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Zoya Akthar

Born on October 14, 1972, Zoya Akthar is a contemporary Indian film director. She made her directorial debut with critically acclaimed Luck By Chance (2009). In 2011 she directed the critically and commercially successful film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and won a Filmfare Award for Best Director.

Before turning to direction, Zoya worked as a casting director for films including Dil Chahta Hai and Split Wide Open, and as an assistant director for her brother Farhan's films, Lakshya and Dil Chahta Hai. She then worked as an executive producer for her longtime friend Reema Kagti's Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

When not making movies, Zoya is also a talented music producer. She produced the soundtrack for Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela attaining favorable critic responses.