Shows / Presenters

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Love Express- DJ Aashiqui

DJ Aashiqui will romance you through three hours of the very best romantic tracks. Love is definitely in the airwaves! Share your love stories and views.

About DJ Aashiqui:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My family, a mansion( fully kitted out with furniture, food, clothes etc.) and a helicopter/ yacht/ collection of super cars.

Favourite childhood memory?

-My Grandfather and his pigeons

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- My Grandad and Grandma as my Grandad passed away before i was born and my Grandma after i was born.

What always puts a smile on your face?

Hey! Didn’t you know my middle name’s ‘Smiler’? If anything i’m the one who puts a smile on other people’s faces…they call me the ‘rounki banda’ of the family!

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- India’s Got Talent -as there’s no age limit for contestants, singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; any talent is allowed to compete. My plus factor i have a bit of Simon Cowells glint (wink wink)!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Sandals/ Shoes & strawberries and cream.

Do you have an odd talent?

- Not that I know of?

What would you spend £1000 on?

The latest gadgets and my favourite charities

What’s your favourite drink?

-Sprite/ 7UP

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sonakshi Sinha

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibilty

What book should everyone read?

- Marriage material by Sathnam Sanghera

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Egg and toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you  called?

-BFF

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-Imran Caan

 

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Saturday Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to the Saturday Breakfast show with your desi kuri: Gee Kaur

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XL Morning Show – Sangeeta

Tune in on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Sangeeta to hear health tips and short stories combined with all your favourite hits. Catch up with all the latest Bollywood releases and find out what you can go see in your local cinema.

About Sangeeta:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

A good book, food and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Having fun with my sisters and school friends.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Big B (Amitabh Bacchan), he has had such a long distinguished career in indian cinema – a living legend.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Radio XL presenters of course!

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Don’t watch any

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Cream cakes and milk chocolate

What would you sepnd £1000 on?

- Jewellery or clothes.

Whats your favourite drink?

- Baileys Irish cream – yum.

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you want to play you?

- Juhi Chawla or Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- None, too dangerous

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookies and cream

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Full english brekky (with veggie sausages) or gobi parathas.

Favourite meal to eat?

-I love food so have many favourites but a masala dosa is one of my top five

Who was the last person you called?

- My sister in Cheshire

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- uhmm…

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Geet Mala – Ashok

Enjoy music from the yesteryears with Ashok, taking you back with songs from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.

About Ashok:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, CD’S and phone.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Being looked after by Naani Ji.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Dharmadarji - my favourite star

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Chatting with friends

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and the needy 

What is your favourite drink?

- Brandy..

Whats your star sign?

- Scorpio

If Bollywood made a film of your life which bollywood star would you want to play you?

- Amitabh Bachan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- It used to be parathas now its toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- Saag and malchu roti

Which Radio XL presenter would you like to co host one show with?

- Sanjay Dass

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Ek Sawal – Sunita

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Sunita. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Sher Aur Shayari -Atif Masood

Relax your mood with Atif and listen to a program devoted to Sher Aur Shayari alongside gentle ghazals and melodies.

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Sur Sangeet – Shakti

About Shakti:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Plenty of food, Sleeping Bag,Radio

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing football with friends every Sunday

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-Mr. Amitabh Bachchan I am his fan.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-When I am with my family.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

-Voice of India, I love music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Smoking

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can mimic my favourite  Actors

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Have a weekend holiday with family.

What is your favourite drink?

- Single malt Scotch whiskey

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Kick

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

-Mr.Bachchan

Which super power would you like to have?

- Healing Power

What book should everyone read?

-Ramayan

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Shaktiman

Favourite flavor of ice cream?

-Chocolate Magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Aloo ke paranthe

Favourite meal to eat?

-Lamb Rogan Josh with Rumali Roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-White

Who is the last person you called?

-My Dad

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-All of them at least once.

 

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The Bhangra Show – Manpreet Darroch

A selection of strictly Punjabi music featuring Bhangra and Punjabi folk music from the golden years to modern hits. Tune in for artist interviews, quizzes and of course listeners requests on ‘The Bhangra Jukebox’.

 

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Gujarati Programme – Himat Chauhan

An hour of beautiful Gujarati music, news and info especially for our Gujarati listeners brought to you by Himat Chauhan.

About Himat:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Water, a desert vehicle and shades.

