Farhan Akhtar Biography: Multi-talented and dynamic, these words describe Farhan Akhtar more than any other Bollywood celebrity. Farhan has been an all-rounder with direction, screenwriting, producing, acting, singing, song wiriting, anchoring on TV and Producing in films.
Name: Farhan Akhtar
Age: 49 years
DOB: 9 January 1974
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Net worth: $20 million
Qualification: High School
Passion: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer
About Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar, who has worked as a producer-director-writer-actor-singer, is the quintessential multi-hyphenate of Bollywood. Farhan was born in 1974 to acclaimed Indian cinema writer and poet Javed Akhtar and writer-director Honey Irani, in an environment that fostered creativity and originality of thought.
As a result, he has become a maverick whose films represent fresh new content that effortlessly connects with moviegoers. In this sequence, Farhan and his friend Ritesh Sidhwani, who shared his enthusiasm for great films, together founded Excel Entertainment in 1999, a production company which later became synonymous with the quality of film production.
Farhan made his debut as a writer, director and producer at the age of 26 with Dil Chahta Hai (2001), a film that achieved cult following. His honest, unapologetic writing and his ability to cast his actors in exotic performances were greatly appreciated.
Farhan received his first National Award for ‘Best Hindi Feature Film’ for Dil Chahta Hai, as well as Filmfare Awards for ‘Best Hindi Feature Film-Critics’ Choice’ and ‘Best Script’ for the film.
He was born on 9 January 1974 in Mumbai, he was born in an Urdu poetry family, and his grandfather was a good poet and writer who took lessons from his great grandfather Muztar Khairabadi.
Farhan completed his schooling from Mumbai, but due to lack of attendance in the second year, he could not complete his college degree, after which he dropped out.
Since childhood, he had a great fascination for acting and used to play with guns as a hero and spend his time hunting down villains around his house. His sister said in interviews that he was a good liar and had even stolen money from her several times.
Farhan worked as a film distributor for director Yashraj Chopra at the age of 17 and also spent 3 years in an advertising production house in 1991.
Later he became an assistant and worked in some films like Lamhein and Himalaya Putra in 1997.
He wrote his first film Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, which was acclaimed by the audience and critics and Farhan even visited Sydney to shoot the film.
He also served as one of the nine judges in the Femina Miss India beauty pageant in 2002 and his interest in models went on and has also been a judge on the dance reality show Nach Baliye.
In 2006, Farhan directed the remake film Don starring Shah Rukh Khan which was a box-office hit that year.
He also got an offer for the film “Rang De Basanti” but he refused due to his interest in acting, then in 2006, Aamir Khan was signed for the film.
He acted and sang in the film Rock On!! In 2008, he produced and played lead role in the film ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ with Deepika Padukone, in which he used the puzzle cube. After the film he became addicted to it and became crazy for the Rubik’s Cube and solved it everywhere, at parties, meetings and during the shooting of the film.
Akhtar produced the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and he also starred in the film alongside stars like Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Katrina Kaif.
In 2013, his biopic film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag on athlete Milkha Singh came out and he also met Indian athlete Milkha Singh for research and trained himself for 18 months to play the role of Flying Sikh Milkha.
Farhan Akhtar Father’s Name is Javed Akhtar, who is a lyricist and scriptwriter, Farhan Akhtar’s Mother’s Name is Honey Irani, who is an actress and screenwriter. Farhan Akhtar’s Sister’s Name is Zoya Akhtar, she is a director and Screenwriter. Zoya Akhtar is older than Farhan Akhtar.
Farhan Akhtar’s Wife’s Name is Shibani Dandekar, who is an actress and VJ. Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar married each other on 19 February 2022.Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar have two daughters named Shakya and Akira.
Critics Award Best Film: Dil Chahta Hai 2002
Filmfare Best Actor Awards: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag 2014
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2012
Best Screenplay: Dil Chahta Hai, 2002
Best Dialogue: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2012
Best Feature Film in Hindi: Dil Chahta Hai, 2001
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male): Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 2014
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male): Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2012
Best Male Debutant Star: Rock On! 2009
Farhan Akhtar Net Worth
Farhan Akhtar has an Estimated Net Worth of approximately about $20 million in 2023.
Farhan Akhtar is a talented actor, director, and singer from India. He has achieved great success in the Bollywood Industry and is known for his versatility and passion. Displaying his versatile talent, he has also made his mark in the music world with his soulful singing. Farhan Akhtar is truly an inspiration for aspiring artists and is leaving an indelible mark in the world of entertainment. We wish him good health, happiness, and a bright future.