Exclusive Facts Of Yusuf Qasmi is an Indian Theatre person.
He founded SMITA PATIL STREET THEATRE with object to spread awareness amongst masses against social evils through his famous street plays ANTH,which is listed 3rd time in Limca book of records for performing 6211 shows which is known as longest running street play
EARLY LIFE -:
Born on 12th dec 1968 in north Karnataka Gulbarga, he is the only son of Haji Mhod.Khasim and Tahira begum .In 1971 his father shifted to Mumbai.
In 1989 Mumbai was in the clutches of drugs After completing a short term para professional course in social work he has written street play ANTH, to spread awareness. The first shows of ANTH took place on 11th jan 1989 at sangam maiden jeogeshwari east. Through this street plays Yusuf Qasmi has raised voice and started creating awareness among the masses. After that he started getting requests to do more street plays on social issues. Some of the early shows were supported by Mukti Sadan. It was surprise that he got threat from local drugs peddler,he became complainer against the peddler later on he was arrested by narcotics department. It has made him a real hero in his area.
He entered Bollywood because this will provide him lager platform to express his views and help him in creating awareness for social issues.
He learned writing skills from his school friend Khalid siddque’s uncle , legendary writer JAVED SIDDIQUI SAHAB, where javed sahab used to share working experiences of veteran actress smita patil that inspires yusuf Qasmi and he kept his theatre group’s name on her .
Yusuf also assisted writer kamlesh pandey In 1999 he joined Etv Urdu and Directed Documentr Film Shehenshah – e – Deccan based on Hazrat Khwaja Bandenawaz(RA). He is casted as Main Villain in BIJUKA which is screened in Cannes Film Festival
He even worked as associate director to ravi davla for TV Serial Autostand, Telefilm Jadugar and Mukkamal Jahan telecasted on ETV Urdu and associate director to Abhinav Kashyap (Dabang fame) for TV Serial Siddhanth telecasted on Star One in 2004.
- Written acted and directed in short film Main Babasaheb Ambedkar Bol Raha Hoon!
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Yusuf had participated in very famous Indian tv reality show SACH KA SAMNA on 8 september 2009.
Yusuf Qasmi recently completed his feature Film “YUSUF”where he played lead role which will release soon. He is also working on another film DUSHKARM which is on burning topic of Rape.