Favourite childhood memory?
-Plenty

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-A wise man to guide me

What always puts a smile on your face?
- A good joke

If you could be  a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- None

Do you have an odd talent:
- Singing

What would you spend £1000 on?
- A holiday

What’s your favourite drink?
- Passion Fruit Juice

Which super power would you like to have?
- Invisibility

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla or pistachio

What book should everyone read?
- One that gives you knowledge.

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?
- 12 Years a Slave

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Parathas

Favourite meal to eat?
- Prawns

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
-Don’t mind

Who was the last person you called?
- A family member

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?
-Sam Sagoo

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Friday Night Show – Johno

Johno  brings you the Friday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

 

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Ek Sawal – Haider

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Haider. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Drive Time – Tej

Tune into Drive Time on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with your very own Tej Sohal and keep up to date with all the new bollywood and bhangra releases. Stay informed on local news and request your favourite tunes. Kick back and enjoy an exclusive ‘Big Mix’, back to back interruption free mixed by Tej himself.

About Tej:

Person you would most like to meet and why ?
- Bruce Lee, because he had wisdom knowledge and skill way ahead of his time. He is an eternal legacy.

What always puts a smile on your face?
- Good Music!

Do you have an odd talent?
- Yes I can read your mind

What would you spend £1000 on ?
- On another £1000

What is your favourite drink ?
- Grey Goose Vodka

If bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you want to play you?
- John Abraham

Which super power would you like to have ?
- Mind control

What book should everyone read ?
- Anything by Rhonda Byrne or Anthony Robbins

If  you were a superhero what would your name be ?
- I would rather be a super Villain

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Mint or Pistachio or Banana I can’t decide

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Cereal but I do love a good fry up sometimes!

Favourite meal to eat ?
- Chicken Biryani

Do you prefer white or brown bread ?
- White bread

Who was the last person you called ?
- Me because I lost my phone

Which Radio XL presenter you would most like to co-host one show with ?
- Sangeeta

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Punjabi Programme – Mohanjit

Mohanjit presents Punjabi music traditional and modern and of course plenty of punjabi ‘gup shup’!

 

 

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Late Night Show – CJ

CJ hosts the Monday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R&B scenes.

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Bollywood Diary – Robina Sharif

Catch up with the Mumbai news and hear the gossip on all your favourite Bollywood stars.

About Robina:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Friends, a cd player and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Getting the award for best student of the year

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Mother Teresa – shes so inspirational.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Happy children

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Late night reading

Do you have an odd talent?

- Singing in funny voices

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Donation to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?

- Milk

If Bollywood made a film of your life, which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Raveena Tandon

Which super power would you like ot have?

- The power to give peace of mind to every individual in the world.

What book should everyone read?

-How to win friends and influence people- Dale Carnegi

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

-  Robina Sharif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- 1 apple a day

Favourite meal to eat?

-Fresh boiled veg with a grilled piece of meat

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- The best… which is yet to come!

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Late Night Show – Reena

Reena brings you Thursday ‘s edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Urban scenes.

About Reena:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Water, books & hope

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing with my teddies.

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-I would love to meet the Dalai Lama. He seems like he would be so interesting to talk to.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Seeing my loved ones happy

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

-Big Boss ! I would be a judge because this programme is full of characters.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Gol Gappay

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can move my ears without touching them!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Holiday , love travelling

What is your favourite drink?

-Lilt

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Baar Baar Dekho

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

-Kareena Kapoor

Which super power would you like to have?

-Flying

What book should everyone read?

-The book of life

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Wonder Woman

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Mint choc chip

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Crossaint  with strawberry jam

Favourite meal to eat?

-Roast Dinner

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-Both

-Who is the last person you called?

- Sister

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-Sanjay Dass

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Early Morning Show- Atif Masood

About Atif:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
-Water, food and my mobile

Favourite childhood memory?
- Bunking school

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-Katrina Kaif, to see her innocent face

What always puts a smile on your face?
- Helping others

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?
- Not interested

What’s your guilty pleasure?
-Flirting, sometimes

Do you have an odd talent?
-Not really

What would you spend £1000 on?
-Decorating my room

What’s your favourite drink?
-Used to be coca cola but now its Sprite.

