PERFORMER Sima Sultani[1] Afghanistan
  Frankie Cordero[2] United States
DEBUT 2017

Zeerak is an Afghan Muppet appearing on the Sesame Workshop co-production Baghch-e-Simsim, and the little brother of Zari.

Zeerak, whose name means "smart" and "talented" in Afghanistan's two languages Dari and Pashto, is described as an "energetic and eager 4-year-old," who looks up to his older sister, and aspires to go to school with her.

He made his debut in the sixth season of Baghch-e-Simsim, where he displays his love of learning to read, count, paint and playing games with Zari.


  1. Hindustan Times Afghanistan’s Sesame Street gets proud brother Muppet who reveres his older sister July 4, 2017
  2. Puppeteer Bio in Season 48 press kit

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