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|His/Her Bio and Stats|
|Occupation/Career||Lyricist, Screenwriter, Poet|
|Physical Appearance & More|
|His/her Height||in cms- 165 cm
meters- 1.65 m
Feet- 5’ 5”
|His/her Weight||Kilogram- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||17 January 1945|
|Age (as in 2017)||72 Years|
|Place of Birth||Gwalior, Gwalior State, Central India Agency, British India|
|Sun Sign(Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn|
|Hometown||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|College/University||Saifiya College, Bhopal|
|Academic Qualifications||Graduate in Arts|
|Debut||As a Screenwriter (with Salim Khan): Andaaz (1971)
As a Screenwriter (Solo): Betaab (1983)
As a lyricist: Silsila (1981)
|Awards/Achievements||• Awarded the Padma Shri in 1999.
• Honored with the Padma Bhushan in 2007.
• 5-time National Award winner for Best Lyrics for the movies- Saaz (1996), Border (1997), Godmother (1998), Refugee (2000) and Lagaan (2001).
• In 2013, received the Sahitya Akademi Award (Urdu), India's second highest literary honor, for his poetry collection- ‘Lava’.
|Family Members||Father- Jan Nisar Akhtar (Songwriter & poet)
Mother- Safia Akhtar (Singer)
Brothers- Salman Akhtar, Shahid Akhtar
Sisters- Uneza Akhtar, Albina
|Address||702/Sagar Samrat, Green Field Road, Near Juhu, Mumbai- 400049|
|Hobby(Things he/she loves to do)||Watching Cricket|
|Controversial Past||• In 2016, when former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt took a jibe at Gurmehar Kaur, a Delhi University student, who was protesting ABVP's attacks on students and teachers, Javed Akhtar took to Twitter to share his piece of mind. In one of his tweets, the lyricist referred to the aforesaid sportspersons as 'hardly literate.'
• British filmmaker Leslee Udwin's 'India's Daughter (Nirbhaya)' documentary became a matter of heated debate at the time of its release. Since the film also contained an interview of one of the convicts, the parents of the victim urged the government to halt its release. As a result, the government wasted no time in banning the controversial documentary. However, Javed Akhtar and a number of other politicians were of a different view. In one of the parliamentary sessions, he said, "Accha hua ki documentary bani, ab pata chalega kitne log hain jo uss rapist jaise soch rakhtey hain" (It is good that this film was made, it will reveal how many men think like Nirbhaya's rapist).
|Favourite Poem||Mera Safar by Ali Sardar Jafri|
|Favourite Poet||Kaifi Azmi|
|Favourite Actor||Dilip Kumar|
|Favourite Songwriter||Sahir Ludhianvi|
|Favourite Food||Kebabs , vanilla ice-cream|
|Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more|
|Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more||Honey Irani
|Spouse/wife||Honey Irani, Ex-wife (Screenwriter & Director)
Shabana Azmi, Actress (m. 1984-present)
|Marriage Date||9 December 1984 (with Shabana Azmi)|
|Children||Son- Farhan Akhtar (son from first wife)
Daughter- Zoya Akhtar, Elder (daughter from first wife)
|Net Worth/Total Assets||No Information|
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