Zeba Bakhtiar was born on November 5, 1962 in Quetta, Pakistan to Yahya Bakhtiar, a prominent bureaucrat from Quetta, former Attorney General of Pakistan and a close confidant of late Prime minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and his Iranian wife.
She 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.