Eliyas Qureshi has been working in movies, television, commercials, theater, and voice-overs for many years.
He has appeared in a myriad of movies and television programs, from earlier roles in Law & Order, Law & Order CI, 30 Rock, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps to more recent roles in Grey's Anatomy, Baskets, Zero Hour, Bored to Death, and The Good Wife to name a few. Eliyas was also the lead in the feature action film The Spirit of Mumbai. He has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 2006 (SAG/AFTRA).
Eliyas also started a production company to promote diversity and showcase acting, directing, and production talent that is often overlooked in the industry. He has written, produced, and directed six short films. His short film Muniya won an award at the Going Green Film Festival in Los Angeles. Eliyas is in the midst of relaunching his production company under a new banner—Medium Rare Pictures—and has several feature films in development. Eliyas also serves on the Advisory Board for the Asian World Film Festival.
Growing up in Bombay, India, gave him the ability to converse in severely languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati. Coming to the United States was the culmination of a childhood dream. Having acted in New York for 19 years, Eliyas now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their puppy Zoey. Eliyas is known by his peers as a straight-forward, hard-working, and generous colleague who feels most alive while collaborating on set whether in front of or behind the camera.
Wall Street Money Never Sleeps Taxi Driver Dir. Oliver Stone
Philippe Visits Mr. Pickles Philippe Dilip Dir. Cyrus Cumming
The Dictator Angry Wadiyan Dir. Larry Charles
The Spirit of Mumbai Arjun Dutta (Lead) Dir. John Tillotson
Wanted Weaver Assassin Dir. Timur Bekambetov
A New York Thing Cabbie Dir. Olivier Lecot
Delivering The Goods Mr. Gupta Dir. Mathew Bonifacio
In Search of Aztec Gold Mr. Shah Dir. Nardeep Khurmi
The Great New Wonderful Bodyguard Dir. Danny Leiner
Three Several Dir. Eliyas Qureshi
Muniya Landlord Dir. Eliyas Qureshi
From Within Suresh Dir. Eliyas Qureshi
Day of Fire Yusuf Dir. Jay Anania
Radha Rajesh (Lead) Dir. Eliyas Qureshi
Paranoia Paarth (Lead ) Dir. Aldo Guenther
My Sassy Girl Cabbie Dir. Yann Samuel
Baskets Gastric Specialist Dir. Jonathan Krisel: FX
Roadies Hotel Manager Dir. Sam Jones: Showtime
Grey’s Anatomy Bailiff Dir. Kevin McKidd: CBS
Zero Hour Big Nasty Dir. Pierre Morel: ABC
White Collar Taxi Driver Dir. Tim DeCay: USA
30 Rock Sheikh Dir. Michael Engler: NBC
Bored to Death Cabbie Michael Lehman : HBO
The Good Wife Pujari Brother Dir. Rod Holcom: CBS
Law & Order Indian Man Dir. Richard Dobs: NBC
Law & Order CI Feroz Khandelwal Dir. Frank Prinzi: NBC
Smile Pinki Several Voices Dir. Megan Mylan
Accidental Husband Wedding Guest Dir. Griffin Dunne
Three Several Voices Dir. Eliyas Qureshi
Emblem Health, Burger King, IBM, Chase, Microsoft, OSN, Kellogg’s, Heineken, American Express ETC.
Sam Christensen Sam Christensen Method Sam Christensen Studios
RAW Acting Studio Scene Study, Audition Study Guy Camilleri
The Barrow Group Film/TV Acting Class II : Audition/ Cold Read K. Lorrel Mann
The Barrow Group Film/TV Acting Class I: Tools K. Lorrel Manng
Trinity College of London Stanislavaski Technique: Scene Study Inst. Pervin Wadia
Languages: (Fluent) Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu. Scripted Punjabi & Arabic. Writer, director, Producer
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