Zoya Akhtar


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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 (... See full bio »

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Gully Boy Writer
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Filmography

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 2023 The Archies (filming)
 2022 Dahaad (TV Series) (post-production)
 2020 Ghost Stories (story and screenplay)
  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)
 2014 Words with Gods (segment "God room")
 2013 Bombay Talkies (screenplay by)
 2012 Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (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

Parents:

Honey Irani | Javed Akhtar

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Farhan Akhtar (sibling) | See more »
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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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