East met West at the 7th Annual Asian Awards at London's Hilton Park Lane hotel.

Stars from British TV and cinema had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names from the sub-continent including cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Amy Jackson and Lion star Sunny Pawar.

Honoured with the Fellowship award global icon Tendulkar was the star attraction at the event which celebrates excellence in the global Asian community.

Hosted by actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, the glamourous evening attracted an array of guests including mayor of London Sadiq Khan, television presenter Saira Khan and a host of stars from the worlds of reality TV.

And there was wall-to-wall glamour as the British stars channeled Bollywood in an array of glittering outfits.

Amy Jackson led the fashion parade in a striking cobalt blue off-the-shoulder gown, with a thigh-high slit.

TOWIE star Abi Clarke made an entrance in a gold and turquoise two-piece ensemble, accompanied by a perfectly preened Junaid Ahmed.

Socialite Lizzie Cundy wore a semi-transparent frock with gold embellishments, while Loose Women panellist Saira Khan attended the event in a floral crop top and maxi skirt.

Taking to the red carpet in a tuxedo, eight-year-old Sunny Pawar stole everyone's thunder as he was presented the inaugural Rising Star of the Year award by Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan in recognition of his evocative performance in the hit film, Lion.

Leaders in business, the arts and sport were recognised with Ajay Banga, president & CEO of Mastercard winning Business Leader of the Year while Chinese snooker player Ding Junhui was honoured for Outstanding Achievement in Sport.

Channel 4 News journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy took home the Outstanding Achievement in Television award, while British doctor Jack Preger, who has been offering medical treatment to the poor in Kolkata since 1972, was also honoured for his philanthropic efforts.

Sir Harpal Kumar, the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Community accolade.

Tributes were also paid to Indian actor Om Puri, who died, aged 66, earlier this year. The East is East star was posthumously presented with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award.

Entrepreneur Paul Sagoo, who founded the event in 2010, said: "The Asian Awards prides itself on honouring people who have achieved the highest levels in their craft and I am delighted that this year we have honoured an array of talented and amazing people.

"I am equally happy to see the mix of pan-Asian winners in attendance and not just South Asian. All our awards went to deserving individuals that have contributed to the Asian community and continue to be an inspiration to all."