Kafeel Jafri is a Bangalore-based theatre artist, poet and translator. He has done close to 50 shows of various plays across Bangalore. Born and brought up in Lucknow, Kafeel imbibed the Urdu language and culture from his elders and from literary gatherings—mehfils and mushairas. He has conceptualised and performed shows along with other artists on the life and works of Faiz, Ghalib and Manto. Specialising in the now revived art performance form of Urdu storytelling, Dastangoi, he has recently written and performed ‘Dastan Yusuf aur Zulekha ki’, apart from performing several shows of ‘Dastan-e-Ameer Hamza’.