Zhi Yao () was a KushanBuddhist monk from modern day Kabul, Afghanistan of Yuezhi ethnicity. He was involved with the translation of Buddhist texts into Chinese around 185 CE. His origin is described in his adopted Chinese surname Zhi, abbreviation of Yuezhi.
Zhi Yao was a student of Lokaksema. He translated the Mahayana text: The Sutra on the Completion of Brightness into Chinese.