Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born 9 January 1974 in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. After completing his schooling in Maneckji Cooper school, he pursued a commerce degree in HR College, Mumbai, before dropping out, and beginning his career in films by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997).
Personal Life :-
Farhan Akhtar was born to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. He has a sister, writer–director Zoya Akhtar. His parents divorced during his early days, and his father married Shabana Azmi in 1984. Akhtar is the great-grandson of renowned Urdu poet Muztar Khairabadi and grandson of Jan Nisar Akhtar. He is also the cousin of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan. He did his schooling in Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai and went on to study a law degree in the HR College in Mumbai. He married Adhuna Bhabani in 2000, after being in a relationship with her for 3 years. The couple have two children named Shakya and Akira.
Worked as an apprentice in cinematography and direction for Yash Chopra’s Lamhe (1991) when he was 17 years old and later shifted to an advertisement production house named ‘Script Shop’ to spend an approximate 3 years there. He also assisted Pankaj Parashar as a director in Himalay Putra (1997) before launching himself into direction and writing. Akhtar made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Akhtar was signed up for the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. He essays the role of Milkha Singh. For his role, he had to undergo a training phase at the gym and study the character of Milkha Singh by researching his body language. Akhtar appeared as one of the nine judges in the beauty pageant, Femina Miss India (2002). He was the judge on the first season of the dance-reality show, Nach Baliye (2005).
He started his acting career with Rock On!! (2008), for which, he won a second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as producer, and indulged in further experimentation before he acted in, produced and wrote the dialogues for the critical and commercial success Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), which won him two Filmfare Awards, including Best Supporting Actor. In the same year.
Height And Age :- 5 feet 8 inch And 9 January 1974
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign :- Capricorn
Best Friends :- Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Shahrukh Khan
Hobbies :- collecting gadgets, singing
Favourite Actor :- Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgan
Favourite Actress :- Preity Zinta
Favourite Sports :- Football, Tennis
Wife/Spouse :- Riya Jain (divorced) And Adhuna Bhaabani
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