Zakariya Zaki was an introvert who never made public his talent for producing stories with great wordplay. Then, one day he finally gathered enough courage to portray his work in an Open Mic session. His poetry and storytelling touched the hearts of the audience and their applause gave him the confidence to do it again and again. He continues to be a part of art and culture community of Hyderabad and has participated in many events. He has started learning and performing Urdu shayari (ghazal, nazm, nasr, and aazaad nasm) and storytelling in Urdu.