World of Colors Appreciation Awards

WHCC honors individuals across the globe for their extraordinary work that’s making a positive impact in the world.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Cultural Award: Kabir Bedi, International Actor 

Actor Kabir Bedi was presented with the World Heritage Cultural Center’s (WHCC’s) first Lifetime Achievement Cultural Award for his long, distinguished career in the arts. Bedi has performed in film, television, and theater and is best known for roles in The Bold and the Beautiful (Prince Omar of Morocco), Octopussy (Gobinda), the Italian pirate series Sandokan (Sandokan), and over 60 Bollywood films including Khoon Bhari Maang (Sanjay Verma).

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The awards ceremony was held on April 5, 2017, hosted at TV Asia, by World Heritage Cultural Center. The founder of TV Asia, H.R. Shah, was honored with WHCC’s Community Excellence Award!

2015 Award Recipients

Alex Gonzalez-Davidson

A Spanish environmental activist currently overseeing the work of the Mother Nature organization in Cambodia


Jim Luce

Founder and President of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, supporting young global leadership to impact positive social change


The most-listened-to-woman on radio in North America, who founded Point Hope, a voice for forgotten children in West African villages and in foster care in the US.

Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President, and CEO of buildOn, engaging students in creating lasting change in their lives, their communities and their world, and the best-selling author of “Walk in Their Shoes”

2010 Award Recipients

Zolaykha Sherzad

(Kabul, Afghanistan), fashion designer, community ambassador Karif’s Design Studio

Randy and Charles Fisher

(New York), publishers of Hip-Hop Books to promote Literacy and Gun and Gang Violence Prevention, creators of the Hip-Hop 4 Peace Program.

Meera Teresa Gandhi

(Hong Kong, London, Mumbai), founder and chief executive officer of The Giving Back Foundation

Nnimmo Bassey

(Nigeria), architect, environmentalist, author, co-founder of Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth Nigeria)

Olivia Bouler

(New York), 15-year-old aspiring ornithologist, author, and illustrator, “Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf,” benefiting the Audubon Society

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