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Popular Name Farhan Akhtar
Full Name Farhan Akhtar
Real Name Farhan Akhtar
Nick Name -
Date Of Birth 09 Jan 1974 (Age: 43)
Active Since 2001
Gender Male
Height 5'9"
Occupation Actor
Nationality Indian
Origin -
Highest Education Bachelor's
Actor
Farhan Akhtar was born on 09 Jan 1974 to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. He is the grandson of renowned Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar and great-grandson of poet Muztar Khairabadi. Shabana Azmi is his stepmother. His sister is writer-director Zoya Akhtar. He is also the cousin of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan. He did his schooling from Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai and went on to study for a law degree from the HR College, also in Mumbai. He married Adhuna Bhabani (Hairstylist) in 2000 and got separated on 21 January 2016.  The couple has two daughters named Shakya and Akira.
 
He began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991). He made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Dil Chahta Hai (2001), produced by Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., a production company he established along with Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999. The film also won a National award. He made Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he wrote the lyrics. In 2008, Akhtar made his acting and singing debut in a musical film titled Rock On!!
 
He launched social campaign Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD). He was the highest paid director of the world in the year 2015.
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  • 2017
  • Maqsud | -
  • Maqsud
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  • 2016
  • Aditya Shroff | -
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  • 2016
  • ATS officer Daanish Ali | -
  • ATS officer Daanish Ali
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  • 2013
  • Himself | Special Appearance
  • Himself
  • Special Appearance
  • Farhan Akhtar directed the music video for the 1998 hit song "Breathless" from the debut album ofShankar Mahadevan, which made him famous. Later on Farhan Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan went on to collaborate in every movie Farhan directed, with Shankar composing the music for his films as the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan,Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa).

  • Farhan Akhtar is exactly one day older than actor Hrithik Roshan, who's a close friend in personal life.

  • Farhan did something very unconventional in Bollywood by singing all his songs himself for the movie Rock On!! (2008) as the movie featured him as a rockstar.