British Pakistani playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist

In 2008, The Times included Kureishi in its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945

born to a Pakistani father and an English mother

father was from a wealthy family based in Madras (now Chennai), whose members moved to Pakistan after the Partition of India in 1947

My [paternal] grandfather, an army doctor, was a colonel in the British Indian Army. Big family. Servants. Tennis court. Cricket. Everything. My father went to the Cathedral School that Salman Rushdie went to. Later, in Pakistan, my family were close to the Bhuttos. My uncle Omar was a newspaper columnist and the manager of the Pakistan cricket team…