The last 11 years have seen eleven annual Lux Style Awards. These awards have come to be associated with glamorous events combining the fashion, film, television, music and, thanks to the sheer amount of branding that surrounds them, advertising industries.
Widely considered a prestigious hosting gig, emceeing the Lux Style Awards has become a coveted job. From Zia Mohyeddin to Ahmed Ali Butt, who rocked last year’s show with wise cracks, all the hosts have given their best to Lux Style Awards.
From 2002 to 2012, the Luxies have seen glamorous stars, top models and talk show hosts showcasing their skills at the prestigious awards ceremony. Here’s a look back at the most memorable LSA hosts:
1. Zia Mohyeddin
The first LSA held in 2002 was hosted by Zia Mohyeddin, a Pakistani actor, narrator, producer, director and television broadcaster who has appeared in both Pakistan and British cinema throughout his career. No one can match the hosting skills of this legend and he stands on top of all the LSA hosts.
2. Moin Akhter
Worldwide comedy icon Moeen Akhter’s name is synonymous with laughter. He hosted the second Lux Style Awards in 2003, and is still remembered for his spoof on the fashion industry.
3. Nadia Jameel
A thespian and actress par excellence, Nadia Jamil’s skills are not limited to dramas and stage. There is a lot more to her than acting, which she proved at the Lux Style Awards 2004 held in Dubai.
4. Shaan, Aamina Haq and Iman Ali
Shaan Shahid is an actor, writer and director, but his strengths are not limited to these skills. He has hosted LSA ceremonies in 2005 and 2008 and is the first male Lollywood star to pilot the high-profile awards show.
Top models Aamina Haq and Iman Ali also made it to LSA hosts’ list in 2005 as Shaan’s co-hosts.
5. Moammar Rana and Reema Khan
The actor who took Lollywood by storm with his first movie ‘Deewane Tere Pyar K’ made his first appearance at the LSA as an MC in 2007, along with the local film icon Reema Khan.
6. Ali Azmat
The singing sensation Ali Azmat, who performed at the LSA in 2006 found his way back to the stage in 2007 as a host. Ali Azmat also hosted segments at LSA 2008 along side Shaan Shahid.
8. Fawad Khan
Singer and actor, Fawad Khan made his first official entry to LSA as a host in 2008.
The 10th Lux Style Awards brought the laughter kings, BNN to the stage. The BNN boys received huge applause from the audience and the media for doing full justice for keeping the audience engaged throughout the event.
10. Ahmed Ali Butt
Actor, rapper and keyboardist, Ahmed Ali Butt stole the show at the 11th Lux Style Awards with his hilarious jokes and brilliant re-enactment of Akon’s ‘Smack That’.
This year, the awards office has once again asked Butt to host the show for the second year running.