Owned by: The Tut Group
Host city: Stockton California, USA
The Tut Group, proud owners of the team California Eagles is an established name in the field of organic farming since 1974. The group started a company by the name of Tut Brothers Entertainment in Watsonville, California. A family of 4 brothers with equal partnership namely Surjit Singh Tut, the eldest followed by Amarjit Singh Tut, Paritam Singh Tut and Ranjit Singh Tut are ace Punjabi farmers of the world. The Tut Brothers run this successful business with a competitive turnover focusing primarily on processing and marketing of almonds. The company also sells organic citrus fruits, raisins, grapes besides owning large, sprawling acres of vineyards. They own a trucking business which takes care of all their produce-ferrying needs with the first truck bought in 1976. The Tut Group takes pride in introducing Americans to sugarcane. The in-house brand Belize in America hosts some 10, 000 acres of sugarcane otherwise oblivious to Americans. They have recently ventured into real estate with construction and development of housing projects. Tut Brothers are close to their roots at heart. They are well known for their societal developments efforts back home in Punjab.
Tut Brothers have an unending passion for Punjab?s much celebrated Kabaddi. While Kabaddi was in its initial stages of recognition, they popularized the sport by taking Indian teams to USA for several Kabaddi tournaments. Associating with World Kabaddi League they will bring Kabaddi Teams from USA to Punjab in collaboration with California Kabaddi Federation.
Owned by:Fastway Sports Development Pvt Ltd, Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar
Host city:Lahore, Pakistan
Fastway Sports Development Pvt. Limited is a subsidiary of Fastway Transmissions which is the fastest growing Master Satellite Operators (MSO) in North India. A joint venture between Mr. Gurdeep Singh and Digicable Network India Pvt. Ltd, Fastway services provides both Digital and Analogue TV services in majority of areas in Northern India states namely, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Fastway Digital TV Services currently offer 336 Digital Channels and 30 Radio Channels. Fastway uses cutting edge technology and offers DVD quality Video and Sound. For better customer services & support Fastway offers 7 days Electronic Programming Guide (EPG). Customers can navigate through the EPG to check the timing for his favorite program for upcoming seven days.
Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Managing Director
Mr. Gurdeep Singh is the founder of Fastway Transmissions Pvt. Ltd. in 2008 in association. He founded the company with a vision to bring a paradigm shift in India’s cable TV distribution industry through digitalization and by providing value added services.
Mr. Peeush Mahajan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Peeush has over ten years of experience in the Media Industry. He is a seasoned professional with rich experience of working in Channel distribution, Providing Internet services and running MSO business.
Co-Owner: Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on 9 September 1967) is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He has won Filmfare Awards twice and has been nominated in various categories several times. He has appeared in over 125 films. He started his acting career in the 1990s as an action hero. He was particularly known for his appearances in feature films commonly called the “Khiladi series”, which included Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997), International Khiladi (1999), Khiladi 420 (2000) and Khiladi 786 (2012). He is popularly known as Bollywood?s Khiladi Kumar. Today, he is considered as a versatile actor. His comedy movies like Hera Pheri (2000), Singh Is King (2008) received an overwhelming response. Akshay has always been enthusiastic in promoting fitness and contact sports like martial arts.
Owned by:Government of Panjab, Pakistan
Host city:Lahore, Pakistan
The Government of Punjab, a provincial government in the federal structure of Pakistan, is based in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab Province. The Punjab or Panjab province of Pakistan is the country’s most populous region and is home to the Punjabis and various other groups. The government of Punjab, Pakistan has always promoted sports in the country and among the youth of the nation. Director General of Punjab, Pakistan was also the Sports Minister of Pakistan and currently is the principal of the team.
Owned by:Mr. Thind, Founder and CEO of Thind Properties, Bollywood Actor Rajat Bedi & Monty Sikka
Host city:Surrey Vancouver, Canada
Daljit Thind is the Founder and CEO of Thind Properties. They began as a company with a vision of building quality homes and creating value for their customers. Today, it is not only their vision, but it is our motto that we stand by with the homes we build. Daljit Thind has capsized the phrase “build it and they will come.” By transforming his humble beginnings into a path of developing custom homes, townhomes, condominiums, and current a project in excess of $100 million ? Thind has become an industry pillar. His rapid success in such a short time characterizes the best attributes of immigrant entrepreneurialism.
