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
SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
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
EXPERIENCE WITH NGO
Have worked with National Muslim Women Welfare Society, Jaipur
I have done many street plays, as well as documentary films and Communication Development programmers
SOCIAL AWARENESS WORK (IEC)
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