Date of Birth: 9-Jan-74
Birth Place: Bombay, India
Description: Farhan Akhtar is an Indian filmmaker, script writer, actor, playback singer, lyricist, film producer, and television host. He was born in Mumbai to screenwriters, Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. His stepmother is the actress Shabana Azmi. He is also the grandson of Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar and the cousin of Bollywood film director and dance choreographer Farah Khan. He was brought up atheist. His twin sister, Zoya Akhtar recently made her directorial debut with Luck By Chance, in which Farhan was the main lead. Farhan is married to Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar, a hairstylist who runs B:Blunt Salon with her brother. They have two daughters: Shakya and Akira. His directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai (2001), was highly praised. He made his acting debut with Rock On!! (2008). He also appeared as the male lead in his sister Zoya's directorial debut, Luck By Chance. His film Karthik Calling Karthik was released in 2010 and received decent critical reviews.Two more movies were scheduled to release in 2010: Dhruv and Gulel (his only acting venture which is not his production too). However, Dhruv has reportedly been delayed since Akhtar wanted to complete the filming of Don 2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was released on 15 July 2011 in which he co-stars with Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhan_Akhtar)
FARHAN IN NEWS
B-town’s favourite heart-throb Shraddha Kapoor is often in the news for her various rumoured relationships. The most recent one involves Shraddha and her Rock On 2 co-star Farhan Akhtar. Farhan himself has been linked with quite a few people following his recent split with wife Adhuna. He was also rumoured to be involved with his Wazir co-star Aditi Rao Hydari.
But Shraddha’s recent interview seems to indicate that she does share some sort of special bond with Farhan. Talking about him Shraddha said that if there is one person she would love to go on a long drive with it has to be Farhan Akhtar. Aww, now isn’t that such a sweet thing to say? So what do you think guys? Shraddha and Farhan, do they make a cute pair?
A lot seems to be happening on the dance floor in Bollywood these days. Hot on the heels of the news that Shah Rukh, Salman and Abhishek were spotted dancing together, we hear that Farhan and Shraddha too put on quite a performance recently at the Baaghi success bash. But this one set a rather lot of gossip mills churning thanks to the precise nature of the dancing involved. Apparently, recent divorcee Farhan Akhtar seemed to be getting rather intimate with his Rock On 2 co-star Shraddha Kapoor on the dance floor, or o sources claim. Of course Shraddha’s daddy Shakti Kapoor had left the party by then otherwise he would have had a lot more to say than just ‘Aaau!’. In Any case, we can’t help but wonder, could it be true? Could the husky voice Farhan be dating the melliflous Shraddha? What do you think guys? Do share your views with us in the comments section below.
After playing sprinter Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar now wants to work on another biopic. The actor is toying with the idea of playing legendary composer late RD Burman, in a film. Considering that Farhan is passionate about music and often does live shows with his band, people would love to see him play the popular composer.
Moreover, whenever he is asked to name a music legend he would like to portray on the big screen, he always takes Burman’s name.
Farhan feels it will be very interesting to know his story, and tell the world about it. Farhan says, “I think it would be interesting to do a biopic on Burman. He is the man behind some great music, and behind all the great Kishore da (Kumar; actor-singer) and Anand Bakshi (lyricist) songs. He is also responsible for the amazing classical music of Amar Prem (1972) and the crazy disco tracks of Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977).” Farhan is currently going around the globe promoting his social initiative MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) via his passion Music. The actor has been on a spree of music concerts promoting the same Domestically and internationally. Farhan who is basking in praises for his recently released film Wazir is also simultaneously shooting for Rock On 2. Tags: Farhan Akhtar
The year 2016 kicked off to a slow start with the release of Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan’s Wazir. We didn’t have massive expectations from the film and yet it has underperformed across the board. It opened to collections of just 5.57 Crores on Friday which was a fairly disappointing figure considering the presence of twp A list actors.
Word of mouth reviews helped bolster ticket sales over the weekend and the movie added another 7.16 Crores on Saturday and 7.60 Crores on Sunday taking the weekend total to 20.33 Crores. With the lack of big releases in the coming weeks, Wazir might still manage to make some money at the box office but a massive figure definitely seems very unlikely.