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Farhan Akhtar (I)


Writer Javed Akhtar's and Honey Irani's son 'Farhan Akhtar' is an extremely talented and creative and young director and has made a place for himself in very little time. He entered Bollywood at the age of 17, assisting directors and cinematographers. He dropped out of college and did various jobs like working for a TV production house and setting ... See full bio »

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26 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dil Chahta Hai
(2001)
Don 2
Don 2 Producer
(2011)
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
(2011)
Rock On!!
Rock On!! Producer
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 Gold (producer) (filming)
 2017 Mirzapur (Short) (producer) (pre-production)
 2017 Fukrey Returns (producer) (post-production)
  Gully Boy (producer) (pre-production)
  Made in Heaven (TV Series) (producer - 2017) (filming)
 2017 3 Storeys (producer)
 2017 Inside Edge (TV Series) (producer)
 2017 Raees (producer)
 2016 Rock On 2 (producer)
 2016 Baar Baar Dekho (producer)
 2015 Bangistan (producer)
 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do (producer)
 2013 Fukrey (producer)
 2012 Talaash (producer)
 2011 Don 2 (producer)
 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (producer)
 2011/I Game (producer)
 2010 Karthik Calling Karthik (producer)
 2009 Luck by Chance (producer)
 2008 Rock On!! (producer)
 2007/II Positive (Short) (producer)
 2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (producer)
 2006/I Don (producer)
 2004 Lakshya (producer)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[December 2011] I would hate to watch the same kind of performance over and over again. An actor must keep challenging himself if he wishes to have a really long innings. Even as a filmmaker, I believe in mixing genres. A film must be entertaining. When I say entertaining, I don't mean that you should only make people laugh. You can enthrall them with drama or comedy. There should be a sense of ... See more »

Trivia:

He directed the music video for the 1998 hit song "Breathless" from the debut album of Shankar Mahadevan, which made him famous. Later on Farhan Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan went on to collaborate in every movie Farhan directed, with Shankar composing the music for his films as the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa). See more »

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Capricorn

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