Farhan Akhtar (Born 9 January 1974) is an Indian film executive, screenwriter, maker, on-screen character, playback vocalist, lyricist and TV have. Conceived in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up affected by the Hindi film industry. He started his vocation in Bollywood by filling in as a partner executive in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997).
Akhtar, subsequent to setting up a creation organization named Excel Entertainment alongside Ritesh Sidhwani, made his directorial make a big appearance with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and got basic approval for depicting cutting edge youth. The film likewise won a National honor. Tailing it, he made Lakshya (2004) and had his Hollywood introduction through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he composed the verses.
Farhan Akhtar is one of the renowned personality in bollywood industry. He is a versatile actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and television host as well. He is honoured for the best performance in a leading role for his immaculate performance in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ in IIFA 2014. He will be seen in upcoming movies Rock On 2 and Raees. He is also making his Marathi debut with the film ‘Por Bazaar’.
Name : Farhan Akhtar
Date of birth : 9 January 1974
Age : 42 years
Height : 5’7″
Weight : 78kgs
Father : Javed Akhtar
Mother : Honey Irani
Step-mother : Shabana Azmi
Sister : Zoya Akhtar
Cousin : Farah Khan, Sajid Khan
Spouse : Adhuna Akhtar
Children : Shakya and Akira
Occupation : Actor, director, producer, playback singer, screenwriter
Marriage/Wife Adhuna Bhabani
After being in a relationship for 3 years both Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani got married
in 2000 and the couple has two daughters named Shakya and Akira. This is Farhan’s second marriage. His first wife was Riya Jain. But as per the latest reports, the couple has call it quits after 16 years of marriage.
Farhan Akhtar is the grandson of Jan Nisar Akhtar and son of Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. He has an elder sister Zoya Akhtar who is a film writer and director by profession. Actress Shabana Azmi is his Step-mother. Director Farah Khan and Sajid Khan are his Cousins.
In Raees Movie
Raees is an upcoming Bollywood crime film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. Mahira Khan plays the lead female role. Set in 1980s Gujarat, the film tells the story of a bootlegger whose business is thwarted by a tough policeman.
Farhan Akhtar has started climbing his career at a very young age of 17. He has worked as an assistant director in Yash Chopra’s Lamhe in 1991 and Himalay Putra in 1997. He considered Robert De Niro as an “inspiration” for him in film industry. He has established a production company “Excel Entertainment” with Ritesh Sidhwani and made his directorial debut in bollywood with Dil Chahta Hai in 2001 and Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice in 2004. He has also produced Lakshya, Don and also a short-film named Positive to spread awareness on HIV-AIDS.
He started his acting career with Rock On in 2008 for which he has won a second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as producer. First one being Dil Chahta Hai and produced and wrote dialogues for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), again winning two National awards. He also directed sequel to Don, which was his highest-grossing film till date.
Luck by Chance
Karthik Calling Karthik
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Dil Dhadakne Do