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Javed Akhtar was born on 17th January 1945 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in India. He is a renowned Indian Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Playwriter & Writer. He is also a mainstream author and has written scripts for many Bollywood Movies.
|Other Name:||Jadu, Javed Jan Nisar Akhtar|
|Other Professions:||Author Lyricist Playwright Songwriter Writer|
Javed Akhtar Biography, Relationship & Career
Javed Akhtar’s dad, Jan Nisar Akhtar was also a Bollywood movie Songwriter and Urdu Poet. Rajesh Khanna, a Superstar Actor from that age gave Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan first opportunity to become Screenplay Writers for his super hit film”Haathi Mere Saathi”. Since then there was no looking back for this powerful duo team.
This Magical venture had their initial victory as Scriptwriters for the film”Andaz”. “Seeta Aur Geeta”, “Yaadon Ki Baarat”, “Zanjeer” etc. are some of the super hits. This duo worked together in over 24 Films from which 20 were strikes. They’re also called the most prosperous Scriptwriters of times, in Hindi Cinema. Over the years he’s been a feeling in an era where Bollywood has changed drastically. In his career, he’s given a number of the all-time hit songs to Bollywood. Veer Zara Swades, Kal Ho Na Ho is a few of his masterpieces. Among all one that requires a special mention is Tum Ko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal in the film Saath Saath. His tunes have left a lasting impression on the hearts of Indian audiences.
For his excellent and exquisite style of composing, he was awarded Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2007. He’s won over 13 prestigious Filmfare Awards.
He has a brother called Salman Akhtar who’s a Psychoanalyst and three sisters called Uneza Akhtar, Albina Sharma, Shahid Akhtar. He was married to Honey Irani and the couple had a son named Farhan Akhtar and a daughter called Zoya Akhtar. The union however ended in divorce. He’s now married to actress Shabana Azmi since 1984.
Personal Info of Javed Akhtar
|Address||702, Sagar Samrat, Greenfield Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Qualification||B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)|
|Hobbies||Reading and Traveling|
|Net worth||$35 Million|
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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Javed Akhtar
- Javed Akhtar's real title is Jadu.
- He fulfilled with his ex-wife Honey Irani on the collections of Hema Malini starrer movie 'Seeta Aur Geeta'.
- During his fighting days, he used to sleep in corridors on beneath trees.
- As a script-writing duo, Salim ideated tales and Javed assisted him with dialogues.
- The reason of the renowned Salim-Javed split is ego difficulties.