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Javed Akhtar Poster

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Overview (1)

Born in Gwalior, Central India Agency, British India

Mini Bio (1)

Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 in Gwalior, Central India Agency, British India. He is known for his work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Talaash (2012). He has been married to Shabana Azmi since December 9, 1984. He was previously married to Honey Irani.

Spouse (2)

Shabana Azmi (9 December 1984 - present)
Honey Irani (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

Wrote many screenplays together with Salim Khan as team Salim-Javed.
Studied in the Pre-Independence era school Colvin Taluqedar College situated in Lucknow.
Was awarded the 'Avadh Samman' in Lucknow for his valuable contribution to Hindi cinema.
Son of Jan Nissar Akhtar. Father of Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar'.
Father of Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar.
Father-in-Law of Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar.
Grandfather of Shakya Akhtar and Akira Akhtar.
Is exactly five years older than his former wife Honey Irani.
Brother in law of Actor, Director Kamran Khan (Kamran was married to Honey Irani's sister).
Former brother in law to actors Sarosh Irani and Bunny (Honey Irani brothers).
There was speculation in the media that Javed was involved with Meenakshi Sheshadri . This was due to Javed Akhtar recommending her for Mere Jung and Dacait.
Nephew is Hollywood director,writer,producer Kabir Akhtar.

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