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From 'Dil Chahta Hai' To 'KGF': Here Are 5 Times When Birthday Boy Farhan Akhtar Broke Barriers In Indian Cinema

Written By H Shivkumar | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Farhan Akhtar is a complete package of singing, dancing, acting and other talents behind the camera. He has shown time and again that there's nothing he can't do.
  • Now, on the occasion of his birthday, here is a look at his stellar career where he has constantly broken barriers. 

Farhan Akhtar is an actor whose name is synonymous to the word all-rounder. The artist is a complete package of singing, dancing, acting and other talents behind the camera. If his career is any proof, then he has shown time and again that there's nothing he can't do. Even though he has been in the news lately thanks to his rumoured relationship with actress Shibani Dandekar, on the occasion of his birthday, here is a look at his stellar career where he has constantly broken barriers. 

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Breaking cultural norms with Dil Chahta Hai 

'Dil Chahta Hai' is a very significant film in Bollywood. It is the film where the clear demarcation between the 90s style films and the films that depict modern, urban India becomes evident. And Farhan made his directorial debut with this iconic slice of life drama which he had also written and produced. Talk about oodles of talent! Such was the impact of the film that it is relevant in pop culture to this day. 

Facing the camera with Rock On!!

Direction and writing is one thing, it is completely another thing to also be an actor. But Farhan being the astounding talent that he is forayed in front of the camera with 'Rock On!!'. Again he could not have asked for a better acting debut as he owned the screen along with Arjun Rampal and the film even won a National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Talk about a flying start! 

Becoming reel life Flying Sikh

By the time Farhan featured in the Milkha Singh biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', he had already acted in four films. Yet this was his first biopic on a world-class athlete, and such films are generally opted for by seasoned actors. Not only did he take the challenge head-on and nailed it, but his physical transformation for the role is also the stuff of legend. With Farhan taking the lead, the film was not surprisingly, a super hit and the actor added another feather in his cap. 

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Assisting the monster hit KGF

'KGF' has become a huge hit thanks to Rocking Star Yash, director Prashant Neel and the amazing cast and crew of course. But it was Farhan who gave the Kannada film a much needed widespread release in Hindi and most parts of India. The actor joined hands with Ritesh Sidhwani to distribute and promote the action thriller and seeing how well it has done, one can say he has done a pretty good job. 

Crooning for the crowd

As if all these multiple contributions to Indian cinema was not enough, the actor even turned into a full-time playback singer with 'Rock On!!'. After the people loved his voice on the mic, Farhan went on to sing for six other films and now even does his own concerts for fans across India and around the world. Overall, this man is full of surprises and on his forty-fifth birthday, deserves applause for continuing to dabble in different aspects of the creative process. 

 

 

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