Shayain LakhaniShayain Lakhani

Shayain Lakhani is a First-Generation Muslim-American writer and director whose parents immigrated to the States from Karachi, Pakistan. Although born in Houston, Texas, Shayain was not able to settle down as a child. His family relocated to five different states during his childhood and adolescence, providing him with various cultural experiences.

His accolades include 7 Southeast Emmy’s, two National Emmy nominations, a total of over 45 official selections nationally and internationally, and winning the 2019 Coca-Cola Regal Films Competition under mentorship from Olivia Wilde. He aims to share the stories of life in America through the eyes of Muslim-Americans and those within the South Asian community.

American 11

TFI Network | 2020