Debut as Director
Debut as Producer
Debut as Actor
9 January 1974
Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, Producer, Television Host
5 feet 9 inch
Honey Irani and the second mother Shabana Azmi
Divorced, wife name was Adhuna Bhabani from 2000 to 2016
Two daughters named Shakya and Akira
Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai
law degree from the HR College, Mumbai
Dil Chahta Hai 2001
Rock on 2008
Farhan Akhtar Biography
Farhan Akhtar was born 9 January 1974 Bombay, Maharashtra, India is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor, playback singer, producer, and television host. He studied at Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai and went on to study for a law degree from the HR College, also in Mumbai.
Farhan Akhtar was born to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and mother Honey Irani in Bombay (present-day Mumbai). His parents divorced during his early days, and his father married Shabana Azmi in 1984 She has appeared in over 120 Hindi and Bengali films in 1974 to till day. His sister is writer-director Zoya Akhtar.
Farhan married with Adhuna Bhabani in 2000, after being in a relationship with her for 3 years. They have two daughters named Shakya and Akira. On 21st January 2016, the couple officially announced their separation after 16 years of marriage.
Farhan Akhtar,s ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani and with daughters
Shabana Azmi and Jawed Akhtar
Debut in Dirctoral
He grew up under the influence of the Hindi film industry. He began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997). He was only 17 years old at the time and later moved to an advertising production house called “Script Shop”, where he spent about 3 years.
He made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Dil Chahta Hai (2001),
He works in his next project, “Lakshya” in 2004, starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in lead roles. It explored the story of an aimless youngster, who finally finds his the film’s success at the box office.
As a Producer
In 1999, He established the production company Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. along with Ritesh Sidhwani. The production house, produced its maiden movie, Don, in 2006 and has a number of commercially hit movies to its credits viz. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Don 2 (2011), Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012), Fukrey (2013), and Dil Dhadakne Do (2015).
Debut in Acting & Writer
In 2008, Farhan Akhtar made his acting and singing debut in a musical film titled Rock On!!, for which he wrote the script and also produced. directed by Abhishek Kapoor co-starred along with him Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal. After this, his 2009 film as an actor was Luck by Chance, this movie was directed by his sister Zoya Akhtar and his film starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Dimple Kapadiya. In 2010 Karthik Calling Karthik director b Vijay Lalwani along with Deepika Padukone. Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara (2011). In all his movies, Farhan showcased his acting and writing prowess, winning the hearts of the and the audiences alike. He also wrote the dialogues of the Zoya Akhtar-directed Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara.
Farhan Akhtar had already impressed the audience with his acting skills, then went a step further when he received Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the biopic released in 2013 received unanimously positive reviews and was a commercial hit. Farhan underwent rigorous training to achieve the complete physique of an athlete directed by Rakeysh Omprakash and the Co-star is Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Pavan Malhotra. The actor is most prominently known for portraying the role of the legendary Indian sportsman, Milkha Singh in the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which also earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Toofan is an Indian 2020 Hindi sports film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar as a national-level boxer, along with Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, and Isha Talwar Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, P.S. Bharathi.
He has also appeared in various advertisements for multitudinous brands like pureit, Chivas Regal, Britannia Nutri Choice Biscuits, IndusInd bank, Dulux Paint, and Titan Industries, etc.
He was a very naughty and mysterious child, as once mom told me that she was busy in her meeting, Farhan came and asked to bath in her room, to which she agreed. Later, she found that Farhan was bathing on her bed with a tub and mug in his hand.
In spite of watching the film Sholay 50 times, he didn’t find and said that Deewar was much better than that.
He has Katsaridaphobia, i.e. fear of cockroaches and he dreams of overcoming it one day.
Farhan wrote “Dil Chahta Hai” when his mother gave him an ultimatum that she will throw him out of the house if he didn’t do anything with his life.
In 2002 he appeared as one of nine judges in Femina Miss India a famous beauty pageant.
After he solved Rubik’s cube for his movie Karthik Calling Karthik, he became so passionate and addicted to it that he used to solve it everywhere in parties, shoots, meetings, and get-together.
He is the ambassador of UN woman’s Goodwill.
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