Zeba Bakhtiar
Pakistani actor
Zeba Bakhtiar
Zeba Bakhtiar is a Pakistani film and television actress, and television series director. She made her television debut with a PTV drama play, Anarkali. She gained a lot of fame through her Bollywood debut, Henna. She also gained media attention due to her marriage with Adnan Sami and the subsequent custody battles of her son.
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Did you know? Azaan Sami Khan has tied the knot
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
Azaan Sami Khan, the 20 year old son of Adnan Sami Khan and Zeba Bakhtiyar, recently, got hitched to his childhood sweetheart Sofia. The two of them were engaged for the past six months and celebrated their formal nuptials recently. Azaan Sami Khan looked dashing in his sherwani, while Sofia looked beautiful in her bridal lehenga. Before the news of his marriage, Azaan was in the limelight for his upcoming debut as a director. One Motion Picture is Pakistan’s first production company that is solely dedicated to producing feature films. Under the leadership of its President Zeba Bakhtiar and CEO Azaan Sami Khan, One Motion Picture strives to produce Pakistani films of a global standard and aspires to make Pakistan a contender in the global cinematic community. Operation 021, directed by Azaan and starring Shaan Shahid, is going to be released by the production house this year. Congratulations to Azaan Sami Khan on his marriage! We wish him and his ...
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With Operation 021, dynamic mother-son duo explores new horizons
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE:  It’s a relief to see Pakistani film-makers finally open up to genres other than dancing-around-the-tree love sagas and jatt-fighting-feudal lord action dramas. Joining the team of innovative producers is the mother-son duo Zeba Bakhtiar and her 19-year-old son Azan Sami Khan. Last week, the teaser of their film Operation 021, which was previously titled The Extortionist, was released online. The film is being hyped as being Pakistan’s first spy-action thriller. Young and enthusiastic, Azan Sami Khan, who hails from a family of prolific film-makers, is attempting to introduce ‘next generation’ film-making to Lollywood along with his mother. This movie, however, is not a result of him being ‘privileged’ but rather his aim to bring something new to the table. “We should call a spade a spade — it goes both ways. Anything I do will be compared with my parents’ work,” he says. Khan and his mother set up One Motion Productions with the sole ...
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No Bollywood dreams for Mahira Khan
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
NEW DEHLI: Actor Mahira Khan, known in India for her role in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol, is satisfied with her small screen work at home. Even while many local actors have gone and carved a niche in the multi-billion dollar Indian film industry, she says she has no such aspirations. “I don’t want to be a Bollywood star for sure because the kind of stardom that we get from Pakistan, I am very happy with that. So becoming a Bollywood actress is not something I am aspiring to do,” Mahira said. Actors like Salma Agha, Zeba Bakhtiar, Somy Ali, Meera, Veena Malik and actor Ali Zafar are among those who have pursued their love for acting across the border. The Indian film industry is growing by leaps and bounds and the local film industry is not as big but Mahira is nonchalant. She says our television industry is stronger and has given her a chance to play strong characters. The 27-year-old essayed the role of Khirad Ehsan in TV serial drama “Humsafar”, wh ...
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The revival (or re-birth) of Pakistani cinema
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
KARACHI:  Will Pakistani cinema see a revival, or does it need to be built from scratch? This question was debated by prominent personalities associated with the craft of film-making at The Second Floor (T2F) cafe on Friday evening. At the interactive discussion titled ‘The Revival of Pakistani Cinema’, the big names were Nadeem Mandviwalla, the visionary behind Atrium Cinemas; Asim Raza, a music video director and film-maker and actor-cum-film-maker Zeba Bakhtiar, the first female Pakistani actor to cross the border and appear in the  Bollywood film Henna. The questions tossed around by Meher Jaffri — producer of the film Seedlings, which recently bagged two awards at the New York City International Film Festival — focused on three things: content, money and professionalism. In a time when the local audience is eager to watch every Bollywood movie that is screened in Pakistani movie theatres, Zeba Bakhtiar suggested that the focus should remai ...
