Zoya Akhtar


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DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER

Zoya Akhtar is the new breed of super-director of the film world followed by billions globally. She re-defines the way films are. Born in Mumbai on 14th October 1972, Zoya 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. Fascinated with raw and virile landscapes of society, Zoya enchants the audiences with plethora of rich culture, heritage, enduring characters and earthy music.

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). Her signature style brings together creativity, sensitivity and individuality to create a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience which resonates with all ages.

With her love towards travel, different cultures, morality, food, art, Zoya see’s a new country every year, which has made its way into her films. She has given movies a stature that talks of universal applicability with drama and emotions, over and above it reflects an annotative cinema.

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