Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Farhan attended Maneckji Cooper School in Mumbai. He then enrolled himself in the HR College, Mumbai to study commerce. But, due to lack of sufficient attendance, he was dismissed in the second year.
Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, singer
- Father – Javed Akhtar (Screenwriter)
- Mother – Honey Irani (Screenwriter)
- Siblings – Zoya Akhtar (Elder Sister) (Film Director), Farah Khan (Cousin) (Film Director, Actress, and Choreographer), Sajid Khan (Cousin) (Film Director, Actor, TV Host)
- Others – Shabana Azmi (Step-mother) (Actress), Jan Nisar Akhtar (Grandfather) (Poet, Lyricist)
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5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Farhan Akhtar has dated –
- Adhuna Bhabani (2000-2016) – Farhan was married to Adhuna Bhabani from 2000 to 2016. They tied the knot in 2000 after they both dated for about three years. The couple has 2 children Shakya and Akira. The couple called it quits on January 21, 2016, and ended their 16-year long marriage.
- Aditi Rao Hydari (2015) – During the filming of Wazir (2016), the co-stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Farhan RUMORed to have come closer. It was reported that Aditi was the reason behind Farhan and Adhuna’s divorce.
- Shibani Dandekar (2018-Present) – Since 2018, Akhtar is in a steady relationship with model and anchor Shibani Dandekar, whose claim to fame has been hosting the IPL season from 2011 to 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
- Stunning visuals
- Versatile actor
- Often works with producer and a friend Ritesh Sidhwani. Now, he owns a production company Excel Entertainment with Sidhwani.
- He often works with Boman Irani.
Farhan Akhtar’s body specifications may be –
- Waist – 32 inch
- Arms / Biceps – 15 inch
- Chest – 41 inch
He brought nice curves and shape to his body for the 2013 movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,” but decided not to keep that body any further.
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Best Known For
Acting in films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013),
He has not released any album. But, has sung songs as playback singer for the movies like Rock On!! (2008), and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011).
The songs like “Socha Hai”, “Pichle Saat Dinon Mein”, “Rock On!!”, “Tum Ho Toh”, “Sinbad The Sailor”, “Toh Zinda Ho Tum”, “Señorita” from these movies are co-sung by him.
He debuted in acting with 2008 Indian rock musical film Rock On!! for his role as Aditya Shroff.
As a director, his first film was Dil Chahta Hai, which also won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
As a producer, his first film was Don released in 2006. Farhan was also the director of the film.
He made an athletic look via his film “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. Samir Jaura, the personal trainer of Farhan assisted him in all the possible ways. The exercise schedule went for 18 months in which he ate every 3 hours. Read the complete workout routine and diet plan.
Farhan Akhtar Facts
- His parents divorced when he was very young. His father Javed Akhtar then married actress Shabana Azmi in 1984.
- American actor-director, Robert De Niro is Farhan’s inspiration to enter the Bollywood.
- He was 34 years old when he acted in his first film.
- He owns a production company Excel Entertainment with Ritesh Sidhwani.
- He is one day older than Hrithik Roshan.
- He was one of the nine judges in the 2002 Femina Miss India.
- He launched a campaign called MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination).
- Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.