Krishnendu is an award-winning producer and director. He won the John Brabourne Big Five film award and a Mental Health in Media Award in 2008. His work has been nominated for a British Comedy Award, a Royal Television Society Award, a National Television Award, a Broadcast Award as well as a BAFTA. Krish's direction was also shortlisted for a Grierson Award and nominated for a BAFTA
Described by Screen International as one of "the brightest new hopes of the British film industry" in their 2006 'Stars of Tomorrow' list and "the maker of uncompromising documentaries" by The Independent.
Krish was Series Director of the hugely successful An Idiot Abroad, Executive Produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and starring Karl Pilkington, which broke viewing records for Sky1HD. The series has been broadcast in 140 territories around the world including being the highest rated show on the Science Channel in the US. The DVDs have gone on to sell over 1.3 million copies. Krish was Executive Producer and directed 2 episodes of the second series, which returned to Sky1HD in September 2011 which has gone on to be shown in 210 territories around the world.
He is currently Executive Producer on An Idiot Abroad 3 – a 3 part special for Sky1HD. He has also just set up an independent production company - Me & You productions with Richard Yee. Their first production was to co-produce An Idiot Abroad 3. They are developing a slate of factual, comedy and drama projects, including a series for Dave's Hoff the Record..
Krish is on the Board of Directors UK and is an elected member of the BAFTA Television Committee. He was on the Board of BAFTA and Chairman of the BAFTA Learning and Events committee from 2006-10.
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
Hit entertainment following Karl Pilkington's chaotic world tour as organized by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais
Writer & Director
The now very well travelled Karl experiences how other cultures face up to some of life's biggest issues, while at the same time planning for his own future