Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, actor, producer, singer, screenwriter, and television host.

Farhan Akhtar


Nick Name Bulbul
DOB 9-Jan-74
Age  48 Years as in 2022
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Place of Birth Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Home Town Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Profession Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer,Singer
school Maneckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Educational Qualification High School
Hobbies Singing
Religion Atheist
Nationality Indian



Marital Status Divorced
Affairs Adhuna Bhabani (Hairstylist), Shraddha Kapoor, Shibani dandekar
Wife Married in 2000, divorced in 2016
Brother None
Sister Zoya Akhtar
Children 2
Son No
Daughter  Shakya & Akira


Height 175 cms
Weight 70kgs
Body Measurements chest 41inches, waist 30 inches, Biceps 14inches
Hair Color dark brown
Eye Color black


Favorite Food Kebabs, Mutton Biryani
Favorite Color Black
Favorite Singer  
Favorite Sport Football, Tennis
Favorite Destination  
Favorite Actors Raj kapoor
Favorite Actress Priety Zinta
Favorite Movies The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Favorite Directors Alfred Hitchcock
Farhan Akhtar


He was born to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani on 9th January 1974. His parents are Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani.

His sister is Zoya Akhtar. She is a very successful Bollywood director who has directed many well-known movies like Gully boy, Dil Dhadakne Do, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Luck By Chance and Bombay Talkies.

Javed Akhtar is a renowned poet, screenwriter, and lyricist. Javed Akhtar was awarded one of the most prestigious awards “Padma Shri”, “Padma Bhushan”, The Sahitya Akademy Award and five National film Awards.

His Grandfather was a great Urdu poet Jaan Nisar Akhtar, and his great Grandfather was Muztar Khairabadi who was again a very well known poet and writer of those times.

Farha Khan and Sajid Khan are the cousins of Farhan Akhtar who are directors and choreographers of the bollywood film industry. He pursued his primary and secondary education at Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai, and he studied law in the HR College in Mumbai. Mumbai.

He got married to Adhuna Bhabani in 2000. She was a famous hairstylist, and Dil Chahta Hai was her first debut as a hairstylist in Bollywood. They have two daughters, namely Akira and Shakya.

But due to some personal reasons, they announced their separation after sixteen years of marriage on 21st January 2016.


Now according to the reports, he is in relation with an Indian singer, actress, and famous model Shibani Dandekar. She is a well-known anchor. She initially was an American television anchor. Later she acted in some of the movies like Sultan.

They both get married this February(2022)

Her recent film in which she worked was Mahalakshmi. In an interview with Anupama Chopra, he said that as a kid, he is too much influenced by movies.

In childhood, he would pretend like the characters of the film and play around. He considers his mom as the harshest critic and says she was the one who supported him and stood by his side all the time and especially at the time of crisis.

Farhan claims to b a huge fan of bollywood, and he is a diehard fan of Amitabh Bacchan.


Farhan Akhtar introduces the new American Express Platinum Charge card. American Express has launched a new integrated 360-degree ad campaign for its metal Platinum Charge Card.

The campaign, ‘Metal makes it possible’ features American Express Platinum Charge Card in an all-new metallic avatar, highlighting American Express’ powerful backing that permits customers to measure life to the max


His debut movie in Bollywood was Yash Chopra’s Lamhe in 1991. He was only 17 years old then. He acted in many films directed by his sister Zoya Akhtar.

Some of his hit movies are Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do, Lamhe. He has made his directorial debut with the movie Dil Chahta Hai. He says it was a turning point in his career.

He has written the English lyrics of Gurinder Chaddha’s Hollywood film Pride and Prejudice in 2004. Then in 2006, he wrote the screenplay of Don starring Sharukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra.

He even produced comedy films: Baar Baar Dekho, Bangistan, Raees and Fukrey Returns. His recent movie is The sky is pink which starred Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim.

Akhtar considers singing as his passion. He made his singing debut in a movie titled Rock On!! He produced this film and even wrote dialogues for this film.

He gave some hit songs to the industry like Dil Dhadakne Do from the movie Dil dhadakne do, Senorita from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara where he was accompanied by Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan.

He was one of the nine judges in the beauty pageant Femina Miss India. He judged Nach baliye season 1 in 2005. He is a brand ambassador of Pureit, IndusInd Bank, Dulux Paint, and Titan Industries.

He even runs a social campaign MARD which stands against rape and sexual harassment.


He was awarded National Film Awards twice, eight in Film Fare Awards, 6 in IIFA awards, one in Star Dust awards, 3 at screen awards, three at zine cine awards, one at Big Star Entertainment Awards, one at Mirchi Music Awards and four other awards.

Luck By Chance and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara were the movies that brought him so many awards for his best acting and screenplay.


  • “Every time I look into the mirror, I want to see a man whose mother, sister, wife, and daughter are proud to call their own”
  • “Be the catalyst for change. Empowering women, empowering humanity.”
  • “pighley Neelam sa behta hua yeh saman .Neeli neeli si khaamoshiyan.Na kahin zameen,na kahin aasman.Sarsarati huyi tanhaayiyan,pattiyan.kehrahi hain bas ek tum ho yahan.Sirf mai hun meri saansein hai aur meri dhadkanein.Aisi gehraayiyan,aisi tanhaayiyan aur mai sirf main.APNE HONE PE MUJHE YAKEEN AAGAYA”
  • “Don’t waste time and energy trying to be better than others.Instead, invest it in being the best you can be”
  • “It’s the society that breaks the laws. There has to be a cultural change in mindsets that will redefine the concept of masculinity not just for today’s men but for those to follow. This is only possible through education.”
  • “It’s up to the audience to tell filmmakers who objectify women that they will not watch those movies. If people start thinking differently, it will happen.”
  • “Insaan ka kartavya hota hai koshish karna..kaamyaabi naakamyabi sab uske haath mein hai”
  • “Zindagi mein aksar kuch zyada pane ki chaah mein hum who kho dete hai joh hamare paas hai”
  • “Fitness is about keeping yourself healthy..”
  • “The more time you have, you should dedicate it to do creative work.”
  • “I am a boring-looking guy with a common face, ugly scars, and a toothy smile.”


Akhtar has a twitter account with the user-id @FarOutAkhtar, and his instagram user id is @faroutakhtar, and he flaunts 3 million followers on Instagram. He deleted his Facebook account recently.


About religion, all he has to say is “faith was like discussing which cave will be better to live. If you want to follow a religion, follow any religion, it does not matter. If f you have decided to commit suicide, does it matter how you do it?”

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