Meenu Gaur

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Meenu Gaur
Meenu Gaur

ResidenceLondon, UK
EducationLady Shri Ram College for Women
Alma materJamia Millia Islamia
SOAS, University of London
OccupationFilm director and Screenwriter
Years active2007-present
Notable work
Zinda Bhaag
Spouse(s)Mazhar Zaidi

Meenu Gaur is a London-based Indian director and screenwriter. She is best known for her 2013 Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag which she co-directed with Farjab Nabi. Zinda Bhaag earned her a critical recognition worldwide.

Zinda Bhaag[edit]

In 2013 Meenu co-directed a Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag, under the film production company Matteela Films which earned her a critical acclaimed and recognition in film world. Meenu got immense praise from Pakistani film directors and critics for putting forward the Pakistani cinema into limelight again.[1] Zinda Bhaag became one of the highest-grossing of Pakistan and has won many accolades and recognition including an official selection for Best Foreign Language Film[2][3] at 86th Academy Awards however was out of the competition for the final race.[4] Zinda Bhaag was only the third Pakistani film in 50 years to get recognition at the Oscars, after 1959's The Day Shall Dawn and 1963's The Veil.


Year Film Notes
2013 Zinda Bhaag Won: ARY Film Award for Best Story (shared with Farjad Nabi)
Nom: ARY Film Award for Best Director (nom with Farjad Nabi)
2018 Saat Din Mohabbat In


  1. ^ Panaji (28 November 2013). "Pak Directors Congratulate Meenu for her Success". Business Standard. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Pakistan sends official entry to Oscars after 50 years". Arab News. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  3. ^ "The Pakistani Academy Selection committee nominates Zinda Bhaag for Oscar consideration". Apnahub. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
  4. ^ "Pakistani film 'Zinda Bhaag' out of Oscar race". Tribune. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.

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