Farhan Akhtar (conceived 9 January 1974) is an Indian movie chief, screenwriter, maker, performer, playback vocalist and TV
have. Conceived in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up affected by the Hindi film industry.
He started his profession in Bollywood by filling in as a colleague chief in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997).
Akhtar, subsequent to setting up a generation organization named Excel Entertainment alongside Ritesh Sidhwani, made his directorial
make a big appearance with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and got basic recognition for depicting present day youth. The film likewise won a National honor.
Tailing it, he made Lakshya (2004) and had his Hollywood introduction through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for
which he composed the verses. He went ahead to make the industrially fruitful Don (2006). He coordinated a short film titled Positive
(2007), to spread mindfulness on HIV-AIDS.
In spite of the fact that he at first began his acting profession with “The Fakir of Venice”, his official presentation was with Rock On!! (2008), for which
he won a moment National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as maker, and enjoyed facilitate experimentation before he
composed the exchanges, created and represented the basic and business achievement Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), which won
him two Filmfare Awards, including Best Supporting Actor. Around the same time, he guided a continuation of Don titled Don 2 (2011),
which remains his most astounding netting film till date. He made further progress by depicting Milkha Singh in the 2013 film
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, gaining him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. In 2016, Akhtar got adulate for featuring in the wrongdoing
spine chiller Wazir and the comic drama show Dil Dhadakne Do.
Early and individual life
Farhan Akhtar was destined to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. His sister is writer– executive Zoya Akhtar. His
guardians separated amid his initial days, and his dad wedded Shabana Azmi in 1984. Akhtar has named his folks the
“harshest” faultfinders in his vocation, and furthermore considered Robert De Niro as a “motivation” in the film business. Akhtar is of
Zoroastrian Irani beginning, from his mom’s side. Akhtar experienced childhood in a freethinker situation and alongside his sister Zoya and
father Javed Akhtar, he doesn’t have confidence in any religion.
Farhan Akhtar with his ex Adhuna Akhtar.
He is the grandson of prestigious Urdu artist Jan Nisar Akhtar and awesome grandson of writer Muztar Khairabadi. Muztar Khairabadi
was grandson of Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, who was a researcher of Islamic examinations and philosophy, prominently altered the main diwan of
Mirza Ghalib on his demand, and later turned into an essential figure amid the Indian Rebellion of 1857 in his local Khairabad.
He is additionally the cousin of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan. He did his tutoring from Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai, and went
on to think about for a law degree from the HR College, additionally in Mumbai, amid which he was expelled from the organization in his
second year because of absence of participation.
He wedded Adhuna Bhabani in 2000, subsequent to being involved with her for a long time. They initially met amid the recording of his
directorial make a big appearance Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, which likewise denoted Adhuna’s introduction as a Bollywood hairdresser. The couple have two
little girls named Shakya and Akira. On 21 January 2016 the couple formally reported their division following 16 years of
Akhtar functioned as an understudy in movie dissemination and bearing for Yash Chopra’s Lamhe (1991) when he was 17 years of age
furthermore, later moved to a notice generation house named “Content Shop” to put in an inexact 3 years there.He too
helped Pankaj Parashar as an executive in Himalay Putra (1997) preceding propelling himself into bearing and composing.
Coordinating, composition and creating
Akhtar influenced his written work and directorial to make a big appearance with the widely praised movie Dil Chahta Hai (2001), created by Excel
Stimulation Pvt. Ltd., a creation organization he built up alongside Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999. It was shot over a time of
three months in Sydney, Goa and Mumbai. Because of its praise, he called it a “defining moment” in his profession. The film managed the
lives of westernized urban youth in Mumbai. Akhtar had composed the content in light of his excursions to Goa and New York, and additionally a
portrayal of a story layout by a companion of his. It got worldwide basic praise and accomplished a notorious status, with Akhtar
accepting credit for beginning “another wave” in Indian silver screen. Faultfinder Ziya Us Salam applauded Akhtar’s heading and remarked for
The Hindu: “In his lady wander, Javed Akhtar’s child demonstrates enough looks of his family to show that guarantee will
accomplish satisfaction sooner than later.” Various honor indicates gave awards on the film and assigned it for a few
classifications. The year’s National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for 2002 was won by the film. It was additionally screened at
the International Film Festival of India, the Palm Springs International Film Festival,and the Austin Film Festival. In the same
year, he and his sister Zoya Akhtar helped their dad in composing the English verses of a tune in Lagaan, for which the
soundtrack was scored by A. R. Rahman.
