Latif Kapadia

Latif Kapadia (Urdu: لطيف کپاڈیا) (27 March 1934 – 29 March 2002) was a Pakistani stage and television actor.

Latif Kapadia
Born(1934-03-27)27 March 1934
Died29 March 2002(2002-03-29) (aged 68)
Years active1957–2001


Born on 27 March 1934 in Nashik, a city in the Maharashtra state of British India of Gujarati descent.[1][2][3] His parents originated from Abrama village near Navsari, Gujarat. Latif Kapadia migrated to Karachi at the age of 13 with his family and started his career as a stage actor. In 1953, Kapadia began his acting career.[1]

A few years later, Kapadia started acting with the Avant-Garde Arts Theatre. He then expanded to television plays with Pakistan Television in 1967.[1][4] During his television career, Kapadia appeared in the following plays:[4]

For his film appearances, Kapadia was in the 1998 movie Very Good Dunya, Very Bad Log[1][4] He was fond of singing also and used to sing the songs of his friend, Ahmed Rushdi, who was a well known singer of Pakistan film industry. Kapadia received the Pride of Performance in 2001.


On 29 March 29 2002, Kapadia died from cardio-respiratory arrest, two days after his 68th birthday at age 68. Fellow actor Moin Akhter had earlier took him to the Liaquat National Hospital for treatment. He was discharged after minor treatment. He later died at his home. Kapadia was married and had five children. He was was buried in Karachi at Mewa Shah Graveyard.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Latif Kapadia passes away Dawn (newspaper), Published 30 March 2002, Retrieved 6 December 2021
  2. ^ "Ahmed Kapadia and his father Latif Kapadia". Ahmed Kapadia. Archived from the original on 12 May 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Tribute to Latif Kapadia". Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Latif Kapadia - a fine artist". ARY TV News website. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2021.

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