Latif Kapadia

Pakistani Stage And Television Actor.

Latif Kapadia

Latif Kapadia (1934-2002), was a Pakistani stage and television actor. He was born on March 27, 1934 in Nasik, Maharashtra, in British India. At the age of just 13, Latif Kapadia was migrated to Karachi after the partition of the subcontinent.
Latif started his career as a stage actor. He was initiated into acting in 1953 by a theatre-loving couple, Meherji and Pervaiz Dastur. They presented many plays in the 1950s.
In 1957, Latif Kapadia joined the Avant-Garde Arts Theatre formed by Ali Ahmed and Latif’s elder brother, Ghulam Ali Kapadia. Ali Ahmed’s play, Sheeshay Kay Aadmi, was a great hit. Latif Kapadia had played a pivotal role in it. His other noted plays that earned him fame were Qissa Jagtay Sotay Ka, Ek Din Ka Sultan and Phir Bhi Hum Jeetay Rahay.
In 1967, When Pakistan Television came to Karachi, Latif Kapadia did his first television play, Sheeshay Kay Aadmi, recreating the same role.
Career

Latif started his career as a stage actor. He was initiated into acting in 1953 by a theatre-loving couple, Meherji and Pervaiz Dastur. They presented many plays in the 1950s.

In 1957, Latif Kapadia joined the Avant-Garde Arts Theatre formed by Ali Ahmed and Latif’s elder brother, Ghulam Ali Kapadia. Ali Ahmed’s play, Sheeshay Kay Aadmi, was a great hit. Latif Kapadia had played a pivotal role in it. His other noted plays that earned him fame were Qissa Jagtay Sotay Ka, Ek Din Ka Sultan and Phir Bhi Hum Jeetay Rahay.

In 1967, When Pakistan Television came to Karachi, Latif Kapadia did his first television play, Sheeshay Kay Aadmi, recreating the same role. His other television plays include

    Baarish
    Barzakh
    Fifty Fifty
    Gurez
    Nadan Nadia
    Shikastay Arzoo
Latif was introduced into acting in 1953 by a theatre-loving couple, Meherji and Pervaiz Dastur. They offered a lot of plays in the 1950s. In 1957, Latif Kapadia joined the ultramodern Arts Theatre shaped by Ali Ahmed and Latif’s elder brother, Ghulam Ali Kapadia. Drama “Sheeshay Kay Aadmi” was a great hit. He had played a key role in it. His other prominent plays that provided him distinction were Qissa Jagtay Sotay Ka, Ek Din Ka Sultan, and Phir Bhi Hum Jeetay Rahay. In 1967 Latif Kapadia did his first television play, Sheeshay Kay Aadmi. He also played a role in a film Very Good Dunya, Very Bad Log, released in 1998. His popular plays include: Nadan Nadia, Fifty Fifty, Gurez and Baarish. He received the Pride of Performance award from the President of Pakistan on March 23, 2001. He died on March 29, 2002 in Karachi, Pakistan.

Latif Kapadia also played a role in a film Very Good Dunya, Very Bad Log, film was released in 1998. He was fond of singing also and used to sing the songs of his friend, Ahmed Rushdi, who was a legendary singer of Pakistan film industry.On March 23, 2001 Latif Kapadia received the Pride of Performance award from the President of Pakistan. He got the award for his services towards theatre in Pakistan.Latif Kapadia died of cardio-respiratory arrest on March 29, 2002. He left behind his wife, a son and four daughters. Latif Kapadia was buried in Mewashah graveyard in Karachi.

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