Articles about Farhan Akhtar

Born on January 9, 1974, Indian actor, director, screenwriter, playback singer, producer, and television host Farhan Akhtar is best known for movies ‘Rock On!!’ (2008), ‘Luck By Chance’ (2009), ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ (2010), ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (2011), ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013), and ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ (2015). Son of Indian poet, lyricist, and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and actor Honey Irani, Akhtar made his Bollywood debut as an assistant director at the age of 17 years, with Yash Chopra’s ‘Lamhe’ (1991). After establishing his production company named Excel Entertainment in 1999 along with Indian film producer Ritesh Sidhwani, he made his directorial debut with ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ in 2001. As of 2021, he has directed at least six Bollywood movies. He made his acting debut with ‘Rock On.’ As of 2021, he has appeared in at least 15 Bollywood movies. He is the brother of Indian film director Zoya Akhtar, and is the cousin of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan. And grandson of Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar, and great-grandson of poet Muztar Khairabadi. He married British hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani in 2000 but the couple separated in 2016. The duo has two daughters. He is in a relationship with VJ Shibani Dandekar since 2018. He is the recipient of four Filmfare Awards and two National Awards.

'Jee Le Zaraa': PeeCee opens up about next Bollywood flick

05 Nov 2022

Priyanka Chopra
'Jee Le Zaraa': PeeCee opens up about next Bollywood flick

Priyanka Chopra, who is currently visiting India, has opened up about her upcoming Bollywood film, Jee Le Zaraa.

Farhan Akhtar's transformation: Revealing his grueling workout sessions and diet

28 Jul 2022

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Farhan Akhtar's transformation: Revealing his grueling workout sessions and diet

Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and playback singer, Farhan Akhtar is one of the most versatile and multi-talented stars we have in Bollywood today.

#AllAboutFees: Looking at Katrina Kaif's pay graph over the years

22 Jul 2022

Salman Khan
#AllAboutFees: Looking at Katrina Kaif's pay graph over the years

Katrina Kaif has made a name for herself due to her impeccable dancing skills and sheer conviction.

'Ms. Marvel': Catch 6 highlights from episode 6!

13 Jul 2022

Marvel
'Ms. Marvel': Catch 6 highlights from episode 6!

Disney+ Hotstar dropped the sixth and final episode of the Marvel series—Ms. Marvel—on Wednesday.

Fawad Khan makes MCU debut in 'Ms. Marvel' and how!
Fawad Khan makes MCU debut in 'Ms. Marvel' and how!

The moment we had all been waiting for has finally arrived!

'Ms. Marvel': Highlights from episode 5 of Marvel show

06 Jul 2022

Marvel
'Ms. Marvel': Highlights from episode 5 of Marvel show

Disney+ Hotstar dropped the fifth episode of Marvel's newest superhero series—Ms. Marvel on Wednesday.

Who is Waleed? Farhan Akhtar's character from 'Ms. Marvel'

02 Jul 2022

Bollywood News
Who is Waleed? Farhan Akhtar's character from 'Ms. Marvel'

If you've been watching Ms. Marvel on Disney+ Hotstar, you know what we're talking about. But, for the unversed, here's a little low-down.

'Ms. Marvel': Highlights from episode 4 of Marvel show

30 Jun 2022

Karachi
'Ms. Marvel': Highlights from episode 4 of Marvel show

The adventures of Kamala Khan (Imam Vellani) continued with the fourth episode of Marvel's superhero series Ms. Marvel on Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday.

Farhan Akhtar's 'Jee Le Zaraa' to be delayed?

12 Jun 2022

Priyanka Chopra
Farhan Akhtar's 'Jee Le Zaraa' to be delayed?

It looks like we won't be seeing the three leading ladies of Bollywood hitting the road anytime soon.

'Ms. Marvel' episode 1 review: Unimpressive but we remain hopeful

08 Jun 2022

Avengers
'Ms. Marvel' episode 1 review: Unimpressive but we remain hopeful

Disney+ Hotstar dropped the first episode of Marvel's latest superhero series, Ms. Marvel, on Wednesday.

Is Farhan Akhtar working on script for SRK's 'Don 3'?

04 Jun 2022

Priyanka Chopra
Is Farhan Akhtar working on script for SRK's 'Don 3'?

Is Shah Rukh Khan going to work on Don 3 next?

