Urdu voice-over agency
Urdu voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Urdu voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Urdu voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Urdu voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Urdu voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email email@example.com or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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Featured Urdu Voice Talent
We have a large database of Urdu voice talent for you to choose from.
Here is a selection of Urdu voice talent who we regularly work with, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have a dedicated talent management team who will help you source the perfect Urdu voice for your needs, and at a price that won’t blow your budget.
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Urdu voice over for MECOPP intro video
Dragonfly were producing an animation explainer video about “The Pathway to Self-Directed Support” for their client MECOPP. MECOPP requested an Urdu voice-over translation and as a leading multi-lingual voice-over agency, Dragonfly put their trust in our service. We time-coded the English audio and then translated the voice-over script to Urdu ensuring the translated voice-over matched the animation. We cast Urdu voice artist Neeraj-M and recorded time-sync to picture. Finally we delivered the audio as a wav file ready for Dragonfly to edit into the final video.As a full-service audio-visual translation company and voice-over agency, Matinée can provide Urdu voice-over script translations, male and female Urdu voice-talent, studio recording and engineering. We can also localise on-screen text and animations or provide Urdu subtitling services.
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A short history of the Urdu language
Modern Standard Urdu is the standardised version of Hindustani used in Pakistan – Modern Standard Hindi is the standardised version of the Hindustani language used in India. Urdu and Hindi were created when Pakistan and India became separate nations, but the spoken versions of the two languages are essentially Hindustani and remain almost indistinguishable.
Hindustani originally derives from Sanskrit, but its main developmental period was during the Mughul Empire (1526-1857), when it came under the influence of the official Persian court language. The prevailing dialect from this time was Khari Boli, used in and around Delhi, the Empire’s capital.
Modern Hindustani (based on Khari Boli) was made an official language of India by the British Raj in 1837, along with English – replacing Persian.
Which countries have Urdu as a national language?
Urdu is the official language of Pakistan, as well as being one of India’s 22 scheduled languages. It is an official language in five Indian states.
Despite its official status in Pakistan, it is only spoken as a first language by around 8% of the population – for most people their mother tongue is one of the country’s regional languages (eg Punjabi, Pashto) and Urdu is learned as a second or third language. However, it is used as a language of unity and taught in schools throughout the country.
How many people speak Urdu as their first language?
It is estimated that around 100 million people speak Urdu worldwide – around 60-70 million of these as their first language.
Did you know…
- The word ‘Urdu’ comes from the Turkic word ‘ordu’, which means tent or army (the English word ‘horde’ also derives from this). It came into use when Shah Jahan built the Red Fort in Delhi, and Urdu was the language chosen to address the soldiers.
- Urdu is written right to left, using a Persian script (unlike Hindi, which is written left to right, using a script derived from Sanskrit). The Urdu alphabet has 52 characters.
- Since being adopted as the official language of Pakistan, Urdu has incorporated several words from other Pakistani languages including Pashto and Punjabi. This ongoing development of the language gives it a distinctive Pakistani stamp, and helps distinguish it from Hindi.
The Pakistani economy
Pakistan’s economy is the 27th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity, and 44th largest in terms of GDP. However, the country’s population is the sixth largest in the world, which means that the GDP per capita is low.
The economy has suffered from internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment and high inflation. Two-fifths of the population is employed in agriculture. Industries include textiles, chemicals and food processing.
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