Rahat Kazmi

Rahat Kazmi (Urdu: راحت کاظمی ) is a Pakistani actor, anchorman and speaker and an academician. He has worked in several TV serials for Pakistan Television Network.

Rahat Kazmi
Native name
راحت کاظمی
EducationGovernment College
University of Punjab
Spouse(s)Sahira Kazmi
ChildrenAli Kazmi (son)
Nida Kazmi (daughter)
RelativesShyam (father-in-law)
Rafay Kazmi (grandson)


Rahat's father was a lawyer by profession, and he wanted his son to follow his footsteps. Rahat completed his high school education in Rawalpindi. He successfully completed and received his law degree (LLB) in Lahore. Additionally, Rahat received his master's degree in political science from Government College Lahore and a master's degree in English literature from Punjab university.


He joined the Pakistani Civil Services in 1968 as an Information Officer. In 1976 he resigned from his job and pursued acting. He worked for Pakistan Television Network and appeared in famous drama serials such as Qurbatein aur Faslay, Teesra Kinara, Parchayian, Dhoop Kinaray, Raghon mein andhera, Ehsas, Zikar hay kayi saal ka, Nangay Paon, Saraab and others. Currently Rahat is working as an administrative director for L'ecole for Advanced Studies (LAS), an academic institute in Karachi. He also teaches English Literature and Drama to A level students at LAS, Karachi. Rahat Kazmi is also an IDJIT director at the National Academy of Performing Arts. He has previously taught at Avicenna School and Hamdard University (Clifton Campus, Karachi) in 2001.


Rahat married Sahira Kazmi, an accomplished actress and daughter of the Mumtaz Qureshi (Taji) and her first husband, actor Shyam, in 1974. They have a son (Ali Kazmi) and a daughter (Nida Kazmi). Nida worked in PTV serials such as Hawaa Ki Beti and Zaibunisa. Later she left acting. While Ali Kazmi chose the field of acting.


Film Name Year
Aaj aur kal 1976
Insaniyat 1976
Suraj bhee tamashai 1977
Mehmaan 1977
Muthi bhar chawal 1978
Khandaan 1980
Saima 1980
Aazmaish 1980
Aas paas 1982
Jaan-e-mun 1982


Drama Year
Mayaar 1967
Rahat Kazmi show 1970
Parchaaiyan 1976
Dhoop Kinare 1985
Comedy Comedy 1990


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 Sahira Kazmi (Director)
Karavan N/A Iqbal Ansari
Nangey paaon N/A Shahid Kazmi (Writer), Haider Imam Rizvi (Director)
Ragoan mein andhera N/A Yunus Javed (Writer), Mohammad Nisar Hussain (Director)
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

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