Farhan Akhtar (I)


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An accomplished and award-winning producer-director-writer-actor-singer, Farhan Akhtar is the ultimate Bollywood multi-hyphenate. Born in 1974 to prolific Indian film writer and poet, Javed Akhtar and writer-director, Honey Irani , Farhan was raised in an environment where creativity and originality of thought were encouraged. This has made him a ... See full bio »

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Known For

(2011)
Dil Chahta Hai Producer
(2001)
Don Producer
(2006)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Milkha Singh
(2013)

Filmography

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  Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (producer) (announced)
 2022 Yudhra (producer) (pre-production)
 2021 Dongri to Dubai (TV Series) (producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Phone Bhoot (producer) (post-production)
  Angry Young Men (producer) (completed)
 2019-2021 Inside Edge (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #3.10 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.9 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.8 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.7 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.6 (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Pugachev Luxury car rental (producer)
 2021 Sharmaji Namkeen (producer)
 2021 Toofaan (producer)
 2021 Hello Charlie (producer)
 2018-2020 Mirzapur (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- King of Mirzapur (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Chauchak (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Butterscotch (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Ood Bilaav (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Ankush (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 ByFar Official Dubai Capsule (Video short) (producer)
 2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (co-producer)
 2019 Made in Heaven (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- The Great Escape (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Something Old, Something New (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Royal Affair (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Pride and Bridezilla (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Marriage of Convenience (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Gully Boy (producer)
 2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 (Film Distributor of Hindi Version)
 2018/I GOLD (producer)
 2018 3 Storeys (producer)
 2017 Fukrey Returns (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)
 2001 Dil Chahta Hai (producer)
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Personal Details

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar  (divorced)  (2 children)


Relatives:

Zoya Akhtar (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[(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:

In 2004, Ritu Parno Ghosh was planning to make a film with Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and introduce Farhan Akhtar as a actor. It was about a father who outshines his loser son. The film was shelved for unknown reasons. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with the music director trio of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa credited as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Till 2009 they have composed music in all the films that Farhan has directed (Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lakshya (2004), Don (2006)) and starred in (Rock On!! (2008) and Luck by Chance (2009)) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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