Farhan Akhtar is one of the youngest and most talented artists in Bollywood film industry. Not only is Farhan Akhtar one of the most acclaimed young actors in Bollywood today, he is also renowned and a talented film director, producer, screenwriter, playback singer and a popular TV host.
Born to parents who were already part of Bollywood, Farhan Akhtar entered Farhan Akhtar as an assistant director. Soon, Farhan Akhtar established himself as a talented film director in 2001 in Bollywood.
Today, Farhan Akhtar has acted in, directed and produced numerous box office hits and sung some of the most popular songs in Bollywood.
About Farhan Akhtar
|Real Name||Farhan Akhtar|
|Date of Birth||9th January 1974|
|Age (as in July 2018)||44 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Education||High School passed|
|Height||5 ft 9"
(175 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 140,00,00,000
(USD 22 Million)
|Famous for||ACTOR - Rock On!! (2008), Karthik Calling Karthik (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Bombay Talkies, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Shadi Ke Side Effects (2014), Wazir, Rock On - 2 (2016), Daddy (2017)
DIRECTOR - Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lakshya (2004), Don (2006), Don - 2 (2012)
|First Movie||ACTOR - Rock On!! (2008)
DIRECTOR - Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
PRODUCER - Don (2006)
|Annual Income||INR 22,50,00,000
(USD 3.5 Million)
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Mutton Biryani, Kebab, Vada Pao and home-cooked food|
|Favorite Actors||Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy, Vijay Anand, Robert De Niro, Woody Allen|
|Favorite Actress||Preity Zinta|
|Hobbies||Singing and collecting gadgets|
Farhan Akhtar is a multi-talented young artist who is renowned for his acting skills and singing talent by fans, as well as his directing skills by critics and professionals.
Farhan Akhtar’s age is 44 years as Farhan Akhtar was born on 9th of January, 1974, in Mumbai. Farhan Akhtar’s height is 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm) while Farhan Akhtar’s weight is around 70 kg (154 lbs). Farhan Akhtar is high-school qualified in terms of education. In his spare time, Farhan Akhtar loves to sinf and is passionate about collecting the latest gadgets.
Farhan Akhtar’s father is the popular Bollywood screenwriter and lyricist, Javed Akhtar, while Farhan Akhtar’s mother was actress and screenwriter, Honey Irani. Although Farhan Akhtar does not have any brothers, Farhan Akhtar’s elder sister is the popular Bollywood director, Zoya Akhtar. Farhan Akhtar is currently divorced from his wife, Adhuna Bhabani, whom he married in 2000, however the couple broke off their marriage and got divorced in 2016.
Farhan Akhtar made his debut as a director in Bollywood first, with his super hit movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001). Farhan Akhtar then made his directorial debut with the smash box office hit ‘Don’ (2006) before Farhan Akhtar made his acting debut with the popular hit ‘Rock On!!’ (2008).
Thanks to his impressive talents for acting, singing and directing films, Farhan Akhtar’s annual income is around INR 22.5 crores (USD 3.5 Million) which brings Farhan Akhtar’s net worth around INR 140 crores (USD 22 Million).
Talking about his success as a director, singer, screenwriter and actor, there are numerous awards that have been awarded to Farhan Akhtar. Farhan Akhtar’s first award was the National Film Awards’ Best Feature Film in Hindi award, followed by the Filmfare Awards’ Critics Award for Best Movie, Filmfare Awards’ Best Screenplay award, and the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Best Screenplay award for his directorial debut ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001).
Next, Farhan Akhtar won the National Film Awards’ Best Feature Film in Hindi award, the Filmfare Awards’ Best Male Debut award, the IIFA Star Debut of the Year – Male award, the Stardust Awards’ Superstar of Tomorrow – Male award and the Screen Awards’ Most Promising Newcomer – Male award for his acting debut in ‘Rock On!!’ (2008).
Later, Farhan Akhtar won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Film award, Critics Award for Best Movie, Best Supporting Actor award, Best Dialogue award, the Screen Awards’ Best Dialogue award, Zee Cine Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award, IIFA Best Film award and Best Supporting Actor award, the Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Film award and Best Actor in a Supporting Role award, all for his super hit movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (2012).
Recently, Farhan Akhtar won the Screen Award for Best Actor, Producers Guild Film Awards’ Best Actor in a Leading Role award, the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actor award, the IIFA Award for Best Actor and the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actor (Male) – Jury award, for his immensely hit biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2014).
Interesting Facts About Farhan Akhtar
- Farhan Akhtar used to smoke but he has quit the habit however he does drink alcohol.
- Having had a passion for acting, Farhan Akhtar was dismissed from his college in the 2nd year owing to low attendance through the year.
- Initially, Farhan Akhtar worked as assistant director for the movies ‘Lamhe’ and ‘Himalaya Putra’.
- Farhan Akhtar was the first choice to play Bhuvan, the lead role in ‘Lagaan’ before finally Aamir Khan was cast in it.
- Farhan Akhtar has fear of cockroaches and he plans to overcome it soon.
- Farhan Akhtar admits that most of his films are based on friendships as his friends were his biggest support when his father and mother divorced when he was a kid.
- Farhan Akhtar is first cousin to popular Bollywood directors, Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.
- Farhan Akhtar is the appointed ambassador of the UN Women’s Goodwill foundation.