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Farhan Akhtar Biography

Birthday: January 9, 1974
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Star Sign: Capricorn
Profession: Director, Film Actor

Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist and TV host, who works primarily in Bollywood. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the film industry. After dropping out, from his college HR College, Mumbai,and began his career in films by working as an assistant director at the age of 18 in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997). Farhan made his directorial debut in Hindi cinema with the 2001 hit, Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which starred Aamir Khan.

Acting Career

Rock On!!: In 2008, the actor made his singing and acting debut in the movie, Rock On!!, for which he also wrote dialogues and covered production. He was accompanied in the lead roles by Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai and Purab Kohli. For the movie, he sang an collection of five songs for the movie’s soundtrack. Farhan Akhtar was quite praised for his singing role and acting talent. He also received several awards for his debut performance. Winning National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi was one of the iconic accolades.

Luck By Chance: Zoya Akhtar directorial debut, Luck By Chance, In which brother Farhan Akhtar played a role of Vikram Jaisingh acting and producing the movie. The movie had an impeccable cast of Hrithik Roshan and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles.

Karthik Calling Karthik: He also produced and acted in the lead role of Karthik Calling Karthik, which was a psychological thriller under the direction of Vijay Lalwani. Acting in the opposite role was Deepika Padukone. The movie received mixed reviews by the critics as well as press.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: After Karthik Calling Karthik, Farhan Akhtar produced her sister, Zoya Akhtar’s film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Farhan starred as one of the three lead actors with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. Farhan’s character was a funny person who as he described “a guy who for the longest time takes nothing seriously”. He also wrote dialogues for the movie and he did voice-over for his father’s poetry.

Don 2: He also directed and produced the Don movie sequel, which was not as iconic as the first movie.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: After Don 2, Farhan Akhtar signed the biopic of Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. For the preparation of his role in this movie, he had to undergo intense workouts and gym routine. He researched the body language and life story of Milkha Singh in detail.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects: In 2014, Akhtar starred in a comedy movie, Shaadi Ke Side Effects with Vidya Balan as a co-star. It was a film directed by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Pritish Nandy.

Dil Dhadakne Do: Farhan did a supporting role in the movie, Dil Dhadakne Do, directed by her sister, Zoya Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar Education

Qualification: High School

School: Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai

College: H.R. College of Commerce and Economics(dismissed from the college in 2nd year due to attendance shortage)

Farhan Akhtar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Honey Irani and Javed Akhtar. He was previously married to Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar and they have two daughters: Akira and Shakya. He is currently in a relationship with Shibani Dandekar.

Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Sea Spring Bungalow No 1, B J Road, Bandstand, Mumbai – 400050
School Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Qualification High School
Hobbies Collecting gadgets, Singing
Marital Status Separated
Debut As a Director: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
As an Actor: Rock On!! (2008)
Best Movies Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Rock On!! (2008)
Gold (2018)
Rock On 2 (2016) among others
Net Worth $15 million
Official Website 15 crore/film (INR)

Collections

Car Collections Range Rover Red Edition, M350 CDI SUV

Favourites

Favorite Color Black, Blue, White
Favorite Actress Preity Zinta
Favorite Actor Guru Dutt , Raj Kapoor , Vijay Anand , Bimal Roy , Robert De Niro , Martin Scorsese , Woody Allen
Favorite Movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Favorite Place London, Goa
Favorite Food Homemade food, The classic Mumbai vada pao

 

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