Full name: Zoya Akhtar
Birth date: October 14, 1972
Birth place: Mumbai, India
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter
Spouse (s): Cartos Catalan
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Zoya Akhtar is an Indian well-known film director and screenwriter who has presented several commercially successful films to Indian showbiz industry. She is a very qualified director because she has worked with famous directors of India. She has come from a filmy family for which Zoya has been able to get a reputation, actually through her good work.
Zoya Akhtar Early Life:
Zoya Akhtar was born on October 14, 1972, in Mumbai, India to screenwriter, poet, and lyricist Javed Akhtar and screenwriter Honey Irani. Shabana Azmi is her stepmother. Zoya is the sister of Farhan Akhtar who is also an actor. Her great-grandfather Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi was a scholar of Islamic studies and theology notably edited the first Diwan of Mirza Ghalib on his request, later who became an important figure during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 in his native Khairabad.
Zoya attended at Maneckji Cooper School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. Later she joined at the New York University Film School to learn film production. Zoya grew up in an agnostic environment along with her family and she does not believe in any religion.
Zoya Akhtar Career:
The multi-talented lady Zoya Akhtar started her career as co-director of a music video ‘Price of Bullets’ for a rock band called Pentagram. Then she worked as a casting director in several films including’ Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Split Wide Open’. Nest Zoya has worked as an assistant director in her brother Farhan Akhtar’s film ‘Lakshya’. She has worked as an executive producer in the ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd’.
Zoya Akhtar made her directorial debut with the movie ‘Luck By Chance’ in 2009 in which her brother Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma acted. The movie tells the story of a struggling actor who breaks into the industry. Though the movie did not do well at the box office, it well received by critics for its exceptional story.
In 2011, she directed the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ that was a multi-starred with Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar as well a Kalki Koechlin. It turned out to be a huge success at the box office and was well received by the critics as well as audiences and won her ‘Filmfare Award’ for Best Director.
Zoya gives direction for the movie ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ 2015 which based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family starring Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah as his bitter socialite wife, and Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh as their children. The film also cast Anushka Sharma as well as Farhan Akhtar as love interests for Singh and Chopra respectively.
The famous director Zoya Akhtar has honored with several prestigious awards in her career including ‘Filmfare Awards’, ‘IIFA Awards’ and ‘Zee Cine Awards’.
As per as reports, Zoya Akhtar secretly married her longtime boyfriend on October 7, 2013. Though she never introduced the man whom she married, is suspected that the person may be Cartos Catalan who is a cinematographer.
Zoya Akhtar Height Weight and Body Measurement:
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Bra size: 35D
Waist Size: 25 inches
Hip Size: 34 inches
Body measurement: 35-25-34 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Body Shape: Hourglass
Shoe size: 7