Introduction

Zeba is a famous film actress. Her real name is Shaheen, but she adopted the name Zeba. She starred in the 1966 film Arman which was produced by actor and producer Waheed Murad. Zeba started her career from Karachi.

Zeba Ali


Professional Achievements


Zeba is a famous film actress. Her real name is Shaheen, but she adopted the name Zeba. She starred in the 1966 film Arman which was produced by actor and producer Waheed Murad. Zeba started her career from Karachi.

Producer Noor Mohammad Khan offered her a role of heroine in his film Zindagi but she declined the offer and accepted a role in another Karachi based film Shakir. Arif was the hero, and the movie was eventually released in 1962 with a different name Chiragh jalta raha. Other debut cast were Mohammad Ali and Kamal Irani.

Taubah was her first Golden Jubilee movie. Her pair, first with Kamal and then with Waheed Murad, who was only producer at that time. In fact, it was Zeba, who prevailed upon Waheed Murad to act in the films and play hero's role. Waheed Murad once remarked, it was Zeba, who persuaded me, by accepting the role of being my heroine in the movies, to start my film Heera aur pathar and play the role of hero.

After the introduction of color movies, she first appeared in Najma. Rishtah hey pyar ka was her first film which was shot overseas. Her first Platinum Jubilee movie was Armaan which was also Pakistan's first Platinum Jubilee Urdu film. Armaan was produced by Waheed Murad himself and directed by Pervaiz Malik. The movie was released on 18 March 1966. During the same year, Zeba and Waheed Murad were teamed up in two other movies, i.e., Josh and Jaag utha insaan.

Insaan aur aadmi was produced by Shabab Kiranvi. She played young-to-old role in Insaan aur aadmi in 1968 when she was only 29 years old. She starred in only one Punjabi film named Mehndi wale hath, whereas she had worked with a total of 45 film directors. Her last film was Mohabbat ho to aesi released in 1989.

She was first of all married to Khawaja Rehmat Ali (1959-1962), and then became better half of Sudhir (1964-1966). In 1967 Mohammad Ali became her life partner till his demise in 2006.