Zaheer Iqbal is an Indian actor and a businessman. He is known for playing the role of Kabir in the 2019 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.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 familys construction business for six years. In an interview, he said, Before making an entry into the film industry, I was looking after my fathers 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 Zaheers elder sisters wedding ceremony. In an interview, Zaheer said, Salman Bhai and I were at Sanams 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 sisters 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 his sisters marriage ceremony.For two to three years, Zaheer Iqbal worked with Salman Khan as his assistant, and he would often visit the shooting locations, where he learned to improve his dialogue delivery with the help of Salman Khan. In an interview, Zaheer stated, For two or maybe three years, I used to go to Salman Bhais 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 wasnt 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, as an assistant to Salman Khan, would often read film scripts, so that he could make a better decision when it came to signing films. 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 Bahls daughter Pranutan Bahl. A poster of the film Notebook.