|Birth Day:||December 13, 1973|
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She began her career as a freelance writer, working for The Times of India. She then completed a degree in sociology before beginning work as an assistant director.
Meghna began her writing career as a freelance writer for The Times of India and the NFDC publication Cinema in India. Her poetry was published in anthologies of the Poetry Society of India. After completing her graduation in Sociology, she worked with noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza as an assistant director. In 1995, she completed a short course in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York. Upon her return, she joined her father, writer-director Gulzar, as an assistant on his films Maachis and Hu Tu Tu. Meghna simultaneously began scripting her own film along with directing documentaries for Doordarshan and music videos for several music albums.
Meghna directed her first film, Filhaal, in 2002, starring former Miss Universe-turned-actress Sushmita Sen and Tabu. Her second directorial movie was Just Married in 2007. She also directed a short film Pooranmasi for Sanjay Gupta's anthology Dus Kahaniyaan, starring Amrita Singh. In 2015, Meghna directed Talvar, written by Vishal Bharadwaj and based on the 2008 Noida double murder case.
In 2018, she directed the thriller Raazi. Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, it starred Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. The film is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat. With worldwide earnings of ₹193 crore (US$27 million), it proved one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Both Talvar and Raazi received Filmfare Award for Best Film nominations and Meghna garnered two nominations in the Best Director category for her work. Raazi managed to win Best Film and Meghna won the Best Director award for it as well.
For her next directorial concept, Meghna choose to make a biopic on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, which she named Chhapaak, that is about Malti, an acid attack survivor inspired by Agarwal. The film featured Deepika Padukone as Malti and was critically acclaimed upon its release on 10 January 2020. She will next helm the life of military officer Sam Manekshaw in a biographical film that will star Kaushal as Manekshaw and is produced by Ronnie Screwvala. This film will go on floors in middle of 2020 and release in the first quarter of 2021.
Currently, Meghna Gulzar is 47 years, 9 months and 5 days old. Meghna Gulzar will celebrate 48th birthday on a Monday 13th of December 2021.
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