital and private equity emerge a new couple – Alpesh Patel and Aekta Mahajan who married earlier this year. Alpesh is a well-known face on television as a commentator and presenter but spends most of his time as the Founding Principal of Private Equity Firm Praefinium Partners which he set up in 2004 and as a Government Dealmaker for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). We don’t know if romance first blossomed over a venture capital deal, but, his wife Aekta Mahajan is the Head of Venture Capital Unit at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) responsible for bringing investments from Venture Capital firms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices and Ultra High Net Worth individuals to fund British companies. Prior to that she has worked at The Home Office and Cabinet Office and has launched her own social enterprise programme. High flyers by nature perhaps?
Mandeep & Gursharonjit Grewal
Mandeep & Gursharonjit Grewal (aka Sunny & Shay) shot to fame in ‘The Family’, a British fly-on-the-wall documentary series that began airing on 17 September 2008 on Channel 4. Since then they’ve gone on to present a radio show on BBC London 94.9 and the BBC Asian Network’s Weekend Breakfast show, hosted numerous award ceremonies and are regulars on London’s Red Carpet scene. In August this year they joined BBC West Midlands (BBC WM) 95.6 taking over the station’s afternoon show from Monday to Thursday. They also become Ambassadors to the London Indian Film Festival helping propel the event into a must attend event of the social season. This amazing duo have only just started and are definitely ones to watch in 2015.
Simon Lehna Singh MBE is a British author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner. His written works include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, Big Bang and ‘Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (2013), which explores the vast amount of mathematics smuggled into the world’s most successful sitcom by its highly numerate writing team and is best know for better known for taking on the chiropractic industry which resulted in libel reform in the UK. Anita Anand is a British radio and television presenter and journalist. In June 2012, Anand took over presenting Radio 4’s Any Answers? In January 2015, Anita’s hugely anticipated book ‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary’ on the life Sophia Duleep Singh, daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh, will be published.