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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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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/I 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 why his film Luck by Chance (2009) was found too slow paced by viewers] It's a different pace, I agree. All films will have a different pace. It's important for the audience to view a movie as it is meant to be. You can't go in to a movie with a pre-conceived notion that I want to go in and have fun or something. You have to understand what a film is. Life, 'as' a film, ... See more »

Trivia:

Farhan did something very unconventional in Bollywood by singing all his songs himself for the movie Rock On!! (2008) as the movie featured him as a rockstar. Before this movie a very few other actors have done something similar but just for one song and that too experimentally, but Farhan by using his own voice corrected an age-old error which had become a norm of Hindi movies, i.e. the voice of... See more »

Trademark:

His every movie features one duet song, through the lyrics of which the lead characters are conversing or debating over something (e.g. the song 'Jaane Kyun' in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), 'Agar Main Kahoon' in Lakshya (2004) and 'Aaj ki Raat' in Don (2006)) See more »

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Capricorn

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