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Ek Sawal – JD

Tune in to Ek Sawal on Mondays and Tuesdays with your very own JD, discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring 90′s classics.

As well as Ek Sawal JD also presents the well known Radio XL asian news, bringing you all the latest news stories from India and Pakistan.

I have been presenting at Radio XL from Jan 2003

My Program: Requests and commercials

What do you do when you are not working? I enjoy writing in my own time. I have written for various magazines and newspapers along with a few books

What is the one thing in the world that you can’t live without? Humour! I love good jokes and laughing – to keep people in a cheery mood.

My favourite food and drink : My favourite food has definitely got to be Shami Kabbab and Kofta -nothing beats water to drink.

My favourite place in the world : Mecca / Sandi Arabia

Favorite color : Black

Star sign : Aries

How did you get into Presenting?
Although I have enjoyed a life time in the media arts I was influenced by a colleague into radio presenting.

What do you treasure most in life? My health and love.

Anything else interesting about yourself?
I organise and help coverage events for children with various disabities.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
That’s difficult to say, probably when I won the best comedy actor award for theatre (1990).

Best and worst experience so far on air:
Yet to come.

From the past, present and future who do you want to meet?
Whaeed Murrad Mohammed Ali, Ali Ijaz (Lollywood) Kadar Khan (Bollywood)

Your favourite song: Anything from the Ghazal genre

What makes you different from everyone else: What makes me unique is that I can make you laugh and cry at the same time.

Motto of live: Trust No One.

 

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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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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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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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Chandani Raatein – Haider

About Haider :

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Lots of water, food and my best friend.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Playing with my cousins and getting upto naughty things

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-Abdul Sartar Edie (Charity worker)

What always puts a smile on your face?
- My mom

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

What’s your guilty pleasure?
-Its a secret… You shall never know!

Do you have an odd talent?
- There’s nothing odd about me!

What would you spend £1000 on?
- CD’s to add to my music collection

What’s your favourite drink?
-Banana milkshake

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

Which super power would you like to have?
- To be able to read people’s minds and hearts

What book should everyone read?
- A History book

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
-Haider

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
-Mango

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Omlette on toast

Favourite meal to eat?
- Chicken and fish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?
- My best friend

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

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Navrang – Manjeet Rai

The daily Navrang show with Manjit Rai is an essential for anyone who loves poetry, recipes, desi health tips and an all round general chit chat, and who said the music stops here? Enjoy a great selection of Punjabi and Bollywood classics from Gurdas Maan to Malkit Singh with a few modern songs mixed in.

About Manjeet:

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

- Water, Glasses and food.

Favourite childhood memory?

- School plays

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

- Barack Obama – he’s inteligent and inspirational

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Holidays

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

- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I love music

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Indian sweets

Do you have an odd talent?

- Singing

What would spend £1000 on?

- Holidays

What’s your favourite drink?

- Fresh juice, early in the morning.

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

- Madhuri Dixit

Which superpower would you like to have?

- Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- Laughter is the best Medicine

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Brown bread toast with jam

Favourite meal?

- Curry chawal and roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My Nephew

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

- Sam Sagoo

 

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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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Amrit Vani – Amarjeet

Three hours of devotional music with Amarjeet plus interviews and discussions.

About Amarjeet:

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

- Water, music and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- When I came first in exams at school.

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

- Harbhajan Maan, he’s my favourite singer

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Achieving my goals

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

- Nach Baliye because I love dancing

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolate and most sweet things

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and people in need

Whats’ your favourite drink?

- Masala Tea

If Bollywood made a film of you which actor/ actress would you like to play you?

- Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- To rid the world of all poverty.

What book should everyone read?

- The secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- My own name, Amarjeet because ‘Amar’ means forever and ‘Jeet’ means victory.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Fresh fruit

Favourite meal to eat?

 - Any vegetarian meal with salad.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Bengali Show – Mustafa

About Mustafa:

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

- My family, food and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- I used to pick up various flowers from our neighbours gardens with friends during the Bengali festival ‘Baishaki Mela’

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

- Amitach Bachan, he is a great actor and I’ve been watching his films since I was young.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My Grandchildren

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

- India’s got talent because I enjoy watching unusual acts

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Eating sweet foods

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Clothes and shoes

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange juice

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?

- Chennai Express

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

- Sharukh Khan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to see into the future

What book should everyone read?

- Make a friend

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- IronMan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Paratha

Favourite meal to eat?

- Rice with chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

- My daughter

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

- Vicky Gill

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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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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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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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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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Bhooli Bisri Yaadein – Ashok

Take a trip down memory lane, 2 hours of melodious, golden classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s

 

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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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#1 – La La La

Vocals: Neha Kakkar , Bilal Saeed

From the film Baazaar, starring Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Chitrangda Singh & Rohan Mehra

 

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#2 -Mere Naam Tu

Vocals:Abhay Jodhpurkar

“Mere Naam Tu” from the most bollywood movie “Zero”. The film is starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif

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#3 – Nazar Na Lag

Vocals :Ash King & Sachin-Jigar

From the film Stree, Starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor.

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#4 – Chogada

Vocals : Darshan Raval, Asees Kaur

From the film Loveyatri, starring Aayush Sharma & Warina Hussain

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#5 – Mere Naam Tu

Vocals: Abhay Jodhpurkar

“Mere Naam Tu” from the most bollywood movie “Zero”. The film is starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif

 

 

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#6 -Meri Gully Mein

Vocals :Ranveer Singh,Alia Bhatt & Siddhant | DIVINE | Naezy | Zoya Akhta

From the film Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 -Dil Mein Ho Tum

Vocals :Emraan Hashmi, Shreya D |Rochak K, Armaan M, Bappi L

Presenting Dil Mein Ho Tum full video song for the movie, “WHY CHEAT INDIA”. It features Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead.

 

 

 

 

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#8 -Gali Gali

Vocals:Neha Kakkar

Presenting the song “Gali Gali” from the movie KGF. Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar And AA Films Presents A Hombale Film Production Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ayyapa, B Suresh, Srinivas Murthy, Archana Jois, Roopa Rayappa, Master Anmol, Ananth Nag, Malavika, Achut Kumar, Naga Bharana, Dinesh Mangalur, Harish roi, Ninasam Ashwath, introducing Avinash, Ram, Lucky, Vinay, Puneeth Rudranag.

 

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#9 – Tere Bin

Vocals: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Asees Kaur and Tanishk Bagchi

From the film Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood along with Siddharth Jadhav, Ashutosh Rana in leading roles

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#10 – Finito

Vocals: Jubin Nautiyal, Sukriti Kakar, Ikka

From the film Amavas, starring Sachiin J Joshi & Nargis Fakhri in leading roles.

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Radio XL Diwali Studio Party

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Qawali Night with Chand Ali Khan

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India Independence Day 2018

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Pakistan Independence Day 2018

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Big Johns Mela 2018

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Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 Opening Night

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Punjabi Film Awards 2018

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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