Shahzad Kashmiri is a Pakistani cinematographer and director who works in Urdu television series and movies. He is known for Urdu serials like Humsafar and Dil-e-Muztar on the Pakistani channel Hum TV and his Urdu movie
. Kashmiri hails from Rawalkot in Pakistan and lives in Karachi. He works for the Moomal Productions (Pvt.) Ltd. in Karachi, which he joined in September 2000. Kashmiri worked as a sound recordist for the Urdu television movie Voyage Of Discovery directed by Kamran Qureshi. The talk-show released on 30th July 2000. He also worked as a sound recordist for Qureshi’s television films John Player’s Gold Leaf Thrill Seekers and John Player’s Gold Leaf Cheer-up in 2000. Kashmiri worked as an assistant camera man for the musical television series Allen’s Soothers Boombastic in 2000.
In 2007, he worked as a cinematographer in the television film series The Making Of Aurat Aur Char Dewari also known as Women And Hurdles and television film Help Of A Ghost directed by Adnan Wai Qureshi. He is most well known for cinematographing the drama series Humsafar directed by
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat
. The series aired from 24th September 2011 to 3rd March 2012 on Hum TV. He was also the cinematographer of television serials like Ishq Junoon Deewangi in 2009, Maat in 2011,
in 2012, Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu in 2012, and Zard Mausam in 2012. Kashmiri made his directorial debut in television with the drama series Dil-e-Muztar depicting a love triangle between the lead characters. The show first aired on 23rd February 2013 in Hum TV.
It is also aired on MBC Bollywood in the Middle East region and on Zindagi as Dil-e-Nadaan on 6th February 2015. It remains one of his highly regarded works. He also directed Alvida in 2013 and Maana Ka Gharana in 2015. Kashmiri made his film debut as a director with the movie Bin Roye with Producer Momina Duraid. The movie hit the screens on 18th July 2015. The film received critical acclaim and is the third highest grossing movie of Pakistan. The Directors’ Board of the Hum TV network awarded Kashmiri the Hum Honorary Phenomenal Serial Award in 2012 for the serial Humsafar. In 2014, he received nomination at the 2nd Hum Awards under the Best Director Drama Serial category for the serial Dil-e-Muztar. In 2016, he received nomination at the 15th Lux Awards under the Best Director category for the film Bin Roye.