Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the Hindi film industry.
Farhan Akhtar comes from a family of creative geniuses including lyricist father Javed Akhtar, screenwriter Honey Irani, director-sister Zoya Akhtar, renowned hairstylist wife Adhuna and second-mom legendary actress Shabana Azmi.
Farhan Akhtar began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997).
Farhan penned down “dil Chahta Hai “ when his mother threatened to throw him out of the house if he didn’t do something with his life.
Farhan, who was studying law at the reputed HR college in Mumbai , was kicked out of college due to lack of attendance.
Farhan has a phobia of cockroaches, which he dreams of overcoming one day.
Did you know that before Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar was offered Rang De Basanti. And today he regrets saying no to it.
Actors usually focus a lot on their diet to stay fit, Farhan however confesses that sweets are his guilty pleasures. He is a sucker for desserts and loves sweet stuff.
Farhan Akhtar's outstanding performance in the film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, was much appreciated around the world.
Both Farhan Akhtar and Milkha Singh bonded with each other during the shoot of the biopic and the two have maintained that they share a mutual admiration for each other.
Farhan is the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and the actor attended his first meeting where he interacted with some of the top stars in Hollywood who were there to do their bit to support gender equality.