To achieve what your heart desires is not a piece of cake. It needs courage to listen to what heart says and
bring that to surface. Finding passion and achieving that needs someone to go a long way. Passion is the real force behind success and happiness. Ayaz Ali is one of that brave people around us, who pushed beyond their fears to do what made them come alive.
Ayaz Ali, a theater artist and social activist, belongs to a middle family from Lyari, Karachi. He was born on 21st March, 1993. He was interested in acting and theater from his childhood. He got an opportunity when he got enrolled in an education
center ‘HOP’ (Home of Professionals) where he met Altaf Salani who encouraged him and helped him to achieve his ambition. Mr. Altaf Sailani, an educationist who runs his own school and coaching center, vitalized him pursue his dreams. By the support of him he got his first chance to perform his first theater play ‘Pehchan’ at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari. His team performed another play ‘Bint-e-Hawa’ from the platform of Tehzeeb Theater in 4th Youth Festival and secured 1st position.
His parents didn’t want him to study theater and doing theater. They wanted him to get a real career, which everyone’s parents want. But he remained steadfast and persuade them to go along with him.
Later he had opportunities of playing roles in short films. He received Best Actor A
ward for his role in a short film Kaangi (Balochi word used for crow) in 2015 from a film festival organized by IDSP (Institute for Development Studies and Practices). The moment he received the award by the hands of Jamshed Mahmood Raza, popularly know as Jami (film director, producer, writer) was the best moment of his life.
From the platform of AWR Production, runby Adeel Wali Raees, he played the main role in a short film ‘Poster’. His short film has been selected for Paris Mobile Film Festival and later selected for 60 Second International Film Festival Islamabad and ranked 15th.
Ayaz Ali calls Rajpal Yadav (Comedian) his favorite actor and Shah Baloch (an actor and short film producer) as his teacher and mentor. He is currently working with different teams to develop and evolve his skills in theater arts.
“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.”
― Shannon L. Alder