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Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar headshot


Date of Birth:9 January 1974, Mumbai, India

Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)

Trademarks:Stunning visuals Wide angle tracking shots Works frequently with the producer and a friend in personal life Ritesh Sidhwani. Till now, as of 2009, he has produced all the films directed by Farhan Frequently works with the music director trio of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa credited as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Till 2009 they have composed music in all the films that Farhan has directed (Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lakshya (2004), Don (2006)) and starred in (Rock On!! (2008) and Luck by Chance (2009)) 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)) Frequently casts the actor Boman Irani in his produced and directed films (e.g. Lakshya (2004), Don (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Positive (2007) and cameo in Luck by Chance (2009)) In all his movies he only uses the song lyrics written by his father Javed Akhtar. His movies frequently have some sequences shot in Goa, India. Until 2009, almost every movie that he has directed and/or produced has had some parts shot there e.g. - Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Don (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Rock On!! (2008), Luck by Chance (2009). His every movie features one duet song, through the lyrics of which the lead characters are conversing or debating over something (e.g. the song 'Jaane Kyun' in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), 'Agar Main Kahoon' in Lakshya (2004) and 'Aaj ki Raat' in Don (2006)) His method acting His unique husky voice in his acting as well as singing


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Baar Baar Dekho

Directed By: Nitya Mehra Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Sayani Gupta...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 9th September 2016 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 141 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown

Rock On 2

Directed By: Shujaat Saudagar Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 11th November 2016 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 143 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Rahul Dholakia Starring: Sunny Leone, Shah Rukh Khan...
Released in UK cinemas Tuesday 7th February 2017 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 143 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown

Lucknow Central

Directed By: Ranjit Tiwari Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 15th September 2017 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 145 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown

Fukrey Returns

Directed By: Mrighdeep Lamba Starring: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 8th December 2017 Age Rating: PG Runtime: 141 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Reema Kagti Starring: Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Amit Sadh...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 15th August 2018 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 151 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown

Gully Boy

Directed By: Zoya Akhtar Starring: Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Siddhant Chaturvedi...
Released in UK cinemas Thursday 14th February 2019 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 153 mins Language: Hindi Next Showing: Unknown
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