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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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Known For

Dil Chahta Hai
(2001)
Don 2
Don 2 Producer
(2011)
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
(2011)
Rock On!!
Rock On!! Producer
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 Gold (producer) (announced)
 2017 Mirzapur (Short) (producer) (pre-production)
 2017 3 Storeys (producer) (announced)
 2017 PowerPlay (TV Series) (producer) (post-production)
  Gully Boy (producer) (announced)
 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] I personally feel that since we (the Indian audience) are used to watching a certain kind of entertainment (the typical traditional bollywood movie) it'll take time for everybody to move on from expecting a routine typical Indian movie and accept a different kind of a movie like say Rock On!! (2008) or A Wednesday (2008). It will take a while for such movies to maybe attain a huge... 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:

Most of his movies feature a protagonist who is a coming of age person, who is very naive and immature and through the course of the film has a drastic transformation mentally turning out to become a very mature and responsible character (e.g. Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lakshya (2004) and Rock On!! (2008)) See more »

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