India Film Project
Editor & Director
Kabir Akhtar, ACE, BFE is an Emmy-winning director-editor whose work includes The Academy Awards, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrested Development, and Unsolved Mysteries. Originally from Philadelphia, Kabir spent most of his school years in the theater, before launching a career as a visual storyteller. Now a three-time Emmy nominee, Kabir won the award for editing the pilot of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, becoming the first person of color to win in the category. He worked on all 62 episodes of Crazy Ex, rising from editor to director/producer. Kabir has also directed episodes of Never Have I Ever, BH 90210, The Unicorn, Julie and the Phantoms, Mumbai Calling, Saved By The Bell, Grown-ish, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. With a passion for musical projects, Kabir has directed thirty music videos, as well as comedy segments of the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards. He earned additional Emmy nominations for his work on Arrested Development and on Billy Crystal's latest opening film for the Oscars. He has edited the pilot episode of ten series and has directed the pilot episode of two series. He has been a featured speaker at many industry events and festivals, including SXSW. Kabir has credits on over 450 hours of television.
Kabir Akhtar with Karan Anshuman