Ishtiaque started exploring filmmaking techniques in 2005 by producing shorts, assisting fellow directors in different roles, watching movies, and studying books - in no particular order. He graduated in mathematics from Dhaka University. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011 as a director-producer. Traveled in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea. He lives in his hometown, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. See online movies from Ishtiaque Zico below.