'Ms. Marvel': Farhan Akhtar joins cast of MCU web series
'Ms. Marvel': Farhan Akhtar joins cast of MCU web series

Following several rumors and speculations, it has been finally confirmed that Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar is set to star in the Marvel web series Ms. Marvel.

Rishi Kapoor's swansong 'Sharmaji Namkeen' to release this month

09 Mar 2022

Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor's swansong 'Sharmaji Namkeen' to release this month

Late actor Rishi Kapoor's last film Sharmaji Namkeen finally has a release date.

Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar share wedding photos: Check them out

23 Feb 2022

Shibani Dandekar
Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar share wedding photos: Check them out

Four days after their dreamy wedding, actor/director/producer Farhan Akhtar and his wife, singer/actor Shibani Dandekar have finally shared photos of the ceremony on Instagram.

Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar wedding: Sangeet to be held today

18 Feb 2022

Shibani Dandekar
Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar wedding: Sangeet to be held today

After nearly four years of dating, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and his girlfriend, host-model Shibani Dandekar, are all set to tie the knot.

Shibani Dandekar-Farhan Akhtar to marry this month, confirms Javed Akhtar

04 Feb 2022

Bollywood News
Shibani Dandekar-Farhan Akhtar to marry this month, confirms Javed Akhtar

It's the season of weddings in Bollywood and the next couple to tie the knot is actor/director/producer Farhan Akhtar and anchor/model Shibani Dandekar.

Discovery+'s 'Mission Frontline' to now feature Rohit Shetty, Farhan Akhtar

18 Jan 2022

Rohit Shetty
Discovery+'s 'Mission Frontline' to now feature Rohit Shetty, Farhan Akhtar

Top filmmakers Rohit Shetty and Farhan Akhtar will share screen space for the first time in discovery+ show Mission Frontline.

'English Vinglish' to 'Queen': 5 movies that should have sequel

09 Jan 2022

Sridevi
'English Vinglish' to 'Queen': 5 movies that should have sequel

Bollywood has churned out many interesting films, but sometimes, the climaxes of these movies have an open ending, like in Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Photograph.

Kunal Kemmu to direct a Farhan Akhtar-backed comedy film

06 Jan 2022

Bollywood News
Kunal Kemmu to direct a Farhan Akhtar-backed comedy film

Kunal Kemmu, who played Michael Rodrigues in the 2020 release Malang, has decided to don a new hat.

Priyanka Chopra completes shoot for spy thriller 'Citadel'

12 Dec 2021

Hollywood News
Priyanka Chopra completes shoot for spy thriller 'Citadel'

Priyanka Chopra, who juggles between Bollywood and Hollywood, has finished shooting for her much-awaited project Citadel.

Why are heroes refusing to star in 'Jee Le Zaraa'?

29 Nov 2021

Entertainment
Why are heroes refusing to star in 'Jee Le Zaraa'?

Back in August this year, Farhan Akhtar had surprised his fans by announcing his next directorial.

Farhan-Zoya bringing us another friendship tale, 'Kho Gaye Hum Kahan'

16 Sep 2021

Siddhant Chaturvedi
Farhan-Zoya bringing us another friendship tale, 'Kho Gaye Hum Kahan'

Another tale of friendship, another set of new pals!

'Jee Le Zaraa': Priyanka-Katrina-Alia team up for Farhan Akhtar's directorial

10 Aug 2021

Priyanka Chopra
'Jee Le Zaraa': Priyanka-Katrina-Alia team up for Farhan Akhtar's directorial

Farhan Akhtar just announced his next directorial, titled Jee Le Zaraa, for which he has roped in a stellar cast.

'Dil Chahta Hai' sequel never been on my mind: Farhan

09 Aug 2021

Saif Ali Khan
'Dil Chahta Hai' sequel never been on my mind: Farhan

For two decades, fans have wondered whether their favorite on-screen friends, Akash, Sid, and Sameer from Dil Chahta Hai would reunite, this time perhaps to discuss the mid-life crisis, but filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says he has not thought about continuing the film's storyline.

Farhan Akhtar, Randeep Hooda laud boxer Satish Kumar

02 Aug 2021

Randeep Hooda
Farhan Akhtar, Randeep Hooda laud boxer Satish Kumar

Actors Farhan Akhtar and Randeep Hooda on Monday celebrated boxer Satish Kumar's gutsy performance at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, where he fought with the reigning world champion Bakhodir Jalolov despite multiple stitches on his forehead and chin.

