Zoya Akhtar-Biography, Career, Award and Net Worth
Zoya Akhtar is an Indian movie director, screenwriter, and assistant director, who started her career as a directing from the movie “Luck By Chance” starring some of the famous actors and actresses such as Faran Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Hrithik Roshan and more.
Born on 14th October 1972, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, she has worked as a director and assistant director in the movies “Bombay Talkies”, “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” along with the stars Amir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and so on.
Zoya Akhtar’s Early Life
Zoya is a daughter of legend Javed Akhtar and screenwriter Honey Irani. She is one of the elegant bachelors of India. She completed her degree of arts from St. Xavier’s College and later she joined the New York University Film school for film production.
She is a cousin of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan. She is close with famous director Karan Johar. It is also rumored that they were in a secret relationship once and were spotted together in many parties and events.
Zoya Akhtar ‘s Career and Achievement
Zoya easily got a chance to enter in Bollywood industry and performed as an assistant director of her brother Farhan Akhtar’s directed movie “Lakshya” and “Dil Chahta Hai”. But before this, she has co-directed in music video “Price of Bullets” for the Pentagram band.
After working a long time for Reema Kagti’s Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. as an executive producer, she made her own directorial debut from the movie “Luck By Chance”. Though movie could not hit the box office, her next directed movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” was well received by the viewers and the critics. Also, she was awarded by Filmfare Award for Best Director too.
Besides this, she has directed “Bombay Talkies”, “Dil Dhadakne Do” and has appeared on small screen advertisement for brands such as Finolex and Pepsi.
Zoya Akhtar ‘s Award
Zoya has won many awards and nominations for different movies which include Filmfare Awards, Tokyo International Film Festival Awards, Awards of International Indian Film Academy.
She has also appeared in the valentine’s day charity show Kaun Banega Crorepati with her brother Farhan Akhtar.
Zoya Akhtar’s Net Worth
Zoya Akhtar is one of the highest paid directors of 2017. She has an estimated net worth of $75 million which she earned from directing career. Now she is leaving a lavish lifestyle with her family in the city of Mumbai, India. heading towards the right path of success
Her next directed flick movie “Gully Boy” starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt which is a most awaited movie by the viewers and will be released in 2018.