Zehra Jane Naqvi  London, GB

Zehra Jane Naqvi
/ 5 17 Reviews
Zehra Jane Naqvi

Zehra Jane Naqvi

Commercial Demo - compilation

Highlights

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 lent my voice to corporate voice-over 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!

Languages

English (Australian), English, English (British), English (Indian), Hindi

Accents

Transatlantic, Australian(native), Neutral English, RP, Indian, Middle Eastern

Ages

Child, Teen, Young Adult, Middle Aged

Special Skills

Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music

Experience

Elephant Games - have voiced on numerous 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:
Body Shop
Vodaphone
Pest Control choice over for training video - Angel Productions

Credentials

Education

Trained at the National Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
BA in English and Japanese
Diploma of Education
TESOL qualification

Associations

Equity

Studio

  • Microphone

    SE2200 Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    Garage Band, Mac Book Pro

  • Special Equipment

    Focusrite Saffire Pre-Amp, Isolation Shield

  • Delivery Methods

    MP3, WAV, FTP

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hrs

Service Description

Voice-over recording, editing, mixing and delivery as an MP3 or WAV file, or upload files via FTP.
Phone/Skype patch

Testimonials

"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.

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.

Ian Skillicorn - Producer of www.thestoryplayer.com

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.
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.

Charles Miller - British Composer

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?
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.

Audible.com Reviews - 'Nightingale'

"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

Client List

"Merck" for Mothers
EMC
Body Shop
Elephant Games
BBC Big Finish Productions
Short StoryRadio.com
The Storyplayer.com
Paul Beatty - author
Simon and Robin Horton -Popcorn School Ltd
Cate Bailey - author
Lucy Wood - author
UTV Motion Pictures
Vodaphone
Angel Productions
Cole Kitchenn
Andrew Fell Productions
National Theatre
Amazon
Charles Miller - composer

Payment Terms

Hire Zehra Jane for voice-over work. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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Commercial Demo - compilation 632 Listens

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Australian Accent Demo 11 Listens

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Neutral English Accent Demo 17 Listens

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Indian Accent Demo 16 Listens

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Sophia the First - Ad 3 Listens

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Australian Corporate Demo 36 Listens

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Generic Middle Eastern Accent Demo 10 Listens

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Indian Corporate Demo 38 Listens

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Great Ormond St Appeal - neutral English 100 Listens

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"See the Light" - Rapunzel Song 54 Listens

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Aussie Hair Shampoo 41 Listens

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Amitabh Bachchan - Hindi/English 202 Listens

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Heron Fleet -RP plus acapella singing 16 Listens

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New Nights (song)- Middle Eastern accent 72 Listens

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Indian Sunsilk Black Shine Hair Commercial 98 Listens

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Giraffes Cant Dance - Children's audiobook 53 Listens

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Drama Demo - compilation 20 Listens

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Tasmania Tourism Ad - Australian 9 Listens

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Bull Shark Documentary - Australian 36 Listens

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Indian narrative 91 Listens

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Transatlantic Narrative 48 Listens

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Heightened RP 59 Listens

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Australian Narrative 30 Listens

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Dr Who Radio Play - British Indian accent 24 Listens

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1 / 5

Excellent work!

Aug 12, 2015
2 / 5

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
3 / 5

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
4 / 5

super easy to work with! all around professional. excellent voice and sound quality! thank you!

Nov 7, 2014
5 / 5

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
6 / 5

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
7 / 5

It was a pleasure to work with Zehra.

Sep 22, 2014
8 / 5

Phenomenal working with such a professional!

From
Rob Mundy
Sep 11, 2014
9 / 5

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
10 / 5

Wonderful working with such a talented professional!

Jul 3, 2014
11 / 5

5+ stars!!

Jun 27, 2014
12 / 5

Wonderful working with you Zehra! Very professional, quick turn-around. Highly recommend.

Jun 9, 2014
13 / 5

Thank you for all your effort! Your amazing voice work out the client over the moon!

May 1, 2014
14 / 5

Great voice over!!!

From
Wes Neild
Mar 25, 2014
15 / 5

Mar 13, 2014
16 / 5

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
17 / 5

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