Yusuf Khurram

Scenographer, Independent Documentary Filmmaker, Folk Theater Educator, Cultural Visual Anthropologist, Research Coordinator, Line Producer and Performer.

Working in Folk theatre research for more than a decade, Khurram switched to documentary filmmaking to bring to the fore Indian arts and crafts which are on the verge of extinction. 

His documentry Tradition was featured at the Mumbai International Documentary. Film Festival (India) and was nominated for the Best Documentary Award at Narrowsburg Film Festival (USA) and Television show-Lok Yatra, Yusuf has done a pioneering work to bring to light hidden and lesser folk art tradition of Rajasthan.

Yusuf is presently working on a travel show for an international TV channel. Also he is working creatively in an International feature film, which is based on the tradition of Rajasthan.


Diploma From National School of Drama, New Delhi

Film Appreciation course From Film & Television Institute, Pune (Under prof. Satish Bhaddur & prof. Chodhri)

Bachelor of Arts From University of Rajasthan, Jaipur


Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur had awared scholarship to study Dramatic arts at National School Of Drama, New Delhi

National School of Drama, awarded Fellowship for research project on “FOLK THEATRE & ARTS OF RAJASTHAN”

Ministry of  HRD, department of Culture, govt of India, awarded Fellowship research project for 2 years


Documentary film Tradition

Nominated for Best Documentary film Award at Narrowsburg Film Festival, U.S.A,

Shown at Mumbai International Film Festival, India

Won Best Documentary Award at Heritage Film Festival Ahmedabad, India

Short Documentary I’ll See you Again, Sister shown at Intimalente Film Festival Italy and Indian Film Festival Ireland


I have done research, conceptualized and directed more then 150 episodes of a musical travelogue, Lok Yatra for ETV Rajasthan based on folk songs , traditional arts, rituals of different communities and tribus of Rajasthan, India 


Theatre workshop at Jaipur with collaboration with National School Of Drama 

Teaching Dramatics at India Drama & Entertainment Academy, Mumbai

Worked as asstt.to Mr.Ratan Thiyam, for Festival Of France at Mumbai, India


Have worked with National Muslim Women Welfare Society, Jaipur 

I have done many street plays, as well as documentary films and Communication Development programmers


To rise awareness, improve knowledge and understanding among the general population about AIDS infection and STD routes of transmission and method of prevention through; shorts film, for IEC govt.of Rajasthan

Beside that I have produce till now more then 12 short films on various Social issues for department of Directorate of Literacy & Continue Education & Directorate of Small Saving Govt. of Rajasthan