Meghna Gulzar

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Meghna Gulzar
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Meghna at the premiere of Dus Kahaniyaan
Born (1973-12-13) 13 December 1973 (age 44)[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Writer, Film Director
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Govind Sandhu
Children Samay[2]
Parent(s) Gulzar (father)
Raakhee (mother)

Meghna Gulzar (born 13 December 1973) is an Indian director of Hindi films, and is the only daughter of lyricist and poet Gulzar and actress Raakhee.[3] She is also the author of a book titled Because He Is... about her father Gulzar.[4]


Gulzar started her writing career as a freelance writer for The Times of India and the NFDC publication Cinema in India.[citation needed] Her poetry was also published in anthologies of the Poetry Society of India.[citation needed] After completing her graduation in Sociology, she worked with noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza as an assistant director.[citation needed] In 1995, she completed a short course in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York.[citation needed] Upon her return, she joined her father writer - director Gulzar, as an assistant on his films Maachis and Hu Tu Tu.[citation needed] Gulzar simultaneously began scripting her own film along with directing documentaries for Doordarshan and music videos for several music albums.[citation needed]

She directed her first film Filhaal in 2002,[5] starring Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Tabu. Her second movie was Just Married in 2007.[6] She also directed a short film "Pooranmasi" for Sanjay Gupta's Dus Kahaniyaan starring Amrita Singh. Gulzar then directed Talvar,[7] written by Vishal Bharadwaj and based on the 2008 Noida double murder case.[8]

She is currently working on a film based on Neelesh Misra's book about the Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijack with Vishal Bhardwaj.[9]

Gulzar's latest directorial venture is titled Raazi.[10] Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, Raazi will star Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.[11] The film is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’.[12]


Year Film Director Story Screenplay
1999 Hu Tu Tu Yes
2002 Filhaal... Yes Yes
2007 Just Married Yes
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Yes
2015 Talvar Yes
2018 Raazi Yes Yes


  1. ^ Raghavendra, Nandini (14 December 2003). "Meghna Gulzar: Papa's girl". The Economic Times. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Life beyond Filhaal". The Times of India. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Creative child of celebrities". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. Encyclopædia Britannica (India). 2003. p. 244. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5. 
  6. ^ "Just Married". The Indian Express. 16 March 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Meghna Gulzar: I will celebrate Talvar's success NOW". 
  8. ^ "Aarushi murder: How Meghna Gulzar's Talvar presented a bang-on prediction of what was to come". 
  9. ^ "Vishal Bharadwaj gifts Meghna Gulzar a script". The Times Of India. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Alia Bhatt a spy, Vicky Kaushal a Pak army man in Meghna Gulzar's Raazi". Deccan Chronicle. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "ALIA BHATT KICKS OFF MEGHNA GULZAR'S UPCOMING ESPIONAGE THRILLER, RAAZI, IN JULY". MumbaiMirror. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Alia Bhatt a spy, Vicky Kaushal a Pak army man in Meghna Gulzar's Raazi". DeccanChronicle. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 

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