Farhan Akhtar : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Farhan Akhtar was born on January 9, 1974, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The Bollywood actor He is the son of screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. Farhan Akhtar is a multi-talented personality who has made a name for himself in the Indian film industry.

He is an actor, director, screenwriter, dialogue writer, playback singer, lyricist, producer, and television host. Farhan Akhtar is known for his versatility and has won several awards for his work.

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar

Early Life and Upbringing

Farhan Akhtar was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His parents, Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, are both screenwriters. Farhan Akhtar has one elder sister, Zoya Akhtar, who is also a film director.

Farhan Akhtar was very young when his parents divorced, and his father married actress Shabana Azmi in 1984. Farhan Akhtar studied at Maneckji Cooper School in Mumbai and then pursued a law degree at HR College, also in Mumbai.

Farhan Akhtar - Early Life And Upbringing
Farhan Akhtar – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Farhan Akhtar - Personal Life
Farhan Akhtar – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameFarhan Akhtar
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)None
Date of Birth9 January 1974
Age (as of 2023)49 Years
Zodiac SignCapricorn
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)
Current AddressSea Spring Bungalow No 1, B J Road, Bandstand, Mumbai – 400050
Education QualificationHigh School
Hobbies and InterestsCollecting Gadgets, Singing
Languages KnownHindi, English
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkFarhan Akhtar
IMDb Profile linkFarhan Akhtar
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Farhan Akhtar - Physical Appearance
Farhan Akhtar – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeAthletic
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)41-30-14 inches
Height in feet, inches, cm5’9″, 175 cm
Weight in kg, lbs70 kg, 154 lbs
Chest41 inches
Waist30 inches
Biceps14 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
HairstyleShort and Spiky
Distinctive FeaturesChiselled Jawline, Dimpled Smile
TattoosDolphin/Shark on his right shoulder

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Farhan Akhtar’s personal life has been as eventful as his professional journey. In 2000, he married Adhuna Bhabani, and together they have two daughters named Shakya and Akira.

However, after 16 years of marriage, the couple announced their separation in 2016. Since 2018, Farhan Akhtar has been in a relationship with Indian VJ Shibani Dandekar.

Farhan Akhtar - Family And Relationships
Farhan Akhtar – Family And Relationships
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse – WifeShibani Dandekar (m. February 2022-present)
FatherJaved Akhtar (Lyricist and Scriptwriter)
MotherHoney Irani (Actress & Screenwriter, Farhan’s mother by birth), Shabana Azmi (Stepmother)
Children Shakya (Daughter), Akira (Daughter)
Siblings Zoya Akhtar (Elder Sister, Director & Screenwriter)
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) Adhuna Bhabani (Hair Stylist, Ex-wife), Shibani Dandekar (Actress, VJ, Wife)
Significant RelationshipsNone

Rise to Stardom

Farhan Akhtar made his directorial debut with the coming-of-age comedy-drama Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. The film won the National Award for Best Hindi Film and the Filmfare Award for Best Film (Critics). Following this, he directed the cult war film Lakshya (2004) and made his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he and sister Zoya Akhtar served as lyricists.

Next came the commercially successful Don (2006), his third directorial venture, post which he directed a short film titled Positive (2007) to spread awareness on HIV-AIDS. Although he initiated his acting career with a delayed release in the drama The Fakir of Venice, Akhtar’s official screen debut came with the musical drama Rock On!! (2008) for which he won a second National Film Award for Best Hindi Film as producer and the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance.

He wrote the dialogues and produced for the critically and commercially successful buddy-road film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor; the same year, he directed a sequel to Don titled Don 2 (2011), which remains his highest-grossing film till date. Akhtar then played Milkha Singh in the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, earning him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Later, he received praise for starring in the ensemble family comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and the crime thriller Wazir (2016). He has since headlined the dramas Lucknow Central (2017), The Sky Is Pink (2019) and Toofaan (2021).

Farhan Akhtar - Rise To Stardom
Farhan Akhtar- Rise To Stardom

Farhan Akhtar – Debut Film – Rock On (2008)

Farhan Akhtar - Debut Film
Farhan Akhtar – Debut Film
Rock On!! - Theatrical Trailer | Farhan Akhtar,Arjun Rampal,Shahana Goswami,Prachi Desai,Purab Kohli

Farhan Akhtar – Successful Film – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Farhan Akhtar - Successful Film
Farhan Akhtar – Successful Film
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Official Trailer (2013) - Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor Movie HD

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Farhan Akhtar’s career is adorned with numerous awards and achievements. His portrayal of the legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh in the biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

He also received widespread praise and numerous accolades for his work in “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His sequel to “Don”, titled “Don 2”, remains his highest-grossing film to date.

