Indian-origin actor Dev Patel to be honoured with Asian Game Changer award for 2017
Indian-origin actor Dev Patel will be honoured with the Asian Game Changer award for 2017 by the Asia Society for making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.
He will be felicitated with the award at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations, New York, in November, 2017. The Asia Society has stated that Patel has turned his attention and star power to philanthropy. His “#lionheart” campaign raised over $2,50,000 in support of India’s millions of homeless children. The other honorees include Afghan rapper and activist Sonita Alizadeh, Cambodian environmental activist Leng Ouch, nonprofit organization Sesame Workshop, Japanese casual wear retailer UNIQLO founder Tadashi Yanai, Chinese musician and composer Wu Tong and Jean Liu (President of Chinese company Didi Chuxing).