He entered in the creative world when he was only eight years of age wherein he embarked with his first comic book. In his earlier career, he worked at Pearl Continental Hotel based in Lahore and then headed to various spheres of entertainment industry. He debuted as musician with the album called Huqa Pani, which was released in Pakistan in the year 2003 while all over the world in 2005. His album became a big hit selling more than 600,000 copies all across the world and giving him different awards and nominations. This popularity garnered huge fans for him not only in the home country but from all across the world. Over the period of time, he established himself as the most versatile singers wherein his songs like Allah Hu, Yaar Dhadhi Ishq, Daastan-e-Ishaq and Nahin Ray Nahin became very much popular and won millions of heart all over the world. He is among the first artist, who has offered his services in the domain of acting, music composition, writer, singer, programmer, recordist, arranger for his movie London, Paris, New York.
As far as his acting career is concerned, he has acted in a number of television dramas in Pakistan before turning out a popular singer. He acted in a number of theatres including Kanch Ke Par, Kollege Jeans, etc. He was offered a role of Samad in the popular film Khuda Kay Liye, however, he couldn’t do it for some of his personal reasons. However, in 2010, he was successful in getting the main lead role in a comedy movie called Tere Bin Laden, which was successful both commercially and critically. He was awarded for his performance at different awards including Filmfare, IIFA, Zee Cine Awards, Screen, etc. he was the first ever Pakistani who was invited to the Indian Film Festival held in Australia in the year 2011 for screening the movie. His number of films from Bollywood was a big hit, which established him as a seasoned actor. He has two movies in pipeline, Kill Dil and the sequel of Tere Bin Laden.
Zafar performed in a number of award functions and hosted a number of shows both Pakistan and abroad. Some of his performances include Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2012, 3rd GiMA Awards 2012, at Temptations Reloaded concert wherein even Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Katrina Kaif too participated, which was held in Muscat in 2013. He was also invited in 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which was held at Cannes, France to perform. As far as his personal life is concerned, he married his long time fiancée Ayesha Fazli in 2009 and is a proud father of a baby boy who he named as Azaan Zafar.