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Soneela has been a book nerd for as long as she can remember. Add to that her multicultural upbringing, her extensive travels and her MFA in Acting from Columbia and it’s no wonder she’s now an award-winning narrator with over 400 titles, a deep love of storytelling and a facility with languages and dialects. Over her 15-year narrating career, her audiobooks have been featured in Best Audiobooks lists by The New York Times, AudioFile Magazine, Audible and The Washington Post and she has been awarded AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Honor. She is also a doting mom of 2, a novice knitter, an avid tennis fan and a member of PANA, APA and SAG-AFTRA.

Some of Soneela's favorite and
most popular audiobook titles:
  • The Set Up by Falguni Kothari (Audible Original Stories)

  • Temple Folk by Aaliyah Bilal (Simon and Schuster)

  • The Bandit Queens but Parini Shroff (Penguin Random House Audio)

  • The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel (Hachette Audio)

  • The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev (Brilliance Audio)

For more of Soneela's titles, check out her Audible page.
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Soneela can be heard in collab with:
  • Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Honor

  • Audie Award

  • Odyssey Honor for Audio

  • ALA Notable Children’s Recording

  • Voice of Brilliance’s Sonic Logo

  • AudioFile Magazine’s Best of List: (2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

  • Audible’s Best of List: 2021, 2022 (as director), 2023

Earphone Awards

  • The Djinn Waits a Hunderd Years, By Shubnum Khan - Penguin Random House Audio

  • The Trouble with Hating You, by Sajni Patel - Hachette Audio

  • Empire of gold, S.A. Chakraborty - Harper Audio

  • Marriage game, by Sara Desai - Penguin Random House Audio

  • A burning, by Megha Majumdar - Penguin Random House Audio

  • At the end of the century, The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Recorded Books

  • Something about sweetie, by Sandhya Menon- Simon and Schuster

  • Nevertheless we persisted, by In This Together Media and Amy Klobuchar - Penguin Random House Audio

  • Widows of malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey - Recorded Books

  • Traitor to the throne, by Alwyn Hamilton - Recorded Books

  • Bright lines, by Tanwi Nandini Islam - Blackstone Audio

  • Rebel of the sands, by Alwyn Hamilton- Recorded Books

  • The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha- Penguin Random House Audio

  • The Best American Short Stories, 2020 - Recorded Books

  • Maya at the Rising Dark, by Rena Barron  - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • 400 Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain - Penguin Random House Audio

  • Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron- Hachette Audio

  • Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai - Hachette Audio

  • Sisters of the Snake by Sarena and Sasha Nanua - Harper Audio

  • Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron - Hachette Audio

  • Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini Nagendra- Blackstone Audio

  • My Life: Growing up Asian in America edited by CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)- Simon and Schuster

  • Stuntboy, In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds - Simon and Schuster

  • Stuntboy, In-Between Time by Jason Reynolds - Simon and Schuster

  • Even If The Sky is Falling - Harlequin Audio

  • Voice Range: Tweens, Teens, 20s-70s

  • Proficient accents: Standard American, British, East Indian, Ghanaian (West African)

  • As I am a quick study and have a facility with accents, I have voiced secondary characters with the following accents: Arabic (General), Australian, French, Spanish (General), Italian, Russian, Scottish, Welsh. 

  • Languages: Conversational Brazilian Portuguese, French, Beginner Hindi and Twi (Ghanaian dialect)

  • Cultural identities: Indian, Ghanaian, American

Home Studio
  • Studiobricks Booth

  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO

  • AT4047 Mic

  • Reaper DAW


In addition to being a prolific narrator, Soneela’s extensive experience acting and directing in theatre and film has led her to directing audiobooks and coaching narrators.  For directing and coaching inquiries, please send a message via the Contact page.

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