Farhan Akhtar - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Farhan Akhtar – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer
Debut FilmDil Chahta Hai (2001, as Director), Rock On!! (2008, as Actor)
Notable Roles Aditya Shroff in Rock On!!, Karthik Narayan in Karthik Calling Karthik, Imraan Qureshi in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Sunny Gill in Dil Dhadakne Do, Danish Ali in Wazir, Aziz Ali/Toofaan in Toofan
Recent Films – New Movies The Sky Is Pink (2019), Toofaan (2021)
Upcoming Films Jee Le Zaraa (2023, as Director and Actor)
Popular Television Series Oye! It’s Friday! (2008-2009, as Host), I Can Do That (2015, as Host)
Awards and Achievements Four Filmfare Awards, Two National Film Awards, Six IIFA Awards, Six Screen Awards, Three Zee Cine Awards, Two Stardust Awards, One GQ Men of the Year Award
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations Titan, Dulux Paints, Intex, Hindustan Unilever, Chivas Regal, Britannia NutriChoice, Dabur, VIP Skybags, IndusInd Bank, Lenovo
Philanthropy/Charity Work MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), UN Women, Magic Bus, Akshara Centre, Being Human
Professional Associations Excel Entertainment (Co-founder and Co-owner), Farhan Akhtar Live (Founder and Lead Singer)
Training and EducationN/A
Production CompanyExcel Entertainment
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Dil Chahta Hai, Don, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Don 2, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Dil Dhadakne Do
Critical Acclaim Movies Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On!!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Wazir, The Sky Is Pink

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Farhan Akhtar - Assets And Finances
Farhan Akhtar – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and DollarsRs. 140 Crores ($22 Million)
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 10 Crore ($1.3 Million)
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 1-2 Crore ($0.13-0.26 Million)
Sponsorship Deals Titan, Dulux Paints, Intex, Hindustan Unilever, Chivas Regal, Britannia NutriChoice, Dabur, VIP Skybags, IndusInd Bank, Lenovo
Business Ventures Excel Entertainment, Farhan Akhtar Live
Investments N/A
Real Estate Holdings Sea Spring Bungalow in Bandra, Mumbai
Luxury Items/Properties Owned N/A
Cars Collection Range Rover Red Edition, M350 CDI SUV, Porsche Cayman, Honda CRV

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Farhan Akhtar - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Farhan Akhtar – Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorGuru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, Vijay Anand, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder
Favorite ActressPreity Zinta
Favorite FilmThe Wizard of Oz (1939)
Favorite Music BandsThe Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay
Favorite SportFootball, Tennis
Favorite BooksLife of Pi by Yann Martel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite FoodHomemade food, The classic Mumbai Vada Pav, Kebabs, Mutton Biryani
Things s/he likeTraveling, Adventure Sports, Poetry
Things s/he dislikeHypocrisy, Dishonesty

Top 5 Best Films – Farhan Akhtar

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag2013Milkha Singh
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara2011Imran Qureshi
Rock On!!2008Aditya Shroff
Dil Dhadakne Do2015Sunny Gill
Wazir2016Daanish Ali

Controversies – Farhan Akhtar

  • Farhan Akhtar was at the center of a controversy when he used a drive-in facility to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • He was involved in the Hrithik-Kangana controversy, where he weighed in on the issue.
  • Farhan faced backlash for a tweet he made on a controversial issue involving BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
  • He was accused of getting unfair access to a drive-in vaccine center due to his celebrity status.
  • Farhan was criticized for a derogatory statement he tweeted on a recent controversial issue.
Farhan Akhtar - Controversies
Farhan Akhtar – Controversies

Interesting Facts – Farhan Akhtar

  • Farhan Akhtar is a college dropout. He left college in his 2nd year of graduation to start his career in Bollywood.
  • Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar, real siblings, are both directors.
  • Director Farah Khan and choreographer Sajid Khan are his cousins.
  • Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar made their own production house called Excel Entertainment.
  • In 2012, Farhan founded MARD (Men Against Rape & Discrimination), an initiative that raises awareness about gender equality.
  • Farhan Akhtar is a talented musician. He has lent his soulful voice to various songs in Bollywood films and has also released his own music albums.
Farhan Akhtar - Interesting Facts
Farhan Akhtar -Interesting Facts

In conclusion, Farhan Akhtar’s journey in Bollywood is a testament to his multifaceted talent and relentless pursuit of excellence. His contributions to Indian cinema, both as an actor and a filmmaker, have left an indelible mark on the industry.

His story continues to inspire millions of aspiring artists around the world.

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