Zulfiyya Khanbabayeva was born on 16 October 1967 in Baku city.
In 1994 Zulfiyya sang in Vagif Gerayzadeh group Aypara. After leaving group Zulfiyya started solo career as singer. Her first album released in 2000 year named Gecə (Night) and became best-selling album of the year in Azerbaijan. She released 2 music videos and 4 radio-singles from this album. In 2001 She released her second studio album Sən Gedən Gündən (Since You've Been Gone) with 3 music videos and 9 radio-singles. Her third studio album Qəlbinə Yol (The Way To Your Soul) released in 2003 year. Music video for title song was the most expensive music video of all times for Azeri show-business.
From this album were released 1 music video and 6 radio-singles. And the fourth studio album...named Sənsiz (Without You) released on December 2004, but was given to stores on 2–5 January 2005. 4 music videos, 7 radio-singles and all became #1 in all national charts. In 2005 she gave 5 concert-programms in the frame of her "Canım Məmləkətim" tour (My Dear Land) in 5 cities of Azerbaijan. She named Deserve Artist of Azerbaijan Republic on November 2003.
On 17 September 2008 she named National Artist of Azerbaijan Republic by President of Azerbaijan Republic.