Zoya Akhtar is an indian film director and screenwriter. She is known for her brilliant performance. After completing the diploma in film production from NYU, she started working as an author-director. She has directed films like Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do.
Zoya akhtar was born on 14 october 1972 in mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father’s name is Javed Akhtar, he is a poet, Scriptwriter And Lyricist. Her mother’s name is Honey irani, she is a former actress and screen writer. Her step-mother name is shabana, she is a actress. Zoya has a brother named Farhan Akhtar, he is Actor, Singer and Producer. She studied from Maneckji Cooper , Juhu, Mumbai. She took a bachelor degree from St. Xavier’s Collage , Mumbai, Maharashtra. Then, she enrolled in New York University Film School to learn film production. Zoya grew up in an ignorant environment and did not believe in any religion.
Zoya started her career as a co-director of a music video called Price of Bullets, for a rock band called Pentagram. She has worked as Assistant Director in the film Dil Chahta Hai, Bombay Boys and Lakshya. Then, she worked as an executive producer for her long-time partner Rima Kagti’s ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt.’
In 2009, Zoya started the directorial debut with ‘Luck by Chance’ starring Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma. This movie did not perform well at the box office but it was appreciated by critics. In 2011, she directed the film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. In the film, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin were in the lead role. This movie proved to be a huge success at the box office and it was highly appreciated by critics. In 2013, Zoya directed the film ‘Bombay Talkies’. For this film, she worked with Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar.
In 2015, she directed the film ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. This movie was based on the Punjabi family. In this film, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh were in the lead role. After that, she directed the film ‘Gully Boy’. Ranveer Singh, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Alia Bhatt acted in this movie. This film performed well at the box office. Zoya and Rima Kangati are working on the story of the Amazon Prime Web series ‘Made in Heaven’ about two wedding planners produced by Excel Entertainment.
She has won awards for her better work such as IIFA Award, Zee Cine Award, Apsara Award and Filmfare Award.
|Profession||Film Director And Screenwriter|
|Debut||As A Assistant Director- Bombay Boys (1998)|
As A Executive Producer- Honeymoon Travels Pvt.Ltd. (2007)
As A Director- Luck By Chance (2009)
As A Story Writer- Luck By Chance (2009)
As A Screenplay Writer- Luck By Chance (2009)
|Age||46 Years (As Of February 2019)|
|Height||In Feet Inches 5’3|
|Date Of Birth||14 October 1972|
|Birth Palace||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|School||Maneckji Cooper , Juhu, Mumbai|
|Collage||St. Xavier’s Collage , Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Education Qualification||Bachelor Of Arts|
|Father Name||Javed Akhtar (Scriptwriter And Lyricist)|
|Mother Name||Honey Irani (Former Actress And Screen Writer), Shabana Azmi (Step-Mother, Actress)|
|Siblings||Brother- Farhan Akhtar (Actor, Singer, Producer)|
|Hobbies||Travelling , Reading, Writing|
|Favorite Actor||Hrithik Roshan|
|Favorite Actress||Alia Bhatt , Deepika Padukon|
|Favorite Food||Rajma-Chawal, Chicken Biryani|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
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