Farhan Akhtar (I)


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Born in 1974 to prolific Indian film writer and poet, Javed Akhtar and writer-director, Honey Irani, Farhan grew up in an environment where creativity and originality of thought were encouraged. Farhan teamed up with Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999, forming their company Excel Entertainment. Debuting with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) , a film that would affect a ... See full bio »

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(2011)
Dil Chahta Hai Producer
(2001)
Don Producer
(2006)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Milkha Singh
(2013)

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 2020 Toofan (producer) (pre-production)
 2019 Made in Heaven (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- The Great Escape (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Something Old, Something New (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Royal Affair (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Pride and Bridezilla (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Marriage of Convenience (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Gully Boy (producer)
 2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 (Film Distributor of Hindi Version)
 2018 Mirzapur (TV Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Barfi (2018) ... (producer)
- Bhaukal (2018) ... (producer)
- Virginity (2018) ... (producer)
- Wafadar (2018) ... (producer)
- Gooda (2018) ... (producer)
 2018/I Gold (producer)
 2018 3 Storeys (producer)
 2017 Fukrey Returns (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)
 2001 Dil Chahta Hai (producer)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[February 2009] I personally feel that since we (the Indian audience) are used to watching a certain kind of entertainment (the typical traditional bollywood movie) it'll take time for everybody to move on from expecting a routine typical Indian movie and accept a different kind of a movie like say Rock On!! (2008) or A Wednesday (2008). It will take a while for such movies to maybe attain a huge... See more »

Trivia:

In an interview on the talk show "The Lounge" with Simone Singh (on the Indian channel CNBC-TV18), Akhtar said that when he left college, he spent about two years at home and did nothing productive. During those two years, he watched about two films daily. Akhtar said that it was this period of his life which allowed him to connect with Karan Shergill, the protagonist of Lakshya (2004). Lakshya, ... See more »

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Frequently casts the actor Boman Irani in his produced and directed films (e.g. Lakshya (2004), Don (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Positive (2007) and cameo in Luck by Chance (2009)) See more »

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