Shows / Presenters

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Sunhara Sawara – Sunita

Catch up on news in the UK and abroad including entertainment news with Sunita.

About Sunita:

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

- My son, Books and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Picking berries from the trees and eating them

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

- Sonu Nigam, I admire him

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

- Dance India Dance, I love dancing

What is your guilty pleasure?

- cream cakes

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Books and magazines

What’s your favourite drink?

- Coke

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

- Nutan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to summon the lightening

What book would you recommend?

-Mahatma Ghandi’s Autobiography

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Pistachio

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Chevda

Favourite meal to eat?

-Dosa

Who was the last person you called?

- My Mother in Law

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

-Shabana

 

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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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Friday Night Show – Sanjay Dass

Sanjay Dass 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.

About Sanjay:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- My phone, macbook and speakers (loud ones!)

Favourite childhood memory?
- Recieving a letter through the post saying I had won a competition I entered, I won a family holiday to Pontins. I was so pleased, I was even in the local newspaper!

Who’s the person you would like to meet most and why?
- Meeting the Queen would be on the money!  She reminds me of my Nanni lol.

What always puts a smile on your face?
-The sunshine!

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
-I don’t watch indian reality tv shows, sorry! If I had to choose though, it would be the Indian X Factor (does that even exist?)

What’s your guilty pleasure?
- Hands down, it has to be chocolate.

Do you have an odd talent?
- Yes, I’m a radio presenter!

What would you spend £1000 on?
- A holiday to New York, the most amazing city in the world.

What’s your favourite drink?
- Soft drink or alcoholic? If its a soft drink i would say Rubicon mango ( I have such a sweet tooth) As for alcoholic, well, where do we start?! My favourite is probably Jonnie Walker Double Black or Disserano.

If Bollywood made a film of your life, which actor/actress would you want to play you?
- Hmm thats a toughie! Well it has to be someone who shares similar traits to myself, so they would have to be dashing and handsome! So I pick Hrithik Roshan.

Which super power would you like to have?
-I would love to be able to fly (I have dreams that I can you know!)

What book should everyone read?
-I need to read more, I listen to too much music to read.

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?
-Supersonic Sanj!

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Cornish..mmmmmm!

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Aloo wale parathe with dhai, oh yes!

Favourite meal to eat?
- Nando’s

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Neither, I prefer wholemeal

Who’s the last person you called?
- My Dad

 

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Ek Sawal – Atif

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

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Sanjha Punjab – Raj Kaur

Raj Kaur presents Punjabi music from a range of Indian and Pakistani artists as well as local punjabi talent. Riddles, inspirational stories and some quality  punjabi ‘gup shup’!

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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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Late Night Show – Johno

Johno 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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Punjabi Programme – Bhajan Germany

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

About Bhajan:

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing Hockey

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Comedy

What would you spend £1000 on ?

- Charity and the needy

What’s your favourite drink?

-Tea

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cereal

What’s your favourite meal?

- Anything vegetarian

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

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

- Sam Sagoo

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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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Ab Aayega Mazaa – Rajesh

Stay entertained with Rajesh on Saturday evenings  where the mantra literally is ‘Ab Aayega Maza’.

A packed 3 hour show which includes the weekly ‘Sach Ya Jhut’ competition . An hour of mellow music, along with three classic tracks in ‘Yaadon Ka Safar’. Rounded up in the third hour with songs choices provided by You the listener, based on the given Theme of the week.

All this plus lots of cheeky banter and a healthy mix of recent and brand new music.

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Sher Aur Shayari

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

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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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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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Mirpuri Programme – Shafiq

About Shafiq:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Food, water and swimming trunks

Favourite childhood memory?
- I was a naughty kid at home, my mum had to deal with it

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
- Amitabh Bachchan – I’m a big fan

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

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

Do you have an odd talent?
-I can do a lot of things one handed. People don’t realise that.

What would you spend £1000 on?
- Good clothes

What’s your favourite drink?
- Ribena

Which super power would you like to have?
-To be able to run really fast like the 6 million dollar man.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
-Egg on toast

Favourite meal to eat?
-Lamb Bhuna

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Both

Who was the last person you called?
- My home carer

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

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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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Moonlight Show – Khalil Ahmed

The moonlight show with Khalil – a relaxing selection of music including listener’s choice.

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Late Night Show – Manpreet Darroch

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

About Manpreet:

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

-Family, food and music

Favourite childhood memory?

- Dancing on the roof of our rental van to reggae music in Punjab.

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

- Damian Marley, I’m a huge fan of his music and respect the stance true reggae has on world issues. I think it would be a very interesting conversation.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Music I can vibes to!

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

- I don’t watch reality shows so i really don’t know!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Nando’s

Do you have an odd talent?

-I have a tendency of playing dhol beats with a pen on the table, it really annoys people!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-More music software!

What’s your favourite drink?

-Masala chai

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

-Any actor that could play a dashing sardar!

Which super power would you like to have?

-The ability to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- SuperSingh!

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

Buttermilk pancakes

Favourite meal to eat?

BBQ chicken

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you called?

- My significant other

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

- Poli Tank

 

 

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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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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Humdard

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From the film Dobaara starring Huma Qureshi & Saqib Saleem

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#2 – Baarish

Vocals: Ash King & Shashaa Tirupati

From the film Half Girlfriend, starring Arjun Kapoor & Sharaddha Kapoor

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#3 – Udi Udi Jaye

Vocals: Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi & Karsan Sagathia

From the film Raees, starring Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan

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#4 – Cheez Badi

Vocals: Udit Narayan & Neha Kakkar

From the film Machine starring Mustafa & Kiara Advani

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#5 – Zaalima

Vocals: Arijit Singh & Harshdeep Kaur

From the film Raees, starring Shahrukh Khan & Mahira Khan

 

 

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#6 – Ude Dil Befikre

Vocals:Benny Dayal

From the film Befikre, starring Ranveer Singh & Vaani Singh

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Thodi Der

Vocals: Farhan Saeed & Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Half Girlfriendl starring Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor

 

 

 

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#8 – Nashe Si Chadh Gayi

Vocals: Arijit Singh

From the film Befikrel, starring Ranveer Singh & Vaani Kapoor

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#9 – The Breakup Song

Vocals: Arijit Singh,Jonita Gandhi & Nakash Aziz

From the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, starring Ranbir Kapoor & Anushka Sharma

 

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#10 – Itna Tumhe

Vocals: Yaseer Desai & Shahshaa Tirupati

From the film Machine, starring Mustafa & Kiara Advani

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Events

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Opening Night – Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2017

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Date(s) - 23/06/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Cineworld Cinemas

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Our team attended the Birmingham Indian Film Festival opening night which featured a red carpet appearance from Satinder Sartaaj and the premiere

of ”The Black Prince’, a biopic of the last maharaja of Punjab, Duleep Singh. The film will be releasing nation wide on 21st June 2017.

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/05/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
West Park

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Kohinoor Rice Roadshow 2017

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Date(s) - 12/05/2017
12:00 am

Location
Tesco Superstore

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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Date(s) - 30/04/2017
12:00 am

Location
Handsworth Park

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Yeh Shaam Mastani (Radio XL 21st Birthday Show)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/12/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
South and City College

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Mika Singh Press Conference

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/11/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Park Regis Birmingham

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East End Foods Roadshow 2016

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/08/2016
12:00 am

Location
East End Foods PLC

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Indian Film Festival Opening Night

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/07/2016
12:00 am

Location
Cineworld Cinemas

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Press Conference

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/07/2016
12:00 am

Location
Ricoh Arena

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Kohinoor Live Broadcast

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/05/2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Tesco Superstore

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