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Rock on!! Farhan Akhtar

Updated on December 13, 2012

Why does Farhan Akhtar Rock on!

Farhan Akhtar is a guy who has excelled in everything that he has done. From his directorial debut - "Dil Chahta hai" - A film which rocked the world of all the youngsters in the country and so truly captured the camaraderie between best friends, a film which I have seen over a dozen times. A film that has inspired me to make a movie someday.

Along the way came several other movies as well, which included Lakshya - a film that I perhaps didn't like the first time I saw it. But the film somehow grew on me. Every time I saw it thereafter, I liked it even better.

And then came his acting debut - Rock on. With this he really rocked his fans.

This page is my ode to Farhan Akhtar. A person by whom I have been deeply influenced.

Farhan Akhtar

A Filmography



* Lamhe (1991): Assistant Cinematographer to Manmohan Singh.

* Himalayputra (1997): Assistant Director to Pankaj Parashar

* Lagaan (2001): Co-writer (Lyrics)

* Dil Chahta Hai (2001): Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Director

* Bride and Prejudice (2004): Co-writer (Lyrics)

* Lakshya (2004): Producer and Director

* Don (2006): Writer, Producer and Director

* Fakir of Venice (2007): Actor

* Honey Moon Travels (2007): Producer

* Positive (2007): Co-writer, Director & Producer

* Rock On!! (2008): Dialogues, Actor & Producer

* Luck by Chance (2008): Actor & Producer

* A Voice from the Sky (2008): Co-writer, Director & Producer


* Breathless (1998): Producer and Director. Music Video performed by Shankar Mahadevan

* Price of Bullets (1999): Producer and Director. Music Video performed by Pentagram.

* Slice TV commercial (2002): Producer and Director

Born: January 9, 1974

Parents: Renowned Script writers in Bollywood - Javed Akhtar & Honey Irani

Sibling:Zoya Akhtar - soon to come up with her directorial debut - "Luck by Chance" featuring Farhan Akhtar

Wife&Kids: Adhuna Akhtar runs a popular hair styling salon in Mumbai - B'Blunt. Farhan & Adhuna are blessed with 2 daughters.

Farhan Akhtar and the Rock On! Team

Farhan Akhtar and the Rock On! Team
Farhan Akhtar and the Rock On! Team

Farhan Akhtar in Rock on! - What do you think about Farhan Akhtar

What role of Farhan Akhtar did you like better?

As an Actor

Luck by Chance - Directed by His Sister Zoya Akhtar

Luck by Chance is a movie about the Film Industry though it is claimed that this will a more contemporary film than OSO or Khoya Khoya Chand. Farhan plays the leading role in the movie as a struggling actor who comes to Mumbai from Delhi. Hrithik Roshan is slated to play an extended cameo in the film.

As a Director

Voice From the Sky

After enthralling us with his brilliant movies in the Coming of Age genre, Farhan Akhtar is experimenting with a period film. Voice From the Skys is project close to Farhan's heart and was scripted right after Dil Chahta Hai. This movie is based on the turn of the century and is based on the communication system. At a time, when the telephone had become the new means of Communication.

Irfan Khan is expected to play a major role in this film.

Farhan Akhtar's latest movie as an actor - Luck by Chance

More about the movie

Luck by Chance is a story about struggle and is directed by Zoya Akhtar who is Farhan Akhtar's sister.

The Cast of the movie has been announced.

Farhan Akhtar - Vikram

Konkona SenSharma - Sona

Rishi Kapoor - Romy Rolly

Dimple Kapadia - Neena

Isha Sharwani - Nikki

Juhi Chawla - Minty

Sanjay Kapoor - Ranjit Rolly

Aly Khan - Chaudhary

Hrithik Roshan - Zaffar Khan

The lyrics are penned by Farhan's father -Javed Akhtar and the music is by his favourite composers - Shankar/Ehsaan/Loy.

Farhan Akhar - The Brand

Brand Ambassador for a German Watch Company

Do you know that Farhan Akhtar is the brand ambassador for a German Watch Company -A lange and Sohne.

In view this is only the beginning. Post the success of Rock On! his brand is only going to rise. If you see him endorsing more brands in the future, you know where you heard it first

Positive - A Short Film by Farhan Akhtar

Awards won by Farhan Akhtar

the Trophy Collection

2002: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi:Dil Chahta Hai

2002: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie: Dil Chahta Hai

Filmfare Best Director

o 2002 - Nominated (Dil Chahta Hai)

o 2004 - Nominated (Lakshya)

Filmfare Best Screenplay

o 2002 - Won (Dil Chahta Hai)

Quick, what do you think of Farhan Akhtar?

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      Nightlife-Author 5 years ago

      Dil chatha hai... is my all time favorite movie

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      keep it up buddy

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      Very extensive lens. He sounds really interesting and talented.

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      Very extensive lens. He sounds really interesting and talented.

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      alex7 8 years ago

      Great lens,well researched.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This site is really something - you have captured the essence of Farhan - well done

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      This is a terrific lens! I loved getting to know Farhan Akhtar more through this lens.


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      Christene-S 9 years ago

      Great lens Laddoo.

      You'll make an excellent GiantSquid one day ;)


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      cappuccino136 9 years ago

      I loved Bride and Prejudice! It was really the first Indian film I have seen. A great introduction to the fun Bollywood style. I know there is a lot more to learn about Indian films.

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      dc64 lm 9 years ago

      Great site, and I see you've put a lot of work into this. I had never heard of Farhan Akhtar, but I liked getting to know him through your lens. 5 stars

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      farhan ..seriously rocksss!!.A sensible actor and director,Who does miracles, is truly amazing and rocking,,


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      farhan ..seriously rocksss!!.A sensible actor and director,Who does miracles, is truly amazing and rocking,,