Farhan Akhtar (I)

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An accomplished and award-winning producer-director-writer-actor-singer, Farhan Akhtar is the ultimate Bollywood multi-hyphenate. Born in 1974 to prolific Indian film writer and poet, Javed Akhtar and writer-director, Honey Irani , Farhan was raised in an environment where creativity and originality of thought were encouraged. This has made him a ... See full bio »

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Dil Chahta Hai Producer
Don Producer
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Milkha Singh


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  Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (producer) (announced)
  Jee Le Zaraa (producer) (announced)
 2022 Yudhra (producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Dahaad (TV Series) (executive producer) (post-production)
  Angry Young Men (producer) (completed)
 2022 Phone Bhoot (producer)
 2022 Bambai Meri Jaan (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2022 Sharmaji Namkeen (producer)
 2022 Eternally Confused and Eager for Love (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Origin Story (2022) ... (producer)
 2022 Killaimij Records (Short) (producer)
 2021 Dongri to Dubai (TV Series) (producer)
 2019-2021 Inside Edge (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Cricket is the Winner (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Castled (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Test (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sticky Wicket (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Not Quite Cricket (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Never judge a book by its cover (Video) (producer)
 2021 Pugachev Luxury car rental (producer)
 2021 Toofaan (producer)
 2021 Hello Charlie (producer)
 2018-2020 Mirzapur (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- King of Mirzapur (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Chauchak (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Butterscotch (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Ood Bilaav (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Ankush (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 ByFar Official Dubai Capsule (Video short) (producer)
 2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (co-producer)
 2019 Made in Heaven (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Great Escape (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Something Old, Something New (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Royal Affair (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Pride and Bridezilla (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Marriage of Convenience (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Gully Boy (producer)
 2018/I GOLD (producer)
 2018 3 Storeys (producer)
 2017 Fukrey Returns (producer)
 2017 Raees (producer)
 2016 Rock on 2 (producer)
 2016 Baar Baar Dekho (producer)
 2015 Bangistan (producer)
 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do (producer)
 2013 Fukrey (producer)
 2011 Don 2 (producer)
 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (producer)
 2011/I Game (producer)
 2010 Karthik Calling Karthik (producer)
 2009 Luck by Chance (producer)
 2008 Rock On!! (producer)
 2007/II Positive (Short) (producer)
 2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (producer)
 2006/I Don (producer)
 2004 Lakshya (producer)
 2001 Dil Chahta Hai (producer)
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[(February 2009) On the title sequence of his sister's film Luck by Chance (2009), which presents very humanely the crew working behind the scenes in films] At the end of the day when you are working, that's the truth of it. I mean glamour is something that comes from adulation by people who idolize their stars from watching their movies. That adds to glamour. But when you are working, today ... See more »


Step-grandson of Shaukat Azmi and Kaifi Azmi. See more »


Most of his movies feature a protagonist who is a coming of age person, who is very naive and immature and through the course of the film has a drastic transformation mentally turning out to become a very mature and responsible character (e.g. Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lakshya (2004) and Rock On!! (2008)) See more »

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