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The angelic beauty Zoya Akhtar is an Indian Bollywood film director. She made her directorial debut with the 2009 film "Luck By Chance". She has won the Filmfare Award for directing the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. She had been an assistant director for films such as Lakshya, Dil Chahta Hai and Bombay Boys. Apart from films, she has also appeared on the small screen advertisements for brands such as Finolex and Pepsi. Currently Zoya is working on her next film Dil Dhadakne Do, which stars Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra in main lead.


The renowned Indian movie director Zoya Akhtar was born on 9 January 1974 in the City of Dreams, Mumbai. She did her schooling at Maneckji Cooper and received her Bachelors of Arts degree at St. Xavier's College, in Mumbai. After her education, she joined the New York University Film School to learn film production. She had co-directed a music video titled, "Price of Bullets". She has also took part as an executive producer for the films Luck By Chance and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. She appeared on the Valentine's Day charity show of Kaun Banega Crorepati along with her brother Farhan Akhtar.

Personal Profile

Name : Zoya Akhtar
Date of birth : 9 January 1974
Birth place : Mumbai, India
Age : 42 years
Height : 5'3" approx.
Education: St. Xavier's College, in Mumbai
Occupation : Director, Screenwriter
Religion : Islam
Zodiac Sign : Capricorn

Zoya Akhtar


Zoya Akhtar was born to famous poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. She has one brother Farhan Akhtar, who is a versatile actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and television host as well. Actress Shabana Azmi is her step mother. She is the grand daughter of the renowned Urdu poet, Jan Nisar Akhtar. She is the cousin of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.


Bollywood film industry well-known director, Zoya Akhtar has recently spotted with her boyfriend. Reports said that, they both went on shopping for engagement rings. She is madly in love with him and the relationship is heating up. Buzz also releaved that, the duo has tied a knot on October 7th, 2013. This may be the secret marriage along with some friends and a few family members.

Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar

Farhan and Zoya Akhtar are the children of writers Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. They belongs to a film family. In an interview Farhan said, "Zoya probably knows more about my life at any point of time than my mom and dad, so I share a deeper level of intimacy with her". She said that, she can't imagine her life without Farhan. They share the best bonding and often fight with eachother.

Next Movie Dil Dhadakne Do

Zoya Akhtar's next after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has been in the news for quite sometime. The director has finally confirmed that her upcoming film has been titled Dil Dhadakne Do. Starring, Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma with Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra, movie has been kept strictly under wraps because the filmmaker likes to do her work quietly.

It is rumoured that the alleged former couple Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma are once again set to share the screen space in this movie. According to reports, the movie revolves around the life of a brother-sister duo, being played by Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh has Anushka playing Singh's love interest. It is about a dysfunctional Punjabi family and will hit the screens on June 5, 2015.

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Screen play Writer

2009 Luck By Chance
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2012 Talaash

Story Writer

2009 Luck By Chance
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2012 Talaash

Executive Producer

2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
2009 Luck By Chance


Directed movies 2009 Luck By Chance
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2013 Bombay Talkies
2013 Happy New Year(Filming)

Assistant Director
1998 Bombay Boys
2001 Dil Chahta Hai
2004 Lakshya

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