Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar

Date Of Birth: 1974-01-09, Occupation: Film Director | Screenwriter | Film Producer | Lyricist | Actor | Playback Singer | Presenter » Farhan Akhtar (born 9 January 1974) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host based in Bollywood. Born in Mumbai to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the film industry. After completing his schooling in Maneckji Cooper school, he studied a degree of commerce in HR College, Mumbai, before dropping out, and began his career in films by working as an assistant director in Lamhe and Himalayputra. Akhtar, after establishing a production company named Excel Entertainment along with Ritesh Sidhwani, made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai and received critical acclaim for portraying modern youth. The film also won a National award. Following it, he made Lakshya and had his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice, for which he wrote the lyrics. He had his first commercial success with Don: The Chase Begins Again, though failing to receive critical acclaim for it. He...
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