Zeba Bakhtiar

Zeba Bakhtiar (Urdu: زيبا بختيار) is a Pakistani film and television actress and a television director. She made her television debut with a Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) drama, Anarkali (1988).[1] She made her Bollywood debut with Henna in 1991.[2] Zeba Bakhtiar 'Laal Kabootar'[3][4][5] selected in oscar.

Zeba Bakhtiar
زيبا بختيار
Bakhtiar at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week in 2010
Zeba Bakhtiar
Adnan Sami
(m. 1993; div. 1997)

Early life

Bakhtiar is the daughter of former attorney general Yahya Bakhtiar. Her father comes from an ethnic Pashtun family from Quetta, while her mother is Hungarian.[6]

Personal life

Bakhtiar married singer Adnan Sami in 1993 and they divorced in 1997. They have a son together named Azaan.[2][1][7]


Year Film Role Language
1991 Henna Henna Hindi
1994 Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo Poonam Singh Hindi
1994 Stuntman Reena B. Tiwari Hindi
1995 Jai Vikraanta Nirmala Verma Hindi
1995 Sargam[1] Zeb-un-Nisa
1996 Muqadama Chanchal Singh
1996 Chief Sahib
1999 Qaid Khushboo
2001 Babu
2001 Musalmaan
2014 O21[1] as Producer
2015 Bin Roye Saba's Mother


See also


  1. Ahmad, Fouzia Nasir (November 9, 2014). "Zeba Bakhtiar: Deconstructing a legend". DAWN.COM.
  2. "Zeba Bakhtiar Biography | Tv.com.pk". www.tv.com.pk.
  3. "'Laal Kabootar' selected as Pakistan's entry in 92nd Academy 'Oscars' Awards". Dunya News. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  4. "Film "LAAL KABOOTAR" is Pakistan's official entry for Oscars 2019". Oyeyeah. 2019-09-13. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  5. "Geo Films 'Laal Kabootar' selected as Pakistan's official entry for the Oscars". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  6. Report, Dawn (June 28, 2003). "Yahya Bakhtiar dies". DAWN.COM.
  7. Hafeez, Zara Nasir (May 19, 2014). "The buzz: In conversation with Zeba Bakhtiar". tribune.com.pk.
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