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Writer Javed Akhtar's and Honey Irani's son 'Farhan Akhtar' is an extremely talented and creative and young director and has made a place for himself in very little time. He entered Bollywood at the age of 17, assisting directors and cinematographers. He dropped out of college and did various jobs like working for a TV production house and setting ... See full bio »

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Dil Chahta Hai
Don Producer
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Milkha Singh


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 2018/I Gold (producer) (filming)
  Gully Boy (producer) (pre-production)
  Made in Heaven (TV Series) (producer - 2017) (filming)
  Mirzapur (Short) (producer) (pre-production)
 2018 3 Storeys (producer)
 2017 Fukrey Returns (producer)
 2017 Inside Edge (TV Series) (producer)
 2017 Raees (producer)
 2016 Rock On 2 (producer)
 2016 Baar Baar Dekho (producer)
 2015 Bangistan (producer)
 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do (producer)
 2013 Fukrey (producer)
 2012 Talaash (producer)
 2011 Don 2 (producer)
 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (producer)
 2011/I Game (producer)
 2010 Karthik Calling Karthik (producer)
 2009 Luck by Chance (producer)
 2008 Rock On!! (producer)
 2007/II Positive (Short) (producer)
 2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (producer)
 2006/I Don (producer)
 2004 Lakshya (producer)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[December 2011 - Q: "Who is Farhan the actor's favourite actor?"] I do enjoy watching Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, and Ajay Devgan purely for the fact that when you see their body of work, and the body of work of most other actors, you notice that these guys bring something new to the table by way of a story or character. See more »


Nephew of child actors Sarosh Irani and Bunny. See more »


His movies frequently have some sequences shot in Goa, India. Until 2009, almost every movie that he has directed and/or produced has had some parts shot there e.g. - Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Don (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Rock On!! (2008), Luck by Chance (2009). See more »

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