IPO Convener International committee. Zaheer was a child actor who directed his first film and theatre projects before he was 16. At University he read Engineering and Math at Masters level and worked as an investment banker before returning to his first love, film. He has produced five feature films and a host of television shows that have sold in more than 100 territories. His TV series have topped television ratings around the world and his films have won awards at some of the most prestigious international film festivals. Zaheer is a member of The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMY organization) and regularly hosts Emmy Awards juries. Zaheer is also the first South African producer to become a member of the Producers Guild of America.