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Farhan Akhtar

Bio/Wiki
Real NameFarhan Akhtar
Nickname(s)Bulbul (by his nanny)
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 68 kg
in pounds- 149 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 41 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 January 1974
Age (as in 2018)44 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)
SchoolManeckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College/UniversityH.R. College of Commerce and Economics (he was dismissed from the college in the 2nd year due to attendance shortage)
Educational QualificationHigh School
DebutFilm (Director): Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Farhan Akhtar's Directional Debut Dil Chahta Hai
Film (Actor): Rock On!! (2008)
Farhan Akhtar's Acting Debut Rock On
Film (Producer): Don (2006)
Farhan Akhtar's Production Debut Don
ReligionAtheist
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressSea Spring Bungalow No 1, B J Road, Bandstand, Mumbai - 400050
HobbiesCollecting Gadgets, Singing
Awards/HonoursFilmfare Awards
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 Bhaag

National Awards
2002: Best Feature Film in Hindi for Dil Chahta Hai
Farhan Akhtar Got National Award For Dil Chahta Hai
2009: Best Feature Film in Hindi for Rock On!!
TattooOn his right shoulder: dolphin/shark
Farhan Akhtar's Tattoo
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsAdhuna Bhabani (Hair stylist)
Marriage DateYear- 2000
Family
Wife/SpouseAdhuna Bhabani (m.2000-div.2016)
Farhan Akhtar With His Ex-Wife Adhuna Akhtar
ChildrenSon: None
Daughter: Shakya & Akira
Farhan Akhatr's Wife And Kids
ParentsFather- Javed Akhtar (lyricist and scriptwriter)
Mother- Honey Irani (Actress & screenwriter, Farhan's mother by birth), Shabana Azmi (stepmother)
Farhan Akhtar With His parents
Farhan Akhtar With His Biological Mother Honey Irani
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Zoya Akhtar (elder, director & screenwriter)
Farhan Akhtar With His Elder Sister Zoya Akhtar
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Homemade food, The classic Mumbai Vada Pao, Kebabs, Mutton Biryani
Favourite Actor(s)Bollywood: Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, Vijay Anand
Hollywood: Robert Di Nero, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock
Favourite ActressPreity Zinta
Favourite FilmThe Wizard of Oz (1939)
Favourite Sport(s)Football, Tennis
Favourite GenreAction
Favourite VegetableBhindi
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionRange Rover Red Edition, M350 CDI SUV,
Farhan Akhtar In His Car M350 CDI SUV
Porsche Cayman,
Farhan Akhtar In His Car Porsche
Honda CRV
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹10 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.) ₹140 Crores ($22 Million)

Farhan Akhtar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Farhan Akhtar

  • Does Farhan Akhtar smoke?: No (He quit smoking a few years ago)
  • Does Farhan Akhtar drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He belongs to a family of poets and writers, as his grandfather, Jan Nisar Akhtar was an Urdu poet, who was the great-grandson of the poet Muztar Khairabadi.
  • Since his childhood, he had that bug of acting in himself, as he used to roam around in the house with a toy gun thinking that villains are there.
  • He was a very naughty and mysterious child as once her mom told that while she was busy in her meeting, Frahan came and asked to bath in her room, to which she agreed. Later, she found that Farhan was bathing on her bed with a tub and mug in his hand.
  • Farhan who is shining in Bollywood was dismissed from HR College in the second year of his Commerce degree.
  • In his teens, he worked as a film distributor for Yash Raj Films and then he worked for 3 years at Script Shop under the team of advertisement production.
  • Initially, he worked as an assistant director in films named Lamhe and Himalay Putra. Farhan Akhtar Assisted in Direction Of Movies Lamhe and Himalay Putra
  • In spite of watching Sholay 50 times, he didn’t find it perfect and said that Deewar was much better than that.
  • He was very young when his parents got separated and his father, Javed Akhtar married actress Shabana Azmi in 1984. Farhan Akhtar's Childhood Photo
  • He has Katsaridaphobia, i.e. fear of cockroaches and he dreams of overcoming from it 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 will throw him out of the house if he didn’t do anything with his life.
  • In 2002, he appeared as one of the nine judges in Femina Miss India, a famous beauty pageant.
  • He gets on his nerves whenever he sees some unorganised stuff around him.
  • Although he knew riding car since his 20s, he learnt to ride the bike at the time he signed Karthik Calling Karthik.
  • After he solved Rubik’s cube for his movie Karthik Calling Karthik, he became so passionate and addicted towards it that he used to solve it everywhere in parties, shoots, meetings, and get-togethers. Farhan Akhtar In Karthik Calling Karthik Solving Rubik's Cube
  • The reason behind most of his films are based on friendship is that when his parents got divorced, his friends became his biggest support system.
  • While writing the script of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, he planned to star Shah Rukh, but SRK dropped out. Farhan has played the role of a person who has a fear of skydiving, but in real life, he is a certified skydiver. Farhan Akhtar With Hrithik And Abhay In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • When he first met Milkha Singh during the research of his biopic, Milka challenged him for a race. He did rigorous training of 18 months to get into Milkha’s character in the movie.

Farhan Akhtar In Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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  • He is the ambassador of UN Women’s Goodwill. Farhan Akhtar At A UN Women's Goodwill Event
  • For the dog named Pluto to act and lick in his film Dil Dhadakne Do, he applied a pack of vanilla ice-cream onto his face before every shot of that scene. Moreover, the film was his ninth collaboration with his sister Zoya Akhtar.
  • The idea of launching MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) came into his mind when a lawyer named Pallavi Purkayastha was first sexually assaulted and then killed by her home watchman. MARD by Farhan Akhtar
  • His favourite genre is action in acting, and he once told that in his childhood, he was so curious to do stunts and action that he punched on his sister’s nose by mistake.
  • Robert DiNero, a famous Hollywood legend is his inspiration. Farhan Akhtar With His Inspiration Robert De Niro
  • His sister revealed many secrets about him in an interview; she told that Farhan used to watch a lot of movies in his childhood and if he liked the film, he used to get into his favourite character and roam around in the house for days or even weeks.
  • He is considered as the all-rounder of Bollywood as he is a director, producer, actor, and singer. Here’s a video showcasing his singing at Indian of the Year awards:

  • His ex-wife Adhuna is seven years elder to him, they both dated for three years before getting married in 2000.
  • He is travel buff and also has a sweet tooth. He can do anything for maintaining his fitness, but he cannot avoid eating sweet dishes.
  • The tattoo on his right shoulder was made by mistake, as he was drunk and went to a shop and had it.
  • Farhan has also appeared in various advertisements for multitudinous brands like Pureit, Chivas Regal, Britannia Nutri Choice Biscuits, IndusInd Bank, Dulux Paint, and Titan Industries, etc.
  • His sister, Zoya revealed that Farhan is very good at lying.
  • He was the highest paid director of the world in the year 2015.
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