Kamran Qureshi (born 3 October 1975) is a filmmaker and television director/producer. He won Best Telefilm & Best Director Award for his first ever directed TV film Murad (a.k.a. Eunuch’s Motherhood) with a cash prize in Indus Telefilm Festival. He then won 7 awards for his first TV film series Maa Aur Mamta (a.k.a. Mother & Motherhood) same day in Indus Drama Awards. He was nominated for Best Director award in Lux Style Awards for his first drama serial Moorat (a.k.a. Eunuch’s Wedding).
Qureshi in June 2009
|Born||3 October 1975 44)(age|
|Other names||Cameron, Cam, Kam|
|Education||MA & MBA|
|Alma mater||National Film and Television School|
London Film School
London Film Academy
|Occupation||Filmmaker & TV Director/Producer|
|Years active||1992 - present|
|Known for||Ariel Mothers|
|Nestlé Nido Young Stars|
|Spouse(s)||Iram Qureshi (m. 2002-present)|
|Children||Hareem Qureshi & |
Qureshi started as Digital Video Effects Designer for TV channels and advertising agencies in 1992 and later he joined a television production house Telewise in 1995 as an Editor and Director. His journey into direction with branded programmes: Fanta Candid Camera, Allen Soothers Boom Bastic, Teleworld's Thrill Seekers, Cheer Up, Voyage of Discovery branded TV transmission sponsored by John Player Gold Leaf, Har Dam Tayyar on Military Forces by Embassy, and Ariel Mothers, sponsored by Procter and Gamble.
He made his first telefilm on Eunuchs Murad in 2003 which brought him first award for Best director and Best telefilm at Indus Telefilm Festival, then he made 12 more TV Films in a series and named it, "Maa Aur Mamta" (a.k.a. Mother & Motherhood) written by Zafar Mairaj. Later, continuing work on Eunuchs he directed his first drama serial "Moorat" (a.k.a. Eunuch’s Wedding) in 2004 for 7th Sky Entertainment. Qureshi directed several branded TV shows, drama serials, documentaries and films.
- Choti Si Kahani (Sunsilk and Fair & Lovely) - Brand endorsement TV serial
- Moorat a.k.a. Eunuch's Wedding
- Riyasat a.k.a. Kingdom of Hearts
- Manzil a.k.a. Her Lost Destination
- Makan a.k.a. Home a Heaven
- Sarkar Sahab a.k.a. Evicted Lord
- Ishq Ki Inteha Aka Unbounded Love
- Nestlé Nesvita Women of Strength - Educational Talk Show
- Nestlé Nido Young Stars a.k.a. Nido Ye Taarey Hamarey - Educational Talk Show
- Ariel Mothers a.k.a. Ariel Maa - Talk Show
- London Where I am for Barclays - Music Video
- John Player's Gold Leaf Cheer-up - Comedy Show
- John Player's Gold Leaf Thrill Seekers - Sports Show
- John Player's Gold Leaf Voyage of Discovery - TV Transmission
- Alan Soothers Boombastic - Music Charts
- Fanta Candid Camera - Comedy Show
- Coca-Cola Siachin Rocks Concert - Rock Concert
- Drama Hee Drama - Magazine Show
- Zee Basant Festival - Magazine Show
- Heart Talks - Film Based Show
- Zee Lollywood Show - Film Based Show
- Pepsi Top of the Pops - Music Charts
- Wall's Paddle Pop Kids Club - Kids Show
- Beyond the Silence of the Sea
- John Player's Gold Leaf Food Street Concert
- Sons of Soil
- Power of the Sea
- Meharun Nisa
- Flying Tigers
- Lost Half a.k.a. Mannat
- Impeccable a.k.a. Masoom
- A Rented Child a.k.a. Mazloom
- Lap of Actress a.k.a. Muskaan
- An Insane Laugh a.k.a. Mehak
- Sentenced for Love a.k.a. Mujrim
- Sold Unborn a.k.a. Mahram
- Mary's Sacrifice a.k.a. Marium
- Unwanted Daughter a.k.a. Madawa
- Mother of Desert a.k.a. Muhafiz
- Way to Hope a.k.a. Mahinder Singh
- No. 9
- Special Drink
- Those 70 days
- Pianist Reborn
- His Promise
- An Act of Loyalty
- Woman's Freedom
- Victim of an Honour Killing
- Verdict of a Pashtun Court
- Survival of a Woman
- I'm Locked
- Hometown Memories
- Help of a Ghost
- Gambled Daughter
- Dually Wed
- Drama Fever
- Dowry List
- Cactus's Flower
- Alive to See Her
- An Act of Loyalty
Awards and nominations
- Winner: Best Talk Show Award from private production for Ariel Mothers (Ariel Maa) in 2002 PTV Awards.
- Winner: Best Telefilm Award for Murad a.k.a. Eunuch's Motherhood in 2003 Indus Telefilm Festival.
- Winner: Best Drama Series Award for Maa aur Mamta in 2005 Indus Drama Awards.
- Nomination: Best Director Drama Serial for Moorat a.k.a. Eunuch's Wedding in 2005 Lux Style Award.
- Nomination: Best Director Drama Serial for Riyasat & received Best Serial Satellite Award in 2006 Lux Style Awards.
- Nomination: Best Director Drama Serial for Makan a.k.a. Home a Heaven in 2007 Lux Style Award.
- Nomination: Best Director Drama Serial for Sarkar Sahab a.k.a. Evicted Lord in 2009 Lux Style Award.
- Nomination: Best Director Drama Serial for Ishq Ki Inteha a.k.a. Unbounded Love in 2010 Lux Style Awards.
- Nomination: Best Director Drama Serial for Choti Si Kahani in 2012 Pakistan Media Awards.
- "Interview by Maryam Juzer". Dawn News. October 2002. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
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- "Hareem Qureshi's interview in Dubai". vimeo. Riyasat. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
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- Malik, Sumeha (November 1999). "Demarcating Directors". THE NEWS International. Interview.
- "Telefilm Festival". SHE MAGAZINE. August 2003. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
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- Mazhar, Uzma (March 2004). "From Maa to Maamta" (Vol. XXI, Iss. 05). SHE Magazine. Interview. Archived from the original on 2015-06-13.
- Kherulla, Maryam Juzer (6 October 2006). "The Man Behind MAA". Dawn News. Interview.
- Anis, Farhat (11 October 2001). "A tribute to mothers" (Tview). THE NEWS International. Article. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015.
- "Moorat". 7th Sky Entertainment. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
- "TV Serial Manzil". 7th Sky Entertainment. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "TV Serial Makan". 7th Sky. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
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