About Us

Welcome to Salaam Namaste Canada Productions Ltd. (SNC). We're an entertainment company that produces media content, offers business publicity and provides events management service. SNC has been established in 2015 by three equal partners, Salma Jadavji, Jalal Ladak and Akbar Herao, who are also well known ethnic media personalities within Canada. SNC has been established with a simple vision, 'To produce media content which is based on our ethnic value system and a true reflection of Canadian pluralistic culture with complete integrity and respect.'

Salaam Namaste Canada Radio Program on Radio SurSangam and Salaam Namaste Canada TV Program on ChakDe TV are one of the most popular shows in Canada within the South East Asian community. SNC has also started a 24x7 online radio which is purely consist of desi music by the name of 'Salaam Namaste Canada Non-Stop Music'. This 24x7 Non-Stop Music channel is extremely popular within the South East Asian community living in Canada and abroad.

SNC provides business publicity services for all the businesses. We can promote your business on our Radio & TV programs and also through our weekly e-Flyers. SNC has organized some of finest events in Calgary. We have a great team and has a huge network of local and international artists.

We are extremely grateful to all our listeners, viewers and well wishers for their great support. YOU are the reason that Salaam Namaste Canada Productions Ltd. is one of the leading ethnic media company within Canada for the forward looking individuals and businesses.

Once again thanks for visiting www.salaamnamastecanada.com , the new wave in entertainment!!


OUR TEAM

Akbar Herao

Akbar Herao, a qualified MBA and CPA, CMA is a Co-Founder and Director of Salaam Namaste Canada Productions Ltd. Akbar has years of experience in Ethnic media; that includes hosting and directing Radio and TV shows, and also experienced in developing content for the ethnic communities within Canada. He is extremely passionate about the freedom of speech in media, but also diligently working towards providing the content which respects and celebrates the pluralistic nature of Canadian societies.

Akbar Herao is respected and well-known for his entrepreneurial spirit within the community. He is the President & CEO of Novel Intent Technologies Inc. A web and digital technology company. He is also a very well-known speaker, who has delivered several speeches and lectures to the international institutes and organizations. Being an Ismaili Muslim, he is extremely passionate about volunteerism and firmly believes in the idea of giving back to the community. He regularly volunteers for community events. He is an active organizing member of the annual fund-raising event for Aga Khan Foundation's World Partnership Walk (Organize by Salaam Namaste Canada Productions Ltd.). 

Akbar Herao is an avid reader and loves Urdu / Hindi poetry. He also likes to travel and loves to try different ethnic food. He lives with his family in Calgary, Canada.

Please feel free to visit www.novelintent.com for all you Web and Digital media needs. 


Salma Jadavji

Dr. Salma Jadavji was born and raised in Pakistan. She met her soul mate Dr. Taj Jadavji while attending medical school, soon after they got married they moved to Canada in 1976. She has three children; as well as, two grandchildren. Salma currently resides in Calgary, AB and this is the place she calls home.

Even though Salma is a doctor by trade and her background is in medicine, she is very artistic and this has caused her to pursue a career as an artist. She has always been interested in visual art; as well as, performing art and finds solace in working with her hands. Her artistic journey began in 1992, this is when she created her first painting. Under the supervision of John Williams she was able to pursue her interest and work with many different mediums. Salma Jadavji’s work is primarily the result of her need to create. It is both a challenge and an outlet; a discipline and a passion. Through her art she seeks to convince the viewer of how she interprets the subject, especially through Islamic calligraphy. Her art work can be defined as a balance between mastery of technique, an opinion to express and an emotional reaction. Her ultimate goal is to seek truth without being afraid to share what she finds. Some other hobbies which Salma enjoys are interior decorating, ceramics, reading, travelling, and flower arranging.

Salma Jadavji has taken her passion of art and allowed it to be a way for her to give back to the community. She has had numerous art shows which have allowed her to raise money for various charitable organizations; such as, the Alberta Children's foundation, Cancer foundation, Aga Khan foundation, Boys and Girls club, Dil foundation and many more.

Painting has also allowed Salma the time to volunteer and this is something she takes great pride in. She has devoted a lot of time to many different organizations and has been an active leader within and outside of her community since 1990. Due to the time spent volunteering she had the opportunity to meet Jalal Ladak and Akbar Herao. Together they decided to start a radio show which is known to all as Salaam Namaste Canada Production. This show airs on SurSangam radio in Calgary. Salma had never done anything like this before but decided she wanted to give radio and TV a try. When asked what she has enjoyed best about this experience she replies, “I have met so many wonderful people through my radio and TV experience. It has given me great pleasure to interview many different people from all walks of life.”

Please visit www.salmajadavji.com to view her paintings.


Jalal Ladak

My name is Jalal and I am one of the three co-founders and directors of Salaam Namaste Canada Productions Limited. I wasn’t always a radio-jockey, however: I was born in Karachi, Pakistan, where I was educated and was an active member of the local Shia Ismaili Muslim Scouts, and Rovers associations. Furthermore, during the years of my youth, I was interested in sports (cricket and table tennis), the arts and thus participated in numerous plays and musical performances. Just recently, I attended the 2016 Jubilee Games, hosted in Dubai, UAE, where I held the position of being the manager for the Canadian table tennis team.

Subsequent to immigrating to Calgary, Canada in 1991, I commenced by career in the media business with first being a solo radio host for 94.7 FM Sabrang Radio. Years later, after moving back from San Jose, California, the Salaam Namaste Canada crew began to formulate, when I asked Salma Jadavji, now a prominent member of the Salaam Namaste Canada team, to join me in hosting an hourly show every week. Eventually, our crew acquired another member, Akbar Herao, whose involvement is no less than mine or Salma’s. We are very keen in promoting local guests from a variety of fields as well as local artists, such as Bashir Somani, Barkat Ali, Rishma Manji, and plenty of more. A notable guest that has appeared in our program more often than not is Salim Merchant, of the famous Salim-Sulaiman duo, who first made his debut on our show when participating in his North American tour in 2014, and has been a great supporter and friend ever since.

Other guests include: members of the Aga Khan Foundation’s World Partnership Walk as well as Aga Khan Development Network to talk about the work of these organizations around the world, Theo Fleury from the Calgary Flames, Kelly Kirch from Sportsnet 960 the Fan, Dr. Ali Asani from Harvard University, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Ustaad Raza Ali Khan – a master of Indian classical music, Indian Idols, and many more.

After a very successful start to the Salaam Namaste Canada radio program, we decided to progress our media involvement, and thus now host TV shows on Chak De TV, weekly, where we interview and promote local celebrities or significant figures in society.

Despite Salaam Namaste Canada simply being a hobby, it has impacted by life in great ways and now has embedded itself into my daily life.