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Farhan Akhtar Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 9, 2023

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Short Biography

Farhan Akhtar was born on 9th January 1974 in Mumbai, India. He is an Indian film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Actor, Film Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer, and Television Host. He is the son of noted Writer Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the impact of the Hindi film industry. He is best known for his films like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to name a few.

Farhan Akhtar Complete Bio & Career

He gave up his studies and started his career at the age of 17, as an assisting director. He did several jobs by working for many TV production house and finally established his own production house, Excel Entertainment with his close friend Ritesh Sidhwani.
Farhan began his directorial debut with the film Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. This film was a huge success, especially popular among youths. His next project was Lakshya in 2004 with Hrithik Roshan in the lead. Although the movie failed at the box office, it won him critical applause. His next project was a remake of classic Amitabh Bachchan film; Don, called Don in 2006, which starred Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. This film enjoyed great success at the box office. He then entered the production world and made his production debut the film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) which also did well at the box office.
Then came Rock On!!, in which he himself starred and produced. The film was a huge hit and made Farhan Akhtar a name to reckon with in Bollywood. He then acted in numerous hit movies like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Luck By Chance and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag among several others. He won a lot of accolades for his performance in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Besides acting, and producing, he also writes and has penned down some scripts as well. He is also a singer and has sung some of the most famous songs in Bollywood films. He is arguably one of the most multi-talented personality in Bollywood as there's nothing that this star can't do.

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Farhan Akhtar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Javed Akhtar
Mother Honey Irani
Sister Zoya Akhtar
Brother None
Ex-Wife Adhuna Bhabani (2000-2017)
Wife Shibani Dandekar (19-02-2022)
Daughter Akira Akhtar, Shakya Akhtar

He was born to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. He has an elder sister named Zoya Akhtar (film director). He was married to Adhuna Bhabani in 2000. Together they have two daughters named Akira Akhtar and Shakya Akhtar. The couple separated in Jan 2016 and their divorce finalized on 24-04-2017. Then he starts dating to an Australian model Shibani Dandekar. The couple got married on 19-02-2022.

Farhan Akhtar wishes happy birthday with his sister Zoya Akhtar by posting on his Instagram

Farhan Akhtar with his mother Honey Irani: Shared a photo on his Instagramon the occasion of Mother's Day

On the occasion of Father's Day Farhan Akhtar posted a photo with his father Javed Akhtar on his Instagram

Farhan Akhtar shared a photo with his wife Shibani Dandekar on his Instagram

Life's Important Dates Of Farhan Akhtar

Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Sea Spring Bungalow No 1, B J Road, Bandstand, Mumbai - 400050
School Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College H.R. College of Commerce and Economics (he was dismissed from the college in 2nd year due to attendance shortage)
Qualification High School
Hobbies Collecting Gadgets, Singing
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Director: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
As an Actor: Rock On!! (2008)
Best Movies Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Rock On!! (2008)
Gold (2018)
Rock On 2 (2016) among others
Salary INR 20-30 Crore Per Film
Net Worth $15 million
Official Website https://www.excelmovies.com


Car Collections Range Rover Red Edition, M350 CDI SUV


Favorite Color Black, Blue, White
Favorite Actress Preity Zinta
Favorite Actor Guru Dutt , Raj Kapoor , Vijay Anand , Bimal Roy , Robert De Niro , Martin Scorsese , Woody Allen
Favorite Movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Favorite Place London, Goa
Favorite Food Homemade Food, The Classic Mumbai Vada Pao

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Farhan Akhtar

  • He was kicked out of H.R. College, Mumbai due to lack of his attendance.
  • He has admitted that sweets are his guilty pleasure.
  • Though he has garnered more praises for his direction, he feels that he is a better actor than director.
  • He was the first choice for Aamir Khan's role in Rang De Basanti.
  • He has written the soundtrack for Hollywood film Bride and Prejudice in the year 2004.

Farhan Akhtar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 3months, 12 days old age Farhan Akhtar will turn 51 on 09 January, 2025. Only 8 months, 18 days, 6 hours,49 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Farhan Akhtar has celebrated the total number of 50 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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