Sitara Brooj Akbar is the female holder of both Pakistani and world records based on her passing of O Level chemistry, biology, English and mathematics between the ages of 9 and 11. Akbar was also permitted by the British Council to undertake the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test in 2011, and achieved a score of 7 band out of 9. Akbar is from Rabwah, a small town in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and is the eldest of five children.
Akbar achieved international fame when she broke the world record for youngest student to take the O Level examination and IELTS. She is the youngest Pakistani student to have appeared in both tests. She has passed in the subjects mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
Akbar is a student. She is a fan of Abdus Salaam, the only Pakistani Nobel Laureate. She is interested in becoming a top researcher inbiochemistry.