Kamran Qureshi is an award-winning British Film and TV Director, Scholar and Doctoral Researchers. He is a founding member of KQ Movies Ltd and Evergreen Media Europe Ltd and also teaching MA Film, Television and Creative Practice in the University of East Anglia, England, United Kingdon. He is working as a Communication Editor at the Brief Encounters Postgraduate Journal (funded by CHASE) and also as a Public Governor Central in the Council of Governor of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Kamran is engaged on the first-ever doctoral study that brings together theoretical readings of representation of intersex with professional practice in Film, TV and Media research. His education includes the study of economics, international relations, advertising, marketing followed by formal training in filmmaking from UK premier film schools including National Film & Television School; London Film School and London Film Academy.
Kamran’s television film series Maa Aur Mamta (Motherhood) 2004 on the subject of mothers, won six awards including Best Film Series & Director in the first Indus Drama Award 2005. He also won the Best TV Talk Show Award (2002) for Ariel Mothers – a show about motherhood, that was sponsored by Procter & Gamble. Kamran’s directed Riyasat (Kingdom of Hearts) 2006 won Best TV Serial Award, in the 5th Lux Style Awards, along with the Best Director and other nominations. One of his nominations includes Best Producer Award in the 9th Lux Style Award with Raheel Rao on his directed TV series Ishq Ki Inteha (Unbounded Love) 2010. As for weekly Talk Shows, he has worked on Nestlé Nido Young Stars (2008), Nesvita Women of Strength (2009), Also tv-series Makan (Home a Heaven) 2007, Sarkar Sahab (Evicted Lord) 2008, Choti Si Kahani (A Small Story) 2011 and Mushrik (Polytheist) 2017.
Lux Style Awards 2006
He has dealt with sensitive subjects such as the position of women, child labour, child marriage, child abuse and prostitution, honour killing, religious tolerance, sexual abuse and rape, losing family women in gambling addiction, drug smuggling, human trafficking, young girls issues, intersex and transgender. One of his critically and commercially successful films–Murad (Desire), on the motherhood of an intersex, won Best Director and Best Telefilm Awards at the Indus Telefilm Festival, 2003; also, a Special Award for Acting in the First Indus Drama Awards 2005. Similarly, his 32-part television drama series Moorat (Idol), on the lives of intersex and transgender characters, won several nominations in 4th Lux Style Award, 2005, including Best Director and Best TV Drama Serial.
TV Talk Show 1999
He began his career in the media industry as digital video effects designer for television channels and advertising agencies. He later joined a television production house, Telewise, as an editor and director. He has worked with several global brands, including Ariel, Nestle Nesvita, Nestle Nido, Lipton, John Player’s Gold Leaf, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Walls, Pepsi, WildCat and Barclays. Apart from direction, Kamran is proficient and quite respected for his skills in operating aerial, handheld camera, crane and jib, editing, and colour grading.
Since 2000, Kamran had been involved in teaching and also invited in TV shows to speak about Film and TV direction and production. His wife, Dr Iram Qureshi, is a Practising Academic, Film & TV Director, Producer, and Assistant Examiner at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD is on British Cinema. They live in London with their three lovely daughters.