Gulzar, Meghna

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Gulzar, Meghna Gender: F
born on 13 December 1973 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Bombay, India, 18n58, 72e50
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°15' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°10 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 12°46'

Meghna Gulzar
photo: IndiaFM, license cc-by-3.0


Indian Hindi-language film director.

She is the only daughter of famous lyricist and poet Gulzar and actress Raakhee. She wrote a book titled "Because He Is..." about her father.

Meghna started her writing journey as a freelance writer for The Times of India and the NFDC publication Cinema in India. Her poems have been published in anthologies of the Poetry Society of India. After completing her graduation in Sociology, Meghna worked with noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza as an assistant director. In 1995, she went on to do a short course in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York. Upon her return, she joined her father writer - director Gulzar, as an assistant on his notable films Maachis and Hu Tu Tu. Meghna simultaneously began scripting her own film along with directing documentaries for Doordarshan and music videos for several music albums.

She directed her first film Filhaal in 2002, starring Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Tabu. Her second movie was Just Married in 2007. She also directed a short film "Pooranmasi" for Sanjay Gupta's Dus Kahaniyaan starring Amrita Singh.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Meghna Gulzar's book, "Because he is--" (Rupa, 2004): "I was born on 13 December 1973, at around 3.30 pm, about two weeks premature."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet