Farah, who is a film director, producer, actress and choreographer, is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Hindi films. She has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films.
She has worked on international projects such as "Marigold: An Adventure in India", "Monsoon Wedding" and the Chinese film "Perhaps Love".
She turned director with the 2004 film "Main Hoon Na", which starred superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who she has been good friends with. In 2012, Farah made her film acting debut in a leading role in "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal. The film also starred Boman Irani.
Farah trained Colombian singer Shakira for a Bollywood version of her song "Hips Don't Lie" for the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006 and has also choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song "Chiggy Wiggy" in the 2009 movie "Blue". She has also choreographed legendary star Jackie Chan for a number for the forthcoming Sino-Chinese film "Kung Fu Yoga", which also stars Sonu Sood, Amyra Dastur and Disha Patani.
Here's what the celebrities tweeted on her birthday:
Manoj Bajpayee: Happy birthday to you my friend and neighbour. Keep shinning! God bless you Farah Khan.
Huma Qureshi: Happy Birthday my dearest Farah Khan come back jaldi need to a solid biryani burday love you loads.
Jacqueline Fernandez: I wish you all the happiness in the world! Happy Birthday Farah Khan.
Vishal Dadlani: My deepest, most heartfelt love to one of the kindest, toughest, most caring people ever. Happy Birthday, Farah Khan! Have a stellar year!
Riteish Deshmukh: Dearest Faruuu wishing you all the happiness and love--- big big hug - have a great one my dear.
Riteish Deshmukh: Hey brother Farhan Akhtar have a blessed one... happy birthday Namdev hupp!
Shraddha Kapoor: Happy happy birthday Farhan Akhtar keep shining! Big hug.
Nikkhil Advani: Happy birthday Farhan Akhtar. Here's to a totally rocking year buddy. Cheers!
Aditi Rao Hydari: Happy birthday! Farhan Akhtar to a year full of music movies and epic joy! Big hug