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Celebration of Asia Young Talents by the Malaysian Legends at Monstar Awards 2022

Some of the MonStar Awards 2022 Top 100 Asia Young Talents with panel of judges

Kuala Lumpur, 29November 2022 – The 5th MonStar Awards Grand Finale was a night to be remembered as youth from across 7 countries came together with inspirational stories to be told. The awards night took place at Panggung Bandaraya, a historical theatre hall located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, November 26, 2022. The event was graced by several prominent Malaysian household names such as Datuk Nicol David, former World No.1 squash player who is also one of the Board of Directors at Monsta Asia, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood, Chef Wan, Tan Sri Jemilah and Natalia Navin among the panel of judges, distinguished guests of the participants and many more.

MonStar Awards 2022 was organised by Monsta Asia and aims to build and discover new and brilliant talents from the next generation in Asia. Since 2018, MonStar Awards has discovered and recognized more than 1,500 amazing young talents from across Asia, whose work, story, or talent(s) influence, innovate and inspire others and their community.

“We are very pleased to be a part of this wonderful ceremony in celebrating these wonderful youths.  We look forward to seeing more youth making their marks in this world because we believe that their intelligence and work of the youth will take the country on the pathway of success,” said Natalia Navin, Chief Human Resource Officer of Maxis, the Panel Jury & Premium Partner of MonStar Awards 2022.

From L-R: Nicol David, former World No.1 Malaysian professional squash player Board of
Director of Monsta Asia, Amirul Zain, Co-Director of Final Show, Mariana De Rayes, Board of
Director of Monsta Asia and Chan Zhi Ee, founder and CEO of Monsta Asia

The highlight of the night was the inaugural live theatrical performance titled “The __ Life of Jane(s)”. A group of young and passionate talents were brought together in making the ide into reality. The story centred on Jane, an idealistic 20-something, who undergoes a major failure in her life that caused her to explore the different dimensions in her journey to make her life more meaningful and purposeful.

Additionally,the awards night continues with the announcement of The Top 10 Young Talents. They were chosen among the 900 nominees from 26 communities and campus partners from 7 countries and handpicked by a panel of judges from various industries; Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir (Malaysian socio-political activist & writer), Natalia Navin (Chief Human Resource Officer of Maxis), Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood (Humanitarian, Sustainability & Planetary Health Advocate), Chef Wan (Malaysian celebrity chef and entrepreneur), and Hassan Salahuddin (Head of Creator Partnership of Meta Malaysia & Pakistan).

From L-R: YB Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (CEO of MDEC & Managing Partner of FutureReady
Consulting), Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood (Humanitarian, Sustainability & Planetary Health
Advocate), Chef Wan (Malaysian celebrity chef and entrepreneur) and Natalia Navin (Chief
Human Resource Officer of Maxis).

MonStar Awards 2022 Young Talents winner list:

Top 10 Young Talents Awards:

No Name Nationality Country
1 Murshidul Alam Bhuiyan Bangladeshi Bangladesh
2 Mohammad Shahril Hashim Malaysian Malaysia
3 Abinayasree a/p Meyappan Malaysian Malaysia
4 Israt Sharmin Keya Bangladeshi Bangladesh
5 Kirankumar Ronad Indian India
6 Muhammad Baihaqi Mohd Ismail Malaysian Malaysia
7 Talha Zubair Bangladeshi Bangladesh
8 Shameera Nasreen Ahamed Noordeen Malaysian Malaysia
9 Alicia Anne Patrick Malaysian Malaysia
10 Christine Choo Malaysian Malaysia

The Maxis Xperience Awards – the winners brought home certificates of recognition and Sony Headphone.

No Name Nationality Country
1 Kirankumar Sharanappa Ronad Indian India
2 Natalie Chan Te Li Malaysian Malaysia
3 Sheldon Wong Kai Liang Malaysian Malaysia

The Monsta Xperience Award:

No Name Role
1 Claire Pan Wai Ling Graphic Designer
2 Nurin Miza Afiqah Binti Andrie Dazlee Campus Partnership
3 Tan Vee Keat Marketing Growth Committee

The Most Inspiring Awards:

Annsley Dashawna Stephen – Malaysia. She brought home a participation certification, trophy and with RM10K worth of AirAsia Academy Digital Certificate Program. (

MonStar Awards 2022 Top 10 Asia Young Talents with panel of judges

Chan Zhi Ee, Founder and CEO of Monsta Asia said, “We would like to congratulate all winners and applaud them for sharing their inspirational stories. The future is looking brighter when there is amazing youth that has both the tools and the opportunity to make a change for a better future. The role of youths in nation-building is more important than you might think and Monsta Asia is proud to be a part of their journey by giving them a safe space to amplify their voices and their plans for the future.”

What’s next for Monsta Asia – Monsta Xperience Summit 2023 – the first-ever summit that connects industrial leaders with the youth and our future generation. Our goal is to empower young people to unleash their best potential in their personal and professional growth. Aiming to reach half a million young people both online & offline. Stay tuned!

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