Zoya Akhtar is a movie director and screenwriter. She is the daughter of well-known lyricist, Javed Akhtar.
Zoya Akhtar was born on 14 October 1972 (age 46 years; as in 2018) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She did her education from Mumbai’s Maneckji Cooper, Juhu and enrolled in St. Xavier’s Faculty, Mumbai to pursue Bachelor of Arts. After that, she joined Tisch Faculty of the Arts, New York to be taught movie manufacturing. When Zoya was 13-year-old, her father divorced her mom and acquired married to Shabana Azmi.
Peak: 5’ 3”
Weight: 65 kg
Eye Color: Darkish Brown
Hair Color: Black
Determine Measurements: 34-30-36
Household, Caste & Boyfriend
Zoya Akhtar grew up in an agnostic setting, and, therefore, doesn’t believes in any faith. Her father, Javed Akhtar, is a lyricist and scriptwriter. Her mom, Honey Irani, is a former actress and screenwriter. The Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi is her step-mother. She has a youthful brother, Farhan Akhtar, who’s an actor, producer, director, screenwriter and a singer.
Her great-grandfather Muztar Khairabadi was an Urdu poet. Her grandfather Jan Nisar Akhtar was additionally an Urdu poet. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Fazl-e-Haq-Khairabadi, a scholar of Islamic research and theology who notably edited the primary diwan of Mirza Ghalib on his request, and later grew to become an essential determine throughout the Indian Freedom Revolution of 1857 in his native place Khairabad.
Zoya is rumoured to be relationship Carlos Catalan.
Zoya began her profession as a co-director of the music video “Worth of Bullets.” The music video was for a rock band referred to as Pentagram. Subsequent, she labored as a casting director for the movies “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Break up Huge Open.” She assisted her brother, Farhan Akhtar, in directing the movies “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Lakshya.”
In 2009, she made her directorial debut with “Luck By Probability.” She not solely directed the film but in addition labored as a screenplay and story author.
She has additionally labored as an government producer for Reema Kagti’s Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. and Excel Leisure.
In 2011, she directed “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” which was a field workplace success and acquired optimistic feedback by the critics. Zoya then went on to direct “Dil Dhadhakne Do” starring Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh.
In 2019, she directed “Gully Boy,” a movie based mostly on the lives of Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy.
- Filmfare Award for the Greatest Debut Director shared by Ayan Mukherji for the movie ‘Luck By Probability’ (2009)
- Greatest Director for the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (2011)
- IIFA Award for the Greatest Director for the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’
Her web value is estimated to be $10 million.
- Her hobbies embody writing, studying, and travelling.
- She resides at 701, Orchid Delight, Nook of S.V. Rd & Convent Avenue, Willingdon, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra