Born on January 9, 1974, Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, producer and playback singer. His father Javed Akhtar and mother Honey Irani are famous script writers in Bol
Born on January 9, 1974, Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, producer and playback singer. His father Javed Akhtar and mother Honey Irani are famous script writers in Bollywood. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Farhan did his schooling in Maneckji Cooper School and did his Bachelor of Commerce from HR College.
Akhtar made his directorial and writing debut at the age of 27 with Dil Chahta Hai (2001), produced by Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., a production company he established along with Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999. The film went on to bag various awards including National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (2002). It was also screened at the International Film Festival of India, the Austin Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival. When went on to direct Lakshya (starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta) in 2002, Don in 2004 and Don 2 in 2010 (both starring Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra).
Farhan made his acting and singing debut with Rock On!! in 2008 and received huge success. He has gone on to act in several films then including Luck By Chance (2008), Karthik Calling Karthik (2010) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). In his next film as actor, Farhan will be seen playing the well-known Indian athlete Milkha Singh in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra.