Meghna began her film career assisting noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza on the National Award-winning film Naseem; and then went on to do a course in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University. She also assisted her father – poet, writer and director Gulzar – on his notable films Maachis and Hu Tu Tu. Along with scripting her own films, Meghna has made documentaries for Doordarshan on contemporary issues. Her film based on the Arushi Talwar murder case of 2008 – Talvar – received rave reviews as did her latest film Raazi, based on the true story of a young girl married into a Pakistani military family and sent as a spy for India in 1971. Meghna is currently working on her next film, based on the life of Field Marshal Sam H F J Manekshaw MC.