the hosts – noreen khan and dharmesh sheth

Noreen and Dharmesh

Noreen Khan (BBC Asian Network)

Noreen returns to co-host the event after a fabulous job at the 2nd Asian Football Awards in 2013.

A passion for music decided Noreen’s career as a presenter. She spent her early days tuning a violin, playing oboe and performing in a steel band. In 2003 Noreen began presenting for a local hospital radio show, before joining the Sonik Gurus to play keyboard. After touring the world as a musician, Noreen returned home, unpacked her bags and began presenting for the radio station Club Asia.

It wasn’t long before her love for music and cheery personality saw her headhunted by the BBC Asian Network and in 2007 Noreen joined as the host of the Asian Network Chart Show. She moved to the Weekend Breakfast show two years later, before taking the helm at Drivetime in June 2010. Noreen is a passionate Liverpool FC supporter.

Dharmesh Sheth (Sky Sports News)

Returning for his third appearance, Dharmesh presented the inaugural Asian Football Awards at Wembley Stadium in 2012 and was joined by Noreen for the 2nd event in 2013.

He started his Sky Sports career in 1998 as an assistant producer and began reporting three years later. He is best known for playing a major role during the football transfer window and can be seen operating the famous touchscreen on Deadline Day.

Dharmesh has covered some of the biggest events in the sporting calender including Wimbledon and The Ryder Cup. Over the past 14 years, he has interviewed many of the world’s top sporting personalities such as Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods, Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney,  and Pele. Dharmesh is an avid Manchester United fan.