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Birth Name: Zahid Iftikhar Ahmed
Celebrity Name: Zahid Ahmed
Popular Nicknames: Zee, Jai, Zahid Khan
Date of Birth: 20th September 1984
Place of Birth: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Nationality: Pakistani & Australian
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 6 Feet 0 inches
First appearance on Television: 2014
Start of Theater Career: 2006
Zahid Ahmed is a Pakistani Theater, Television and Film actor. He made his Television debut in 2014 with a show called “Mehram” on Hum TV a premium Pakistani channel. Since then he has consistently appeared in several other successful TV series while portraying vivid and unique characters. He made waves across the country with his portrayal of The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in theater plays penned by national legendary playwright Anwar Maqsood. This propelled his television acting career. His most recognized qualities are his natural acting, wide range of expressions and a most powerful multi-layered voice.
From 2003 till 2013 his main profession was of a training manager for sales and customer services in the Telecommunications Industry. His last job however, was a switch closer to his passion of the arts as he joined Pakistan Television Network as Creative Manager to launch an English language channel. This lasted for just a few months before he accepted the offer to travel with Anwar Maqsood’s theater group and perform as Quaid-e-Azam. He abandoned his corporate career at this stage to become a full-time performing artist.
His first exposure to media was through Radio. He hosted two shows on a very popular FM network in the year 2003-4. This stint however lasted shortly as he was simultaneously working the graveyard shift at a call center.
He began acting for theater in 2006 in Islamabad. His first audition landed him the lead role in an adaption of English playwright Ray Cooney’s comedy play “It runs in the family”. The show was a roaring success and Zahid was registered as Islamabad’s most promising lead actors. He continued to perform five more plays over the next five years, while continuing his day job as a trainer.
In 2014, he left for Karachi to perform in a series of plays written by Pakistan’s most coveted playwright Anwar Maqsood. His first performance was in a political satire named “Sawa 14 August” in which Zahid portrayed the character of Pakistan’s founder “The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah”. Losing 22kgs and completely transforming his look, gait and accent, Zahid blew away audiences in over 200 shows performed across the major cities of Karachi, Lahore and the capital Islamabad. Next he appeared in Anwar Maqsood’s “Half Plate”, a comedy in which Zahid played the role of “Butt Sahab” a fat, bald blundering buffoon and a complete opposite shift from the Quaid. This portrayal further enthralled audiences as Zahid’s range as an actor was firmly established. His third and last performance on stage till date was again in the shoes of Quaid-e-Azam in the re-run tour of political satire “Pawnay 14 August” which incidentally was a prequel to “Sawa14 August”. His performances were hailed all over the country and everyone revered Zahid Ahmed for the most accurate portrayal of “Jinnah” on stage. His thunderous voice, chiseled features and extreme variation soon became reason for numerous offers from Television. He accepted one such offer from Hum TV in June of 2014 and in September his first TV show titled “Mehram” was on air. Zahid was launched in an “A-List” cast as the main lead opposite Aysha Khan, one of Pakistan’s leading actresses. Since then, Zahid has conquered the hearts of television watchers across the globe and continues to do so.
The youngest of three brothers, Zahid was always a dreamer and a starry eyed boy who found solace in fantasy rather than the real world. Self trained in painting sketching and reenacting his comic book heroes his imagination for long remained his best friend.
A tough childhood somehow enabled him to develop a sense of humor to counter all of life’s atrocities…since then he swore to never take this life too seriously, and to do whats most important, be happy.