Kaamil Shah


Kaamil is a writer for TV, film and theatre, passionate about telling stories of the Indian and Pakistani diaspora. Kaamil’s comedy drama COUNT ABDULLA was greenlit by ITV in early 2022 and will air in the January 2023, produced by Fudge Park. In 2022 Kaamil was one of six writers named as a Broadcast Hot Shot. Previously, in 2021 he was signed to a First Look TV development deal with Paramount where he’s developing a host of original ideas. He’s also working on a selection of other TV commissions including musical comedy drama SOUTHALL STORY with Silverprint Pictures, a radical adaptation of a classic text with Urban Myth Films, and another exciting book-to-screen adaptation with Red Planet Pictures. In 2019 he was selected for the UGC Writer’s Campus at the Series Mania festival in Lille, France where he developed his drama SOVEREIGN which is now in development with Three Tables Productions. Later, in 2020 he was commissioned to write SHAHID’S FIRST SHAVE for the Sparks monologue series for BBC iPlayer (BBC Children’s Productions). He was previously part of a writers’ room for CBBC show CLASS DISMISSED and wrote a monologue for BBC Asian Network and the BBC Writersroom called MOHEEZ MEANS BUSINESS. Kaamil wrote and directed his first short film THE COLOUR OF MILK in 2018 which premiered at the BFI Southbank. Additionally, Kaamil’s first stage play ALLAH’S OWN COUNTRY was written on the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab where it was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award and later went on to win the RAFTA award. Kaamil is a graduate of both the London Film School and Cambridge University.

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