MasterChef Pakistan nominated for Asian Television Awards



Widely-applauded cooking reality television game show MasterChef Pakistan has been nominated for the prestigious 19th Asian Television Awards (ATA).

MasterChef Pakistan has become the first Pakistani reality show nominated for an international award.

According to the official ATA website, 239 nominees across 38 categories, sprawling over 13 countries have been announced. The ATA takes into consideration various categories and one of such category is ‘Best Adaptation of an Existing Format’, for which MasterChef Pakistan has been nominated.

`Other nominees in the category include:

  • Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 (Hong Kong)
  • The Brain (China)
  • Junior MasterChef Swaad Ke Ustaad (India)
  • The Apprentice Asia (Asia)
  • The Voice of the Philippines (Philippines)
  • Trinny & Susannah’s Makeover Mission India – Murphy and Kanika (Singapore)

The viewership of ATA spans over  28 million households in 10 countries, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Macau, Middle East and some other smaller Asian markets. The 2013 ATA was telecasted regionally on STAR World, Channel [V] and leading entertainment and music channels. The winners will be announced at the Awards gala ceremony in Singapore on December 11, 2014.


Master Chef Pakistan is a cooking reality television game show, based on the original British MasterChef. The show is produced by Shine Group. Chef and Executive Asst. Manager of Movenpick Hotels Karachi Khurram Awan,   Chef Zakir Qureshi and Chef Mehboob Khan are the judges of the show.