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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Talaash Writer
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Filmography

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 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 (screenplay) / (story)
 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (screenplay) / (story)
 2009 Luck by Chance (story & screenplay)
 2008/I Migration (Short) (writer)
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Show Show Actress (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

Zoia Akhtar
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Daughter of renowned Indian Lyricist/poet Javed Akhtar and screenplay and story writer Honey Irani. Sister of Farhan Akhtar, cousin of Kabir Akhtar, and granddaughter of Jan Nissar Akhtar. See more »

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