Zoya Akhtar

Born in Mumbai on 14th October 1972, Zoya Akhtar hails from one of the most talented film families in the country. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors like Mira Nair, Tony Gerber, and Dev Benegal, before turning Writer-Director in her own right.

She has directed movies like the critically acclaimed Luck By Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Sheila Ki Jawani as part of Bombay Talkies (2013). She has co-written Talaash (2012) alongside Reema Kagti. Her signature style brings together creativity, sensitivity and individuality to create a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience which resonates with all ages.

She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family.

After Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial venture is titled Gully Boy. Apart from Gully Boy, she is working on a story for Amazon Prime web series titled Made in Heaven

 As a Director

Dil Dhadakne Do
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Bombay Talkies
Luck By Chance
  • Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director
    2009 | Luck By Chance
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director
    2011 | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • IIFA Award for Best Director
    2011 | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Zee Cine Award for Best Director
    2011 | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Apsara Award for Best Director
    2011 | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara