PRESENTER | WRITER | COMEDIAN | FILMMAKER | PRODUCER & DIRECTOR | JOURNALIST | HOST
Zara Janjua is an award-winning broadcaster and a familiar face on TV.
She has presented national news programmes, daytime, comedy and cookery shows. Zara was named 'one of Britain's most talented up-and-coming women' as a finalist for the Women Of The Future Award 2020.
Zara performed comedy on the BBC's Socially Distant with Susan Calman, won a spot in the BBC Comedy Writersoom 2020, was named as a New Voice for BBC Children's Writersroom 2020 and was shortlisted for the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2020. She also won a UK Content Award as an actor for a Solace Women's Aid campaign that raised awareness of domestic violence in lockdown.
Zara is currently presenting and producing an inspiring business podcast series for Royal Bank of Scotland about female entrepreneurs called Ask For More. She hosts national events for NatWest and in February she produced and directed a documentary in Nepal about marginalised and disabled women for the UN supported charity, Seven Women.
Last year she was shortlisted as a New Voice Talent on BBC Radio London and she hosted BBC's Comedy Underground.
Zara has appeared in adverts including a global campaign for Liz Earle Skincare, Sainsbury's, and Comic Relief. Zara hosts global fashion shows, awards ceremonies, sporting events and corporate dinners.
In 2019 she celebrated an NTA win as a producer on ITV's This Morning team and worked as a Creative Producer and Director with Press Association where she interviewed Cara Delevingne and Sir Richard Branson, working on global campaigns for brands.
An advocate for equality, women's rights and mental health - Zara speaks at some of the biggest International Women's Day events across the country. Last year she shared a stage with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she announced the Gender Pay Gap Action Plan. Zara is also a Chapter Lead for The Rising Network, a platform for promoting, mentoring and connecting women.
Zara is an ambassador for several charities, working closely alongside Bloodwise, Craig Gowan's Memorial Fund and Jak's Den. Recently she embarked on the role of Trustee for Mr Motivator's Charitable Fund.