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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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26 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
(2011)
Dil Chahta Hai
(2001)
Don
Don Producer
(2006)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Milkha Singh
(2013)

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 2018 Gold (producer) (filming)
 2018 3 Storeys (producer) (announced)
  Gully Boy (producer) (pre-production)
  Made in Heaven (TV Series) (producer - 2017) (filming)
  Mirzapur (Short) (producer) (pre-production)
 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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[(February 2009) On the title sequence of his sister's film Luck by Chance (2009), which presents very humanely the crew working behind the scenes in films] At the end of the day when you are working, that's the truth of it. I mean glamour is something that comes from adulation by people who idolize their stars from watching their movies. That adds to glamour. But when you are working, today ... 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:

Works frequently with the producer and a friend in personal life Ritesh Sidhwani. Till now, as of 2009, he has produced all the films directed by Farhan See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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