Zeba Bakhtiar Biography, Facts & Life Story

Zeba Bakhtiar Pakistani Director, Actress

Quick Facts

Known ForAnarkali (1988)


Full Name:Zeba Bakhtiar

Profession:Director, Actress


Age:57 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:November 5, 1962


Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 1 inches (1.55 m)

Weight:55 kg (121 lbs)

Body Measurements:32-25-33 inches

Bra Size/Breast:34B

Waist:25 inches

Hips:33 inches


Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Black

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Zeba Bakhtiar is a popular Pakistani film and television actress, and television director who has worked in the numbers of Bollywood and Urdu films. Zeba Bakhtiar film “Laal Kabootar” was selected in Oscar.  She was born on 5th November 1962 in Quetta, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Bakhtiar’s father was the former attorney general and a layer, Yahya Bakhtiar. Her father belongs to an ethnic Pashtun family from Quetta, whereas her mother is a Magyar or Hungarian. In 1993, Bakhtiar got married to a popular Pakistani singer Adnan Sami Khan. From which she has a son, Azaan. But the couple got divorced in 1997. She took custody of her son.

Career Journey

Zeba Bakhtiar began her screen career with the television debut in 1988, with the Pakistan Television Corporation drama serial “Anarkali” which was aired on PTV. The drama is the classical story of the Mughal emperor. After this drama, she has played very versatile roles in numerous Pakistani classical dramas such as her very famous horror drama is “Muqaddas” in 1996. This is the story of a hunted girl who lives with her parents near the forest.

Zeba Bakhtiar’s memorable classical dramas are:

  1. Tansen
  2. Laag
  3. Mulaqat
  4. Abke Hum Bichre tau Shayad
  5. Shehr-e-Dil Ke Darwaze
  6. Moum (2010)
  7. Masuri
  8. Aye Mere Pyar Ki Khushboo
  9. Samjhauta Express
  10. Be Imaan
  11. Maa Aur Mamta
  12. Bin Roye
  13. Pehli See Mohabbat

Zaiba started her film career from the Bollywood hit movie “Hinna” opposite a veteran Indian Star Rishi Kapoor and Ashwini Bhave in 1991. In this film, Bakhtiyar played the lead and title role. The film is a very interesting love story of an Indian rich guy who mistakenly crosses the border in his engagement day, and falls in love with a Kashmiri girl, Henna during the Indian-Pakistan controversial tensions on Kashmir. The film got huge critical and commercial acclamation from both countries and was the box office hit movie.

Whereas, she appeared the first time in the Lollywood after her retiring back from India in 1995. She played another super hit Pakistani musical Urdu film “Sargam” under the direction of Syed Noor and starring with the Pakistani singer and her ex-husband Adnan Sami. It was the first and last appearance of Adnan Sami in any Pakistani film. The film is highly acclaimed by the peoples and was box office super hit. After this film both the stars got married to each other. It was Zaba’s second huge success in her career. After this film, she played in the number of Pakistani films.

Zaba has also produced a Lollywood highly acclaimed Sheikh first spy action thriller movie of Pakistan “Operation 21”. The film was starring Shaan Shahid and Aamina Sheikh as a lead role. The film was widely praised by critics and the audience and has earned an international award for the lead actress Aamina sheikh. The film revolves around the operation of 21 hours to save the two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) from turmoil.

Her very recent Lollywood debut was a romantic film “Bin Roye” in 2015 as the role of Saba’s mother alongside Mahira Khan, Armeena Rana Khan and Humayun Saeed. The film based on Farhat Ishtiaq’s novel Bin Roye Aansu.  The film is the love story of a charming crazy girl who loves her cousin since her childhood but her cousin falls in love with her elder sister. After acting in the film, she also acted in the drama with the same name.


The beautiful actress has ruled over the Asian people for a long time. She has acted in two super hit movies in India as well in Pakistan. She has also the winner of the Nigar Award for the Best Actress in her first performance in Lollywood film “Sargam” in 1996. Her film “Laal Kabootar” has the honor of selection in the international Oscar Award.

Zeba Bakhtiar Education

Qualification: Kinnaird College for Women University

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Zeba Bakhtiar Career

Profession: Director, Actress

Known For: Anarkali (1988)

Debut TV Series/Movie: Anarkali (1988)
Laal Kabootar

Salary: 70K Par Telecast

Net Worth: USD $2 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Yahya Bakhtiar

Mother: Sylvia Vallencanto

Brother(s): Dr Karim Bakhtiar, Dr Salim Bakhtiar

Sister(s): Saira Bakhtiar

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Adnan Sami (m. 1993โ€“1997), Javed Jaffrey (m. 1989โ€“1990), Salman Valliani (m. ?โ€“1992), Sohail Khan Leghari

Children: 1

Son(s): Azaan Sami Khan

Daughter(s): None

Ex Boyfriends:

Not Known

Zeba Bakhtiar Favorites

Hobbies: Travelling, Exploring New Places

Favorite Actor: Ghulam Mohiuddin

Favorite Actress: Waheeda Rehman

Favorite Singer: Noor Jehan

Favorite Female Singer: Noor Jehan

Favorite Food: Daal, Chawal, Apple, Vegetable

Favorite Destination: Pakistan

Favorite Color: Black, White, Pink

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