Sheikh made her cinema screen debut in 2000, through film director Hassan Askari's Tere Pyar Mein, in which she played the role of an Indian Sikh girl, who falls in love with a Pakistani banker. Sheikh received the Best Actress award for her role in the film.
In 2002, she appeared in Sajjad Gul's Chalo Ishq Larain (Let's Love). A year later, in 2003, Sheikh played the part of a Hindu girl, Ram Khori, who converts to Islam - in Laaj, (means Honour in English), a love tale set in the backdrop of 1947 partition of India and Pakistan.
In 2006, Sheikh played the role of a girl-in-love in the Mubasher Lucman-directed Pehla Pehla Pyar (The First Love), a film partly filmed in Thailand, Speaking of her experience, post-production, Sheikh said, "It's not easy to work with Mubasher. He's motivated by his film a lot and does not believe in any compromises." She also stated that, at one point she had worked twenty-eight hours at a stretch, but that when I saw the result on the screen afterwards, I was in tears because it was clearly worth it."
In 2008, she starred in Javed Raza's Kabhi Pyar Na Karna (Don't Ever Fall in Love).
|2000||Tere Pyar Mein|
|2002||Chalo Ishq Larain|
|2003||Yeh Waada Raha|
|2005||Tere Bin Jiya Na Jaye|
|2006||Pehla Pehla Pyaar|
|2008||Kabhi Pyar Na Karna|
|2017||Jung||Adeel Pk Film|
- O' Sanam (O' Love!) - Yasir Akhter
- Ghar Aya Mera (Mine, Came Home) - Tulsi
- Khamaj - Fuzon
- Punjabi Touch - Abrar ul Haq
- Hum Ek Hain (We Are One) - Shahzad Roy
- Atom Bomb (Jee Chaey) Fakhir
- "Tu Hi Meri Aas" - Usman Malik
- https://tribune.com.pk/story/10815/zara-sheikh-modelling-first-acting-later/, An interview with actress Zara Sheikh on The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 5 May 2010, Retrieved 13 March 2017
- http://www.janubaba.com/c/forum/topic/20869/Lollywood/Nigar_Awards__Complete_History, Zara Sheikh's Nigar Award for Best Actress for film 'Tere Pyar Mein' (2000) listed on janubaba.com website, Retrieved 19 March 2017
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301094/, Film 'Chalo Ishq Larain' (2002) on IMDb website, Retrieved 19 March 2017
- http://cineplot.com/laaj/, Review of film Laaj (2002) on cineplot.com website, Retrieved 11 March 2017
- http://www.citwf.com/film57552.htm, Zara Sheikh in film Chalo Ishq Larain (2002) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website, Retrieved 11 March 2017
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