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Kavi Raz – Writer/Director

Kavi Raz is an Indian-born British actor, writer, director and producer. Raz was a founder and artistic director of the Wandering Players’ Theatre Company. The company staged several World and US premieres of plays from India. Western audiences were exposed to the works of Rabindranath Tagore for the first time, in addition to plays like Sakharam Binder.

In 1978, Raz founded the production company, K. R. Films Hollywood. Its debut, Lehren – a television weekly variety series for the Asian audience – was shown throughout the United States and Canada. In 1988, K. R. Studios was built in Granada Hills. Housing several buildings including the main studio, it has state-of-art equipment for film and television productions, as well as a multi-track recording facility for post production and recording needs. The studio is now home to many award-winning producers, writers and directors engaged in the production of commercials, TV programmes, music videos and films.

He co-starred with Joe Odagiri and Chloe Snyder in Atsushi Funahashi’s Big River in 2005. Raz began his career as a filmmaker with The Gold Bracelet, a movie about a Sikh man faced with the realities of post-9/11