Zoya Akhtar has now become a household name prominently known for her movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as the most entertaining director. She is just three films old in the industry, but she earned applauses for her work; she bagged Filmfare award for best director in movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. She was born on 14th October 1972 to industry’s most renowned writer, poet and lyricist
Javed Akhtar and screenwriter
Honey Irani. She had her schooling at Maneckji Cooper and completed her graduation at St. Xavier’s College.
For further studies, she went to New York University Film School to study film production. Talent runs in her blood, and that is what she has got in legacy from her great grandfather Muztar Khairabadi, who was a noted Urdu poet and granddaughter of Jan Nisan Akhtar, eminent lyricist and ghazal writer. She is the sister of
Farhan Akhtar, who has by far been acclaimed for directing, acting, writing and singing. She is a very versatile personality and started working as the casting director and assisted her brother Farhan Akhtar for ‘
Lakshya’ and Dil Chahta Hai.
Her debut movie as a full- fledged director was
Luck By Chance, and she won the debut director award for it. She then made a blockbuster hit movie of three friends on a road trip trying to wipe out their fears and anxiety; she grabbed 12 awards for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara including Best Story, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. Zoya Akhtar is believed to depict some real life stories on the screen and more of the big happy family type of genre. She has shown a dysfunctional family in
Dil Dhadakne Do ensemble with gender discrimination issues with the character of
Priyanka Chopra in the movie. She has been by far successful in the portrayal of some intricate and petty concerns of our life in a brilliant way on screen.