Birthplace : Guwahati, India
Reema Kagti is one of the known faces in Bollywood for being the toughest and talented director to work in Bollywood. She hails from Assam and is a known screenwriter and director in Hindi Cinema. She made her entry into B Town with her much acclaimed and critical movie called Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, which hit the theaters way back in 2007, which then followed the other two Neo-Noir and Talaash in 2012. As far as her early life is concerned, she was born in the Assam capital Guwahati doing her schooling from there, while for college; she headed to Bombay wherein she did her BA in English from Sophia College, followed by the PG diploma in Social Communications Media at Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.
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Though after her graduation in English Literature, she was seen applying at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), however, rejected thrice for the admission. However, she didn’t lose her determination to enter the movie world and hence decided to carry out her internship with filmmakers rather than working with the TV production house. From her contacts, she then got the chance to meet Rajat Kapoor, who really got impressed and expressed her desire to work with her on one condition to work for the entire movie rather than working for an hour. This is where she got her first opportunity in the form of an assignment called Private Detectives and since then it was not looking back for this lady.
As far as her career in Bollywood is concerned, she entered in the B Town working as an assistant director with people like Farhan Akhtar for the movie Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya, while worked with Ashutosh Gowariker for the movie Lagaan, Honey Irani for the film Arman and with Mira Nair for the movie called Vanity Fair. She has been working with Excel Entertainment since its inception, while has assisted both Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar in a number of commercials and movies to date. After working as assistant director with ace directors of Bollywood, she entered into this domain with her movie called Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2006. Her next movie was the suspense drama called Talaash with main leads as Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor.
Apart from working as assistant director and then entering into direction, she was also seen in the miniscule role over the screen in the movie called Rock On directed by Abhishek Kapoor, while making her own appearance in her next direction project called Talaash. Apart from direction, she is also known for things like story writing and screenplay writing. Though she didn’t had any formal training on acting or direction but most of her learning came through watching a number of videos from different filmmakers. Her style of movie direction simply relies on the American pattern wherein the assistant directors are not at all involved in creative work. The work is simply about implementing the vision of director and not to add creativity, which is not their department.