Legendary actor Latif Kapadia remembered on death anniversary

Legendary actor Latif Kapadia remembered on death anniversary

Karachi (Web Desk): The 22nd death anniversary of legendary stage and television actor Latif Kapadia was observed on Friday.

Kapadia, the veteran stage and television actor, was born on March 27, 1934, in Nasik, Maharashtra, in British India.

He migrated to Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan at the age of 13.

Latif began 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-Grade Arts Theater 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. He is considered one of the most famous actors of Pakistan television.

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, and Shikastay Arzoo.

Kapadia also played a role in a film Very Good Dunya, Very Bad Log, the film was released in 1998.

Latif was fond of singing too and used to sing the songs of his friend, Ahmed Rushdi, who was a well-known singer in the Pakistan film industry.

He received the Pride of Performance award from the government of Pakistan in 2001.

Latif Kapadia passed away after cardio-respiratory arrest on March 29, 2002 in Karachi.