Shazi Zaman started his three-decade-long career in broadcast journalism at Doordarshan, and has since then worked with several media organizations like BBC World Service, Aaj Tak, Zee News and Star News. He has had a long association with the ABP News Network as a senior executive producer and as their Group Editor. He has also served as the Director, Video Services of the Press Trust of India. He has been on the governing bodies of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. He is currently associated with the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. Akbar is his third novel. His earlier Hindi novels are Prem Gali Ati Sankri and Jism Jism ke Log.
Shazi was born in Delhi and now resides here after having spent some years in Mumbai and London.