Meghna Gulzar

The Phenomenal Director


Meghna Gulzar, the daughter of lyricist and poet Gulzar, is a writer, director and producer who is best known for directing the film Raazi.

Meghna began her writing career as a freelance writer for The Times of India and the NFDC publication Cinema in India.

After completing her graduation in sociology, she worked with noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza as an assistant director, and later she joined her father as an assistant on his films Maachis.

After debuting as a screenwriter with her father's 1999 directorial Hu Tu Tu, Meghna directed her first film, the drama Filhaal in 2002 followed by Just Married in 2007.

Following an eight-year sabbatical, she directed the critically acclaimed Talvar in 2015, which earned her Best Director nominations.

In 2018, she directed the thriller Raazi which turned out to be a commercial as well as a critical success.

Meghna is also well known for directing the film Chhapaak, a biopic on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Following the fіlm's release, the state of Uttarakhand announced a new pensіon scheme for acіd attack survіvors.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Meghna was nominated for Filmfare Award for ‘Best Director’ for the film Talvar in 2015.
  • She was awarded the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Director’ for the film Raazi in 2018.
  • She was also nominated for Filmfare Critics Award for ‘Best Film’ and Filmfare Award for ‘Best Screenplay’ for Raazi.
  • Her poetries have been published by the Poetry Society of India under its anthologies.

Why Meghna Gulzar?

Meghna Gulzar, the director, tells true life stories with precision along with strong scripts and characters, to sum up her films. Her stories and contribution over the span of two decades show how wonderfully Meghna has been making parallel cinema which only a small segment of the audience patronizes yet makes a powerful impact on everyone.


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