Zoya Akhtar


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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Talaash Writer
(2012)
(2015)
(2009)

Filmography

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  Made in Heaven (TV Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 2019) (written by - 9 episodes, 2019)
- The Great Escape (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Something Old, Something New (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Royal Affair (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Pride and Bridezilla (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Marriage of Convenience (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2019 Gully Boy
 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do (story and screenplay)
 2013 Bombay Talkies (screenplay by)
 2012 Talaash (screenplay) / (story)
 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (screenplay) / (story)
 2009 Luck by Chance (story & screenplay)
 2008/I Migration (Short) (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Zoia Akhtar
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Attempted to direct a film titled "Nargis" in 2004. She approached Madhuri Dixit but Madhuri's asking price was too much. The media then speculated that Karishma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Preity Zinta were under consideration. The film was eventually shelved. See more »

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