Krishnendu is an award-winning director. He won the John Brabourne Big Five film award and a Mental Health in Media Award in 2008. He was nominated for a BAFTA in 2005 for his directing. Described by Screen International as one of "the brightest new hopes of the British film industry" in their 'Stars of Tomorrow' list and "the maker of uncompromising documentaries" by The Independent.
Krishnendu graduated from Bristol University with a joint honours degree in English and Drama. He trained on the BBC Production Trainee scheme, ITN News Trainee scheme and the BBC Drama Series Directors Academy. His last project was as the Series Director on An Idiot Abroad – the comedy documentary starring Karl Pilkington series Executive Produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. He is currently working on Series 2 of An Idiot Abroad and attached to direct his first feature film Deepcut by Philip Ralph for producer Andrew Eaton / Revolution Films.
Other directing credits include: the BAFTA nominated Who You Callin’ a Nigger? (C4), Michael Howard: No More Mr. Nasty (BBC2); True Stories: What’s Killing Darcus Howe? (More4); The Happiness Salesman starring Christopher Eccleston and Archie Panjabi.