Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar gracing ‘Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards 2016’ (cropped).jpg
Akhtar at Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards in 2016
Born (1972-10-14) 14 October 1972 (age 47)
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
NYU (Tisch)
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1999—present
Notable work
Luck By Chance
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Dil Dhadakne Do
Lust Stories
Gully Boy
Made in Heaven
RelativesSee Akhtar family

Zoya Akhtar (born 14 October 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors such as Mira Nair, Tony Gerber and Dev Benegal, before turning writer-director in her own right. Akhtar is the recipient of several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards.

She has directed movies such as Luck by Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Sheila Ki Jawani, a segment of Bombay Talkies (2013). She has co-written Talaash (2012) alongside Reema Kagti. She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Gully Boy (2019).

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