Farhan Akhtar is a well-liked Indian actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. He’s the son of the well-known lyricist and scriptwriter, Javed Akhtar.
Farhan was born on Wednesday, 9 January 1974 (age 45 years; as in 2019), in Mumbai. His zodiac signal is Capricorn. He did his education from Maneckji Cooper College in Mumbai. He joined H.R. Faculty of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai however was suspended from the faculty within the 2nd 12 months as a result of his brief attendance.
Peak (approx.) 5’ 9”
Eye Color Darkish Brown
Hair Color Black
Household, Caste & Spouse
He was born to a Muslim father and a Parsi mom. His father, Javed Akhtar is a famend lyricist and scriptwriter. Farhan’s mom, Honey Irani is an actress and screenwriter. He has an elder sister, Zoya Akhtar, a widely known Indian director and screenwriter.
Farhan’s step-mother is the veteran Bollywood actress, Shabana Azmi.
Veteran Indian actress, Daisy Irani is his maternal aunt, and ace choreographer Farah Khan and director Sajid Khan are Farhan’s first cousins.
Farhan was in a critical relationship with the actress Suman Ranganathan, which led to 1995. Later, he bought married to Riya Jain, however their marriage didn’t final lengthy.
In 1997, he met Adhuna Bhabani in a disco. Adhuna is a star hairstylist and runs a salon B- Blunt. Farhan and Adhuna Bhabani have been in a live-in relationship for 3 years and bought married in 2000. The couple has two daughters, Shakya and Akira. After 16 years of their marriage, Farhan and Adhuna determined to half their methods.
On 21 January 2016, the couple bought divorced and launched an announcement stating,
That is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably determined to separate. Our kids stay our precedence and it’s immensely essential to us, as accountable dad and mom, that they’re protected against unwarranted hypothesis and public glare. We sincerely request that we’re given the privateness that’s required at the moment to maneuver ahead in a dignified method.”
In an interview, when Farhan was requested was it straightforward to inform his kids about his divorce, he stated,
Nothing is simple. Something you inform your little one which you suppose your little one doesn’t need to hear isn’t going to be straightforward. The factor that your little one expects you and by you doing it, you’ll realise that that is what you count on from them. When you may be trustworthy along with your little one, they aren’t dumb or silly. They perceive far more than you and I can think about. They’ve a way of power about how their dad and mom are feeling. So long as you don’t deceive them and you’re feeling ‘it’s okay, I’ve instructed them, they will now do no matter’, issues will come round. Finally, a baby will perceive why you might have executed what you might have executed. Possibly not for the time being, however you simply must be trustworthy with them and in flip, they are going to be trustworthy with you.”
Reportedly, the rationale for his or her divorce was Farhan’s closeness along with his Wazir (2016) co-star Aditi Rao Hydari.
There have been rumours that whereas taking pictures for Rock On 2 (2016), he began courting his co-star Shraddha Kapoor, and it was Shraddha’s father, Shakti Kapoor, who was not proud of their relationship.
In 2019, he began courting Shibani Dandekar. Shibani is a widely known Indian VJ, mannequin, singer, and anchor.
When he was 17 years previous, he began working as a trainee in cinematography and path division of Yash Chopra’s movie Lamhe (1991). After that, he labored with ‘Script Store,’ an commercial manufacturing home for nearly three years. He labored as an assistant director with Pankaj Parashar for the Bollywood movie Himalay Putra (1997). In 1999, he began a manufacturing firm, Excel Leisure, together with Ritesh Sidhwani, an Indian movie producer.
In 2001, he debuted as a author and director within the Hindi movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001) and received the Nationwide Movie Award for a similar. In 2008, he debuted as a producer within the Bollywood movie ‘Don-The Chase Begins Once more.’ A few of his movies as a producer and director are Don 2: The King Is Again (2011), Fukrey (2013), and Dil Dhadakne Do (2015).
In 2008, he debuted as a singer and actor within the movie ‘Rock On!!’ He has acted in lots of Bollywood movies like Karthik Calling Karthik (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), and Toofan (2020).
- In 2017, Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao handed a adverse touch upon the controversy of Tamil movie ‘Mersal’ (2017), he stated,
“Indian stars have very low IQ and really low basic information.”
Farhan took a dig on him and tweeted,
How dare you, sir.”
