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
Scott Cawthorn - "Sister Location" - Video Game (sequel to "Five Nights at Freddy's) - voiced role of Bidybabs
Audio-book - Skylarking
Audio-book - The Long Run
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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Mike Fry for Job #223796 Voices - RUSH - Indian Accent Needed SUPER WORK!Mar 13, 2017
Jake Messier for Job #219981 Award Video Outstanding job!Feb 14, 2017
Allison Schneider for Job #210867 "Love in a Headscarf" Excerpt Another 5-star job with Zehra! She is simply the best!Nov 18, 2016
Ruslan Efimov for Job #207870 Surface10 (Naya_1-4) It's always a pleasure to work! High quality, fast delivery, good communication. Keep it up!Oct 31, 2016
Josh Hassin for Job #206977 The Refugee Journey to Well-being (Female Middle Eastern)Oct 29, 2016
Scott Cawthon for Job #207209 Bidybab Returns Amazing work as always!Oct 23, 2016
Scott Cawthon for Job #203401 Cute Woodland Animal Awesome work as always, and done very fast. Thank you!Sep 27, 2016
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