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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 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.


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5 news items

India West
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:03:45 -0700

Identity Card. (L-r) Filmmaker Rahat Kazmi, actor Prashantt Guptha, TV designer Zeba Sajid and actress Manini Mishra are seen during the promotion of their film “Identity Card” in Mumbai Dec. 9, 2013. (IANS photo). Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:53 pm.
Kashmir Dispatch
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:22:30 -0700

`Identity Card -Ek Lifeline`, which showcases the significance of "identity" and "dignity" of people of Kashmir during 25-years long militancy in J&K, is all set to release on August 29. The Rahat Kazmi-directed film has garnered acclaim at several ...


Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Srinagar, July 10: A filmmaker from border district of Poonch has become the first person from J&K to produce a Bollywood movie on the daily suffering of Kashmiri people. The film titled 'Identity Card' has been produced by Rahat Kazmi of Surankote ...


Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:22:30 -0700

Highlighting the grave issue of Kashmir and the problems commoners face in this disputed area is all about the upcoming drama Identity Card. Starring Tia Bajpai, Furqan Merchant, Raghubir Yadav and Prashant Kumar in lead roles, the film has an ...

Bollywood iGN

Bollywood iGN
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:30:00 -0700

With the new sprit and with lots of enthusiasm actors have to perform on the statecrafts. And with the new hope Identity Card – Ek Lifeline trailer has been released recently. Check out the suspense and eagerness of journalists who got stuck in Kashmir ...

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