Nabeel Qureshi (Artist)

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Nabeel Qureshi ںبیل قریشی  is a well known Pakistani Film Director/Writer. He is best known for his 2014's directorial debut and box office hit Na Maloom Afraad , which changed the dynamics of Pakistani cinema, Later on Qureshi also directed "Actor in Law"(2016) which is the 2nd highest grosser of all time on Pakistan Box Office till date.
Nabeel Qureshi's latest venture is the Sequel of his 2014 Super hit "Na Maloom Afraad 2" the film is doing exceptionally well on the Box office,
Qureshi Considered to be one of the finest film Director in the country having 3 super hit film under his name, with various awards too, he won Lux style award in 2015 & 2017 for both his film (Na Maloom Afraad & Actor in Law) Also won an award for Best Director in London for (IPPA Awards 2017).

Title Description
Name: Nabeel Qureshi
In Urdu: نبیل قریشی
Famous As: Director
Alternate Name: Nabeel
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Karachi, Pakistan
Home Town: Sukkur
Education: Theater at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA)
Religion: Islam
Profession: Film, television & music video director, screenwriter
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Awards : Lux Style Award for Best Original Soundtrack, Lux Style Award for Best Film Director
Zodiac: Libra
Date: 23 September 1985
Place: Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation(s): Film, television & music video director, screenwriter
Years active: 2004-Present
Genres: Showbiz
Affiliation: Filmwala Pictures

Early Life

Qureshi was born in 1985 in Sukkur, Sindh and moved to Karachi in 2004. He studied Theatre at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) and was dropped out because of some issues with the faculty.


Nabeel Qureshi during Shooting

Nabeel Qureshi during Shooting

  • Qureshi started his career in mid-2000s by directing ads, cooking shows, television shows and television films.
  • Qureshi is also the director of comedy news show Banana News Network, which is being aired on Geo TV since 2011, it broadcasts every Wednesdays at 11:05 PM (PST).
  • In 2012, Qureshi directed the music video of Mohsin Abbas Haider's debut song Beparwah Dhola.
  • In 2014, Qureshi made his directorial debut with Na Maloom Afraad, which he co-wrote with his college friend Fizza Ali Meerza, who produced the film along with Mehdi Ali through her Filmwala Pictures. The comedy thriller stars Fahad Mustafa, Fahad Mustafa, Mohsin Abbas Haider, and Urwa Hocane, released domestically on October 6, 2014 by Hum Films. The film became the box office hit in Pakistan and grossed ₨12.2 crore until March 2015, with a budget of ₨9 crore. In 2015, he was nominated for the Lux Style Award for Best Director and for Best Original Soundtrack for the lyrics of "Billi", which would be shared with Meerza. The ceremony would be held in late 2015.
  • In January 2015, Qureshi revealed that he and his writing partner Meerza were working on another project, which would be a social satire. Both were developing the script of a film named Actor in Law which would start shoot in 2016. The film was released on Eid ul Adha September 9, 2016.


Nabeel Qureshi at Shooting of a Movie

Nabeel Qureshi at Shooting of a Movie

As Director

Year  Work 
 2011 Banana News Network (BNN) - TV Show 
 2014 Na Maloom Afraad - Film 
 2016 Actor in Law - Film
 2017 Na Maloom Afraad 2 - Film 

As Writer

Year  Work 
  2014  Na Maloom Afraad - Film 
  2016  Actor in Law - Film
  2017  Na Maloom Afraad 2 - Film

As Music Director

With Mohsin Abbas Haider

With Mohsin Abbas Haider

Beparwah Dhola (2012), song by Mohsin Abbas Haider.

As Ad Directors

Nabeel Qureshi

Nabeel Qureshi

Qureshi has directed numerous Ad Films for well known brands like "Unilever, UC Browser, Telenor, Lifebuoy, Ten Sports, Blue Band, Lipton Yellow Label, Warid LTE, Djuice etc.

Awards and Nominations

 Year Award  Category  Work  Result 
 2015 14th Lux Style Awards   Best Director  Na Maloom Afraad  WON
 2015 14th Lux Style Awards  Best Original Sound Track  Billi  WON
 2017 16th Lux Style Awards  Best Director  Actor in Law  WON

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