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Zoya Akhtar (Film Director) Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Biography & More

Zoya Akhtar

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Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Film Director and Screenwriter
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-30-36
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Director): Luck By Chance (2009)
Luck By Chance movie poster
Film (Screenplay Writer): Luck By Chance (2009)
Film (Story Writer): Luck By Chance (2009)
Film (Assistant Director): Bombay Boys (1998)
Bombay boys movie poster
Film (Executive Producer): Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd movie poster
Awards, HonoursFilmfare Awards
2009: Best Debut Director shared by Ayan Mukherji for the film 'Luck By Chance'
2011: Best Director for the film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'

IIFA Award
2011: Best Director for the film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 October 1972
Age (as in 2018) 46 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolManeckji Cooper, Juhu, Mumbai
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Tisch School of the Arts, New York
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts
ReligionAgnosticism
Address701, Orchid Pride, Corner of S.V. Rd & Convent Avenue, Willingdon, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054
HobbiesWriting, Reading, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Javed Akhtar (Lyricist and Scriptwriter)
Mother- Honey Irani (Former Actress and Screenwriter)
Zoya Akhtar with her mother
Step-Mother- Shabana Azmi (Actress)
Zoya Akhtar with her father, brother and step-mother
SiblingsBrother- Farhan Akhtar (Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer)
Zoya Akhtar with her brother, Farhan Akhtar
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite Fruit(s)Litchi, Mango
Favourite ActorHrithik Roshan
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$10 million

Zoya Akhtar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zoya Akhtar

  • Does Zoya Akhtar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Zoya Akhtar drink alcohol?: Yes

    Zoya Akhtar and Abhay Deol with a glass of wine

    Zoya Akhtar and Abhay Deol with a glass of wine

  • When she was 13 years old, her father divorced her mother and got married to Shabana Azmi.

    Baby Zoya Akhtar in the lap of her mother

    Baby Zoya Akhtar in the lap of her mother

  • She grew up in an agnostic environment; she does not believe in any religion.
  • She is the great-granddaughter of renowned Urdu poet Muztar Khairabadi and granddaughter of Jan Nisar Akhtar.
  • Also her great-great-grandfather, Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, a scholar of Islamic studies and theology, notably edited the first diwan of Mirza Ghalib on his request, and later became an important figure during the Indian Freedom Revolution of 1857 in his native place Khairabad.
  • She started her career as co-director of a music video called “Price of Bullets” for a rock band called Pentagram.

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  • She has also worked as a casting director for films including Dil Chahta Hai, Split Wide Open, and as an assistant director for her brother Farhan Akhtar‘s films, Lakshya and Dil Chahta Hai.
  • She then worked as an executive producer for her longtime partner Reema Kagti’s Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., also produced by Excel Entertainment.

    Zoya Akhtar with Reema Kagti

    Zoya Akhtar with Reema Kagti

  • In 2011, she directed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which turned out to be a huge box office success and was well received by critics.
  • She is a dog lover and has a pet dog named Zen.

    Zoya Akhtar's Pet Dog Zen

    Zoya Akhtar’s Pet Dog Zen

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