• Actor Name: Farhan Akhtar
• Date of Birth: 9 January 1974 (age 45, 2019)
• Height: 1.7 m
• Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
• Occupation: Actor, Director, Singer, Producer, Writer
• Years active 2001–present
• Spouse: Adhuna Bhabani
• C... Read Morehildren: 2
• Parents: Javed Akhtar, Honey Irani
Farhan Akhtar renowned for his direction and acting in Bollywood was born on 9 January 1974 in Mumbai, to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. In addition to directing films and acting, he is also well known as screenwriter, playback singer, producer, and television host. Farhan is the co-owner of a production company named Excel Entertainment, which he established along with Ritesh Sidhwani, in the year 1999. He has a sister named Zoya Akhtar who is a Bollywood writer and director. Farhan actor married Bollywood hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani in 2000. Shakya and Akira are his daughters. After 16 years of marriage, the couple got divorced in January 2016. As per the latest news, Akhtar has been dating actress Shibani Dandekar.
Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut was the 2001 movie Dil Chahta Hai, portraying modern youth. This movie, produced by his own production company won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Before beginning his career as a director, Farhan had worked as an assistant director Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997). Akhtar’s next directed the movie Lakshya in 2004, with Hrithik and Preity in lead roles. Though this movie received a lot of appreciation from critics, it failed to do well at the box-office.
The remake of the famous 1978 film Don, Farhan Akhtar next directed the movie Don, starring Shah Rukh Khan in 2006. He also wrote the screenplay of this movie. This movie was a hit at the box-office grossing around 105 crores worldwide. Though he began his acting career with The Fakir of Venice, Farhan made his official debut with the 2008 film Rock on!! The former movie release was postponed due to unforeseen reasons. Produced by Farhan himself, Rock on!! won him the second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Farhan’s other production works include Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd (2007), the drama thriller Game (2011), Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012), the comedy films: Fukrey (2013) and Bangistan (2015), Baar Baar Dekho (2016), Raees and Fukrey Returns (both in 2017).
Farhan Akhtar wrote the dialogues, produced and acted for the critical and commercial success Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), which won him two Filmfare Awards, including Best Supporting Actor. Farhan Akhtar has acted in movies like Karthik Calling Karthik (2010), the 2013 film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, earning him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, the crime thriller Wazir (2016) and the comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do (2016). Akhtar’s upcoming movies are The Sky Is Pink, directed by Shonali Bose and Toofan, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Farhan Akhtar has launched a social campaign named MARD or Men Against Rape and Discrimination in the year 2012.... Read Less
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