Mohammed Kashif Khan is a prolific calligrapher and artist who has been a prominent figure in the promotion of Islamic Calligraphy as an art form in Karachi. He has introduced and continues to teach Islamic Calligraphy in the leading art education institutions of Karachi, the Dept. Of Visual Studies -UoK, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and Central Institute of Arts and Crafts-CIAC, where he is heading the program. Mohammed Kashif also established, Sareerul Qalam, a school imparting training in various Islamic Arts and Calligraphy practices, in 2012. He is also an active member of Baithak e Khushnawisan, an online community of calligraphers of Pakistan.
Kashif began his journey as a water colourist training under Abdul Hayee and Ustaad Rustam. In calligraphy he trained under Ustaad Abdul Rauf Dehlavi, pupil of Ustaad Yousuf Dehlavi, the creator of Dehli Nastaliq and the scribe who inscribed all the currency of Pakistan during 1952-1977, including coins and paper currency. He further received training in Thuluth under Ustaad Ahmed Madni.
He has participated in many shows nationally and internationally showcasing his calligraphic and non-calligraphic works in various mediums. He has to his credit a solo and many group shows. He is also the recipient of Sadequain Award in the categories of calligraphy and water color.