Thind is a man of integrity, someone who is relentless about working hard, doing things the right way, and putting his heart into his business. It is well known that success doesn?t come easily ? behind true success comes a passion or vision to take one concept and transform it into greatness. Thind’s simple idea of building one home has brought about the ability to change the residential development marketplace in the Lower Mainland.
Co-owner: Rajat Bedi
Rajat Bedi is a renowned Bollywood Indian Film actor. Mostly known for his negative roles in films such as Koi… Mil Gaya, Partner, Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani. He has also played lead roles in some films. Rajat was born in a Punjabi Sikh family. His father Narender Bedi was a film director who directed noted Hindi films like Khhotte Sikkay (1974) and Jawani Diwani (1972), and son of famous writer Rajinder Singh Bedi. Rajat Bedi’s brother Manek Bedi is also an actor. His sister Ira Bedi is a Writer in small screen.
Rajat Bedi started his career as a body double in Hindi films for Shah Rukh Khan in movies like Karan Arjun 1995, Duplicate 1998 etc.
He has also won the Gladrags Man Hunt award. Currently, he lives in Richmond, British Columbia.
Co-owner: Monty Sikka
Monty has developed several successful start-up companies in the technology sector over the past two decades. He has extensive experience in e-commerce, marketing and finance sectors. Currently the President of the Monark Group, Monty has grown the business into a multi-million dollar, multifaceted corporation. With the head offices located in Surrey, BC, Monark has locations in several countries including the United Kingdom, India, Malta and the United States. The purview of ventures involved ranges from e-commerce sites with proprietary software, to a diverse portfolio of real estate developments.
In recognition of his successes, Monty received a Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater Kwantlen University, and he has stayed close to his roots by also creating a family foundation that supports several international and local community charitable projects.
Owned by:Thiara Company
Host city:Sacramento California, USA
Sarb Thiara is the C.F.O of Thiara Company, which was established in 1972, in Northern California. Thiara Company is located in the United States and is well known internationally. It is well established for farming almonds, peaches, prunes and walnuts, which are processed and marketed world-wide. They are also known for operating and owning a trucking fleet. Thiara Company is a funding contributor to many political campaigns in the United States. They believe that Kabaddi is a competitive sport like any other well-established sport and with proper professional guidance this sport can reach greater heights.
Owned by:Hayre Group, UK, Bollywood Actress Sonakshi Sinha
Host city:Birmingham, UK
Hayre Group, UK is the owner of the reputed United Sports Club Pvt. Ltd. which is a leading sports body in the United Kingdom. Besides sports, the Hayre Group has stakes in real estate and is angel investors? to many promising start-ups. The group is focused towards promoting circle style Kabaddi. For the last decade the group has organised various kabaddi tournaments and financially supported various Punjabi clubs promoting Kabaddi. Being a proud Punjabi and grown up in UK, United Singhs as their team?s name was a rather obvious choice. The group owners both Talwinder Singh Hayre and Kavan Singh Hayre believe Kabaddi has great potential as a sport. They feel with proper ecosystem coupled with professional guidance, the sport can be as competitive as any other established sport.
Sonakhsi Sinha; the proud daughter of Bollywood star & MP, Shatrugan Sinha; is a Bollywood actress. She received Filmfare Award for Best Debut in 2011. Sonakshi has been reinventing herself with each movies has played diverse characters. Her performances in Dabangg(2010), Son of Sardar(2012) Lootera (2013) have been widely appreciated by the audience. She has featured as the cover model of popular magazines like maxim. Sonakshi Sinha has turned businesswoman by co-owing World Kabaddi League team.
Owned by:Mr. Purewal
Host city:Abbotsford Vancouver, Canada
Gurjit Singh Purewal is an Indian origin, British Columbia based Blue Berry farmer. Mr Purewal hails from Purewal village near Nawanshahr. The Purewal brothers, Gurmit Singh, Malkit Singh and Charan Singh, who migrated to British Columbia in Canada in 1979 and started the cultivation of blue berry in partnership with Nihal Singh Brar in 1981, now own a 1,000-acre “Blue farm” at Pittmeadows in British Columbia. Apart from this biggest blue berry farm in Canada, the Purewal brothers are also running a huge blue berry-processing unit.
Owned by:Paras Pandit, YO YO Honey Singh, Deepak Kaistha, Dr. Ruby Dhalla
Host city:Toronto, Canada