Farhan Akhtar

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Farhan Akhtar
ACTOR , DIRECTOR , WRITER
Born: January 09, 1974
EARLY LIFE
A powerhouse of talent, creativity and a cinematic genius, Farhan Akhtar is an actor, director, producer, singer and writer. He is the son of noted lyricist Javed Akhtar and screenwriter Honey Irani. At the age of 17, Farhan worked as an assistant director on films like Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997). He made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy, Dil Chahta Hai (2001), a trendsetting film that went on to attain cult status and become one of the most iconic movies of Bollywood. The movie also bagged several awards including a National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
His next venture was the critically acclaimed Lakshya (2004), a coming-of-age flick that received praise across the globe. He then went on to direct the official remake of the cult classic Don (2006), starring Shah Rukh Khan. Apart from directing, Farhan is also an A-list actor and made his acting debut with the blockbuster, Rock On!! (2008). He also lent his voice to the chartbusters in the film. Farhan then appeared in Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut Luck By Chance (2009), Karthik Calling Karthik (2011) and the blockbuster Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). Later that year, he directed the hit action drama, Don 2. In 2013, Farhan was set in cast as Milkha Singh in the critically acclaimed biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which went on to win every major award that year. Farhan also hosted the television show, Oye! It’s Friday!. He recently launched a social campaign, Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD), which demands safety for women. He has also formed a rock band called Farhan Live and performs at events and music festivals across India. He was last seen in Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Wazir (2016).
LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS
-Farhan used to play rummy at kitty parties with Rinke Khanna and Anisha Sippy.
-Farhan wrote Dil Chahta Hai when his mother threatened to throw him out of the house if he didn`t figure out his career.
-He is afraid of cockroaches.
-He learnt driving at the age of 22. Also, he didn`t know how to ride a bike until he signed Karthik Calling Karthik.

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