Zahra started her artistic career as an actress with the Simorgh’s children theater group in 2010, where she later collaborated as costume design assistance. Despite the fact that her father opposed her school education, Zahra and her older sister Mahbuba managed to secretly attend courses of the Simorgh Film Association. She has worked with different theater groups including Negar Theater in Herat and Kabul.
After the Taliban came to power, Zahra and her family had to flee to Iran. Now she lives illegally with her mother and sister in Mashhad, Iran.
Production Underground Birds, a co-production of Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen (IT),
KULA Compagnie, Hålogaland Teater Tromsø (NO) and Simorgh Theater, Herat (AF).