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Kabir Akhtar

Kabir Akhtar, ACE is an Emmy-winning director-editor whose work includes Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), Never Have I Ever (2020), Arrested Development (2003), and Unsolved Mysteries (1987). He has directed the pilot episode of two series, and has edited the pilot episode of ten series. He is the first person of color to win an Emmy in this category. ... See full bio »

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 2020 Saved by the Bell (TV Series) (2 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.8 (2020)
- Episode #1.4 (2020)
 2020 Julie and the Phantoms (TV Series) (2 episodes) (post-production)
- Unsaid Emily (2020)
- Edge of Great (2020)
 2020 Never Have I Ever (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2019-2020 The Unicorn (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Caroline, No (2020)
- Wade Delayed (2019)
 2020 High School Musical: The Musical - The Series (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Act Two (2020)
- Opening Night (2020)
 2019 BH90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Picture's Up (2019)
 2019 Grown-ish (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (Billy Crystal/Melissa McCarthy/dressing room segments)
 2011 The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (opening film segment)
 2010 DMX: Resurrection (TV Special)
 2009 TV Diaries (TV Movie)
 2008 Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! (TV Special) (segment director)
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- My Mate Mumbai (2008)
- Boy to Man (2008)
- Home Comforts (2008)
 2007 Home Sweet Home (TV Short)
 2006 Like Father, Like Sunday (TV Movie)
 2006 8th & Ocean (TV Series documentary)
 2005 At the Skywalker Ranch (TV Movie)
 2005 The Showbiz Show with David Spade (TV Series) (segment director - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... (segment director)
- Episode #1.9 (2005) ... (segment director)
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... (segment director)
- Scott (2005) ... (segment director)
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... (segment director)
 2004 Inside Out: Joey Pants (TV Movie documentary)
Show Show Editor (57 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (6 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Nephew of Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Honey Irani. Cousin of Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. Grandson of Jan Nissar Akhtar. See more »

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