Farhan Akhtar Age, Wife, Net Worth, Height, Family, Biography

Farhan Akhtar is known for his talent and skills in the Indian entertainment world. He’s great at many things, acting, directing, writing scripts, making lyrics, and singing. His story is inspiring because he started with a lot of potential and became a big name through hard work, commitment, and always striving to be the best.


Farhan Akhtar Wiki
Full NameFarhan Akhtar
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Singer
Famous AsActor
Nick NameBulbul (by his nanny)
Date of Birth9 January 1974
Age50 Years Old
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra India
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Settled in Mumbai)
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac SignCapricorn
HobbiesCollecting Gadgets, Singing
Food HabitsNon-Vegetarian
Educational QualificationHigh School
School NameManeckji Cooper School, Mumbai
College/UniversityH.R. College of Commerce and Economics (he was dismissed from the college in the 2nd year due to attendance shortage)
DebutFilm (Director): Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Film (Actor): Rock On!! (2008)
Film (Producer): Don (2006)

Early Life

Farhan Akhtar was born on 9 January 1974, in Mumbai as the second child of Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, both screenwriters. He has an older sister named Zoya Akhtar who is a writer and director. Farhan was quite young when his parents split up. His father later married actress Shabana Azmi in 1984. Even after the divorce, Farhan’s mother continued to live with her children in their family home in Bandra Bandstand.

Farhan went to Maneckji Cooper School in Mumbai and later studied law at HR College, also in Mumbai. His father, Javed Akhtar, is Muslim and a socialist who sees himself as an atheist. Farhan’s mother, Honey Irani, comes from an Irani-Zoroastrian background and isn’t much into religion. She was fine with her kids growing up without any specific religious beliefs. Farhan himself has mentioned that he’s an atheist too. 


Farhan Akhtar began his journey in the film industry as an assistant director when he was just 17. His first directorial venture was ‘Dil Chahta Hai‘ in 2001, produced through his company Excel Entertainment. The movie was a massive hit, bagging the National Film Award for Best Film that year. Beyond directing, Farhan also debuted as an actor in the 2008 film ‘Rock On‘, a musical drama where he played a lead role alongside Arjun Rampal and Prachi Desai. 

Following this, he starred in movies like ‘Karthik Calling Karthik‘ and ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’, released in 2011, which became one of the highlights of his career. Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara‘, starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, and Katrina Kaif, created quite a buzz in Bollywood. He then portrayed the legendary athlete Milkha Singh in the biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag‘ in 2013, co-starring with Sonam Kapoor, which turned out to be a commercial success. His subsequent appearances included roles in ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, and ‘The Sky Is Pink‘.


Farhan Akhtar Family
Father NameJaved Akhtar (Lyricist and Scriptwriter)
Mother NameMother– Honey Irani (Actress & screenwriter, Farhan’s mother by birth), Shabana Azmi (Stepmother)
Brother NameNone
Sister NameSister– Zoya Akhtar (Elder, Director & Screenwriter)

Physical Appearance

Farhan Akhtar Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 175 cm
in meters – 1.75 m
in feet inches – 5’ 9”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 70 kg
in pounds – 154 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 41 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack

Relationship Status

Farhan Akhtar with His Wife
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAdhuna Bhabani (Hairstylist)
Shibani Dandekar (Actress, VJ)
SpouseFirst Wife– Adhuna Bhabani (m. 2000; div. 2016)
Second Wife– Shibani Dandekar (m. February 2022-present)
ChildrenSon: None
Daughters: Shakya & Akira

Net Worth & Salary

Farhan Akhtar Networth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$22 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹140 Crores
Salary in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹10 Crore/film
Car & Bike CollectionRange Rover Red Edition, M350 CDI SUV, Porsche Cayman, Honda CRV
Income SourceActing, Filmmaking, Brand Endorsement

Social Media Handles

Farhan Akhtar Instagram Profile
Instagram @faroutakhtar
Facebook @farhanakhtarlive
Twitter @FarOutAkhtar


  • National Award: For Best Hindi Film 
  • Filmfare Award: For Best Film (Critics) for an undisclosed film  
  • Filmfare Award: For Best Male Debut for the musical drama “Rock On!!” (2008)
  • National Film Award: For Best Hindi Film as a producer for “Rock On!!” (2008)
  • Filmfare Award: For Best Supporting Actor for the buddy-road film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” (2011)
  • Filmfare Award: For Best Actor for portraying Milkha Singh in the biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production house Excel Entertainment has landed in controversy for non-payment of dues. The duo are being accused of not clearing payment of Rs 20-25 lakh to daily wage workers who worked on their popular show ‘Mirzapur 3’.

4 Facts About Farhan Akhtar

  1. Farhan Akhtar is a super-talented guy who is great at acting, directing, writing scripts, writing song lyrics, and singing.
  2. His first movie as a director, Lakshya (2004), was liked a lot by both critics and the audience.
  3. Farhan Akhtar has won many awards, including lots of Filmfare Awards and praise at film festivals around the world.
  4. Farhan Akhtar cares a lot about social issues and has given strong support to different projects.

Favorite Things

MusiciansYet To Update
SingersYet To Update
FilmsThe Wizard of Oz (1939)
FoodsHomemade food, The classic Mumbai Vada Pao, Kebabs, Mutton Biryani
SportFootball, Tennis
Actor(s)Bollywood: Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, Vijay Anand
Hollywood: Robert Di Nero, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
ActressPreity Zinta
ColorYet To Update

Farhan Akhtar Songs Lyrics


What is Farhan Akhtar’s most notable achievement?

Farhan Akhtar excels in acting, directing, and music, making him an icon in Indian cinema.

What are Farhan Akhtar’s future aspirations?

He’s aiming to create impactful films by exploring new genres.

What is Farhan Akhtar’s message to aspiring artists?

He advises aspiring artists: Dedication, skill, and passion are key to creative success.

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