Farhan Akhtar is a versatile Indian celeb famous as film Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Lyricist, and a Playback singer in the Bollywood film industry. He has successfully established himself in B-town by giving many box-office hit movies till date. With his career in Bollywood, he has been fortunate enough to work along with many stars like Kareena Kapoor, Shahrukh khan and so on.
He was born on 9th January 1974, to the famous screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai; the famous actress, Shabana Azmi is his step-mother. His elder sister, Zoya Akhtar also works in Indian cinema as filmmaker and writer. Farhan did his schooling from Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai and later joined HR college but dropped out.
Farhan was married to Adhuna Bhabani in 2000, and the couple has two daughters, Shakya and Akira. In the year 2016, the couple filed divorce and separated after being in 16 years of marital relationship.
Farhan Akhtar ‘s Career
Farhan was passionate about filmmaking from the very young age and worked as an apprentice in his early age. In the year,2001 he made his writing and directorial debut with the movie, ”Dil Chahta Hai” which earned him many critic acclaims and National Film Award for the Best Feature Film. Similarly, movies like “Lakshya”, “Don”, “Positive”, “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd”, “Don 2” and so on are his other successful movies under his direction and co-production.
In 2008, he made his acting debut starring the movie “Rock On” along with co-stars Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli. He also was the playback singer of the movie’s songs like “Socha Hai”, “Rock On” and others. The movie earned him National Film Award and a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award along with many positive reviews. Some of his other successful movies as an actor are “Luck By Chance”(2009), “Karthik Calling Karthik”(2010), “Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara”(2011) and much more which helped him establish himself as a successful actor in B-town.
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Farhan Akhtar’s continuous dedication to his work helped him boost his career. His applaudable performance assuming a lead role in the biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” opposite Sonam Kapoor earned him many critical acclaims and reputable awards including Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He had to go through a major physical transformation for his role as a runner in the movie while the movie also collected quite a lot of revenues in the box-office. His another flicks “Dil Dhadakne Do” and “Rock On 2” released in 2016; they were also a major box-office hit that earned him quite a reputation in the industry.
His recent movie ”Raees” along with the king of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan is his another successful movie that grossed a lot of revenue; he starred and as well as co-produced the movie. The national awards he has won for his work in Bollywood film industry are proof for his success.
Farhan Akhtar is also the playback singer of many songs of the movies like “Rock On”, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, “Rock On 2” that earned him many awards including Filmfare Award for Best Singer and also the heart of millions of fans. He is also the lyricist of many of his songs and also the screenwriter of many of his movies.
Apart from involvement in Bollywood, Farhan Akhtar has also hosted a Tv show, “I Can Do That” which was famous among the viewers. Similarly, he has appeared as one of the nine judges in the Femina Miss India contest 2002 and also judged the dance show, “Nach Baliye”(2005).
Caption: Farhan Akhtar’s Porsche.
Farhan Akhtar is an all-around performer of Bollywood film industry. He has an estimated net worth of around $146 million as of 2017 which he accumulated exclusively from movies and brand endorsements. He is the brand endorser for many famous brands like Pure-it, Chivas Regal, Dulux Paints and much more. He has his own production house “Excel Production” established in collaboration with Ritesh Sidhwani. He owns several assets like restaurants, football teams and more including luxury cars from manufacturers like Porsche, Range Rover, and Mercedes-Benz and lives a lavish life.
He is also a humanitarian who has done many social works and also started a campaign, “Men Against Rape and Discrimination” that works against rape and discrimination of women in the country.