Voice - Over Artist

Dubbing Artist

Voice Actor

The tasks a Voice-Over Artist is expected to perform include:

Auditioning for voice roles in productions including films, television, advertising (all media), radio plays, animation, digital media (mobile, internet etc.), dubbed productions, corporate films, educational films, audio dramas, telecom (IVR, Voice-mail etc.), channel voices

Performing imaging, narration, voice-overs, announcements, impersonations/ mimicry according to requirements

Ability to understand the technical language of voicing

Knowledge about performance techniques and principles

Familiar with the essentials for performance (communication skills, voice modulation, flair for mimicry and drama, sense of humour, emotional rendering etc.)

Knowledge about the basics of the media industry and the different roles different professionals play (especially for advertising)

Ability to have a good ear for different types of sounds and voices

Ability modulate voice in different accents (regional, international)

Ability to maintain continuity of voice quality throughout the performance

Skilled to play the tempo, tone, volume and pitch depending on the directors and films requirements

Ability to speak with a clear, clean and neutral accent and use voice to convey emotions and different characters through developed techniques

Voice-modulation, Fluency in languages, Speed-reading

Excellent communication skills

Voice-modulation skills

Flair for mimicry and drama

Sense of humour

Emotional rendering


Language skills


It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling maybe a part of this job

Need not handle a team Working hours

Media and entertainment companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous One may develop occupational hazards like vision issues, body ache, joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 40,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Film and Television Sector in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

Job Prospects in India

As the entertainment industry is growing faster and stronger than ever and reaching markets linked with new technologies, voice-over and dubbing are still enduring as promising careers in their own right. The demand for dubbing/ voice over artists is mounting day by day and they are required in most sectors of media, be it television, films, or even radio. These industries are on a hunt for people with confident and rich voices. Videogames, apps, GPs, text to speech, internet publishing, would give talents in this field the opportunity to stretch their vocal cords more often and see more opportunities to work on different projects.

Media and Entertainment companies, colleges and institutes across India


All across India

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Xavier Institute of Communications




Asian Academy of Film and Television

Academy of Radio Management

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