There are seldom any entertainers in the industry who can do it all, and happen to be so good at it. In an industry where people find a certain safe spot and stick with it, Kaif Ghaznavi seems to be over-pouring with talent being a phenomenal actor, singer, and a dancer. Talk about giving all triple threats a run for their money!
Talent as such needs to be lauded just as much, as she has left us curious and wondering how she does it all. All of the motivation that urged her to become an actor came from a reality show called Maseeha. But inspiration apart, Ghaznavi has apparently proved her worth with her inborn talent alone.
Apart from appearing in various Arts Council’s productions, Ghaznavi remains an eminent part of NCA. Being alumni herself by graduating as a ceramic designer, she has also been a lecturer in the prestigious institute from 2004 to 2011. However, she quit this field to focus on acting.
A Fiery Dancer
Apart from singing, acting and partaking in educational endeavors, she also happens to be a brilliant dancer.
Her dancing capabilities were fully showcased in festivals and events like Tilism (2014) and Bunvat (2017).
Not a lot of onscreen actors are capable of performing zealously in theatre, as it requires a distinct skill and is of a diverse ballpark. However, it looks like Ghaznavi is a pro in this field as well, as she has participated in various ventures on stage. Some prominent ones are NAPA International Theatre (2017) and NAPA Repertory Theatre (2013) in which she demonstrated her stage talent in Badshahat Ka Khatma and Naqal Makani, directed by the renowned Khalid Ahmed.
She has also worked with Ahmed in another theatre project, titled Yahoodi Ki Beti (2017).
Proving her worth on stage, she went to work with bigger names like Zia Mohyedin, who cast her in his rendition of Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure, titled Jazza Sazza (2018).
Pioneer of the KaifWala Foundation
Seeing as how she has always been interested in arts and culture, it is apparent how she strives to expand the community of performing arts in this country. With her husband Zeeshan, she has founded a thriving foundation called the KaifWala Foundation, which caters to everything related to arts in the society. Considering how this country lacks a prominent community for performance art lovers, it empowers the young artists by building bridges between the talent and the audience. Moreover, the foundation also creates platforms for various disciplines to be showcased, which deserve utmost recognition but do not get enough limelight in society.
This country is in dire need of a progressive establishment that fully supports creative arts, and the KaifWala Foundation aims to do just that. It urges creative individuals to join in by giving out scholarships, inaugurating festivals and workshops, and hosting motivational speaking sessions. Furthermore, their production department is also fully functional and has created multiple short films as well.
When she’s not busy with her lovely daughter Aambal, Ghaznavi is indulged in learning classical music. “I believe in making my own songs, write lyrics and sometimes I borrow,” she said. With so much going on, Ghaznavi is clearly setting benchmarks in terms of entertainment and proves to be an inspiration for many others to come.