Farhan Akhtar Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, & More
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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.
|Real Name||Farhan Akhtar|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||9 January 1974|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra India|
|Hometown||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)|
|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)|
|Feet & Inches||5’ 9”|
|Weight||70 kg, 154 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 41 inches
Waist: 30 inches
|Father Name||Javed Akhtar|
|Mother Name||Honey Irani|
|Sibling||Sister- Zoya Akhtar|
|Wife||First Wife- Adhuna Bhabani Second Wife- Shibani Dandekar|
|Children||Daughters: Shakya & Akira|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer|
|Net Worth||Rs. 140 Crores|
|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|
|Movie||The Wizard of Oz (1939)|
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.
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.
He was Born on January 9, 1974, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Farhan Akhtar is currently 49 years old.
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.
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.
- 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
Farhan Akhtar impressive net worth stands at Rs. 140 Crores ($22 Million). He is a remarkable Indian actor, producer, and director of this generation.
Here is a filmography list by actor Farhan Akhtar.
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|
|The Sky Is Pink|
|The Fakir of Venice|
|Rock On 2|
|K.G.F: Chapter 2|
|K.G.F: Chapter 1|
|Don 2 – The King Is Back|
|Bride and Prejudice|
|Bhaag Milkha Bhaag|
|Baar Baar Dekho|
|Coming Soon||Jee Le Zaraa†|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai|
|2006||Don – The Chase Begins Again|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.|
|2009||Luck by Chance|
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik|
|2012||Talaash: The Answer Lies Within|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects|
|2015||Dil Dhadakne Do|
|2018||Bharat Ane Nenu|
Playback singer List
The complete song list by actor Farhan Akhtar.
|“Pichle Saat Dinon Mein”|
|“Tum Ho Toh”|
|“Sinbad The Sailor”|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|
|“Toh Zinda Ho Tum”|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects||“Yahaan Wahaan”|
|“Bawla Sa Sapna”|
|2016||Rock On 2||“Jaago”|
|“You Know What I Mean|
|2018||Bharat Ane Nenu||“I Don’t Know”|
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