Nasreen Akhtar

Presenters Name

Nasreen Akhtar

Show Title / Genre

Milap. Programme featuring women’s issues, music, news, special topics and interviews

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, listening to music, arranging stage shows, creating designs.


Musical Background / History

No Special musical background, I just listening music.


How did you get involved in GFM?

I have my personal interest in live broadcast. I was presenting a small part (women’s discussion of BBCC radio Gloucestershire’s Asian programme. I started presenting GFM Awaz (Asian programme) when 1st time ever it was on air on Gloucester. I did my training for presenting live broadcast and then again in 2004 I was with GFM presenting Milap.



I enjoyed and developed my interest and skill in broadcasting through working with BBC and GFM. My real achievements are my children. Though I have won three national awards for the research I initiated and was key organiser for the unique local project “ Our Untold Stories “. Through our untold stories research I have tried to preserve the great cultural diversity of Gloucestershire, which benefits all who live here. I view this as one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done. I am a charted Librarian with BA & MA degree in the management of libraries.


Musical Aspirations

My interest in music and arts inspired me to organise many cultures festival annual event Gloucester City Council / Gloucestershire county Council and several other organisations. This has acted as a showcase for the local communities, has promoted diversity and the valuing of cultural identity. I am hoping to carry on this.


Most influential tracks

I like popular and folk songs. The list is too long.


Message to GFM Community

Live and let live. Life is too short to identify differences, Try to recognise the similarities.

Current track