British Asian singer and songwriter, Ash King has walked away with the Best New Male Singing Sensation’ at the Stardust Awards held in Mumbai earlier today.

The evening saw him rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s biggest Indian film stars including the legendary Rekha, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu plus many others. Ash beat off competition from the likes of Ali Zafar, Kamal Khan and Shahid Mallya, all of whom featured in the same category.

On accepting the award, Ash said, “THANK YOU…WHAT A YEAR! BOLLYWOOD HAS SHOWN ME SO MUCH LOVE. I’m TOUCHED! Here’s to more songs, more magic. THANK YOU STARDUST. Thank you to the fans! It has been a great year for my songs, especially ‘Te Amo’ and ‘I Love You’, big thanks to Pritam for that. A R Rahman introduced me to the industry and I am ever grateful. It is an honour to be part of this industry.”

Last year, Ash won praise for his rendition of ‘I Love You’ in ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Te Amo’ in ‘Dum Maro Dum’. He also features in this weekend’s box office release ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ in the song ‘Aunty Ji’.

Ash continues his stay in India this month to record more material, having already sung on no less than six major Bollywood soundtracks, including work with Oscar-winning AR Rahman and much loved Bollywood maestro Pritam.