• Best Original Script, Ulugam Awards Malaysia
    2021 | For Demon Hunter (Asura Vettai) | Drama Series

  • Best General Entertainment Award, Asian Academy Creative Awards
    2021 | For Kitchen Wars (Perang Periuk) | Food Show
  • Best Factual Entertainment Award, Content Asia Awards
    2021 | For Kitchen Wars (Perang Periuk) | Food Show
  • Best Influencer Program, Asian Academy Creative Awards
    2018 | For Stupid Man Smart Phone | Travel Show
  • Best Historical Documentary, Malaysia Film Awards
    2010 | For Sandakan Death March | Documentary

  • Best Documentary, Asian TV Awards
    2009 | For Japanese Red Army | Documentary

  • Best Business Program Awards Nominee, TV Academy Awards
    2004 | For Back to the Floor | Business Show

  • One World Fellowship
    London | 2008


Jaya’s work style is best described in three words: dynamic, diligent and a can-do attitude. She is a consummate professional and is an asset not just for the company she works for but through her imagination and creativity, is an individual that is a real asset to the broadcasting industry generally.

Having Asian woman like Jaya in the industry undoubtedly brings fresh perspective and approaches to programming.

Narendhra Morar
Commissioning Editor, BBC World, London

I have worked with Jaya on a series of documentaries that looked at untold stories from Malaysian history. The documentary series that we created, helmed by Jaya, managed to win all the broadcast awards locally, while competing with international documentaries from networks like History Channel, Discovery and Nat Geo.

Jaya’s ability to get into the editorial details to craft compelling scripts and her knowledge and experience of international documentary film making techniques made all the difference.

Dato Khairul Anwar Salleh
CEO, Media Prima Television

Jaya worked with me for seven years and over a period of time I saw her grow as an exemplary broadcasting professional. She joined us as a business journalist and expanded her competencies across TV genres over time.

She has the capability to stick to a project, whether it is going through a low or a high patch. Her ability to not give up and last through difficult times makes her a rare asset in the ever-changing world of television.

Ronnie Screwvala
CEO, UTV, Mumbai