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Zara Janjua

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The Women of the Future Podcast: Zara Janjua

Women of the Future Podcast

Zara Janjua is a successful multi-hyphen TV professional; essentially meaning her ‘daily grind’ includes roles as a journalist, presenter, producer, director, filmmaker, writer, comedian, actor, course facilitator and event host. ​ A BAFTA, NTA and RTS award-winning broadcaster of Scottish-Pakistani heritage, Zara has presented national news, daytime TV, comedy and cookery shows for the BBC, ITV and STV. Zara is part of the BBC Comedy Writersroom, currently developing several scripts with production companies. She has also been working with BBC Studios on a series of comedy shorts, which she both writes and stars in.  Recently named 'one of Britain's most talented up-and-coming women' Zara was a finalist for the Women Of The Future Awards in 2020; recognition of the success she has achieved working with multiple income streams to build a broad portfolio, both in front of, and behind the camera. A proactive mentor for young women and minority groups, as well as an advocate for equality, women's rights and mental health; Zara is an ambassador for several charities, operating on a 50:50 model - dedicating half her time to philanthropic filming projects.  ------- For more information on the Women of the Future Programme and initiatives, please visit: www.womenofthefuture.co.uk


2 Apr 2021

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#14 Following your highest excitement leads to epic adventures with Zara Janjua

Inspiring Humans

In this episode Zara beams in from Scotland and shares her zest for life and multi faceted career involving acting, comedy, writing, documentary film making, hosting podcasts and much more.  With a ‘multi-hyphen’ portfolio career, Zara Janjua has proven success in every area. She has worked for BAFTA, NTA and RTS award-winning TV programs and was named one of the most talented up and coming women in Britain winning ‘Highly Commended’ as a finalist for Women of The Future Award 2020, supported by The Financial Times, Oxford University and CNBC. In 2021 Zara was named of the Top 40 Digital Women To Watch in the UK and is currently shortlisted for the ‘Digital Women For Good’ and ‘Digital Freelancer’ Award 2021. Zara appeared as an actor in an award-winning Solace Women’s Aid advert to raise awareness of domestic violence. She also undertakes annual philanthropic filming projects. She has recently returned from Nepal where she produced & directed a documentary about marginalised and disabled women for a UN supported charity, Seven Women. In September 2021 she will travel to Tanzania to film a short doc for CHAS as she takes on the highest freestanding mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro.  In today’s episode, we talk about the power of trusting in life and following one's highest excitement. 

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20 Mar 2021

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E3 | Summer Jobs In Spain & Exotic Holidays with Zara Janjua

ALWAYS GET LOST by Angela Carson

Today I'm having a chat with Zara Janjua and would love for you to be there. Imagine us at an airport bar somewhere. Both of our flights are delayed and we are going to shoot the shit, swapping stories including our first memories of exotic family holidays when we were little girls. A summer job in Spain, which Zara and I have both had but they ended very differently. I met Zara Janjua on a flight from Thailand to Malaysia in 2018 and have followed her in awe ever since. She’s an award-winning broadcast and radio presenter for well-known channels like BBC. In fact, Zara won a spot in the BBC Comedy Writer's Room 2020 and has been shortlisted for the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2020. She’s a podcaster, documentary film director, comedian, writer and an advocate for equality, women's rights and mental health … and just an all-around joy to listen to. I’m proud to welcome Zara as my first fabulous female storyteller today! Trust me, you are in for a real treat.


2 Sep 2020

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With Zara Janjua

Scottish Memories

Today we talk to Zara Janjua. Zara is a Presenter, Journalist, Producer Comedian and writer. We chat to her about growing up in scotland with her brother, and find out the ind of things she would get up to when she was passed up the north of Scotland when she was working for STV.


1 Jul 2020

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42 - Zara Janjua: Hand-stands, Multi-Hyphens and the only thing you should be working on during lockdown

EGG Talks To... Podcast

Delighted to catch up for a chat with Zara - having met her last year we've kept in touch and I've been in awe discovering just the range and breadth of this girls talent. A Glasgow girl who studied Business initially, Zara puts the "multi" into "multi-hyphen" and over the years has been a presenter at STV, a producer on Loose Women, been shortlisted as a New Voice Talent on BBC Radio London, produced and presented the podcast series Ask for More (where we first met) and has recently produced an incredible documentary Seven Women, highlighting the work they are doing to empower women in Nepal. We caught up over Zoom, and live-streamed the recording to the EGG Facebook group - me in North Berwick and Zara in Streatham! We discussed lots; the influence of our Dads on our early careers, the beauty of having a multi-hyphen career, as well as just a few of Zara's exciting new projects - she really is one to watch. @tvzaraj https://www.zarajanjua.com


8 Jun 2020

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BBC Panorama, Challenges for the Scottish Newspaper Industry and App Safety / with Zara Janjua

Talk Media

Stuart and Eamonn are joined by broadcaster and reporter Zara Janjua to discuss controversy surrounding a recent BBC Panorama, ongoing challenges for the Scottish newspaper industry and issues related to the NHS’s contact-tracing app and Zoom. Stuart, Eamonn and Zara also share their personal media recommendations.Stuart: Netflix documentary, ‘Tell Me Who I Am’ www.netflix.com/title/80214706Eamonn: Netflix limited-series, ‘Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ www.netflix.com/title/80184771Zara: Amazon Prime series, ‘Harlots’ www.amazon.co.uk/Harlots-Season-1/dp/B07FSL9RNV Support the podcast and gain access to bonus content: www.patreon.com/talkmediaKeep up to date with the show on Twitter: @TBLTalkMediaFor more information, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkmediaSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 Apr 2020

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Episode 6: Hosted by Zara Janjua

The Comedy Underground

The brightest and best stand-up from the Scottish comedy club scene.


5 Jul 2019