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Farhan Akhtar (I)


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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Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (15 credits)
 2015 Raees (producer) (announced)
 2015 Bangistan (producer) (filming)
 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do (producer) (post-production)
 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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Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Spoken in his 30th Jan 2009 Luck by Chance (2009) special episode of Oye! It's Friday! (2008), when asked, why all of his movies have some portions shot in Goa, India] Yeah that's true. Also, his twin sister Zoya Akhtar wrote the film Luck by Chance (2009) in Goa. I don't know what the connection is but as friends we all used to make a lot of trips there and then there's a totally free sort of ... See more »

Trivia:

In an interview on the talk show "The Lounge" with Simone Singh (on the Indian channel CNBC-TV18), Akhtar said that when he left college, he spent about two years at home and did nothing productive. During those two years, he watched about two films daily. Akhtar said that it was this period of his life which allowed him to connect with Karan Shergill, the protagonist of Lakshya (2004). Lakshya, ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts the actor Boman Irani in his produced and directed films (e.g. Lakshya (2004), Don (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Positive (2007) and cameo in Luck by Chance (2009)) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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