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 movie Raees. He is also making his Marathi debut with the film ‘Por Bazaar’.
Farhan was born on 9 January 1974 to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. He has completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper school Mumbai and pursued further studies to get a law degree in HR College, during which he has to face dismissal from the institution in his second year due to short attendance. He is very fond of movies so before dropping out his studies he spent few years only just watching movies. He is also active as a social activist putting his pioneer efforts towards the societal upliftment.
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
Rock On star Farhan is currently working on an Indie English album. He is collaborating with James Sanger, a France-based British producer. The actor-singer will be singing four songs and will soon release them.
In Raees Movie
Raees is an upcoming Bollywood crime film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. Mahira Khan plays the female lead role. It is set in 1980’s Gujarat and tells the story of a bootlegger whose business is opposed by a tough policeman.
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 Rock On 2
Farhan Akhtar was seen in Rock On!2 which was directed by Shujaat Saudagar and released on November 11. It starred Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and many more.
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.
Marathi Debut Film Por Bazaar
The versatile actor Farhan Akhtar will be making his Marathi debut with the film ‘Por Bazaar’. Farhan will be seen in a special appearance in the film. He was so impressed after reading the script that he instantly gave a nod to the film.
In ‘I Can Do That’
Farhan Akhtar was seen hosting Zee TV and Essel Vision Production’s reality show ‘I Can Do That’. Rithvik Dhanjani was the winner of the show.
Luck by Chance
Karthik Calling Karthik
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Dil Dhadakne Do