Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar was born in Mumbai to screenwriters, Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. His stepmother is the actress Shabana Azmi. He is also cousin of Bollywood ace choreographer and now director Farah Khan. Farhan was the main lead in his twin sister, Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut Luck By Chance.

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 up his own production house, Excel Entertainment with childhood friend Ritesh Sidhwani.

Farhan made his directorial debut with 2001’s hit, Dil Chahta Hai. His next was Rock On!! (2008). He acted and also produced the film. The film became an instant cult film just like Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Rock music was a rage in the country after the success of this album.

He has also hosted a show called Oye! It’s Friday! (2008), which was a celeb talk show with a tinge of comedy. He was last seen on-screen in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dubara with Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol.

 

Filmography Done By Farhan akhtar

  • Lamhe 1991 Assistant director – Yash Chopra
  • Himalay Putra 1997 Assistant director – Pankaj Parashar
  • Dil Chahta Hai 2001 Director, Producer, Writer – Himself National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi
    Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay-Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film-Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Film-Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director
  • Lakshya 2004 Director – Himself Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director
  • Bride and Prejudice 2004 Lyricist – Gurinder Chadha
  • Don – The Chase Begins Again 2006 Director, Producer, Writer, Lyricist – Himself Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Film
  • Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. 2007 Producer – Reema Kagti
  • Positive 2007 Director, Producer – Himself Short film
  • Rock On 2008 Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback singer Aditya Shroff Abhishek Kapoor National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi-Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut-Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Film
  • Luck by Chance 2009 Actor, Producer Vikram Jaisingh Zoya Akhtar
  • Karthik Calling Karthik 2010 Actor, Producer Karthik Narayan Vijay Lalwani
  • Game 2011 Producer – Abhinay Deo
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 2011 Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback singer Imran Habib Zoya Akhtar Filmfare Award for Best Film-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor-Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue-Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film
  • Don 2 – The King Is Back 2011 Director, Producer, Writer – Himself Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Film-Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director
  • Talaash: The Answer Lies Within 2012 Producer, Writer – Reema Kagti
  • Fukrey 2013 Producer – Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag 2013 Actor Sardar Milkha Singh Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • Shaadi Ke Side Effects 2014 Actor, Playback singer Siddharth Roy Saket Chaudhary
  • Dil Dhadakne Do 2015 Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback singer Sunny Gill Zoya Akhtar
  • Bangistan 2015 Producer – Karan Anshuman
  • Wazir 2016 Actor Danish Ali Bejoy Nambiar
  • Baar Baar Dekho 2016 Producer – Nitya Mehra
  • Rock On 2 2016 Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback singer Aditya Shroff Shujaat Saudagar
  • Raees 2017 Producer – Rahul Dholakia
  • Daddy 2017 Actor Maqsood/Dawood Ibrahim Ashim Ahluwalia
  • Lucknow Central 2017 Actor Kishan Mohan Girhotra Ranjit Tiwari
  • Fukrey Returns 2017 Producer – Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
  • Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 Playback singer – Koratala Siva Telugu film
  • Gold 2018 Producer – Reema Kagti
  • K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 Distributor – Prashanth Neel Kannada film
  • Gully Boy 2019 Producer – Zoya Akhtar
  • The Fakir of Venice 2019 Actor Adi Anand Surapur
  • The Sky Is Pink 2019 Actor Niren Chaudhary Shonali Bose
  • Toofan dagger 2020 Actor, Producer TBA Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Filming

 

Discography Done By Farhan akhtar

  • 2019 – Echoes (Album).

 

Farhan Akhtar As Playback singer

  • 2008 Rock On!!
  • 2008 “Socha Hai”
  • 2008 “Pichle Saat Dinon Mein”
  • 2008 “Rock On!!”
  • 2008 “Tum Ho Toh”
  • 2008 “Sinbad The Sailor”
  • 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • 2011 “Señorita”
  • 2011 “Toh Zinda Ho Tum”
  • 2011 “Señorita” (Remix)
  • 2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects “Yahaan Wahaan”
  • 2014 “Bawla Sa Sapna”
  • 2014 “Aahista Aahista”
  • 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do “Dil Dhadakne Do
  • 20`15 “Gallan Goodiyan”
  • 2016 Wazir “Atrangi yaari”
  • 2016 Rock On 2 “Jaago”
  • 2016 “You Know What I Mean”
  • 2016 “Manzar Naya”
  • 2016 “Woh Jahaan”
  • 2018 Bharat Ane Nenu “I Don’t Know”