Farhan Akhtar Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, & More

Farhan Akhtar is a remarkable Indian actor, producer, and director of this generation. He was born in Mumbai to renowned screenwriters, Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. In 1999, Akhtar co-founded the production company named Excel Entertainment along with Ritesh Sidhwani. You can discover the entire Farhan Akhtar biography within this article.

Farhan Akhtar Biography

Farhan Akhtar is an underrated Bollywood icon who made his directorial debut with the movie Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. Prior to that, he began his journey in Bollywood as an assistant director for films like Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997). Following the success of Dil Chahta Hai, he directed the cult war film Lakshya in 2004 and also made his Hollywood debut by contributing to the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), where he wrote the lyrics. His third directorial venture, the commercially successful film Don, was released in 2006.

Farhan Akhtar Picture
Farhan Akhtar Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Farhan Akhtar
Nickname AKA Bulbul
DOB (Date of Birth) 9 January 1974
Age 49 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)
Religion Hinduism

Education/Qualifications

School Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College/  University H.R. College of Commerce and Economics (he was dismissed from the college in the 2nd year due to attendance shortage)
Qualification High School

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5’ 9”
Meter 1.75 m
Centimeters 175 cm
Weight 70 kg,  154 lbs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements Chest: 41 inches

Waist: 30 inches
Biceps: 14 inches

Family Information

Father Name Javed Akhtar
Mother Name Honey Irani
Sibling Sister- Zoya Akhtar
Marital Status Married
Wife  First Wife- Adhuna Bhabani Second Wife- Shibani Dandekar
Children Daughters: Shakya & Akira

Affairs

Girlfriend Shibani Dandekar

Profession

Profession  Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer
Net Worth Rs. 140 Crores

Favorites

Color Black
Food Homemade food, The classic Mumbai Vada Pao, Kebabs, Mutton Biryani
Actors/Actress Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, Preity Zinta
Song “Mere Mehboob Tujhe” from Mere Mehboob (1963)
Hobbies Collecting Gadgets, Singing
Destination Paris
Movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Farhan Akhtar Childhood Picture
Farhan Akhtar Childhood Picture
Farhan Akhtar Young Age Picture
Farhan Akhtar Young Age Picture
Farhan Akhtar with his First Wife (Adhuna Bhabani)
Farhan Akhtar with his First Wife (Adhuna Bhabani)
Farhan Akhtar with his Second Wife (Shibani Dandekar)
Farhan Akhtar with his Second Wife (Shibani Dandekar)
Farhan Akhtar with his Daughters (Shakya & Akira)
Farhan Akhtar with his Daughters (Shakya & Akira)
Farhan Akhtar with his Father (Javed Akhtar)
Farhan Akhtar with his Father (Javed Akhtar)
Farhan Akhtar with his Mother (Honey Irani)
Farhan Akhtar with his Mother (Honey Irani)
Farhan Akhtar with his Sister (Zoya Akhtar)
Farhan Akhtar with his Sister (Zoya Akhtar)

Wife & Daughter

In the year 2000, Farhan Akhtar married Adhuna Bhabani, and together they have two daughters named Shakya and Akira. However, after 16 years of marriage, the couple announced their separation in 2016. Since 2018, Farhan Akhtar has been in a relationship with Indian VJ Shibani Dandekar.

Education

Farhan Akhtar attended Maneckji Cooper School in Mumbai for his schooling. After that, he enrolled at HR College to pursue studies in commerce. However, he faced dismissal during the second year of his commerce degree due to a shortage of attendance. Despite this setback, Farhan went on to make his mark in the entertainment industry as a multi-talented actor, producer, and director.

Age

He was Born on January 9, 1974, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Farhan Akhtar is currently 49 years old.

Family

He was born in Mumbai as the second child of screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. He has an elder sister, the talented writer-director Zoya Akhtar. After his parents’ divorce, his father, Javed Akhtar, married the renowned actress Shabana Azmi.

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Career

Farhan Akhtar started his journey in the film industry as an apprentice, working on film distribution and direction for Yash Chopra’s movie Lamhe (1991). He later made his directorial debut in 2001 with the film Dil Chahta Hai, featuring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Akshaye Khanna. This movie proved to be a turning point in his career. Before venturing into distribution and writing, Farhan worked at an advertisement production house named ‘Script Shop.’ While he made his acting debut in The Fakir of Venice, it was Rock On!! that marked his official acting debut.

Award List

  • 2014: Best Actor for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  • 2012: Best Supporting Actor for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • 2009: Best Male Debut for Rock On!!
  • 2002: Critics Award for Best Movie, Best Screenplay for Dil Chahta Hai

Net Worth

Farhan Akhtar impressive net worth stands at Rs. 140 Crores ($22 Million). He is a remarkable Indian actor, producer, and director of this generation.

Filmography List

Here is a filmography list by actor Farhan Akhtar.

Year Title
 
  Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  The Sky Is Pink
  The Fakir of Venice
  Rock On 2
  Positive
  Ms. Marvel
  Lucknow Central
  K.G.F: Chapter 2
  K.G.F: Chapter 1
  Gold
  Fukrey Returns
  Don 2 – The King Is Back
  Daddy
  Bride and Prejudice
  Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  Bangistan
  Baar Baar Dekho
Coming Soon Jee Le Zaraa†
2001 Dil Chahta Hai
2004 Lakshya
2006 Don – The Chase Begins Again
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
2008 Rock On!!
2009 Luck by Chance
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik
2011 Game
2012 Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
2013 Fukrey
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do
2016 Wazir
2017 Raees
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu
2019 Gully Boy
2021 Toofaan
2022 Sharmaji Namkeen
2023 Fukrey 3

Playback singer List

The complete song list by actor Farhan Akhtar.

Year Title Song
2008 Rock On!!  
  “Socha Hai”
  “Pichle Saat Dinon Mein”
  “Rock On!!”
  “Tum Ho Toh”
  “Sinbad The Sailor”
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  
  “Señorita”
  “Toh Zinda Ho Tum”
  “Señorita” (Remix)
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects “Yahaan Wahaan”
  “Bawla Sa Sapna”
  “Aahista Aahista”
2016 Wazir “Atrangi Yaari”
2016 Rock On 2 “Jaago”
  “You Know What I Mean
  “Manzar Naya”
  “Woh Jahaan”
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu “I Don’t Know”

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