Bakhtiar Ali Mohammed was born on 08-08-196008-08-1960
in Ibrahim Pasha neighborhood of Sulaymaniyah. He completed his primary education at Sheikh Salam School in Sulaymaniyah, then secondary education at Azmr Secondary School and high school at Halkawti Boys High School. He then became a student of geology at Sulaymaniyah and Salahaddin Universities. After the 1983 demonstrations of Salahaddin University students in Erbil, he was injured in his hand and dropped out of university and returned to Sulaymaniyah. In 1983, he wrote his first published poem, Nishtiman.
In 1985, he went to Iran to avoid becoming a soldier in the Iraqi army. He lived in a refugee camp in Karaj for eight months. The difficult conditions of the camp and hopelessness forced him to return and stay in different parts of Kurdistan. His difficult life experiences and continuous struggle with Ba'athist fascism and the intellectualism of Kurdish parties became an important intellectual and spiritual background for him that were later reflected in all his literary works. He settled in Champaraw for a while and then stayed with the two writers in Bana.
After settling in Bana, Bakhtiar Ali returned to South Kurdistan due to the effects of the Iran-Iraq war and the pressure from the Islamic Republic of Iran. After the outbreak of the civil war, he left Kurdistan and moved to Syria and then Germany. He settled in Cologne in 1999 and developed his literary and writing life under the opportunities and experiences of life abroad and the modern European world.
Bakhtiar Ali's first published work was Nishtiman, which dates back to 1983. In the 1980s, Bakhtiar also wrote a number of long poems, including City, Sin, Carnival and the first manuscript of his novel Margi Taqanay Dwam.
In the autumn of 1989, Bakhtiar Ali published his first two-part article, Speaking on the Margins of Silence, in the Iraqi newspaper Pashkoy. In the early days of the uprising, he and a group of other writers published an issue of the magazine Azadi, which later became five issues. In 1992, his first collection of poems was published in a very simple and primitive manner in a small circulation. Between 1992 and 1994, he gave several conferences and seminars in Erbil and Sulaimani. His work, along with that of other writers and intellectuals, is seen as the beginning of a different view of literature and society.
After the outbreak of the civil war in September 1994, he left Kurdistan for Syria. After nine months in Damascus, he arrived in Germany and settled in Frankfurt in 1999. During this time, he became one of the founders of Rahand magazine with a group of other friends.
Then in the 1990s, along with Rebin Hardi, Rebwar Siwayli, Mariwan Warya Qane, Farooq Rafiq, Aras Fatah and Halkawt Abdullah, they founded Rahand Group.