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Javed Akhtar Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 17, 2021

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Short Biography

Javed Akhtar was born on 17th January 1945 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in India. He is a renowned Indian Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Playwright & Author. He is also a mainstream writer and has written scripts for many Bollywood Movies.

Javed Akhtar Complete Bio & Career

Javed Akhtar’s father, Jan Nisar Akhtar was also a Bollywood film Songwriter and Urdu Poet. Rajesh Khanna, a Superstar Actor from that era gave Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan first chance to be Screenplay Writers for his super hit movie “Haathi Mere Saathi”. Since then there was no looking back for this successful duo team.
This Magical partnership had their first success as Scriptwriters for the movie “Andaz”. “Seeta Aur Geeta”, “Yaadon Ki Baarat”, “Zanjeer” etc. are a few of their super hits. This duo worked together in over 24 Films out of which 20 were hits. They are also described as the most successful Scriptwriters of all times, in the Hindi Cinema. Over the years he has been a sensation in an era where Bollywood has transformed drastically. In his career, he has given some of the all time hit songs to Bollywood. Veer Zara Swades, Kal Ho Na Ho are some of his masterpieces. Among all one that needs a special mention is Tum Ko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal from the movie Saath Saath. His songs have arguably left a lasting impression on the hearts of Indian audiences.   
For his excellent and exquisite style of writing, he has been awarded Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2007. He has won over 13 prestigious Filmfare Awards. In 2013, Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu was given to him for his collection of poems “Lava”. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1999 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2007 Literature and Education

Javed Akhtar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to an Indian Poet Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar. He has a brother named Salman Akhtar who is an American Psychoanalyst and three sisters named Uneza Akhtar, Albina Sharma, Shahid Akhtar. First, he married actress Honey Irani on 21-03-1972 and together the couple has a son named Farhan Akhtar and a daughter named Zoya Akhtar. He married second-time actress Shabana Azmi on 09-12-1984. His first marriage with Honey Irani ended with divorce in 1985.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Gwalior
Nationality Indian
Religion Atheist
Address 702, Sagar Samrat, Greenfield Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Saifiya College, Bhopal
Qualification B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Hobbies Reading and Traveling
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Script Writer - Andaaz (1971)
As a Lyricist - Silsila (1981)
Best Movies Silsila (1981), Duniya (1984), Dil Chahta Hai (1999), and Sholay (1975)
Best Friends Salim Khan, Gulzar
Salary N/A
Net Worth $35 Million
Official Website


Car Collections Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz


Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Meena Kumari
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Film Director Ramesh Sippy , Yash Chopra
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar , Mohammed Rafi
Favorite Place Paris
Favorite Dress Kurta Pajama
Favorite Food Kebab and Vanilla Ice-Cream
Favorite Poet Kaifi Azmi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Javed Akhtar

  • Javed Akhtar's actual name is Jadu.
  • He met his ex-wife Honey Irani on the sets of Hema Malini starrer film 'Seeta Aur Geeta'.
  • During his struggling days, he used to sleep in corridors on under trees.
  • As a script-writing duo, Salim ideated stories and Javed helped him with dialogues.
  • The reason of the famous Salim-Javed split is ego issues.

Javed Akhtar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

79 years, 1month, 14 days old age Javed Akhtar will turn 80 on 17 January, 2025. Only 10 months, 14 days, 16 hours,31 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Javed Akhtar has celebrated the total number of 79 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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