Singer, Director, Actor Farhan Akhtar Biography, Wiki, Marriage
Farhan Akhtar is versatility Personified. His multifaceted personality has earned him thousands of admirers. He is a director, script writer, producer, playback singer, lyricist, television show host and last but not the least an actor. He can steal many a hearts with his charming persona and onscreen presence. Although, he belongs to a filmy family he has achieved all his success only by supremacy of his hard work and talent. In short, he is the power house of talent. He can be an inspiration for those who aspire to make it big in the tinsel town. To know more about him, keep reading Farhan Akhtar Bio.
Farhan Akhtar Date of Birth
Farhan Akhtar’s date of birth is 9 January 1974. Farhan Akhtar Birthday is an auspicious occasion and he likes celebrating it with close friends and family. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Farhan Akhtar Family Background
Farhan was born in Mumbai to the famous script writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. As result he had all the exposure to the Bollywood and its glamour and glitterati. Farhan Akhtar’s great grandfather Muztar Khairabadi was an Urdu Poet and his grandfather Jan Nisar Akhtar is an Indian Poet who has been written various gazals. Farhan Akhtar father, Javed Akhtar is a renowned script writer and lyricist while Farhan Akhtar mother is an equally talented script writer and director. Certainly Farhan has grown up around artistic environment. Farhan Akhtar sister, Zoya is also a successful director and Farhan Akhtar step mother Shabana is a legendry actress. Farhan Akhtar wife name is Adhuna Akhtar and they have two children together. Farhan Akhtar children name are Shakya and Akira. Read Farhan Akhtar wiki completely and get to know about Farhan’s life.
Farhan Akhtar Educational Qualifications
Farhan Akhtar went to Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai. Further, he studied law from H.R. College, Mumbai but had to drop out due to lack of attendance. The college didn’t allowed him to attend the further classes as attendance was mandatory for students studying in H.R. College.
Farhan Akhtar Personal Life
Farhan Akhtar grew up in a household which had all the celebrities related to different aspects of cinema. Farhan Akhtar started his career at the tender age of 17. Yash Raj Chopra gave him his first break as a cinematography apprentice in his film ‘Lamhe’ (1991). From the beginning of his career he was an achiever. His looks also helped him get into acting. Farhan Akhtar height is 5’9” and Farhan Akhtar weight is 78 kg. His clean shaven, boy next door look makes many a girl go weak on knees for him. Farhan Akhtar built and body is attractive and that adds to his personality. Further, Farhan Akhtar biography will tell you about his career, achievements and love life.
Farhan Akhtar Career
As stated previously, Farhan Akhtar dropped out of college and started doing various jobs related to cinema and TV. At first he worked for a TV Production house and then he started his own production house, Excel Entertainment with his childhood buddy Ritesh Sidhwani. He came to the lime light with his directorial debut, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, which was an instant super hit especially amongst the youngsters. This 2001 Amir Khan starrer gave him a new identity and till date ‘DCH’ is regarded as the favourite friendship day movies. That year the movie earned quite a few nominations in all award functions and won the Filmfare’s Best Screen Play Award. His next film ‘Lakshya’ (2004) did not do well at the box office but won Farhan critical acclaim. In 2005, Akhtar judged the dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye’ and in 2007 he directed Positive, a documentary starring Boman Irani and his step mom Shabana Azmi. The documentary was about AIDS awareness and was part of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation’s- ‘AIDS Jaago Campaign’. His next directorial ventures ‘Don’ (2006) and ‘Don 2’ (2011) starring Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chorpra were also huge success at the box Office.
‘Rock On’ (2008) established him as a singer and actor and he did justice to both the new avatars. The film was a huge box office success and Farhan’s hard work and zeal was appreciated. Farhan’s next film as an actor was ‘Luck By Chance’ which bombed at the box office. However, his performance was appreciated by the critics. His next movie ‘Kartik Calling Kartik’ also was a box office failure. Success again came to him with his sister Zoya Akhtar’s film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and with ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2014) Farhan again proved his mettle in the industry. The film was a huge box office success and also got rave reviews from the critics. The list of Farhan Akhtar achievements is unending.
Farhan Akhtar won many awards as an actor and director. The national awards which he won for his performances are the feathers in his hat. Farhan Akhtar got best film and Best screen play award (national award) for ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. He got best feature film in Hindi (national award) for ‘Rock On’. He won 53rd film fare award for best singer for the same.
Farhan Akhtar’s versatility and multifaceted personality is a boost to his career. Recently he won IIFA award in the category of best performance in a leading role for his power packed performance in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Farhan even tried his hand in Marathi films with ‘Por Bazaar’. Here he will be seen doing a special appearance. In 2015, Zoya Akhtar’s multi-starrer ‘Dil Dhadak Ne Do’ was indeed a huge box office success. This movie is about a dysfunctional Punjabi family and the setting is a cruise ship. Farhan was acting as well as producing the film. Farhan Akhtar production house, Excel Entertainment had collaborated with Hollywood’s Relativity Media for a film called ‘Three Stories’. After, the success of his past movies both viewers and critics are eagerly waiting for Farhan Akhtar upcoming movies. Continue reading biography of Farhan Akhtar to know more about him.
Interesting Facts about Farhan Akhtar
- Farhan used to play rummy in kitty parties with Anisha Sippy and Rinke Khanna during his school days.
- The most successful female film maker, Farah Khan and the comedy king Sajid Khan are his cousins.
- Farhan Akhtar wrote ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ when his mother warned him to throw him out of the house if he didn’t figure out his career.
- Adhuna Bhabani, Farhan Akhtar second wife is seven years elder to him. She is a hairstylist by profession and the duo met in UK. They dated for 3 years and finally tied a knot in 2000.
- Farhan made his Hollywood debut long ago when he wrote the lyrics of a soundtrack of Gurinder Chaddha’s hit film ‘Bride and Prejudice’ along with his sister Zoya.
- The brother and sister Jodi even assisted their father in the composition of the lyrics of an English song for ‘Lagaan’.
- The heart throb of Bollywood is afraid of cockroaches.
- Farhan didn’t know how to drive a bike until signing ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ for which he had to learn riding a bike.
- Farhan finds his inspiration in Hollywood legend Robert Di Nero. He believes Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock are cinema Gods. Amongst the Indian stars he admires Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor and Vijay Anand.
- The worst phase of Farhan’s life was during the 1992 and 1993 riots when he faced trouble because of being a Muslim.
- The reason why Friendship is the theme of most of Farhan’s films is because according to Farhan it was his friends who helped him recover when his parents were getting divorced. Ritesish Sidhwani who is also his business partner is his closest buddy.
Farhan Akhtar Love Affairs
Farhan Akhtar love life was in trouble when the news of his divorce with his first wife came in the limelight. Farhan Akhtar first wife was Riya Jain. Since he is media shy there are no Farhan Akhtar controversies. Adhuna Akhtar, his second wife is a celebrity hair dresser and they both share a sizzling chemistry and a successful married life. Now be ready to read the next biography of Actress Radhika Apte.