Bakhtawar Mazhar is a trained theatre practitioner, film actress, poet, acting teacher and aspiring writer. She has acted in several theatre productions with renowned theatre directors like Zia Mohyeddin, Gregory Thomas, Rahat Kazmi, Khalid Ahmed, and Sunil Shankar. Her involvement in feature films has been with the likes of Shoaib Mansoor, Hamza Bangash, Iram Parveen Bilal, and Fawzia Mirza. Bakhtawar co-wrote and co-directed a feminist version of Heer Ranjha, titled ‘The Heer Project’ for NAPA International Theatre Festival. She currently teaches at the Arts Council Theatre Academy, Karachi.