Looking for a voice actor with that Transatlantic or 'neutral' English accent?
As an Australian actress of British/Indian origin living in the UK for the past 15 years and married to an American, my natural speaking voice is "Neutral English" but VERY flexible. This means I can slip into Aussie Twang, 'New Delhi' Indian and British RP accents with ease.
Trained in Musical Theatre at the National Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, I am an experienced voice artist, actress and singer.
From lead roles musicals such as "Bombay Dreams" on the West End to feature films in Bollywood, India, I have worked extensively in straight theatre, film, television and radio for the last 15 years.
Over the course of my voice-over career, I have voiced commercials, corporate projects, audio-books, charity campaigns, video games, cartoons, mobile apps, singing projects, performed lead roles in two Dr Who radio plays and numerous e-learning projects.
Because of my extensive background in singing and acting, I am also a fast sight reader and take direction extremely well.
Whatever your audio project, I can deliver your track in a variety of styles, characters and accents ranging from Transatlantic, native Australian( soft and broad), neutral and RP English accents to Indian(soft and broad)
My voice type ranges from clear, melodious, animated, natural, confident and upbeat to serious, informative and sincere. My playing age ranges from teen, young adult to middle aged.
I also have a fully equipped home studio based in London and can deliver a track in under 24 hrs, if required.
Please do add me to your 'favourites' for future reference if you like what you hear and I look forward to collaborating with you on your next audio project!
English (Australian), English, English (British), English (Indian), Hindi
Australian, British, India (Hindi), Trans-Atlantic
Child, Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
"Sister Location" - Video Game (sequel to "Five Nights at Freddy's) - lead role of Baby Doll
Audio-book - "Silk Tether"
Cisco - Commercial
Elephant Games - have voiced on many video games
Audible.co.uk - narrated audiobooks including "Nightingale" and "Cry of the Dove"
Charity Campaigns - including Merck for Mothers, PCI "I want"
E-learning projects - numerous
Bubble Gum Interactive - Tennis All Stars game
Vocaboo ABC - E-learning app for kids
Popcorn School - ongoing singing project
Cheeritoons - Song "Christmas in Hawaii"
Samsung -Corporate Video
"Merck" for Mothers - voice-over for on-line video campaign
You Define - EMC - Corporate Video
Body Shop Online - Mother's Day Voice-Over
Genetipetz - Voice-Over for a on-line app
Elephant Games- twin ghosts Annie and Shirley - Video Game
"Forbidden Love" - dubbed voice-over a musical soundtrack - Christy Colburn
"Concessions" by Cate Bailey for Short story Radio.com - Narrator
Dr Who Radio Plays - Big Finish Productions
"Of Mothers and Little People" by Lucy Wood - Narrator
Heron Fleet - podcast of published novel by Paul Beatty
Original soundtrack of "South Pacific" - National Theatre cast recording
Lead vocals for demo recordings/ soundtracks for:
The Count of Monte Cristo - Michel Legrand
The Far Pavillions - Philip Henderson
Mr Christmas - Charles Miller
Dubbing for Bollywood feature film, "Dhan Dhan Dhan Dhan Goal"
Corporate voice over projects include:
Pest Control choice over for training video - Angel Productions
Trained at the National Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
BA in English and Japanese
Diploma of Education
Neumann TLM 103
Computer & Software
Garage Band, Mac Book Pro
Focusrite Saffire Pre-Amp, Isolation Shield
MP3, WAV, FTP
Voice-over recording, editing, mixing and delivery as an MP3 or WAV file, or upload files via FTP.
Access to ISDN
"Heron Fleet is on the verge of publication and as a result I've only just turned to hearing the final form of the podcast voiced by Zehra. It was excellent and made the book sound so good I wondered if I'd actually written it all. Zehra's improvisation of the song and the tone she used in the incantation bit were inspired."Paul Beatty - Author of Published book, Heron Fleet
I have worked with Zehra on a number of audio projects over the past few years. I have always found her to be extremely professional, well prepared and very personable. She takes direction well, and is adept at quickly getting into character and giving a wholly believable performance.Ian Skillicorn - Producer of www.thestoryplayer.com
The stories we have recorded have required a variety of accents, characters and styles. Whatever the piece, Zehra's characterisations are always authentic.
Zehra is a versatile, collaborative actor, who is a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her for your audio project.
Zehra has worked with me on a number of occasions, in musicals and straight theatre. She has a terrific range and has played roles ranging from Indian children to American mothers, from contemporary Australian to RP. Her vocal versatility makes her completely convincing across age, ethnicity, class and period. Her extremely professional attitude and intelligent approach to the text means that she makes and sustains strong, clear choices.Lucy Skilbeck - West End Director
Zehra is an exceptional singer, actress and performer.Charles Miller - British Composer
She has recorded demos for me in the past singing the leading role in "Mr Christmas" and "The Return Of The Soldier".
