Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Farhan Akhtar Bio, Family, Career, Networth, Lifestyle, Facts, and More

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Farhan Akhtar was born on 9 January 1974. Is an Indian Bollywood film director, screenwriter, actor, playback singer, producer, and television host. He began his Bollywood career by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997). He did study at Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai and went on to study for a law degree from the HR College, also in Mumbai.

Farhan Akhtar was born to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and mother Honey Irani in Bombay (present-day Mumbai). His parents divorced during his early days, and his father married Shabana Azmi in 1984 She has appeared in over 120 Hindi and Bengali films from 1974 to till day. His sister is writer-director Zoya Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar was married to Adhuna Bhabani in 2000, after being in a relationship with her for 3 years. They have two daughters named Shakya and Akira. On 21st January 2016, the couple officially announced their separation after 16 years of marriage.

Biography & Wiki

Nickname Bulbul (by his nanny)
Profession(s) Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.) 175 cm, 1.75 m, or 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) 70 kg (154 lbs)
Body Measurements (approx.) Chest: 41 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Farhan Akhtar Acted Milkha singh Character images
Image Credit: Farhan Akhtar in bhag milkha bhag


Film (Director): Dil Chahta HaiFilm (Actor): Rock On!! Film (Producer): Don

Awards, Honours 2002: Critics Award for Best Movie, Best Screenplay for Dil Chahta Hai
2009: Best Male Debut for Rock On!!
2012: Best Supporting Actor for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2014: Best Actor for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag2002: Best Feature Film for Dil Chahta Hai2009: Best Feature Film for Rock On!!

Personal Life

Date of Birth 9 January 1974
Age (as in 2019) 45 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
School Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College/University H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Educational Qualification High School
Religion Atheist
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address Sea Spring Bungalow No 1, B J Road, Bandstand, Mumbai – 400050
Hobbies Collecting Gadgets, Singing
Tattoo(s) On his right shoulder: dolphin/shark

Here’s his marriage details

Marital Status, Affairs, Girlfriends

Marital Status Divorced
Affairs/Girlfriends Adhuna Bhabani (Hairstylist)
Shraddha Kapoor (Actress)Shibani Dandekar (Actress, VJ)
Marriage Date Year– 2000


Wife/Spouse Adhuna Bhabani (2000 to 2016)
Children Daughters: Shakya & Akira
Parents Father– Javed Akhtar (Lyricist and Scriptwriter)
Mother– Honey Irani (Actress & screenwriter, Farhan’s mother by birth), Shabana Azmi (Stepmother)
Siblings Sister– Zoya Akhtar


Favorite Food(s) The classic Mumbai Vada Pao, Kebabs, Mutton Biryani
Favorite Actor(s) Bollywood: Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor
Hollywood: Robert Di Nero, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott
Favorite Director Alfred Hitchcock
Favorite Actress Preity Zinta
Favorite Film The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Favorite Sports Football, Tennis
Favorite Genre Action


Salary (approx.) ₹11 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.) ₹145 Crores ($22 Million)
Farhan Akhtar New car pics
Image Credit: Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar Life Biography – Known Facts About Farhan Akhtar

  • Does Farhan Akhtar smoke?: No (Quit)
  • Does Farhan Akhtar drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Farhan was dismissed from HR College in the second year of his commerce degree.
  • He worked as a film distributor for Yash Raj Films and then worked for 3 years in the script shop under the team of Ad Productions.
  • He worked as an assistant director in films like Lamhe and Himalaya Putra.
  • Despite watching ‘Sholay’ 50 times, he did not find it perfect and said that ‘Deewar’ is much better than this.
  • He was very young when his parents separated and his father Javed Akhtar married actress Shabana Azmi in 1984.
  • He has Katsaridaphobia, the fear of cockroaches, and dreams of overcoming them one day.
  • Farhan was the first choice for the film Rang De Basanti, but later it went to Aamir Khan.
  • Farhan wrote “Dil Chahta Hai” when his mother gave him an ultimatum that she would throw him out of the house if he didn’t do anything with his life.
  • In 2002, she appeared as one of the nine judges at Femina Miss India, a famous beauty pageant.
  • When he first met Milkha Singh while researching his biopic, Milka challenged him to a race.
  • Famous Celebrities- Farah Khan and Sajid Khan are her cousins.
  • He is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

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