Some remember him as the dashing young hero who became a television star in the early nineties, while some know him as the husband of Fazila Qazi, another popular television actress. Born on August 9, 1965, Qaiser was inspired to enter television by the late Shafi Mohammad Shah, followed by which he acted in a Sindhi play.
However, it was his role in the play ‘Tapish’, directed by Sahira Kazmi and aired on Pakistan Television in the year 1994.
Although facing some resistance in the showbiz circle early on due to his Sindhi background, Qaiser soon made his place as a television actor with serious talent. His other notable performance came as a Sindhi feudal lord in the epic drama serial ‘Hawayain’, directed by Haider Imam Rizvi and written by Farzana Nadeem Syed. Additionally, he starred in popular drama serials ‘Kasak’ and ‘Marvi’.
Little did Qaiser Khan Nizamani know that two years later he would be directing Arzoo himself. It was after some time that fate brought Qaiser and Fazila together a second time. Qaiser decided there and then to come out straight with his feelings for the lady. But at that time it was a one-sided affair. For Qaiser it was the proverbial love at first sight.
“I went up to Fazila and said, I’m interested in you; will you marry me?” Fazila was astounded and retorted, “marry a person like you; are you out of your mind?” And she walked off leaving behind an agitated Qaiser.
It was a blow to his ego. How could a girl just turn his proposal down. He was adamant that Fazila would be his and that is what ultimately happened.
Both hailed from rival political families. Of that neither was aware at that time. Qaiser was under the impression that Fazila was Qazi Wajid’s daughter. “I made a lot of dumb calls at Qazi sahab’s house.” But gradually he found out more, gathering information about Fazila’s background.
He met his wife Fazila Qazi on the set of ‘Arzoo’ and later on even directed the play. Finding direction interesting, he then directed a number of television dramas. In recent times, his directorial skills were displayed in the telefilm aired on ARY Digital by the name of ‘Tumhain Yaad Ho Ke Na Yaad Ho’.
The character he played in the private production ‘Yeh Zindagi’, directed by Sultana Siddiqui, also received much appreciation although Qaiser played a supporting role in the drama. After the introduction of private channels, he was cast in the drama ‘Ahsaas’ aired on Indus Television. His other noteworthy performances include ‘Buri Aurat’ and ‘Makaan’. In 2010, he starred in the Geo Television drama ‘Zeenat Bint-e-Sakina Hazir Ho’ that dealt with the prevalent issues faced by women due to the feudal system in interior Sindh.
In 2002, he contested the elections under Shafi Muhammad Shah under the candidature of Pakistan People’s Party but both of them could not succeed.
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