She has performed in a review of my songs called "Build Me Bridge" at the Bridewell Theatre and Battersea Barge.
I highly recommend Zehra in any capacity that involves the arts.
Zehra's narration for Nightingale was profoundly moving. She managed to capture not just the voices but the essence of the major characters throughout the book. I was incredibly nervous to listen to this work narrated by the voice of another as these characters had lived in my head for many years by this time. I was afraid that I would listen to someone else's interpretation of my words and feel that they had missed what I was trying to convey in the story. Zehra brought my story to life in every way. I could not recommend her narrative skills high enough. Thank you for bringing Nightingale to life.Andrea Bramhall - Author of published novel "Nightingale"
What about Zehra Jane Naqvi’s performance did you like?Audible.com Reviews - 'Nightingale'
She was absolutely brilliant. So glad that she was the narrator on this. The accents were flawless and she really knew where to put emphasis in order to inspire anticipation.
"It's an absolute pleasure to work with Zehra! She's bright, friendly, and never fails to produce consistently outstanding work. She's tackled a wide range of vocal work for us, and always delivers excellent results very quickly. I can't recommend her enough - she's a star!"Popcorn School Limited
Voice Over Clients
World Heart Federation
"Merck" for Mothers
BBC Big Finish Productions
Paul Beatty - author
Simon and Robin Horton -Popcorn School Ltd
Cate Bailey - author
Lucy Wood - author
UTV Motion Pictures
Charles Miller - British composer
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Character/Video-Game Demo 3753 Listens
Commercial Demo - compilation 7015 Listens
Australian Accent Demo 404 Listens
Neutral English Accent Demo 364 Listens
Taj Mahal - Documentary 112 Listens
Cisco Commercial - Indian child 86 Listens
Indian Accent Demo 150 Listens
Sophia the First - Ad 244 Listens
Australian Corporate Demo 119 Listens
Generic Middle Eastern Accent Demo 106 Listens
Indian Corporate Demo 105 Listens
Great Ormond St Appeal - neutral English 216 Listens
"See the Light" - Rapunzel Song 232 Listens
Aussie Hair Shampoo 89 Listens
Amitabh Bachchan - Hindi/English 304 Listens
Heron Fleet -RP plus acapella singing 69 Listens
New Nights (song)- Middle Eastern accent 215 Listens
Indian Sunsilk Black Shine Hair Commercial 172 Listens
Giraffes Cant Dance - Children's audiobook 93 Listens
Drama Demo - compilation 93 Listens
Tasmania Tourism Ad - Australian 36 Listens
Bull Shark Documentary - Australian 81 Listens
Indian narrative 142 Listens
Transatlantic Narrative 87 Listens
Heightened RP 110 Listens
Australian Narrative 64 Listens
Dr Who Radio Play - British Indian accent 264 Listens
Sam Park for Job #196714 Voices - Internet Video VO - India Accent Incredible talent!!Sep 16, 2016
Allison Schneider for Job #199750 Malala's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech Fabulous work by Zehra! She is such a talented and dynamic artist, and working with her is a true pleasure.Sep 6, 2016
Scott Cawthon for Job #198104 Little Girl 2 Wonderful work, yet again! Zehra has been great to work with!Aug 19, 2016
Dale Dupuis for Job #192130 Voices - Shalu: Dubbing Video Lovely job Zehra! 5 ++ STARSAug 17, 2016
David Joynt for Job #193056 Voices - "BO" - Video Game Character Great work!Aug 16, 2016
Scott Cawthon for Job #197601 Little girl wants to play Excellent work once again. Always a pleasure to work with Zehra!Aug 16, 2016
Heather Budd for Job #193299 VOICES.com - New Go Grippers Read for Zehra Great work !Jul 25, 2016
Samantha Wong for Job #182318 Voices - AUTHENTIC BRITISH ACCENT - National TV Ad for baby product Great work on this project. Many thanks!Jul 6, 2016
Emily Campbell for Job #190772 Voices- Multiple Talents for Internet Video Great Job!Jul 6, 2016
Scott Cawthon for Job #191618 Doll Whispers- Horror game Excellent work as always! Very professional and done extremely fast!Jun 24, 2016
James Blatch for Job #185472 Animal Welfare - Voice of a Rabbit (British English) Great to work with. Superb character voice, client loved it. Clean recording, highly recommended.Jun 15, 2016
Pete Wigley for Job #189236 India charity appeal, voice 1: "Sunita" Zehra delivered a very good audition and followed this up with a great recording for the final project, delivered in good time and with options of slightly different readings to work with in the edit. Her voice was spot on for what we needed. Recommended!Jun 14, 2016
Eric Darnell for Job #184805 Salesforce Way - South Asian Accent Zehra is the best!May 26, 2016
Kenneth Nielson for Job #184031 Voices.com - Internal Award Video - Corporate Read Wonderful work from an amazing talent. Zehra was great to work with. The quality of work she delivered was top notch and our client was very pleased.
