Farhan Akhtar Bio Height Weight Body Statistics


Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar

Born Name: Farhan Akhtar

Nick Name: Farhan 

Date of Birth: 9 January, 1974

Place of Birth: Mumbai, India

Sun sign: Capricorn

Religion: Islam

Nationality: Indian

Education: He completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper School in Juhu. He also went to H.R. College of commerce and Economics located in Churchgate South Mumbai to complete his graduation but he was dismissed from the institute due to lack of attendance. 

Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Playback Singer, Actor, Lyricist, Television Host.

Farhan Akhtar As Milkha Singh

Farhan Akhtar As Milkha Singh

Body Statistics

Build: Athletic

Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175.26 cm

Weight: 75 kg or 165 pounds

Measurements: No

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Shoe Size: 9 (US)

Personal Trainer: Samir jaura, Melvin (trainer for athletes in railways)


Parents Name : His father Javed Akhtar is a famous screenwriter in India, his mother name is Honey Irani. Although the marriage ended in divorce. His step-mother name is Shabana Azmi and she is an actress.

Sibling: He has one elder sister Zoya Akhtar and two cousins Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.

Affairs: His relationship with Adhuna Bhabani went for 3 years and then they decided to marry.

Marital Status: Married

Spouse Name: Adhuna Bhabani

Marriage Year: 2000

Children: Shakya and Akira

Farhan Akhtar With His Wife

Farhan Akhtar With His Wife


Early Career: At the age of 17, he worked as an assistant director in “Lamhe” (1991) and he also assisted as a director in “Himalaya Putra” (1997). He establish a production company Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. with Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999. At the age of 27 he made his writing and directing debut in “Dil Chahta Hai” (2001). 

Acting Debut: He started his acting career with “Rock on” in 2008 and the movie was a great success and he received positive reviews for his acting skills. After this he works in “Karthik calling Karthik”, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and in “Don 2”. His latest movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” received a very good response worldwide.

“I would hate to watch the same kind of performance over and over again. An actor must keep challenging himself if he wishes to have a really long innings. Even as a filmmaker, I believe in mixing genres. A film must be entertaining. When I say entertaining, I don’t mean that you should only make people laugh. You can enthrall them with drama or comedy. There should be a sense of variety in storytelling and performance.”


  • 2002: Best feature film in Hindi “Dil Chahta Hai”.
  • 2008: Best male debut for “Rock On”.
  • 2011: Best supporting actor and best dialogue for “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”.


Farhan Akhtar Facts, Hobbies and History

  • At the age of 17, he worked as an assistant director.
  • He was a host a television show “Oye Its Friday” in 2008.
  • He truly is a multidimensional personality of bollywood because of his skills and work.
  • He is well known because of his physique.
  • He did tremendous work in his latest movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”.
  • In his most of the  movies he use song lyrics written by his father.
  • He has unique husky voice.
  • He also worked in anti-rape community “Mard”.
  • His favorite actors are Haritik Roshan, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgan. 
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