About Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 in Gwalior State to Jan Nisar Akhtar, a Bollywood film songwriter and Urdu poet, and Safia Akhtar, a teacher and writer. His lineage can be traced back to seven generations of writers. The highly respected Urdu poet Majaz was his maternal uncle
and the works of his grandfather, Muzter Khairabadi, are looked upon as a milestone in Urdu poetry. After his birth, his parents moved to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and later to Aligarh.Javed's original name was Jadoo.Javed Akhtar was married to Honey Irani, a script-writer for Hindi films, with whom he had two children Farhan Akhtar, a film director, and Zoya Akhtar.After Javed's divorce with Irani, he married actress Shabana Azmi, the daughter of another famous Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi.Javed Akhtar has won 5 National Film Award for Best Lyrics and 7 Filmfare Best Lyricist Awards for his Hindi lyrics. In the year 20042005, all the nominated songs were written by him.He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and received the Padma Bhushan in 2007. In 2007 he even received Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.*

*Source Wikipedia

Popular Search Terms:   javed akhtar biography, javed akhtar, javed akhtar life history, javed akhtar biodata

view all

Videos

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.