The Pakistan-born Toronto actor recently joined fellow alumnus Mélie B. Rondeau to share all details of his acting journey during a special live-streamed recording of Toronto Film School’s new Arts Anatomy podcast.
The nearly two-hour-long conversation, which took place on Tuesday, June 16 on Youtube, covered the highlights of Kazmi’s career thus far – from what inspired him to pursue his passion for acting, to his time at Toronto Film School, to how he established himself as a versatile and sought-after multi-lingual actor here in Canada, the United States and India, as well as back home in Pakistan.
To date, Kazmi’s resume includes a long list of accomplishments, including:
– Working with acclaimed Indo-Canadian writer/director Deepa Mehta on not one, but two projects – Beeba Boys, which was nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Mehta’s upcoming adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s debut novel Funny Boy
– Establishing a himself as a multi-faceted and multi-lingual television actor, with a variety of roles in series both here in North America, as well as overseas, including: NBC’s Taken; ABC’s Designated Survivor; Pakistan’s record-breaking hit Baaghi; USA Network’s Falling Water; MTV’s American remake of the BBC’s Skins; and Global TV’s Combat Hospital, among others
The event was open to all Toronto Film School and Toronto Film School Online students and alumni, as well as the general public.