Zabi Khan Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Hyderabad
Age: 23 Years

Zabi Khan

Full NameMD. Zabi Khan [1]India Today
ProfessionAnimal Rights Activist
Famous ForProtecting and rehabilitating abandoned animals
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (Dyed Blonde)
DebutTV: MTV Roadies Revolution (2020)
Zabi Khan in MTV Roadies Revolution
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Ashoka Youth Venturer (2017)
• Rise Young Citizen (2017)
• National Youth Icon for Humility (2018)
• The Pride of Telangana Award (2018)
• V-Award, an initiative by the UN Volunteers India (2019)
Zabi Khan with an award
• He was awarded as one of the best volunteer in India by the United Nations and the Minister of Youth affairs and sports, Kiren Rijiju, on December 5 on the occasion of International Volunteers Day (2020)
Zabi Khan receiving an award
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 June 1997 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2020)23 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Zodiac signGemini
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
College/UniversityKG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology (KGRCET), Hyderabad
Educational QualificationGraduate in Computer Science [2]
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Shumaila Syed
Favourite Things
Sport(s)Football, Basketball
Football PlayerNeymar
Singer(s)Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Auburn
Film(s)Ghost Rider (2007), Twilight (2008)
TV Show(s)Bigg Boss, MTV Roadies
BookThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Zabi Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zabi Khan

  • Zabi Khan is an Indian animal rights activist. He is the founder of the NGO “A Place to Bark.”
  • He was born in a middle-class family in Hyderabad.
  • At the age of 13, Zabi spotted an abandoned puppy on a street. He tried to locate his owners, and when he couldn’t, he took the puppy to his home. He named the puppy Casanova.
  • The puppy fell sick and subsequently, passed away. During an interview, while sharing the incident, Zabi said,

    He fell sick two days later. My father and I took him to a doctor, but Casanova passed away that night. The doctor had told my father that he had a severe bacterial infection — it was probably the reason he was abandoned. He was my first pet and I was heartbroken.”

  • After losing his pet dog Casanova, Zabi promised himself that he wouldn’t let any animal suffer like his pet.
  • He then started volunteering at Hyderabad’s NGOs and animal shelters.
  • In 2014, he founded an NGO “A Place to Bark,” which works to rehabilitate abandoned and abused dogs.
  • He opened the NGO with the support of his family in a rented place near his house.
  • When Zabi was doing an engineering course, it became difficult for him to manage his NGO. Subsequently, he came up with the idea of starting a shelter for animals inside his college campus and convinced the authorities for it.
  • His college, KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology (KGRCET), Hyderabad, became India’s first animal-friendly educational campus.

    Zabi Khan addressing the students and faculty of his college

    Zabi Khan addressing the students and faculty of his college

  • His college shelter hosts many animals like dogs, cats, rabbits, turkeys, and ducks.

    Zabi Khan's college campus

    Zabi Khan’s college campus

  • Zabi was nominated for India’s fourth-highest civilian award “Padma Shri” in 2018.
  • In 2020, Zabi entered the game reality show “MTV Roadies Revolution,” as a participant to spread awareness about the protection of abandoned animals.

  • Zabi’s NGO, “A Place to Bark,” organises adoption drives every 6 months. While talking about the adoption drives in an interview, Zabi said,

    We recently (2018) organised a big adoption drive at Numaish, a popular event organised in the Nampally area. We managed to find people to adopt 28 desi pups in one day.”

  • Khan has also joined hands with Hyderabad’s popular fashion designers to organise fashion shows centred around animal abuse.
  • Zabi has kept eight abandoned dogs at his home as his pets.
  • Zabi is the youngest animal rights activist in India. He has saved more than 3000 animals as of 2020.