Akhtar’s next venture was Lakshya (2004), a film around a careless youth at last defining an objective for himself, featuring Hrithik
Roshan and Preity Zinta. It was shot in Ladakh, Dehra Dun and Mumbai, and denoted the start of the coordinated efforts
amongst Akhtar and Hrithik. He needed to inquire about the armed force before composing the content and coordinating the wander. The subject of the
film, as expressed by Akhtar, was tied in with “getting oneself”. He likewise trusted that if similar characters and circumstance were set
somewhere else, the primary center of the story would continue as before as the film was not about war, as it had been accounted for. Post-
discharge, the film neglected to make a stamp in the cinematic world and turned into a business disappointment. Parul Gupta of The Times of India
gave it a negative audit and clarified that “It’s difficult to accommodate to such technicality when it originates from Farhan Akhtar,
thought about a definitive image of cool in Hindi filmdom.” despite what might be expected, Manish Gajjar from BBC composed, in his positive
audit: “Youthful Farhan Akhtar, demonstrates once more that he is one of the finest executives Bollywood needs to date. He has paid full
consideration regarding the content and the specialized perspectives, offering ascend to a cleaned item”.
In the mean time, Akhtar composed the English verses of Gurinder Chadha’s Hollywood film Bride and Prejudice (2004), alongside his
sister, Zoya Akhtar, in the wake of being suggested by his dad. The music for the film was made by Anu Malik and comprised
of a blend of Hindi tunes, West side story, Fiddler on the Roof and Grease.
In 2006, Akhtar coordinated, delivered and composed the screenplay of Don featuring Shah Rukh Khan in the title part, a redo of 1978
film Don, featuring Amitabh Bachchan. It denoted his first task holding the status of a change. The character of Don
ended up notable and mainstream. Regardless of this, he noticed that he didn’t intend to be a “torchbearer of the change detachment” and did
not feel good with being credited for the pattern of revamps in the film business. The film discharged on 20 October 2006 and
was proclaimed a “hit” in the cinematic world, netting around ₹105 crore worldwide.It turned out to be broadly known for its exchanges.
Notwithstanding, faultfinders prevalently denounced Akhtar’s bearing and screenplay. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said
Akhtar had “climbed the step the extent that craftsmanship is concerned [every outline is very much enlivened and makes a hypnotizing
impact] however in spite of a readymade exemplary available to him, the storyteller simply doesn’t take care of business this time.”
In 2007, Akhtar delivered the film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., coordinated by debutant Reema Kagti and featuring Abhay Deol,
Minissha Lamba, Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani. The music for the film was made by Vishal-Shekhar, denoting their first
coordinated effort with him. Akhtar should make his acting introduction with the venture, yet he must be supplanted by Abhay
Deol as he was included with Don. The film was financed and subsidized by Exim Bank. This was the first run through Excel Entertainment
worked together with an alternate executive as all their past undertakings had been including Farhan as a chief. The account of the film
spun around six couples who went to Goa on a wedding trip. The film opened up on 23 February and got blended
audits from pundits, and wound up with a “normal” film industry result.
Around the same time, Akhtar coordinated Positive, a film created by Shernaz Italia and Frenzy Kodaiji, featuring Boman Irani and
Shabana Azmi. It was a short film running for 12 minutes. Managing a family’s demeanor towards a man experiencing
HIV-AIDS, the film was shot in Mumbai and went for making mindfulness about the issue. It additionally presented Arjun Mathur in
the film business. Talking about the reason for the undertaking, Akhtar expressed that “Similarly as a social disgrace, numerous individuals accept
that a HIV patient ought to be disengaged. They likewise have certain misguided judgments about managing the ailment. What’s more, since India
has a considerable measure of joint families, it turns out to be imperative for them to comprehend the estimation of help to the individual who has obtained
this infection. This is precisely what Positive discusses.” The film had its experience score created by Ram Sampath however had
no soundtrack.It was a piece of the “Guides JaaGo” (“AIDS Awake”), a progression of four short movies, coordinated by Mira Nair, Santosh
Sivan, Vishal Bhardwaj and himself, in a joint activity of Mira Nair’s Mirabai Films, intentional associations Avahan and the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation.