Reema Kagti

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Reema Kagti
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Kagti (left) with Zoya Akhtar
Reema Kakati

1972 (age 45–46)
Guwahati, Assam, India
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2007–present

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).

Early life[edit]

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).[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] 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.[5][6]


Year Film Director Assistant Director Story Writer Screenplay Writer Actress Refs
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 No No [7]


  1. ^ ""Initially I had plans to make a dark film; in fact it was darker than an average film" - Reema Kagti". 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  2. ^ "Honeymoon Travels". Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  3. ^ "Reema Kagti".
  4. ^ "Aamir's Khan's next is suspense drama directed by Reema Kagti". 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  5. ^ "Reema Kagti starts shooting for Gold in UK; Akshay Kumar to join the team soon".
  6. ^ ""My Olympian gold film with Akshay Kumar spans 12 years" – Reema Kagti".
  7. ^ "Akshay Kumar to star in Reema Kagti's 'Gold'". 29 Jan 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.

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