With Karachi and Lahore always receiving the maximum attention as the leading television centers, the smaller cities of Pakistan have also been active contributors towards the talent pool of television stars in the country. A number of these television actors were groomed by Pakistan Television Center, Quetta, among which Hassam Qazi is one actor who was loved and respected by audiences from all parts of Pakistan.
Hassam's first brush with the media was during his student life when he became a radio presenter. Later on, he met renowned actor Jamal Shah and launched his career as a theater artist. His calling for acting came with a Balochi play titled 'Khali Haath' in 1984. His first Urdu drama was 'Chaaon', which was a production of PTV Quetta Center and was directed by Kazim Pasha in the year 1986.
His second Urdu drama was 'Sangchoor' but his biggest success came with the drama serial 'Marvi', a production of PTV Karachi Center. Based on the folk tale by the same name, Hassam played a negative role in the drama and received much appreciation for his performance. From here on, Hassam came to be regarded as a recognized actor and got offered much bigger roles.
In the later years of his life, Hassam showed his acting skills in dramas like 'Dard Key Rishtay', 'Emergency Ward', 'Kashkol' and 'Mitti Ki Moorat'. Going back to his Balochi roots, he also acted in plays like 'Chakr-i-Azam' and 'Mehrab Khan', which were based on Baloch history.
Hassam also acted in a number of privately produced drama serials among which 'Des Pardes', 'Pyari Shammo' and 'Khaali Aankhain' became quite popular. This talented actor breathed his last on July 4, 2004 in Karachi after suffering from a major heart attack, when he was just 46 years of age.