Reema Kagti

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Reema Kagti
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Reema Kagti (2011)
Reema Kakati

Guwahati, Assam, India
OccupationFilm director and screenwriter
Years active2007–present

Reema Kagti is an Indian film director and screenwriter, who works in Bollywood. She made her debut as director with critically acclaimed Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), which was followed by the neo-noir, Talaash (2012) and the historical sports drama Gold (2018 film). She has collaborated with Zoya Akhtar as a writer on several productions of Excel Entertainment.


Born as Reema Kakati in an Assamese family, she now uses Kagti as her last name. Reema has worked as an assistant director with many leading directors including Farhan Akhtar (Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya), Ashutosh Gowariker (Lagaan), Honey Irani (Armaan), and Mira Nair (Vanity Fair).[1]

She has been an associate with Excel Entertainment since its inception, as she has assisted both Farhan and Zoya Akhtar in all their films and commercials to date.[2]

Directorial career[edit]

Reema made her directorial debut with Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. in 2006.[3] Her next film, Talaash, was a suspense drama starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.[4] Her latest directorial venture Gold, is a film about India's first Olympic gold medal after its independence.


Year Film Director Assistant Director Story Writer Screenplay Writer Actress
2001 Lagaan No Yes No No No
Dil Chahta Hai No Yes No No No
2004 Lakshya No Yes No No No
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Yes No Yes No No
2008 Rock On!! No No No No Yes
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara No Yes Yes Yes No
2012 Talaash: The Answer Lies Within Yes No No Yes No
2013 Bombay Talkies No No Yes No No
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do No No Yes Yes No
2018 Gold Yes No No Yes No
2019 Gully Boy No No No Yes No
2019 Made in Heaven No No Yes Yes No


  1. ^ ""Initially I had plans to make a dark film; in fact it was darker than an average film" - Reema Kagti". 7 November 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Honeymoon Travels". Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Reema Kagti".
  4. ^ "Aamir's Khan's next is suspense drama directed by Reema Kagti". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2011.

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