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Rahat Kazmi راحت ڪاظمي
Born June 30, 1946
Simla, East Punjab , British India
Occupation Teaching, Acting
Known for Acting, Arts and Literature
Spouse(s) Sahira Kazmi

Rahat Kazmi (born 1946) is a famous Pakistani television actor, a talk-show anchor, a professional speaker and an academician[citation needed]. He is married to renowned Pakistani actress, producer and director Sahira Kazmi, with whom he fell in love when he started his acting career[citation needed]. He has two children from Sahira, Ali Kazmi and Nida Kazmi. Both of the children are associated with the show business industry of Pakistan[citation needed].


Degree University
MA Political Science Government College, Lahore
MA English Literature University of Punjab
Legum Baccalaureus (LLB) University of The Punjab

Early career[edit]

Rahat joined the Pakistani Civil Services in 1968 as an Information Officer. In 1976 he resigned from his job and pursued acting.

Acting career[edit]

Television shows[edit]

Show Name Year
Mayaar 1967
Rahat Kazmi show 1970
Comedy Comedy 1990

Drama and plays[edit]

Drama / Play Year Writer / Producer / Director
Goonge 1967 N/A
Koltar N/A N/A
Anarkali N/A Fatima Suriyya Bajiya
Auraaq N/A Fatima Suriyya Bajiya
Qurbatain aur faaslay 1974 Rahat Kazmi
Ghazanfar N/A N/A
Teesra kinara N/A Rahat Kazmi (Writer), Shahzad Khalil (Director)
Dhoop Kinare 1987 Haseena Moin
Karavan N/A Iqbal Ansari
Nangey paaon N/A Shahid Kazmi (Writer), Sahar (Director)
Ragoan mein andhera N/A Yunus Javed (Writer), Rashid Daar (Producer)
Parchaiyan N/A Haseena Moin
Ehsaas N/A Shahid Kazmi (Writer), Shahzad Khalil (Director)
Saraab N/A Bano Qudsia
Zikr Hai Kai Saal Ka 1996 Sahira Kazmi
Kaise Kahoon 2006 Sahira Kazmi


Film Name Year
Aaj aur kal 1976
Insaniyat N/A
Suraj bhee tamashai 1977
Mehmaan with cast Rahat Kazmi,Babra Sharif, Nayyer Sultana, Najma, Meena Shori etc 1977
Muthi bhar chawal 1978
Khandaan 1980
Saima 1980
Aazmaish 1980
Aas paas 1982
Jaan-e-mun 1982


Rahat married Sahira Kazmi, an accomplished actress and daughter of the Muslim Taji Qureshi and her Hindu paramour, actor Shyam , in 1974. They have a son Ali Kazmi and a daughter Nida Kazmi both of them are actors.

Other activities[edit]

Currently Rahat is working as an administrative director for L'ecole for Advanced Studies(LAS), an academic institute in Karachi[citation needed]. He also teaches English Literature and Drama to A level students at LAS, Karachi. Mr. Kazmi is also a highly-recognized IDJIT director at the National Academy of Performing Arts. He has previously taught at Avicenna School and Hamdard University (Clifton Campus, Karachi) in 2001.

See also[edit]


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35 news items

Times of India

Times of India
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:31:45 -0700

Filmmaker Rahat Kazmi is not concerned about the box office result of his latest release 'Identity Card', but hopes that the Kashmir-based film strikes the right chord with the audience. Kazmi's film, which hit theatres today, showcases the ...


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:56:42 -0700

Rahat Kazmi, director of internationally acclaimed feature film 'Identity Card' has registered an RTI against passport authorities recently. Rahat had applied for passport one and half year ago, and since then he has been waiting for passport but ...

Hindu Business Line

Hindu Business Line
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:22:30 -0700

I got hooked to Dhoop Kinare based on the lives of doctors and loved the portrayal of Dr Ahmer Ansari (Rahat Kazmi) and Dr Zoya Ali Khan (Marina Khan) so much that on a trip to Pakistan to cover the 1993 election, I brought home all the four bulky ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 01:48:45 -0700

FIRST-TIME director Rahat Kazmi takes bold strides in exploring the conflict in Kashmir in Identity Card. Kazmi presents the issues against a backdrop of tension, but fails to make a realistic impact. Plot. Go-getting journalist Nazia Siddiqui (Bajpai ...


Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:33:45 -0700

With some recent films -- including Imtiaz Ali's "Highway", Rahat Kazmi's "Identity Card" and Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film "Haider" -- having been shot in the picturesque region, the stage seems set for re-opening of movie theatres in Kashmir ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

With some recent films including Imtiaz Ali's Highway, Rahat Kazmi's Identity Card and Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider having been shot in the picturesque region, the stage seems set for re-opening of movie theatres in Kashmir, which is ...

Financial Express

The Hindu
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:24:58 -0700

Despite favourable reviews, Emraan Hashmi-starrer “Raja Natwarlal” has failed to excite the moviegoers and it has impacted its box office collection. In two days, the crime-comedy could rake in just about Rs.11 crore. Reportedly made on a budget of Rs ...
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0700

KARACHI: A new theatre season of the National Academy of Performing Arts will kick off next week with a comedy play, Sau Din Chor Kay, that loops in all things that can come under the domain of “Pakistaniat”. This was announced at a press conference ...

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