Kagti (left) with Zoya Akhtar
1972 (age 45–46)
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Reema Kagti (born 1972) 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).
Reema was born in Guwahati, Assam, India. She did her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Sophia College, Mumbai. She also pursued a post graduate diploma in Social Communications Media at the Sophia Polytechnic.
Reema Kagti 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).
Reema made her directorial debut with Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. in 2006. Her next film, Talaash, was a suspense drama starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor. In June 2016, she started filming Gold, a film about India's first Olympic gold medal after its independence. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mouni Roy. The actors were trained in field hockey by former India captain Sandeep Singh.
|Year||Film||Director||Assistant Director||Story Writer||Screenplay Writer||Actress||Refs|
|Dil Chahta Hai||No||Yes||No||No||No||—|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||—|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||—|
|2012||Talaash: The Answer Lies Within||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||—|
|2015||Dil Dhadakne Do||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||—|
- ""Initially I had plans to make a dark film; in fact it was darker than an average film" - Reema Kagti". Bollywoodhungama.com. 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
- "Honeymoon Travels". Imagineindia.net. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
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- "Aamir's Khan's next is suspense drama directed by Reema Kagti". Bollywoodhungama.com. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
- "Reema Kagti starts shooting for Gold in UK; Akshay Kumar to join the team soon".
- ""My Olympian gold film with Akshay Kumar spans 12 years" – Reema Kagti".
- "Akshay Kumar to star in Reema Kagti's 'Gold'". 29 Jan 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
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