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His/Her Bio and Stats
NameJaved Akhtar
Nick NameJadoo
Occupation/CareerLyricist, Screenwriter, Poet
Physical Appearance & More
His/her Heightin cms- 165 cm

meters- 1.65 m

Feet- 5’ 5”
His/her WeightKilogram- 75 kg

in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth (DOB)17 January 1945
Age (as in 2017)72 Years
Place of BirthGwalior, Gwalior State, Central India Agency, British India
Sun Sign(Zodiac Sign)Capricorn
SignatureJaved Akhtar signature
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolNo Information
College/UniversitySaifiya College, Bhopal
Academic QualificationsGraduate in Arts
DebutAs 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 MembersFather- Jan Nisar Akhtar (Songwriter & poet)Javed Akhtar father Jan Nisar Akhtar
Mother- Safia Akhtar (Singer)
Brothers- Salman Akhtar, Shahid AkhtarJaved Akhtar with his aunt and brother Salman
Sisters- Uneza Akhtar, Albina
Address702/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.'Javed Akhtar controversy

• 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 Things
Favourite PoemMera Safar by Ali Sardar Jafri
Favourite PoetKaifi Azmi
Favourite ActorDilip Kumar
Favourite SongwriterSahir Ludhianvi
Favourite FoodKebabs , vanilla ice-cream
Favourite SportCricket
Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more
Marital StatusMarried
Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more Honey Irani

Shabana Azmi
Spouse/wifeHoney Irani, Ex-wife (Screenwriter & Director)
Javed Akhtar ex wife Honey Irani
Shabana Azmi, Actress (m. 1984-present)
Javed Akhtar with wife Shabana Azmi
Marriage Date9 December 1984 (with Shabana Azmi)
ChildrenSon- Farhan Akhtar (son from first wife)
Daughter- Zoya Akhtar, Elder (daughter from first wife)
Javed Akhtar children Farhan Akhtar and his Zoya Akhtar
Money Factor
Net Worth/Total AssetsNo Information

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