Many regard him as the best actor on television today, but Nandish Sandhu"s efforts went unrecognized at the popular TV awards. Sandhu, a.k.a Veer of Uttaran, finally had his moment of reckoning when he was chosen as small screen"s best actor at the Newsmakers Achievers" Awards held in Mumbai on May 1st, 2010.
“Saturday night was a memorable one as I was awarded the Best Actor"s Award at the Newsmakers Achievers" Awards. I"d like to thank my fans for all your love and support. I vow to entertain you further." said an elated Sandhu.
Adding further he says, “Frankly speaking, I didn"t have much idea about these awards. I got a call from then that I"ve been nominated. I surfed on the net, and that"s when I realized the pedigree of these awards. The best thing about Achievers" awards is that it rewards people from all walks of life."
When asked whether he was disappointed at not being rewarded at the popular TV awards, Sandhu sighed, “Apparently, I didn"t fulfil the criteria then which required an actor to be part of a show for more than six month. Hopefully, these accolades will follow this year."
Child prodigy Saloni Daini won the best stand-up comedian award (female) while Naveen Prabhakar took the honours amongst the males.
Among other big achievers" were Amitabh Bachchan (Man of the Masses) and surprisingly, controversial MNS leader Raj Thackeray was chosen as the 'Heartthrob of Maharashtra".