24 Facts About Farhan Akhtar

1. Farhan Akhtar was born on 9 January 1974 and is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter, playback singer, producer, and television host who works in Hindi films.

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2. Farhan Akhtar studied at Maneckji Cooper school in Mumbai and then pursued a law degree at HR College, in Mumbai.

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3. On his mother's side, Farhan Akhtar is the nephew of the child actress Daisy Irani and the first cousin of choreographer Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.

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4. Farhan Akhtar assisted Pankaj Parashar as a director in Himalay Putra before launching himself into direction and writing.

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5. Farhan Akhtar made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Dil Chahta Hai, produced by Excel Entertainment, a production company he established along with Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999.

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6. The theme of the film, as stated by Farhan Akhtar, was about "finding oneself".

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7. Parul Gupta of The Times of India gave it a negative review and explained that "It's hard to reconcile to such triviality when it comes from Farhan Akhtar, considered the ultimate symbol of cool in Hindi filmdom.

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8. In 2006, Farhan Akhtar directed, produced and wrote the screenplay of Don starring Shah Rukh Khan in the title role, a remake of 1978 film Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan.

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9. Farhan Akhtar was supposed to make his acting debut with the project, but he had to be replaced by Abhay Deol as he was involved with Don.

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10. Rahman's album Blue, Farhan Akhtar acted in, and produced his sister Zoya's directorial and written debut Luck By Chance, which had Hrithik Roshan and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles.

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11. Farhan Akhtar was cast in the film after being deemed as a "perfect choice" for it.

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12. Farhan Akhtar acted in, and produced his next film Karthik Calling Karthik, a psychological thriller directed by Vijay Lalwani.

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13. Farhan Akhtar played Karthik, an introvert character, starring alongside Deepika Padukone for the first time.

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14. Farhan Akhtar produced and appeared as one of the three leads in his sister, Zoya Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara along with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin.

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15. Farhan Akhtar was credited as the scriptwriter for the film.

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16. Farhan Akhtar was the first actor to be cast in the film, and described his role as a "fun character" and a "guy who for the longest time takes nothing seriously.

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17. Farhan Akhtar essayed the role with such integrity that it set the standard for other actors considering to play titular protagonists in biopics.

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18. Farhan Akhtar swept all awards that year for 'Best Actor' as did the film for 'Best Film'.

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19. In 2014, Farhan Akhtar acted for the romantic comedy Shaadi Ke Side Effects alongside Vidya Balan, a film directed by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Pritish Nandy.

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20. In 2016, Farhan Akhtar played the lead role of an Anti Terrorist Squad officer in Bejoy Nambiar's Wazir.

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21. Farhan Akhtar reprised his role of Aditya Shroff, the lead singer of his band.

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22. In 2017, Farhan Akhtar essayed the role of a Dawood Ibrahim-alike mafia don Maqsood in Daddy, co-starring Arjun Rampal.

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23. Farhan Akhtar received training for boxing for his next release Toofan, a sports drama, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, which will premiere on 21 May 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.

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24. Farhan Akhtar appeared as one of the nine judges in the beauty pageant Femina Miss India.

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