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Upcoming models: The sizzling six
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
Anam Ahmad Age: 17 Education: Froebels International School Hometown: Islamabad Height: 5’10” Personal Best Facial Feature: Lips Personal Best Body Feature: Hands and Feet Agency: Cats Modelling Agency I first met Anam when I helped coordinate the Second Edition of Islamabad Fashion Week. She had already been discovered by a local Isloo photographer and sent to audition for Tariq Amin who was conducting a Model Search for the First Edition of Islamabad Fashion Week in which she took part in January 2011. Anam’s first modelling job was a photo-shoot for bags and coats. “The location of the shoot was a multi-millionaire’s home,” Anam reminisces. “The experience was great and it all just came to me naturally with no instructions needed.” Later Anam modelled for Ammar Belal, BNS Couture and Umar Sayeed and has appeared in magazines such as Libas, SHE, GT, Brides & You and Sunday Plus. Photographers She’s Worked With: Tapu Javeri, Fay ...
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PBCW 2012: Fashion meets theatrics
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
KARACHI:  Although the three-day event Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2012 (PBCW) did not leave as much of an impact as we expected, it has left brides with more than a few trends to follow on their wedding days. Besides the latest in ghararas and shararas, PBCW had plenty to offer in terms of entertainment value and theatrics on the runway. We’ve outlined some of our favourite bridal trends for this year as well as the unforgettable performances and show-stoppers from the show. On trend  It’s an obvious fact that the colour red and Pakistani weddings go hand in hand. This year again, designers have stayed loyal to the hue and coloured up their ghararas primarily in blood reds but at the same time toyed with a few other colours for some extra oomph. While velvet and jamawar borders reigned supreme with most designers, zardozi work and kora dabka in antique gold is making a significant comeback. Theatrics Since Pakistani weddings are all abou ...
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The acting prowess of Zeba Bakhtiar
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 5 years
KARACHI:  With the scorching heat of the Karachi sun over my head, I relentlessly searched for <a class="fplink fp-294440" href="/zeba+bakhtiar">Zeba Bakhtiar</a>’s residence in one of the confusing lanes of Defence Housing Authority (DHA). After much ado, I finally stepped inside the star’s house and waited for her to appear. While waiting, I tried to gauge a little more about her from the numerous paintings hung on her wall. Apart from the fact that the prints looked like artist MF Hussain’s work, it didn’t strike me that all 12 paintings belonged to an era gone by. It was much later that I learnt that these images were actually shots from the Bollywood film Henna in which Bakhtiar starred as the leading lady opposite superstar Rishi Kapoor. While I was still observing the paintings, the beauty dressed elegantly in a royal blue ensemble walked through the door. Starting her career almost 23 years ago with the PTV drama “Anarkali”, Bakhtiar shares her experienc ...
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Veena Malik is Pak's Rakhi Sawant: Raza Murad - IBNLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Recalling his work with Pakistani actor Zeba Bakhtiar in Randhir Kapoor&#39;s Henna, he said, &quot;She was treated so well by us. Others like Madame Salma Agha and Mr Adnan Sami who are staying in India for years, are enjoying every facility given to an Indian
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Adnan says, mee Mumbaikar - Mid-Day
Google News - over 5 years
His mother (actress Zeba Bakhtiar) too, was close to the Indian entertainment industry. My mother spends most of her time here (in Mumbai). Let the Indian government confiscate my property -- we&#39;ll stay in a tent and pay taxes
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Karachi Journal; A Hindu Romeo, a Muslim Juliet and Woe Aplenty
NYTimes - over 25 years
Zeba Bakhtiar, the angel-faced Pakistani star of the hit summer film "Henna," received her first set of reviews even before filming began. They were death threats. "I got some letters and phone calls, people saying they would kill me if I made the movie," the 24-year-old actress said. "They said Muslim girls should not be appearing in films with
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zeba Bakhtiar
    TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 25
    Bakhtiar then married singer Adnan Sami but divorced in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details They have a son together named Azaan. Bakhtiar was also married to Sohail Khan Leghari. Abke Hum Bichre to Shayad
  • OTHER
  • 1962
    Age -10
    Born on November 5, 1962.
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