Sahar's father was a preacher in a Baptist church and she grew up in a religious household in Los Angeles. Sahar has five brothers. As a child, Sahar was a dancer for L.A.’s WNBA team, the Sparks. Sahar participated in Los Angeles Ball scene, and at 18, she became one of the youngest leaders of a house in the ball community by becoming the "mother" of the House of Rodeo, roughly a year after initially joining the house. Later, Sahar moved to the House of Allure. She describes herself as a woman of trans experience.
Sahar landed her first on-screen role in 2011's Leave It on the Floor. She was also cast as minor characters in USA’s Mr. Robot and Amazon’s Transparent. Sahar also starred in the Off-Broadway production of Charm. Sahar portrays Lulu as part of the main cast of Pose, an FX TV series that began in 2018. In 2019 Sahar began playing the recurring character Jazmin on the Freeform TV show Good Trouble.