Farhan Akhtar: News
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.
05 Sep 2023Bollywood
Finally! Hunny, Choochaa, and Lali, along with Bholi Punjaban and Pandit Ji are returning to the big screens!
04 Sep 2023OTT releases
Excel Entertainment's Bambai Meri Jaan was in the buzz for a long time and the makers are finally premiering it on September 14. The crime drama series delves into the infamous Mumbai underworld.
01 Sep 2023OTT releases
Another weekend is here and we all are looking for our OTT getaway!
29 Aug 2023Bollywood
From head banging to Pichle Saat Dinon Mein to resorting to Tum Ho Toh during "sadboi hours," Rock On!! manages to be a part of our daily lives to date.
28 Aug 2023OTT releases
Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video have done stellar work over the years!
23 Aug 2023Hollywood
Bollywood and its love for remakes are an eternal saga. In the recent past, viewers have not accepted the Indian remakes of cult films. Be it Dil Bechara (The Fault in Our Stars) or Laal Singh Chaddha (Forrest Gump), none tasted success on celluloid.
16 Aug 2023OTT releases
Shabana Azmi and Shalini Pandey are gearing up to star in Netflix India's upcoming crime drama, Dabba Cartel. This thrilling series will revolve around five housewives who operate a high-stakes secret cartel.
10 Aug 2023OTT releases
Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment is on a roll!
09 Aug 2023Bollywood
Farhan Akhtar unveiled the announcement teaser of Don 3 and introduced Ranveer Singh as the new generation suave Don. For some time now, there have been media speculations that Kiara Advani has been approached to play a meaty role in the upcoming action thriller.
09 Aug 2023Bollywood
"Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai (It's not only tough but impossible to catch Don)."
08 Aug 2023Don
Don is happening but without Shah Rukh Khan.
08 Aug 2023Bollywood
The wait is finally over!
04 Aug 2023OTT releases
The young adult genre is not much explored in India and finally, with the advent of OTT, Indians are getting new stories based on the youth. The OTT giant Netflix announced its upcoming film titled Friday Night Plan headlined by Babil Khan and Amrith Jayan.
10 Jul 2023Bollywood
The curious casting case of Jee Le Zaraa continues!
06 Jul 2023Bollywood
Ranveer Singh is the powerhouse of energy and ever since the reports of the actor doing Don 3 started making rounds, fans were eager for the official announcement of the much-awaited film. Earlier, reports suggested that on the occasion of his birthday (Thursday), Excel Entertainment would launch the film.
06 Jul 2023OTT releases
It has been a perfect Thursday for cinephiles, it seems!
03 Jul 2023Bollywood
Farhan Akhtar's Jee Le Zaraa has been in the buzz ever since its announcement. Fans were excited to see the camaraderie of three leading actors—Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas—on the screen.
01 Jul 2023Upcoming Movies
Farhan Akhtar's Jee Le Zaraa is a case like no other.
14 Jun 2023Bollywood
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the most renowned auteurs in the world, known for his distinct style of storytelling. The filmmaker is known for tapping the unexplored potential of various actors.
02 Jun 2023Irrfan Khan
Biopics are an easy favorite among the cinephile community.
01 Jun 2023Bollywood
Ranveer Singh was the decade-defining actor of the 2010s. Ever since his debut, the actor has donned impeccable characters, his films have been moneyspinners and received critical acclaim. However, ever since the pandemic, he has not been able to strike the right chord.
19 May 2023Ranveer Singh
The speculations about Ranveer Singh replacing Shah Rukh Khan in the third installment of the Don franchise have left the internet divided!
14 May 2023Don
It's finally happening!
08 May 2023Bollywood
Excel Entertainment is one of the biggest production companies in Bollywood and is known for creating path-breaking content on both celluloid and OTT.
03 May 2023OTT releases
Sonakshi Sinha-headlined series Dahaad is in the buzz for quite some time. It is set to premiere at Berlin Film Festival and it is being created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. The makers have released the trailer and it looks daunting and promising.
