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Height: 5’ 10”
Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 30 Years

Zaheer Iqbal

Bio/Wiki
Full nameZaheer Iqbal Ratnasi [1]Navbharat Times
NicknameZahero
Zaheer's nickname printed on his jacket
Profession(s)Actor and Businessman
Famous forPlaying the role of Kabir in the 2019 Bollywood film, Notebbok.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Notebook (2019); as Kabir
Zaheer Iqbal as Kabir in the film Notebook
Awards, Honours, Achievements In 2020, Zaheer Iqbal was awarded the Lions Gold Award by Lions Club SOL under the category of "Path Breaking Debutant Of The Year."
Zaheer Iqbal with his Lions Gold Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 December 1988 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2021)33 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolBombay Scottish School
ReligionIslam [2]News World Express
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [3]YouTube
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsDeeksha Seth (Actress, Rumored)
Deeksha Seth
Sana Saeed (Actress, Rumored)
Zaheer Iqbal with Sana Saeed
Sonakshi Sinha (Actress)
Sonakshi Sinha with Zaheer Iqbal
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Iqbal Ratnasi (Jeweller and Builder)
Zaheer Iqbal with his father
Mother- Name not known
Zaheer Iqbal with his mother
SiblingsBrother- Mohammad Ladha (Younger)
Mohammad Ladha, brother of Zaheer Iqbal
Sister- Sanam Ratnasi (Elder, Stylist)
Sanam Ratansi, sister of Zaheer Iqbal
Favourites
FoodNutella, Chocolate
Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Govinda, Aamir Khan
Actress(es)Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone
Film(s)Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Tum, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai
SongSafar
SingerArmaan Malik
BeverageBlack Coffee
Place(s)United Kingdom, Maldives
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
BookMany Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss
BodybuilderDennis James
AppCSR Racing
Restaurant(s)Bhaijaanz, Drop
Style Quotient
Car CollectionHe owns a BMW 5 Series 530d.
Zaheer Iqbal with his BMW
Bike Collection• He owns a Ducati.
Zaheer with his Ducati
• He owns a Royal Enfield.
Zaheer with his Royal Enfield

Zaheer Iqbal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zaheer Iqbal Ratnasi

  • Zaheer Iqbal is an Indian actor and a businessman. He is known for playing the role of Kabir in the 2019 critically acclaimed, Bollywood film “The Notebook.”
  • Zaheer Iqbal was born into an upper-class business family with a Bollywood connection, as his father, Iqbal Ratansi and Salman Khan have been friends for years.

    Newborn Zaheer Iqbal with his sister and parents

    Newborn Zaheer Iqbal with his sister and parents

  • Zaheer Iqbal completed his schooling at Bombay Scottish School. In the school, famous Bollywood actor, Ranbir Kapoor was his school senior.
  • After completing his formal education, Zaheer Iqbal worked with his father in his family’s construction business for six years. In an interview, he said,

    Before making an entry into the film industry, I was looking after my father’s construction business. I still am today. Whenever I am at a construction site with my father, I toy around in the bulldozers and trucks. These are massive pieces of machinery, which I like to play with.”

  • Zaheer Iqbal idolizes Salman Khan since childhood. It was Salman, who asked Zaheer about his plans for taking up acting as a career during Zaheer’s elder sister’s wedding ceremony. In an interview, Zaheer said,

    Salman Bhai and I were at Sanam’s marriage ceremony, where he saw me dancing. Earlier he had to go to Rajasthan for some urgent work, but due to some issue or the other, his departure got delayed. So, he decided to come to my sister’s wedding instead. He joined me on the stage and we both danced for almost an hour, non stop. A few minutes after our dance, Salman bhai approached me and asked, What are you upto nowadays? To which I replied, not much. He then, while hugging me, told me that I could become a great actor and asked me to drop everything that I was doing, at that time, and join him in the film industry.”

    Salman Khan and Zaheer Iqbal dancing on the stage during Arpita's marriage ceremony

    Salman Khan and Zaheer Iqbal dancing on the stage during Arpita’s marriage ceremony

  • For two to three years, Zaheer Iqbal worked with Salman Khan as his Assistant, to gain practical acting knowledge. In an interview, Zaheer stated,

    For two or maybe three years, I used to go to Salman Bhai’s shoots. There he would often practice his dialogues and dance steps with me. He, at first, would ask me to deliver the dialogues and then corrected me, whenever I made a mistake, which improved my dialogue delivery in the films.”

  • To prepare Zaheer for his acting career, Salman asked Zaheer to attend several acting and dancing workshops. He was even asked by Salman Khan to undertake intensive martial arts training. He, in an interview, stated,

    I was very impatient and often asked Salman Bhai when I would be given my chance in the films. He told me that I wasn’t ready yet, and asked me to attend tons of acting and dancing workshops. He even asked me to undertake martial arts training.”

  • Zaheer is also a talented guitarist. In 2020, Zaheer Iqbal began to learn to play the guitar.

    Zaheer Iqbal playing the guitar

    Zaheer Iqbal playing the guitar

  • Zaheer Iqbal, as an Assistant to Salman Khan, would often read film scripts, so as to try and understand the concept behind the making of a film. In an interview, Zaheer stated,

    I used to read scripts with Salman Bhai. I read the scripts for almost 6 years. Salman Bhai made me read those scripts so that I can achieve a better understanding of the scripts and choose movies accordingly in the future.”

