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Gurinder Chadha awarded OBE

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Friday, June 23, 2006
New Delhi (UNI): Renowned British Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chaddha, who has made a name for herself in cinema through her films like Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice and the recently-released Mistress of Spices, has been awarded one of the biggest honours of the British Government. Gurinder Chadha is among the host of celebrities who were earlier this week honoured by the Britain's Queen Elizabeth on her birthday. Chadha was awarded the officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) title from the world of film and music on Queen Elizabeth's 80th birthday.

The honours list also includes other British Asians such as Jayantha Muttukumaru, legal adviser and legal services director for Department of Transport in Kent; Satnam Singh Gill, principal Working Men's College London and Sabyasachi Bhaumik, consultant psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. The award puts Gurinder Chaddha in the league of actors Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Saeed Jaffrey who have earlier recieved an OBE from the Queen.

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