Zaheer (ظہیر) is an Urdu male given name and surname, a variant of Arabic Zahir.

Notable people with the name include:

Given name:


  • Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (1945–1987), Pakistani Islamic theologian, leader of the Ahl-i Hadith movement
  • S. M. Zaheer (1947–), Indian actor
  • Sajjad Zaheer (1905–1973), Urdu writer, Marxist ideologue and radical revolutionary in both India and Pakistan
  • Syed Ali Zaheer, Indian politician and a minister in the first cabinet formed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Syed Husain Zaheer, Indian chemist, politician, director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Syed Iqbal Zaheer (born 1944), Indian Islamic Scholar and writer
  • Zafar Zaheer (born 1974), Bahraini cricketer
  • Khalid Zaheer (born 1956), Pakistani Islamic scholar, educationist, and television personality.
  • Talha Zaheer (born 1984), Pakistani entrepreneur, sports analyst, film & television writer & director.

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