The Asian Whos Who is produced by the 'Asian Observer publications', which was established in 1974.
The publication is regarded as the official UK index of the world’s most inspiring and respected Asian personalities across a host of fields and professions. With the first edition published in 1975, the now annual directory features the most prominent and brightest Asian talents and charts the ascent of the community as it continues to provide shining role models to new generations of Asians who are proving themselves to be assets to their country of residence. The first edition contained 200 entries with the 23rd edition containing over 3,000 entries indicating the significant achievement and progress made by Asians around the world over the years, as they continue to go from strength to strength. The 24th edition, which was launched in November 2011, featured more entries than ever before, signifying the level of progress and success being achieved by Asians in contemporary society.
The annual launch of the Asian Who's Who International publication is an important event for Asian communities around the world. Not only does the weighty book reflect the growing number of achievements by Asians as they continue to contribute to the economic, political, cultural and social activities of their host country, but the event itself presents an opportunity to celebrate the community’s success and for global counterparts to share their stories and inspiration.
The Asian Who's Who biographical details follow the traditional format for a Who's Who Entry, which is typically short and concise with a list of achievements and contributions. The majority of Asian Who's Who biographiees are included in recognition of the distinction they have attained in the professional lives, and the influence they exert on socitey, ranging from politicians and academics, to musicians and film directors.
You can read more about what constitutes a Who's Who entry here - as well as details for nominating someone you think should be included in the publication.