'Toofaan' review: Farhan Akhtar starrer is not just about boxing

16 Jul 2021

Entertainment
'Toofaan' review: Farhan Akhtar starrer is not just about boxing

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's directorial, Toofaan, has been released today on Amazon Prime Video, and Farhan Akhtar is outstanding in it.

#BoycottToofaan trends again; film slammed for allegedly promoting 'love jihad'

10 Jul 2021

Twitter
#BoycottToofaan trends again; film slammed for allegedly promoting 'love jihad'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's upcoming movie starring Farhan Akhtar Toofaan is touted to be a sports flick, chronicling the life of national-level boxer Aziz Ali.

'Jo Tum Aa Gaye Ho' review: 'Toofaan' falls in love

08 Jul 2021

Toofan
'Jo Tum Aa Gaye Ho' review: 'Toofaan' falls in love

Farhan Akhtar released a song today from his movie Toofaan titled Jo Tum Aa Gaye Ho.

Farhan Akhtar embodies goon-turned-boxer Aziz Ali in 'Toofaan' trailer

30 Jun 2021

Bollywood News
Farhan Akhtar embodies goon-turned-boxer Aziz Ali in 'Toofaan' trailer

First announced in January 2020, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directorial Toofaan went through a lot of turmoil and is finally getting released on July 16.

With 'Toofaan,' Farhan was reminded of Aamir in 'Rangeela'

30 Jun 2021

Aamir Khan
With 'Toofaan,' Farhan was reminded of Aamir in 'Rangeela'

Actor Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday said he "relished" playing the role of a boxer in his upcoming film Toofaan, a part that reminded him of Aamir Khan's flamboyant Munna, a film ticket-seller in the black market in the 1995 hit film Rangeela.

Farhan Akhtar's 'Toofaan' streams on July-16, 'great date,' jokes Katrina

16 Jun 2021

Bollywood News
Farhan Akhtar's 'Toofaan' streams on July-16, 'great date,' jokes Katrina

Farhan Akhtar took to social media today to announce the release date of his much-awaited and much-delayed sports flick Toofaan.

Salman, Farhan, Zoya to produce documentary on Salim-Javed

15 Jun 2021

Salman Khan
Salman, Farhan, Zoya to produce documentary on Salim-Javed

The story behind the formidable writer duo Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar will be brought to the screen in a documentary produced by their children, superstar Salman Khan, actor Farhan Akhtar, and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Toofaan' postponed in view of COVID-19 situation
Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Toofaan' postponed in view of COVID-19 situation

Farhan Akhtar has announced that his upcoming sports drama Toofaan has been postponed, in view of the grave COVID-19 situation in the country.

Is Farhan Akhtar shooting for a Marvel project in Bangkok?

09 Apr 2021

Bollywood News
Is Farhan Akhtar shooting for a Marvel project in Bangkok?

Farhan Akhtar, who dons many hats including actor, director and producer, is reportedly working on a Marvel Studios project in Bangkok.

'Toofaan' teaser out: Farhan Akhtar shines in intense sports drama

13 Mar 2021

Bollywood News
'Toofaan' teaser out: Farhan Akhtar shines in intense sports drama

A teaser of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial Toofaan got dropped yesterday.

Farhan's 'Toofaan' will release on May 21 on Amazon Prime

10 Mar 2021

Upcoming Movies
Farhan's 'Toofaan' will release on May 21 on Amazon Prime

While many movies are securing theatrical release dates after the Centre eased pandemic-related restrictions, many are still sticking to the OTT platforms.

Farhan Akhtar's 'Toofan' takes OTT route, won't release in cinemas

08 Mar 2021

Bollywood News
Farhan Akhtar's 'Toofan' takes OTT route, won't release in cinemas

Even though several movies are now securing theatrical release dates for themselves, OTT platforms have still not lost their charm.

'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers
'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of web series Mirzapur's producers, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, in connection with a First Information Report (FIR) filed against them.

Paresh Rawal set to complete Rishi Kapoor's final film

16 Jan 2021

Netflix
Paresh Rawal set to complete Rishi Kapoor's final film

Actor Paresh Rawal has been roped in to complete the remaining portions of late actor Rishi Kapoor in his final film Sharmaji Namkeen.

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