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Zeba Bakhtiar at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2010
5 November 1971 
Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
|Residence||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
Zeba Bakhtiar (Urdu: زيبا بختيار; born 5 November 1965) 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.
Bakhtiar's performance in the TV play Anarkali, a sad love story, won her critical acclaim in Pakistan's entertainment world. The role of Anarkali helped prepare her for her big screen debut with the hit movie Henna (1991), produced and directed by Randhir Kapoor in India. Her work in Henna was widely appreciated, but it was her performance in the Pakistani film Sargam (1995) that won her the prestigious Nigar Award in Pakistan.
Bakhtiar also appeared in movies such as Mohabbat Ki Arzoo (1994), Stuntman (1994), Jai Vikraanta (1995) which were all box office duds in India. She then returned to Pakistan in films like Muqadama (1996), Chief Sahib (1996), Qaid (1996) and Babu (2001). She attempted to direct a movie called Babu, in (2001) which proved to be another Box Office disaster. Apart from movies, Bakhtiar often took starring roles in major television serials, in which she brought new levels of intensity with her performances. For instance, in Laag she gave a memorable performance as the leader of the 'Kashmiri Independence Movement'. Her portrayal of a handicapped girl in Pehli See Mohabbat was just mind-boggling as were her performances in the Lollywood films Kundi and Sargam.
Zeba Bakhtiar has been married five times. Her first marriage was to Salman Valliani but they later divorced. Her second marriage was to a man whose name is unknown, he lived in Quetta from whom she had a daughter named Bobby. The daughter was adopted by Zeba's sister. She then married Javed Jaffrey and sought separation from him. Zeba denied her marriage with Javed Jaffrey in media but later he produced their Nikahnama (Marriage certificate) before the media and in the courts of India. Bakhtiar then married singer Adnan Sami but divorced in 1997. They have a son together named Azaan. Bakhtiar was also married to Sohail Khan Leghari.
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