Kahlil is a random kid from New Jersey who loves movies, TV, and basketball. That’s him in a nutshell—except he’s allergic to nuts. He is the product of an Indian father and a Puerto Rican mother, who met on vacation in a love-at-first-sight telenovela-style scenario. Whether it was forcing his family in India to repeatedly act out a theatrical version of 3 Little Pigs, turning his left and right hand into an action/comedy duo, or playing “Survivor” with bathtub toys, storytelling has always been Kahlil’s passion. In high school, Kahlil taught himself to write screenplays by reading the script for Despicable Me instead of paying attention during his web design elective. Today, Kahlil is proud to have a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where his student films and scripts earned the NYU Faculty Award, the Oliver Stone Screenwriting Award, and an Animation Grant. Since graduating in 2015, Kahlil has been named a Finalist at CineStory, Quarter-Finalist at the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Final Draft's Big Break, and Bluecat, second rounder at Austin, and has earned invitations to NBC’s Diversity Pitch Fest in Rockefeller Center and HBO’s Multicultural Creativity Summit. Kahlil is currently an Executive Assistant at Haven Entertainment in LA.
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