Shagufta Baig (born April 3, 1988 in Bhayander dist Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is an Indian voice actress and Radio Jockey. She has been active in the entertainment industry since July 2006. She can speak English, Hindi and Urdu fluently and has also dubbed for foreign content.
She is known to be the voice of Jessie (Musashi) in the second Hindi language dub of Pokémon produced in-house by UTV Software Communications for Hungama TV and aired on May 19, 2014. Her colleagues who worked with her in the 2014 dub were Nachiket Dighe (Voiced Ash Ketchum (Satoshi), and he also voiced Tracey Sketchit (Kenji) in the first Hindi dub), Anas Khan (voice of Gary Oak (Shigeru)), Rucha Dighe (voice of Misty (Kasumi)), Uplaksh Kochhar (voice of Brock (Takeshi)), Rajesh Shukla (voice of James (Kojiro)), Saumya Daan (voice of Meowth) and Anshul Chandra (as the Hindi voice of Tracey Sketchit (Kenji) for this dub). The XY series uses the Hungama TV Hindi dub cast consisting of actors of the new characters which include Sayuri Haralkar as Serena, Nilufer Middey Khan as Bonnie (Eureka) and Viral Shah as Clemont (Citron).
She has been dubbing movies into the Hindi language since 2006 (South Indian Films as well as series of English language TV programs in Hindi like Game of Thrones, True Blood, Veep, etc.) She usually dubs for main female protagonist roles into Hindi and is also a Radio Jockey with 107.1 FM Rainbow since 2006. She has been Hindi dubbing for Tamil and Telugu-speaking actresses such as Trisha Krishnan, Hansika Motwani, Raima Sen And Taapsee Pannu.
|Program title||Original Japanese voice||Character||Dub Language||Episodes||Original airdate||Dubbed airdate||Notes|
|Pokémon||Megumi Hayashibara |
Akiko Hiramatsu (JP)
Michele Knotz (Seasons 9-) (EN)
|Jessie (Musashi) |
|Hindi||800+||4/1/1997-Current||First dub 5/12/2003-10/2013 |
Second dub 5/19/2014-Current
|The First 8 seasons dubbed, were based on the 4Kids Entertainment English dub. The later seasons were also dubbed in Hindi and are also revised translations based on the English dub. A Second Hindi dub has been produced by UTV Software Communications featuring a new Hindi voice cast and translation and aired on Hungama TV. Shagufta Baig was involved in the second Hindi dub as the voice of this character. Nandini Sharma voiced this character in the original dub, which was produced by Sound & Vision India.|
Live action films
|Film title||Actress||Character||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year Release||Dub Year Release||Notes|
|Iddarammayilatho||Amala Paul||Komali||Hindi||Telugu||2013||2014||Hindi Title as 'Dengeours Khiladi-2'|
|Sahasam||Taapsee Pannu||Sreenidhi||Hindi||Telugu||2013||2014||Hindi Title as 'The Real Jakepot'|
|Daruvu||Taapsee Pannu||Swetha||Hindi||Telugu||2012||2013||Hindi Title as 'Jeene Nahi Dunga'|
|Mogudu||Taapsee Pannu||Rajeshwari||Hindi||Telugu||2011||2013||Hindi Title as 'Mard ki Zaban'|
|Vengai||Tamannaah||Radhika||Hindi||Tamil||2011||2012||Hindi Title as 'Meri Taqat Mera Faisla'|
|Dammu||Trisha Krishnan||Sathya||Hindi||Telugu||2012||2013||Hindi Title as 'Dhammu'|
|Kuruvi||Trisha Krishnan||Devi||Hindi||Tamil||2008||2012||Hindi Title as 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Baaziger'|
|Ongole Githa||Kriti Kharbanda||Sandhya||Hindi||Telugu||2013||2014||Hindi Title as 'Mahaveer No.1'|
|Film title||Original Japanese voice||Character||Dub Language||Original Year Release||Dubbed Year Release||Notes|
|Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back||Megumi Hayashibara||Jessie (Musashi)||Hindi||1998||2015||Aired on Hungama TV with the in-house UTV Software Communications Hindi dub voice cast which was shown over 17 years later, after the original Japanese theatrical release. Unlike the Hindi dub of the anime that was based off the English dub, this film is actually being done directly based off the original Japanese version, despite still using the English names. The premiere date was April 18, 2015 for the channel and it has aired as: "Pokémon The Movie - Mewtwo Ka Badla" (पोकीमॉन द मूवी - म्यूटो का बदला).|