Zara writes screenplays, comedy sketches and short stories for TV, podcasts and radio. In 2021 she was launched as a columnist for Scotland's biggest newspaper, The Scottish Sun and she often writes articles and features for national publications including The Guardian.
Zara has a Master's degree in Journalism with distinction. She worked for the Scottish Human Rights Commission and The Innocence Project as an Investigative Journalist. She has been freelancing for national publications for over a decade.
As a TV producer Zara Janjua has written for ITV's This Morning & Loose Women. She has written scripts and comedy for BBC Shows, BBC Radio London and STV.
Zara is a copywriter for brands, from Virgin Holidays & Atlantic, the FA to PayPal, MasterCard, World Pride and NatWest. She has recently been commissioned to write a film for WaterBear, the Netflix of nature, founded by Academy Award-winning documentary producer of My Octopus Teacher.
Zara is also writing her first non-fiction book, represented by The Good Agency.
Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award - Shortlist
Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award - Finalist
Funny Women Comedy Writing Award - Shortlist
BBC Children's New Voice - Winner
All 3 Media Indy Mentorship - Winner
David Nobbs Comedy Writing Award - Runner Up
Funny Women Comedy Writing Award - Shortlisted
BBC Writersroom - Interconnected - Shortlisted
Up 'Ere Productions Isolation Shorts - Winner
Fun Fight at The OK Corona - Winner
BBC Comedy Writer's Room - Winner
Gifted, Episode 5, Red Camel Productions, CBBC
Crongton, Episode TBC, Unstoppable Productions, CBBC
Doulas, Optioned, The Comedy Unit
Challenge The Gap, Waterbear Network
Raiders of The Lost Archive - BBC Scotland
Feminist Newsreader, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Aunty Gee, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Scottistani Life, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Growing Up Scottish, Spud Gun Productions, BBC Scotland
Kally Khandashian, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Match of the Yesterday 1314, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Pak Life, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Kally at the Euros, Short Stuff, BBC Studios
Scotland Made Me, Spud Gun, BBC Scotland
The Comedy Underground, Dabster Productions, BBC Scotland