Zakir was born in 1967 at Karachi. He did his inter from Allama Iqbal College. From Hotel Sheraton, he took training of chef then he has started his career from Avari hotel. Then Zakir went to Singapore and from there he did courses of Chinese and Thai cuisine. During that one year of training period, he has also done fruits and vegetable carving course. Other than that he has also traveled to South Africa and Dubai for cooking courses. He got married in 1987 and now has 3 daughters and 2 sons.