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Zoya Akhtar’s Personal Life, Age, Boyfriend, Career, Award And Other information

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.

Personal life:-

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.


NameZoya Akhtar
ProfessionFilm Director And Screenwriter
DebutAs 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)

Age46 Years (As Of February 2019)
HeightIn Feet Inches 5’3
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Date Of Birth14 October 1972
Birth PalaceMumbai, Maharashtra
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolManeckji Cooper , Juhu, Mumbai
CollageSt. Xavier’s Collage , Mumbai, Maharashtra
Education QualificationBachelor Of Arts
Father NameJaved Akhtar (Scriptwriter And Lyricist)
Mother NameHoney Irani (Former Actress And Screen Writer), Shabana Azmi (Step-Mother, Actress)
SiblingsBrother- Farhan Akhtar (Actor, Singer, Producer)
Marital StatusUnmarried
BoyfriendNot Known
HobbiesTravelling , Reading, Writing
Favorite ActorHrithik Roshan
Favorite ActressAlia Bhatt , Deepika Padukon
Favorite FoodRajma-Chawal, Chicken Biryani
Favorite ColorRed
Favorite DestinationEurope
Net WorthNot Known

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