Published On: Sat, Sep 3rd, 2016

How Zahid Ahmed become hero from zero



Zahid Ahmed is the name who has got fame in a few period of time. He is currently making waves on TV with his hit serial Zara Yaad Kar and Besharam. He has opened up regarding his life like never before.

The star who has received the Best Actor in a Negative Role at the 4th Hum TV Awards for Alvida shared his journey from zero to hero in an inspiring Facebook post.

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An image of Zahid from his early days which is in recent times circulating on the internet and left people discussing regarding his shocking change. But the Besharam actor didn’t fall back from disclosing what any one has ever identified regarding him before.

Zahid stated in his post that “This picture has been circulating on many websites and people have been asking me if this is true. Well here’s the answer…it is absolutely TRUE! The picture on the left is me (Zahid). But just like every picture, you never get to know the whole story…apart from getting a solution for my hair loss and being overweight, there’s much more to my story! Here it is!,”


He further revealed about his life’s timeline which states that he “started working as a COO of an IT company in 2011, the same year he got married.”

Zahid discovered on the last day of his honeymoon that “workplace turned out to be fraudulent and was shut down leaving him jobless and in debt.” His “marriage was on the rocks as he couldn’t find a job for a year.”


Afterward, in 2012, he had “a terrible accident leaving him with an injured spine.” Still having trouble in paradise, Zahid got “a radio show because of his voice” and travel to the radio station caused additional damage to his spine.


In 2012, he “underwent a spinal surgery and was back on his feet once again.” as well “found a new job which paid 10 times less” and he sustained to work hard with his marital life.

The similar year he started hosting an English-language show on PTV and later on went to launch PTV World that was against the culture of the national TV.

It was 2013 when his life took a remarkable twist. He was contacted to play the role of Jinnah in Anwar Maqsood’s play Sawa 14 August, for which “he got a hair transplant done and lost 22 kilos.”


But because of the corrupt producer, he was compelled to leave the theater in 2014 and once again was left cut off on the streets of Karachi.

But since he was fated to become an actor, fate worked in his favor. He auditioned and got chosen for a role in Hum TV’s Mehram and the rest is only the past.


Zahid concluded that “If this story doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will. I am Zahid Ahmed, I am passion and I am the future,”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.