20 Apr 2023OTT releases
Sonakshi Sinha is one of those actors who created a huge buzz during her debut and was a promising actor, especially after Lootera. Eventually, she got lost in full-blown masala commercial films. Now the actor is rebooting and selecting better scripts.
23 Mar 2023Bollywood Films
Finally, It is happening!
15 Mar 2023Abhay Deol
Abhay Deol is one of those actors who has been doing content-oriented cinema for ages. Deol has an enigmatic personality and that is what attracts his fans. Back in 2011, he starred in Zoya Akhtar's ensemble travel film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and that film is etched in our hearts to date.
03 Mar 2023Bollywood
Renowned singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is celebrating his 56th birthday on Friday, March 3. The versatile singer and music composer has gifted the film industry with his soulful music and voice.
15 Feb 2023Nora Fatehi
Bollywood actor Kunal Kemmu, who is famously known for his stint in movies like Golmaal and Go Goa Gone, will be donning the director's hat for the first time.
09 Jan 2023Upcoming Movies
There is absolutely nothing in showbiz that Farhan Akhtar cannot do!
05 Nov 2022Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra, who is currently visiting India, has opened up about her upcoming Bollywood film, Jee Le Zaraa.
28 Jul 2022Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and playback singer, Farhan Akhtar is one of the most versatile and multi-talented stars we have in Bollywood today.
22 Jul 2022Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif has made a name for herself due to her impeccable dancing skills and sheer conviction.
07 Jul 2022Marvel Cinematic Universe
The moment we had all been waiting for has finally arrived!
02 Jul 2022Bollywood
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.
30 Jun 2022Karachi
The adventures of Kamala Khan (Imam Vellani) continued with the fourth episode of Marvel's superhero series Ms. Marvel on Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday.
08 Jun 2022Avengers
Disney+ Hotstar dropped the first episode of Marvel's latest superhero series, Ms. Marvel, on Wednesday.
04 Jun 2022Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Is Shah Rukh Khan going to work on DON 3 next?
07 May 2022Marvel Cinematic Universe
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.
09 Mar 2022Rishi Kapoor
Late actor Rishi Kapoor's last film Sharmaji Namkeen finally has a release date.
23 Feb 2022Shibani Dandekar
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.
19 Feb 2022Shibani Dandekar
And the wait is over!
18 Feb 2022Shibani Dandekar
After nearly four years of dating, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and his girlfriend, host-model Shibani Dandekar, are all set to tie the knot.
04 Feb 2022Bollywood
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.
18 Jan 2022Rohit Shetty
Top filmmakers Rohit Shetty and Farhan Akhtar will share screen space for the first time in discovery+ show Mission Frontline.
06 Jan 2022Bollywood
Kunal Kemmu, who played Michael Rodrigues in the 2020 release Malang, has decided to don a new hat.
12 Dec 2021Hollywood
Priyanka Chopra, who juggles between Bollywood and Hollywood, has finished shooting for her much-awaited project Citadel.
29 Nov 2021Entertainment
Back in August this year, Farhan Akhtar had surprised his fans by announcing his next directorial.
16 Sep 2021Siddhant Chaturvedi
Another tale of friendship, another set of new pals!
10 Aug 2021Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Farhan Akhtar just announced his next directorial, titled Jee Le Zaraa, for which he has roped in a stellar cast.
09 Aug 2021Saif Ali Khan
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.
ToofaanAjju / Aziz Ali
The Fakir of VeniceAdi
The Sky Is PinkNiren Chaudhary
Lucknow CentralKishan Mohan Girhotra
Rock On 2Aditya Shroff
Dil Dhadakne DoSunny Gill
Shaadi Ke Side EffectsSiddharth Roy
Bhaag Milkha BhaagMilkha Singh
Bombay TalkiesHimself (uncredited)
Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraImran Qureshi
Karthik Calling KarthikKarthik
Luck by ChanceVikram Jaisingh
Rock On!!Aditya Shroff