She was born in an educated family in Kabul in 1985. Her late father Abdul Ghias Naubahar was a lecturer at Kabul University and her mother Farida Naubahar worked for the United Nations and Unicef.
Khatira Naubahar is one of the few young women from Afghanistan, who has chosen to be an a singer and actress.
Khatira loved acting and dancing at a very young age and she was always encouraged by her family and was rewarded to keep up performing.
In 1997, she fled Afghanistan with her family and settled down in the Netherlands. Once safe and secure she continued with her education and also her performing life. She has done many cultural projects for her school to promote her cultural and traditional values of her country. She speaks four languages including Dutch, English, Farsi/Dari and Hindi. She has also worked as a volunteer for the Vrouwen Centrum (Women’s Organization) in the Netherlands. In the meantime she continued to strive for opportunities to become an actress.
In 2003, she was selected to play the lead role in a comedy film ‘Gul Muhammad and Dur Muhammad’ directed by Mr. Karim Tanweer. She is the first young female actress from Afghanistan in Europe.
Although the film was not a hit, Khatira showed the audience that she was successful in her role. Khatira has also worked in music videos of Nazir Khara and Zubair Nekbin.
In 2005, Khatira had her second lead role in film ‘Do Aatash’ (TWO FIRES). Do Aatash was directed by Mr. Haroon Sharara and Khatira’s sister Arzo Naubahar who was the assistant director as well as the supporting actress. The movie was about the cultural differences, taboos and abuse of women rights. It was filmed in the Netherlands and Afghanistan. During the shooting of Do Aatash, Khatira’s father passed away. It was a great loss of a great companion and the loss left Khatira with a lot of sorrows and pain. But even then she continued to play her role successfully and stood by her promise to her father that she would complete the movie. Her family, friends and fans stood by her and supported her through this difficult time and she is thankful to all of them.
The film was released in cinemas in Europe and Afghanistan and was a super hit. Khatira won many trophies from Afghan Organizations in the UK, Afghanistan and the Netherlands for her role in this very sensitive issue of women’s rights.
In 2007, she completed her studies in Retail and Marketing from Roc of Amsterdam. After moving to England in 2008, she received her first diploma in Performing Arts from West Kent Collage. She currently lives in London and is looking to expand her existing acting skills and gain more experience in fashion modeling and feature films. She is punctual, reliable, has a pretty face, a nice figure, is photogenic and has a professional attitude. Her broad understanding of cultures, flexibility and down to earth nature are qualities that make her stand out.