Zehra Jane Naqvi  London, GB

Zehra Jane Naqvi
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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 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!

Languages

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

Accents

Australian, British, India (Hindi), Trans-Atlantic

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

"Sister Location" - Video Game (sequel to "Five Nights at Freddy's) - lead role of Baby Doll
Audio-book - "Silk Tether"
Woody
Cisco - Commercial
Novartis
Aviva
Bee Audio
Leo Learning
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:
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

    Neumann TLM 103

  • 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
Access to ISDN

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

Voice Over Clients

Scott Cawthorn
Audible US/UK
Woody
Cisco
Novartis
Aviva
Samsung
Vodaphone
World Heart Federation
Rice Bowls
"Merck" for Mothers
EMC
Bee Audio
CapGemini
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
National Theatre
Amazon Audible
Charles Miller - British 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 5220 Listens

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Australian Accent Demo 314 Listens

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Neutral English Accent Demo 296 Listens

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Character/Video-Game Demo 2110 Listens

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Taj Mahal - Documentary 86 Listens

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Cisco Commercial - Indian child 64 Listens

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Indian Accent Demo 118 Listens

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Sophia the First - Ad 180 Listens

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Australian Corporate Demo 106 Listens

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Generic Middle Eastern Accent Demo 80 Listens

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Indian Corporate Demo 98 Listens

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Great Ormond St Appeal - neutral English 207 Listens

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"See the Light" - Rapunzel Song 178 Listens

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Aussie Hair Shampoo 77 Listens

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Amitabh Bachchan - Hindi/English 293 Listens

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Heron Fleet -RP plus acapella singing 60 Listens

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New Nights (song)- Middle Eastern accent 173 Listens

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Indian Sunsilk Black Shine Hair Commercial 167 Listens

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Giraffes Cant Dance - Children's audiobook 81 Listens

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Drama Demo - compilation 77 Listens

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Tasmania Tourism Ad - Australian 28 Listens

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Bull Shark Documentary - Australian 73 Listens

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Indian narrative 124 Listens

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Transatlantic Narrative 82 Listens

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Heightened RP 98 Listens

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Australian Narrative 55 Listens

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Dr Who Radio Play - British Indian accent 185 Listens

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    From Scott Cawthon To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #198104) Wonderful work, yet again! Zehra has been great to work with!
    Aug 19, 2016
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    Aug 17, 2016
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    Aug 16, 2016
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    From Scott Cawthon To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #197601) Excellent work once again. Always a pleasure to work with Zehra!
    Aug 16, 2016
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    Jul 25, 2016
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    Jul 6, 2016
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    Jul 6, 2016
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    From Scott Cawthon To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #191618) Excellent work as always! Very professional and done extremely fast!
    Jun 24, 2016
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    From James Blatch To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #185472) Great to work with. Superb character voice, client loved it. Clean recording, highly recommended.
    Jun 15, 2016
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    From Pete Wigley To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #189236) 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
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    From Eric Darnell To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #184805) Zehra is the best!
    May 26, 2016
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    From Kenneth Nielson To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #184031) 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 ++ STARS
    May 16, 2016
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #185082) Always a pleasure to work with!
    May 10, 2016
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    Mar 11, 2016
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    Feb 25, 2016
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    Dec 18, 2015
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    Nov 26, 2015
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    Oct 23, 2015
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    Aug 12, 2015
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    Jul 1, 2015
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #129334) 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
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    From lauren barton To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #123449) super easy to work with! all around professional. excellent voice and sound quality! thank you!
    Nov 7, 2014
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    From Carolyn Burjoski To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #122003) 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
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    From Ryan M Murphy To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #118937) 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
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #118295) It was a pleasure to work with Zehra.
    Sep 22, 2014
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    From Rob Mundy To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #115419) Phenomenal working with such a professional!
    Sep 11, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #113884) 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
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    From Blair Frayer To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #108756) Wonderful working with such a talented professional!
    Jul 3, 2014
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    Jun 27, 2014
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    From Kyle Vermeulen To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #108565) Wonderful working with you Zehra! Very professional, quick turn-around. Highly recommend.
    Jun 9, 2014
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    From Stephanie Dickson To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #98955) Thank you for all your effort! Your amazing voice work out the client over the moon!
    May 1, 2014
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    From Wes Neild To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #99945) Great voice over!!!
    Mar 25, 2014
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    From Miles Paulley To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #100238)
    Mar 13, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #98873) 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
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    From Christy Colburn To Zehra Jane Naqvi (Re: Job #98454) 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