Zoya Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar

Celebrity Profile

Name: Zoya Akhtar
Occupation: Director
Gender: Female
Height: 160 cm (5' 3'')
Birth Day: October 14, 1972
Age: 48
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Height: 160 cm (5' 3'')
Weight: 65 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A


Husband N/A
Affairs / Boyfriends Not Known
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

Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar was born on October 14, 1972 in Mumbai, India (48 years old). Zoya Akhtar is a Director, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out Zoya Akhtarnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


Popular across social media her Facebook has attracted over 325,000 followers while her Instagram has drawn in 600,000 followers.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She attended St. Xavier's College and later New York University's film program.

Biography Timeline


In 2011, she directed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which starred an ensemble cast of Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. It turned out to be a huge commercial success at the box-office and won her the Filmfare Award for Best Director.


In 2013, Akhtar teamed up with Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar for Bombay Talkies. It was made as a celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family starring Anil Kapoor as an egotistical industrialist, Shefali Shah as his bitter socialite-wife, and Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh as their children. The film also featured Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar as love interests for Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra respectively.


In 2018, she then again teamed up with Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar for Lust Stories, which premiered on Netflix in June 2018.


As of October 2019, she is directing a segment of Ghost Stories (2020), an horror anthology film, consisting of 4 short film segments. Other segments are directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar. Ghost Stories premiered on Netflix on 1 January 2020.

She appeared on the Valentine's Day charity show of Kaun Banega Crorepati along with her brother Farhan Akhtar. She also appeared in a very brief role as Rasa Devi's (Rekha's) courtesan in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She and Shah Rukh Khan had a 'fireside chat' with Jeff Bezos of Amazon in January 2020.

Family Life

Both her parents, Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, are screenwriters. Zoya's younger brother is actor Farhan Akhtar.

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Currently, Zoya Akhtar is 49 years, 0 months and 7 days old. Zoya Akhtar will celebrate 50th birthday on a Friday 14th of October 2022. Below we countdown to Zoya Akhtar upcoming birthday.


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