Farhan Akhtar

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Date of Birth : 9 January 1974
Birthname : NA

Mini Biography :
Farhan Akhtar made his directorial debut in Hindi cinema with the 2001 hit, Dil Chahta Hai, which starred Aamir Khan. It was a big success. He then moved onto his next project, Lakshya with Hrithik Roshan, which was released in 2004.

Though the movie did not do as well at the box office, it won him a lot of critical acclaim. He then directed a remake of the 1978 Amitabh Bachchan film, Don titled Don – The Chase Begins Again which starred Shahrukh Khan in the title role.

The film released on 20 October 2006 and was a huge success at the box office. He produced the film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. which also did well at the box office. His sister, Zoya Akhtar, is also turning director with a film that is currently under production titled Kismat


Filmography :

As Director :

1. Positive (2007/II)
2. Don (2006/I)
3. Lakshya (2004)
4. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

As Producer :

  1. Untitled Zoya Akhtar Project (2008) (in production) (producer)
  2. Positive (2007/II) (producer)
  3. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) (producer)
  4. Don (2006/I) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Untitled Zoya Akhtar Project (2008) (in production) (dialogue)
  2. Don (2006/I) (written by)
  3. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) (story, screenplay, dialogue)

As Actor :

  1. The Fakir of Venice (2007)
  2. “Nach Baliye” (2005) (mini) TV Series
Nomination And Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2002 Won Award for Technical Excellence Best Screenplay
for: Kya Kehna (2000)

Nominated Popular Award Best Story
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Direction
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2005 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Lakshya (2004)

2002 Won Filmfare Award Best Film – Critics
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Best Screenplay
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Nominated Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Best Film
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

National Film Awards, India
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2002 Won Silver Lotus Award Best Regional Film (Hindi)
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Shared with:
Ritesh Sidhwani (producer)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2005 Nominated Screen Best Director
for: Lakshya (2004)

2002 Won Screen Best Dialogue
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Special Jury Award
Nominated Screen Best Director
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Best Screenplay
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2005 Nominated Popular Award Best Director
for: Lakshya (2004)

2002 Won Popular Award Best Debut Director
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Nominated Popular Award Best Director
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Best Story
for: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

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