Reema Kagti 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) and the historical sports drama Gold (2018 film). Reema along with Zoya Akhtar founded Tiger Baby Films, a film and web studio, in October 2015.

Reema Kagti
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Reema Kagti (2011)
Born
Reema Kakati

Guwahati, Assam, India
OccupationFilm director and screenwriter
Years active2007–present

CareerEdit

Born as Reema Kakati in an Assamese family, she now uses Kagti as her last name. Reema 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 Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar in all their films and commercials to date.[2] Together, Reema and Zoya Akhtar helm Tiger Baby Films, a film production company, founded in October 2015.

Directorial careerEdit

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] Her latest directorial venture Gold, is a film about India's first Olympic gold medal after its independence.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Screenplay Story Notes
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Yes Yes No
2008 Rock On!! No No No As an actress
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara No Yes Yes co-writer : Zoya Akhtar
2012 Talaash: The Answer Lies Within Yes Yes Yes co-writer : Zoya Akhtar
2013 Bombay Talkies No Yes No
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do No Yes Yes
2018 Gold Yes Yes Yes co-writer : Rajesh Devraj
2019 Gully Boy No Yes Yes co-writer : Zoya Akhtar
2019 Made in Heaven No Yes Yes Web Television
2023 Jee Le Zaraa No Yes Yes co-writer : Zoya Akhtar Farhan Akhtar
As Assistant Director
Year Film
2001 Lagaan
Dil Chahta Hai
2004 Lakshya

AwardsEdit

Film Award Category Result Ref
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 13th IIFA Awards Best Story Won [5] [6]
Best Screenplay with Zoya Akhtar Won
18th Screen Awards Best Screenplay with Zoya Akhtar Nominated [7]
Zee Cine Awards Best Story with Zoya Akhtar Won [8]
Star Guild Awards 2012 Best Screenplay with Zoya Akhtar Won [9]
Best Story Won
Gully Boy 65th Filmfare Awards Best Story Nominated [10]
Best Screenplay with Zoya Akhtar Won
21st IIFA Awards Best Story with Zoya Akhtar Pending
Made in Heaven iReel Awards 2019 Best Writing -Drama with Zoya Akhtar Nominated [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Initially I had plans to make a dark film; in fact it was darker than an average film" - Reema Kagti". Bollywoodhungama.com. 7 November 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Honeymoon Travels". Imagineindia.net. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Reema Kagti".
  4. ^ "Aamir's Khan's next is suspense drama directed by Reema Kagti". Bollywoodhungama.com. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ "IIFA Awards 2012: 'Zindagi Na..', 'Rockstar' steal the show". Zee News. 10 June 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) — Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Winners of 18th Annual Colors Screen Awards 2012". Bollywood Hungama. 16 January 2012. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2012". Bollywood Hungama. 19 January 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  9. ^ "7th Apsara Awards – Nominees". Film Producers Guild of India. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  10. ^ "WINNERS OF THE 65TH AMAZON FILMFARE AWARDS 2020". Filmfare. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  11. ^ "iReel Awards 2019: Check Out The Complete List Of Winners". News18. 23 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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