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Meghna Gulzar Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Family, Facts & More

Bio/Wiki Real NameMeghna Gulzar ProfessionWriter, Film Director Famous ForGulzar and Rakhee's Daughter Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm in meters- 1.63 m in feet inches- 5’ 4” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg in pounds- 143 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth13 December 1973 Age (as in 2017)44 Years BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius NationalityIndian HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India SchoolSt. Xavier’s Mumbai College/UniversitySt. Xavier’s Mumbai The Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York Educational Qualification(s)Graduation in Sociology A short course in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University DebutFilm (Screenplay): Hu Tu Tu (1999)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meghna Gulzar

  1. Meghna Gulzar was born as the only child to the respected lyricist Gulzar and veteran actress Raakhi. 

  1. She missed her conventional childhood, as her parents have been living separately since her childhood.

  2. She started her career as a freelance writer with the Times of India.

  3. She also wrote for the NFDC publication Cinema in India.

  4. The ‘Poetry Society of India’ has also published her poetry in its anthologies.

  5. During the initial phase of her career in the Indian Film Industry, she worked as an Assistant Director to the noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza. 

  1. After completing a short course in filmmaking from New York, she returned to India and assisted her father in his films ‘Maachis’ and ‘Hu Tu Tu.’ 

  1. Meanwhile, she directed some documentaries for Doordarshan and music videos for several music albums.

  2. Meghna Gulzar’s debut directorial film ‘Filhaal’ (2002), starring Sushmita Sen and Tabu, failed at the Box Office.

  3. In 2015, she directed ‘Talvar,’ which received both critical and commercial acclaims. The film was based on the 2008 Noida double murder case; in which a 14-year old girl named Aarushi Talwar (daughter of Dr. Rajesh Talwar and Dr. Nupur Talwar) and a 45-year-old Hemraj, were killed in mysterious circumstances. 

  1. She doesn’t like the term ‘Bollywood;’ rather ‘Hindi Film Industry.’

  2. Her 2018 directorial film ‘Raazi,’ starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, had also made headlines. The film was based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat,’ depicting the story of a real-life Indian Spy, Sehmat (fictional name). 

  1. In an interview, she expressed her desire to direct her mother Rakhee. 

  1. Meghna Gulzar always loves being in Kashmir, as most of her childhood has been spent in Kashmir, being there for extended period of her parents’ shoots.

  2. She considers the birth of her son, Samay, as the high point of her life.

  3. When it comes to her favourite film, she incessantly goes for praising ‘When Harry Met Sally…(1989).’

  1. Meghna’s stress-buster formula is taking small breaks out of the city, every few weeks.

  2. During an interview, Meghna Gulzar said that she takes inspiration from the everyday, ordinary.

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