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Producer, director, actor, singer: Versatile birthday boy Farhan Akhtar

Lakshita Vohra | New Delhi |

Birthday boy Farhan Akhtar turns 43 on 9 January. The director-turned-actor has added many feathers to his cap and done a commendable job in each talent he explored of himself.

Be it acting, directing, screenplay, dialogue writer and as a fitness freak, Farhan has done it all and was applauded for the same.

Farhan made his debut in Bollywood with Dil Chahta Hai in 2001.  He directed the film at the age of 27 and gained recognition in a direction through this film. It was a big success, especially popular among the younger generation. The film won many awards, including National Film Award for Best Feature Film, Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay. Then he directed Lakshya in 2004 with Hrithik Roshan. Though the movie did not hit the box office but was looked upon very favorably by the critics. The script of the movie was written by his father Javed Akhtar. And then came the Don series, and proved himself again with this. He ventured into production with Don under the banner of Excel Entertainment and this project set the box office ringing.

Farhan has time and again proved that he has the skills and hard work to be a successful lead star of Bollywood. His acting skills have been well recognized. His most talked about movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, was an inspirational story of love, loss, and achievement. Farhan had stepped into the role with the same focused determination that Milkha Singh had demonstrated by studying the athlete’s personality. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is one of the best road trip films. The film offers a great story, lots of laughs and heart-warming moments. The film has great cinematography. Throughout the film, Farhan recites poetry and plays the comic role. For this film he won the Filmfare award for the best supporting actor.

#zindaginamilegidobara #hrithikroshan #katrinakaif #znmd @katrinakaif @hrithikroshan

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The musical drama film Rock On is the story that tells about the importance of following one’s dreams. Farhan acted convincingly and received Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for this film.

Farhan added to his size as an actor with his character of an ATS officer in Wazir. He did total justice to the role of a tough cop inclusive of mannerisms and behavior. He successfully managed to deliver numerous shades required by the storyline and was adjudged as a real character actor.

A big shout out to all our #AtrangiFans for making Wazir rock ..

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Farhan also tried his hand at singing with Rock On in 2008. Over the years he’s given voice to songs on multiple occasions.

#HappyDiwali to you and your loved ones… #RockOn2

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He’s a regular with the rock concert, tours scene, college fests but when he takes to the mike to sing in his films, the moments are memorable. The fans never got enough of the Rock On anthem, so Farhan and Shraddha Kapoor have added a new spin to the old track in Rock On 2.

#AIIMS #NewDelhi #Pulse #India #FarhanAkhtar #FarhanLive

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Some of his famous songs include Atrangi Yaari (Wazir), Socha Hai (Rock On), Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi (Dil Dhadakne Do) and Senorita (Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara).

#farhanlive #Gurgaon

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A dedicated cyclist, Farhan Akhtar and his group of friends often go on tours. His volleyball skills show his sporty side.

Apart from being a fitness freak, he is a foodie and is a fan of coffee and cookies.