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?
-Ranbir Kapoor

Which super power would you like to have?
-Becoming invisible

What book should everyone read?
-Quran

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
-Whatever my real name is, in this case Atif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
-Crunchie McFlurry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- French toast

Favourite meal to eat?
- Chicken donner or mutton biryani

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Medium

Who’s the last person you called?
-Personal

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?
- Sunita, Vicky and Khalil Ahmed

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Punjabi Programme – Gurdev Loi

About Gurdev:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Water, my mobile phone and my laptop

Favourite childhood memory?

- Too many to mention

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

-Shilpa Shetty, she’s my favourite actress

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing my family and meeting my friends

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?

- Voice of Punjab so I can get to choose the singers

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Don’t have any

Do you have an odd talent?

- I fix electrical goods

What would you spend £1000 on?

- CD’s

What’s your favourite drink?

- Tea, juice, and water

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sanjay Dutt or Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Religious ones

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Shakti man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- White magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cornflakes

Favourite meal to eat?

- Makki di roti, sarson da saag and masala fish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

-My brother

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?

- Manjeet Rai

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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Dil Chori

Vocals :Yo Yo Honey Singh, Simar Kaur & Ishers

From the film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha & Sunny Singh

 

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#2 – Tere Naal Nachne

Vocals: Badshah & Sunanda Sharma

From the film Nawabzaade, starring Raghav Juyal, Punit Pathak, Isha Rikhi & Dharmesh Yelande

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#3 – Paniyon Sa

Vocals : Atif Aslam & Tulsi Kumar

From the film Satyameva Jayayte, starring John Abraham, Aisha Sharma & Manoj Bajpayee

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#4 – Dhadak – Title

Vocals : Ajay Gogavale & Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Dhadak, starring Janhvi Kapoor & Ishaan Khattar

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#5 – Dholida

Vocals: Udit Narayan, Neha Kakkar, Palak Muchchal & Raj Hassan

From the film Loveratri, starring Aayush Sharma & Warina Hussain

 

 

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#6 – Tera Fitoor

Vocals : Arijit Singh

From the film Genius, starring Utkarsh Sharma & Ishita Chauhan

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Nain Na Jodeen

Vocals:Ayushmann Khurrana, Neha Kakkar & Rochak Kohli

From the film Badhaai Ho, starring Ayushamann Khurrana, Sanya Malthora, Gajraj Rao & Neena Gupta

 

 

 

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#8 – Naz Na Lag

Vocals:Ash King & Sachin-Jigar

From the film Stree, starring Shraddha Kapoor & Rajkummar Rao

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#9 – Dekhte Dekhte

Vocals: Atif Aslam

From the film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Diveyendu Sharma & Yami Gautam

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#10 – Halka Halka

Vocals: Sunidhi Chauhan & Divya Kumar

From the film Fanney Khan, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor & Rajkummar Rao

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India Independence Day 2018

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Date(s) - 15/08/2018
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Pakistan Independence Day 2018

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Date(s) - 14/08/2018
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Big Johns Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 12/08/2018
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Cannon Hill Park

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Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 Opening Night

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Date(s) - 22/06/2018 - 22/07/2018
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Cineworld Cinemas

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Punjabi Film Awards 2018

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Date(s) - 12/05/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The ICC

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 06/05/2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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West Park

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 29/04/2018
12:00 am

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Handsworth Park

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Opening of Nawaab Birmingham

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Date(s) - 16/02/2018
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm

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Nawaab Restaurant

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Dabangg the Tour

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Arena Birmingham

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Pre Screening of Victoria and Abdul

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Date(s) - 06/09/2017
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Odeon, Broadway Plaza

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DriveTime Assistant Manni attended the pre screening of forthcoming film ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and names it ‘A must watch! Comical, moving, a lost story uncovered.’

Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Indian author Shrabani Basu, the film explores the “hidden” true story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her humble servant from India Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

The upcoming biographical drama sees academy award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunite with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Mrs. Henderson Presents) and return to the role of Queen Victoria.

Portraying the role of the young clerk Abdul Karim – also known as the Munshi – is Indian stage and film star Ali Fazal. Victoria & Abdul also features a strong line-up of leading film, television, and stage personalities including Eddie Izzard who performs the role of Bertie, Prince of Wale, Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown) who performs the role of Sir Henry Ponsonby, and BAFTA Award winner Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) who portrays Abdul’s loyal friend Mohammed, condensing a star-studded cast.

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