“Life takes no retakes, neither does theatre”
The first thing we heard from him was this, a simple yet complicated answer of our first question.
An alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia, Mohd. Ghufran has a story that’s worth a read, and can be an inspiration for many theatre practitioners.
Started as hobby, later evolved as passion eventually turned out as art of living for him. The journey started back in 2007 representing his school in zonals delhi theatre circuit and grabbing bunch of attention from his audience, teacher and his acting coach Mr. Manoj Madan, During His graduation and post graduation, he has been part of university drama club for 5 years and professionally worked with pierrot’s troupe under the guidance of Dr. M Syeed Alam where he shared stage with names like Dr M Syeed Alam, Sir Tom Alter, Ram Naresh, Diwakar, hareesh chabra vibhav shrivastav vishnu sharma and played important and historical characters like Gandhi, Daag dehlvi, and has been part of internationally acclaimed plays like Ghalib in new Delhi, Raja Nahar Singh, Shah Jahan o mumtaz, mohon se mahatma, laal kile ka aakhri mushaira, mughal baccha, sir iqbal and few more.
With pockets full of theatre learning and holding experience of more then a decade, Gufran is working 16-18 hours in a day at just 24 years of his life, He has recently hit a big shot with Netflix upcoming web series with Huma Quereshi, Rahul khKhan and Sidharth Suryanarayan, where he was part of production team.
Now he is working on casting and as production manager on his next project that happened to be a feature film, that will hit the box office somewhere in the end of this year.
Besides all of this Gufran himself has directed and produced few stage plays like Baanjh, Kafan, Kanjoos Majaaz and Darvesh from his own production that runs with the name of Awaaz Theatre society, still there is no full stop for him, you won’t be able to find him free because when ever he is, he is busy writing or reading poetries. He has been mentoring teams of IIT delhi and other institutions as well. We wish him more successful pages on every chapter of your life that has began or is about to be written.