Farhan Akhtar is among the well-known names in the industry. He is an actor, director, writer and singer. The multi-talented Farhan made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai, which won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. He made his acting debut in 2008 released Rock On!!, which was a hit at the box office. He has helmed successful films like Don and Don 2. His is one the founders of Excel Production which has produced movies such as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Fukrey, Raees, Gold, Gully Boy and more. His professional life is what many know about. Read to know his family.
Farhan Akhtar was born on January 9, 1974, in Mumbai to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. His father, Javed Akhtar is a famous screenwriter, poet and lyricist, who has been a part of iconic hits like Sholay, Deewar and Zanjeer. His mother Honey Irani is also a renowned actor and screenwriter. She has reportedly acted in more than 72 films. Later Javed and Honey got divorced in 1985. Javed Akhtar then married actor Shabana Azmi in 1984.
Zoya Akhtar is Farhan Akhtar’s elder sister. She was born on October 14, 1972. Zoya Akhtar is also a director and screenwriter. The prominent filmmaker has made hits like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadkane Do and Gully Boy. The brother-sister shares a special bond and are one of the most loved siblings in the industry.
Farhan Akhtar married Adhuna in 2000, after being in a relationship for three years. The couple has two daughters’ names Shakya and Akira. Farhan and Adhuna divorced in 2016, after being in a long relationship for 16 years. Farhan Akhtar is now said to be dating Shibani Dandekar who is a model and anchor. The two have been seen in various events together. They never shy away from the paparazzi and had been posting pictures together or of each other on their social media handles.
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