Surah Yunus [10:107]

'And if He intends for you good, then there is no repeller of His bounty'

Payal Kadakia Pujji

'Mara Gat Ma' - Gujarati

Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel

'God alone is Sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs for...

Personalized Family Names

'Saira, Sami, Iman, Nyal, Yusuf & Faizal'

Whirling Dervish

'Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there'

Mirza Ghalib

'The embellishment of the ravishing is never to be done inside the seclusion of the...

Surah Fateha

'The Opening'

Surah Rahman [55:67]

'Which then of the favors of your Lord will you deny?'

Surah Al’Hijr [15:49]

‘Inform my servants that it is I who am the Forgiving, the Merciful’

Surah Fateha

'The Opening'

Surah Hud [11:61]

'Indeed my Lord is near and responsive'


My love for art started as a young child in art class. I always had a passion to create something from nothing; to take a blank canvas and bring it to life.

But my path to becoming an artist was anything but straightforward. I graduated with a degree in Economics and worked in public relations, television, and advertising; but soon realized that a more traditional career was not for me. I enrolled in acting school at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City; the following year I moved to Mumbai and had a leading role in an independent Bollywood film that was screened at various film festivals. But throughout this time, I kept coming back to painting to keep me grounded and energized; in 2014 I committed to developing my career as a visual artist.

I’ve always been fascinated with typography — the way letters can create an atmosphere and elicit a response, much like music and dance. Arabic calligraphy in particular has this rhythm. I want to use this quality to create works of art that uplift people’s spirits and transform their hearts. I select verses from the Quran that resonate with me and show God’s mercy, compassion, forgiveness and reassurance. And I choose verses from Rumi and other poets that inspire and motivate.

I hope you’ll enjoy looking through my paintings; and whatever your faith tradition may be, I hope you’ll find in my work a sense of beauty, serenity and peace