Meghna Gulzar began her professional career in 1989 as a freelance writer for The Times of India. A graduate in sociology from St Xavier's College, Mumbai, Meghna assisted noted film-maker Saeed Akhtar Mirza on the National Award-winning film Naseem; and then went on to do a short course in film-making from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York.She assisted her father on Maachis and Hu Tu Tu. Along with scripting her own films, Meghna has made documentaries for Doordarshan, directed videos for several music albums, and also anchored several TV shows including The Amul India Show.Her first feature film, Filhaal... (2002), addressed the issue of surrogate motherhood. She also directed A Pocketful of Poems - a short film on the celluloid and literary works of her father, for the Sahitya Akademi. Her feature film based on the Noida double-murder case of 2008 - Talvar - premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and garnered rave reviews and tremendous audience appreciation worldwide. Meghna's latest feature film Raazi has received both critical acclaim and audience appreciation, becoming one of the biggest box-office hits of 2018. She is currently working on her next film, based on the life of Field Marshal Sam H.F.J. Manekshaw MC.