  • In 2019, Zaheer Iqbal made his acting debut with the Bollywood film “Notebook;” opposite Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan Bahl. The film was critically acclaimed.

    A poster of the film Notebook

    A poster of the film Notebook

  • In the same year, Zaheer Iqbal was featured on the cover page of the Health and Nutrition Magazine.

    Zaheer Iqbal on the Health & Nutrition magazine's cover

    Zaheer Iqbal on the Health & Nutrition magazine’s cover

  • In 2020, Zaheer Iqbal participated in Celebrity Cricket League, a cricket tournament held in Mumbai, especially for the Bollywood actors.

    Zaheer Iqbal bowling in the Celebrity Cricket League

    Zaheer Iqbal bowling in the Celebrity Cricket League

  • In 2021, Zaheer Iqbal was offered a role in the film, Double XL. The film has Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi as its star cast. The film is expected to be released in 2022.

    Double XL movie's poster

    Double XL movie’s poster

  • Zaheer has a special affection for kids and he loves to spend his time with kids.

    Zaheer Iqbal spending time with kids

    Zaheer Iqbal spending time with kids

  • Salman Khan owes Zaheer’s father Rs. 2011, which he intends to pay back with interest, by making Zaheer a Bollywood star, worth Rs. 200 Crore. In an interview, Zaheer stated,

    I remember Salman Bhai saying, that he still owes 2011 Rupees to my father, a sum he had taken to take out his girlfriend. He once told me that he will repay the money to my father with interest by making me a 200 Crore star in Bollywood. That would be his interest in the Rs 2011, which he borrowed.”

    Zaheer Iqbal with Salman Khan then and now

    Zaheer Iqbal with Salman Khan then and now

  • Salman Khan’s sister, Arpita Khan was Zaheer Iqbal’s classmate in his school.
  • Zaheer Iqbal expressed his desire, to not only work for the Bollywood industry but also to work in different regional film industries. In an interview, he stated,

    I am looking forward to working with the Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and Gujarati film industries. I want to explore new options and opportunities. I am quite sure that my work in any of the regional cinema would make people fall in love with me as well as my skills.”

  • Zaheer Iqbal is a huge fan of the Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, and he has watched almost all of her films. In an interview, Zaheer claimed that,

    Madhuri Dixit is my most favourite actress. In fact, she is a lady, who is loved by our entire family. She is the love of my dad and my grandfather as well.”

  • In 2014, Zaheer Iqbal worked as an Assistant Director with Salman Khan’s brother, Sohail Khan in the film “Jai Ho.”

    Zaheer Iqbal while working as an Assistant Director

    Zaheer Iqbal while working as an Assistant Director

  • In 2017, Zaheer Iqbal’s vehicle was fined for exceeding the speed limit in Bandra–Worli Sea Link in Mumbai.

    A photograph of Zahir Iqbal's vehicle captured overspeeding by the Mumbai Police

    A photograph of Zahir Iqbal’s vehicle captured overspeeding by the Mumbai Police

  • Zaheer Iqbal is a fitness enthusiast and he lays huge emphasis on maintaining physical fitness. In an interview, he stated,

    When I broke two of my fingers, I could not exercise for two months, at all, and I began to feel more and more stressed out. It was at that time I realised how important it is to exercise regularly, even if it is for half an hour.”

    Zaheer Iqbal exercising in the gym

    Zaheer Iqbal exercising in the gym

  • Since early childhood, Zaheer Iqbal had dreamt of becoming a film actor. In an interview, Zaheer said,

    I wanted to be an actor and I was very crazy about it. I and my friends had even planned to make a movie, where I would be an actor while three other friends of mine would become producer, scriptwriter and director.”

  • In 2022, Zaheer Iqbal, reportedly, walked out of Salman Khan’s film titled, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. [4]The Times of India
  • In 2022, Zaheer Iqbal was given a UAE Golden Visa, an honour bestowed upon him by the Dubai Government.

    Zaheer Iqbal receiving UAE Golden Visa by Dubai Government officials

    Zaheer Iqbal receiving UAE Golden Visa by Dubai Government officials

  • Zaheer Iqbal loves to travel. He often visits and explores new places with his friends and family. He prefers to travel with his family than to travel alone. In an interview, Zaheer claimed,

    I like to travel to new places. But I do not like the idea of solo travelling. What is the point of visiting and exploring a beautiful place when you cannot cherish the moment with anyone who’s close to you? So I, prefer travelling with either a buddy or with family.”

  • Apart from playing cricket, Zaheer Iqbal also knows how to play table tennis.

    Zaheer Iqbal playing table tennis

    Zaheer Iqbal playing table tennis

  • In his leisure time, Zaheer Iqbal likes to ride his bicycle.

    Zaheer Iqbal riding a bicycle

    Zaheer Iqbal riding a bicycle

  • Zaheer Iqbal likes to smoke. On several occasions, Zaheer has been spotted smoking.

    Zaheer Iqbal lighting a cigar

    Zaheer Iqbal lighting a cigar

  • Zaheer Iqbal enjoys his drinks when he is partying with his friends and family.

    Zaheer Iqbal enjoying his drinks at a party with his friends

    Zaheer Iqbal enjoying his drinks at a party with his friends

  • Zaheer Iqbal on a regular basis participates in swimming, marathon running and cross-country cycling competitions.

    Zaheer Iqbal Ratnasi with his friends after completing a marathon

    Zaheer Iqbal Ratnasi with his friends after completing a marathon

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