- Within the #MeToo storm in 2018, a lady accused director Sajid Khan of exploiting her. Farhan criticised Sajid by tweeting,
I can’t adequately stress how shocked, disillusioned and heartbroken I’m to learn the tales about Sajid’s behaviour. I don’t know the way however he should discover a strategy to atone for his alleged actions.”
Farhan obtained enormous criticism for not figuring out about his cousin brother’s behaviour.
- He was trolled by the netizens for tweeting ‘Save Bhopal, vote in opposition to Sadhvi Pragya‘ every week after the voting was executed in 2019.
Awards & Honours
2002: Critics Award for Greatest Film, Greatest Screenplay for Dil Chahta Hai
2009: Greatest Male Debut for Rock On!!
2012: Greatest Supporting Actor for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2014: Greatest Actor for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
2002: Greatest Characteristic Movie in Hindi for Dil Chahta Hai
2009: Greatest Characteristic Movie in Hindi for Rock On!!
Be aware: He has many extra accolades to his title.
- Sea Spring Bungalow No 1, B J Highway, Bandstand, Mumbai – 400050
- Vipassana, Close to Bandstand, Mumbai
Bungalow: Rs 35 crore
- Rs. 144 crore approx. (as in 2019)
- Rs. 22.4 crore approx (Yearly, as in 2019)
Meals: Home made meals, Kebabs, Cheesecake, and Mutton Biryani
Actor(s): Guru Dutt, Robert Di Nero, Martin Scorsese, and Ridley Scott
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actress: Preity Zinta
Movie: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Sports activities: Soccer, Tennis, Biking, and Volleyball
Movie Style: Motion
- His nanny used to name him ‘Bulbul,’ and his girlfriend, Shibani, calls him ‘Foo.’
- Identical to his father and sister, Farhan can be an atheist.
- He’s a health freak and takes his home made lunch with him whereas he’s taking pictures, which often consists of grilled hen or fish.
- His hobbies embody travelling, cooking, and studying books.
- He has bought a dolphin/shark tattoo inked on his proper shoulder.
In an interview, he shared an attention-grabbing story associated to his tattoo, he stated,
I’ve one apology for a tattoo. My editor buddy and me, we used to work collectively. It was through the mid-Nineties when one evening, we bought very drunk and determined we must always make tattoos. Until date, in case you ask me if I can take you to that place, I received’t bear in mind, we have been so drunk. However he knew any individual, who was a dock employee by day and a tattoo artist by evening. So, we bought right into a taxi and I simply keep in mind that we entered this shack type of a spot the place the fan was actually low. So this man opens a tattoo chart and requested which one I preferred. I noticed this dolphin tattoo and I’ve a factor for dolphins. So I bought it on this shoulder — and it turned a shark.”
- He’s a canine lover and owns a canine, Jimmy.
- He’s a giant fan of the West Indies former cricketer, Sir Vivian Richards.
- Actor, Salman Khan is his childhood buddy. In an interview, Farhan stated,
Salman and I’ve spent a variety of time collectively and we have been actually good buddies. He was actually supportive and caring in the direction of me and Zoya identical to he was in the direction of his personal brothers.”
- Farhan considers American actor, producer, and director, Robert De Niro as his inspiration.
- Reportedly, he has Katsaridaphobia, i.e. the concern of cockroaches.
- In 2002, he judged Femina Miss India, a well-known magnificence pageant.
- He appeared as one of many judges on the dance actuality TV present Nach Baliye (2005).
- Reportedly, he was the primary selection of the makers of the movie Rang De Basanti (2006) to play the lead position, later, that position was performed by Aamir Khan.
- Farhan has additionally appeared in varied commercials like Pureit, Chivas Regal, Britannia Nutri Selection Biscuits, IndusInd Financial institution, Dulux Paint, Nutrilite, and Titan Industries.
- He stated in an interview that after his dad and mom have been divorced, his buddies have been an awesome assist to him.
- He has been related to UN Girls (The United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of ladies).
- Farhan launched a social marketing campaign, ‘Males Towards Rape and Discrimination’ or ‘MARD’ in August 2012, after a feminine lawyer was sexually assaulted and killed by a watchman.
- Farhan has walked the ramp for varied style reveals.
- He has featured on the quilt of assorted famend magazines.