Name : Farhan Akhtar
Birthday : 9th January, 1974 (Age:45)
Zodiac Sign : Capricorn
Occupation : Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist
Marital status : Married
Awards : 2002: 49th National Film Awards.
2009: 10th IIFA Awards
5th Stardust Awards.
14th Screen Awards.
2012: Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
2014: 20th Life OK Screen Awards.
9th Renault Star Guild Awards.
Biography : Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host, he grew up under the influence of the film industry. Farhan Akhtar was born 9th january 1974 to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. He has an elder sister, writer–director Zoya Akhtar.
Worked as an apprentice in cinematography and direction for Yash Chopra's Lamhe (1991) when he was 17 years old and later shifted to an advertisement production house named 'Script Shop' to spend an approximate 3 years there, he also assisted Pankaj Parashar as a director in Himalay Putra (1997) before launching himself into direction and writing.
Akhtar made his writing and directorial debut at the age of 27 with the critically acclaimed film Dil Chahta Hai (2001), due to its acclaim, he called it a "turning point" in his career the year's National Film Award for Best feature film in hindi for 2002 was won by the film.
Akhtar's next project was Lakshya (2004), a film about an aimless youngster finally setting a goal for himself, starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. In 2006, Akhtar directed, produced and wrote the screenplay of Don starring Shah Rukh Khan in the title role, a remake of the 1978 film Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan. The film released on 20 October 2006 and was declared as a "hit" at the box office.
In 2007, Akhtar produced the film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., directed by debutant Reema Kagti and starring Abhay Deol, Minissha Lamba, Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani, and ended up with an 'average' box office result.
In 2008, Akhtar made his acting and singing debut in a musical film titled Rock On the film was directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli co-starred along with him. The film was acclaimed by critics and received positive reviews upon release.
Akhtar acted in, and produced his next film, Karthik Calling Karthik (2010), a romantic thriller directed by Vijay Lalwani. He played Karthik, an introvert character starring alongside Deepika Padukone for the first time. The film had a good opening at the box office, as it was targeted towards the youth of the multiplexes.
Later that year, he wrote, produced and directed Don 2, a sequel to his 2006 Don. It marked Akhtar's return to direction after a gap of nearly 5 year, the film was a major success in India and went on to become the year's highest-grossing Bollywood production abroad.
In 2013 he did the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. He essays the role of Milkha Singh, Akhtar has also been contracted for the romantic comedy Shaadi Ke Side Effects alongside Vidya Balan, a film to be directed by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Pritish Nandy. It is a sequel to Pyaar Ke Side Effects, which had Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat in the lead roles.