5 ++ STARSMay 16, 2016
Ruslan Efimov for Job #185082 MC2 (Caroline, Dragon_2-4) Always a pleasure to work with!May 10, 2016
Scott Cawthon for Job #177082 Untitled Horror Game Very professional voice work. Zehra went above and beyond. I would definitely work with her again!Mar 11, 2016
Allison Schneider for Job #175597 I Am Malala Excerpt Zehra is as professional as they come! Kind, talented, and very quick turnaround. Such a pleasure working with her!Feb 25, 2016
Dale Dupuis for Job #166431 Voices - Child Talents with Indian-accents Amazing Work Zehra! Great Turn Around and a spot on performance on this project!
Dec 18, 2015
Sarah Jamieson for Job #161073 Indian Accent - Customer Service Call Characters Super!!!! 5+ STARS for Zehra!Nov 26, 2015
Lisi Hentz for Job #158524 *SUPER RUSH* Voices - Financial Planning Video, English with an Accent Fantastic job!Oct 23, 2015
Sarah Jamieson for Job #148773 English with Light Indian Accent - Record Handling Videos - Lulu Character Excellent work!Aug 12, 2015
Jeremy Murayama for Job #145736 Informative Online Videos Wonderful artist with a dynamic range and a pleasure to work with! Will most definitely keep her in mind for future work.Jul 1, 2015
Ruslan Efimov for Job #129334 Surf7 (Allie_fp) Zehra is the most amazing artist for child voices! And she can sing, too. We are very happy to be able to work with this professional.Jan 19, 2015
lauren barton for Job #123449 Afghan Refugees - teenager - repost super easy to work with! all around professional. excellent voice and sound quality! thank you!Nov 7, 2014
Carolyn Burjoski for Job #122003 New Delhi Introduction Zehra Jane Naqvi was professional, flexible and easy to work with. Her voice is lovely and we were really happy with her performance.Oct 22, 2014
Ryan M Murphy for Job #118937 Voices.com - information video - Hindi Accent GREAT work, Zehra! You have a fantastic voice and take direction very well. Thank you for your professionalism and hard work! 5+ stars!Oct 3, 2014
Ruslan Efimov for Job #118295 RF3 (Little Ghost) It was a pleasure to work with Zehra.Sep 22, 2014
Rob Mundy for Job #115419 Voices - Private Job Invite Phenomenal working with such a professional!Sep 11, 2014
Ruslan Efimov for Job #113884 MT7 (TwinGirls_2, Lily) We are very happy Zehra once auditioned for our project. She is the best artist who makes voiceovers for girls we've been working with so far!
Thank you, Zehra!Aug 7, 2014
Blair Frayer for Job #108756 Voices - Your voice requested! Wonderful working with such a talented professional!Jul 3, 2014
Ian Callander for Job #109033 Voices.com - Indian Accent Needed 5+ stars!!Jun 27, 2014
Kyle Vermeulen for Job #108565 Voiceover for non-profit Thank You video Wonderful working with you Zehra! Very professional, quick turn-around. Highly recommend.Jun 9, 2014
Stephanie Dickson for Job #98955 MERCK FOR MOTHERS Indian accent - Female about 11-16 year old (Tanuj) Thank you for all your effort! Your amazing voice work out the client over the moon!May 1, 2014
Wes Neild for Job #99945 Voices- Genetipetz- Dr. Sophia Thena- Female role(Accidentally posted as both) Great voice over!!!Mar 25, 2014
Miles Paulley for Job #100238 Mothers' Day. Female. TeenageMar 13, 2014
Ruslan Efimov for Job #98873 MT7 (Girl Twins_1) We were very much impressed by the work Zehra did on the job. Portraying two almost identical characters as the twins is pretty hard but Zehra nailed the job! We will be happy to work with this professional again. Thank you, Zehra!Mar 3, 2014
Christy Colburn for Job #98454 Forbidden Love Zehra was a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for someone who is extremely positive and dedicated to their work, Zehra should be considered for your next job. She was very detailed with her audition and even dubbed the reading over our project piece as opposed to just reading it without the soundtrack. These elements as well as her professionalism really sold me on her talent. Thanks Zehra and good luck!Feb 24, 2014