Farhan Akhtar (born 9 January 1974)
Also known as Milkha
Farhan Akhtar was born in Mumbai with Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. His sister is writer-director Zoya Akhtar. His parents divorced during those days, and his father married Shabana Azmi in 1984. Akhtar described his parents as the “most harsh” critic in his career. He does not believe in any religion
Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, writer, producer, actor, playback singer, and television host.
Akhtar after establishing a production company named Excel Entertainment with Ritesh Sidhwani, directed with Dil Chahta Hai and received criticism for portraying modern youth. The film also won national awards. After this, he directed many films.
He initially started his Bollywood career with the Mystic of Venice, but his actual debut was with Rock On, for which he won the second national award as a creator, and he wrote many dialogues and also acted for his Bollywood career. After that Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Don 2 Milkha Singh worked in films. In 2016, Akhtar also gave the crime thriller Vazir and the comedy-drama beating heart.
Akhtar worked as an apprentice for Yash Chopra’s Lamhe (1991) when he was 17 years old and later went to an ad production house named “Script Shop”, where he spent nearly 3 years. Before launching himself in directing and writing, Pankaj helped Parashar as a director in the Himalaya son.
Akhtar worked with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Ardana Cabral and Kalki Koechlin in his sister, Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Akhtar was also credited as a dialogue writer of the film. He was the first actor to be cast in the film and he played his role as “funny character”, his real-life father wrote poetry for the film, which he called his voice Presented as. [It has also won two national awards, which are as follows: Best Choreography and Best Good Audiography
After Don 2, Akhtar was signed for Milkha Part directed by Om Prakash Mehra. He is playing the role of Prasad Athlete Milkha Singh. Having faced many difficulties for his role, he had to study the character of Milkha Singh.
Next year, Akhtar played an instrumental role in Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma in her sister’s film, Dil Dhadkana Do.
In 2016, Akhtar played the lead role of an Anti-Terror Squad Officer in the Wazir. This was his first acting role as an actor, and for which he took intensive physical training and weighed eight kilograms
In 2017, Akhtar played a role as a Dawood Ibrahim in Daddy – as a Don Maksud. His next release was directed by Diana Penty, Gippi Grewal and Deepak Dobriyal co-play in Lucknow Central. The drama of escape from the prison by a group of film prisoners, which they planned, which was based on a real incident. Lucknow Central Soviet Failure Found
Akhtar started his writing and directing with Dil Chahta Hai. He established a production company in 1999 with Ritesh Sidhwani. Akhtar wrote a script on his visits to Goa and New York. He received international critical acclaim and achieved a high status, Akhtar got the chance to start a “new wave” in Indian cinema. [Critic Zia As Salaam, commenting on Akhtar’s instructions, Akhtar showed a fair glimpse of his genealogy, indicating that the promise would be completed soon. The film expressed appreciation on various awards and nominated it for many categories. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in the year 2002.
Akhtar’s next project was Lakshya (2004), a film about a visionary young man, who ultimately set a goal for himself, starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. It was shot in Ladakh, Dehradun and Mumbai, and cooperation between Akhtar and Hrithik started.  He had to research the army before writing scripts and directing the venture.  The topic of the film, as Akhtar said, was about “finding oneself”. He also believed that if the same character and position is established somewhere else, then the main essence of the story will remain the same, as the film was not about war, as it was reported.  After the release, the film did not succeed at the box office and became commercially unsuccessful.  Parul Gupta of The Times of India gave it a negative review and stated that “Farhan Akhtar, who is considered to be the last of Kulool in Hindi films, is difficult to reconcile with such shortness.”  On the contrary, the BBC’s Manish Gajjar wrote in his positive review: “Yuva Farhan Akhtar again proves that he is one of the best Bollywood directors who has given full attention to the script and the technical. Aspects, give birth to a polished product “. 
After his father’s recommendation, Akhtar wrote the English song of Gurinder Chadha’s Hollywood film Bride and Prejudice (2004) with his sister. The music of the film was composed by Anu Malik and included Hindi songs, West Side Story.
In 2006, Akhtar produced, produced and wrote Don 2, which included Shah Rukh Khan in the title role, a remake of the 1978 created Don, in which Amitabh Bachchan was in the title role. The film was released on October 20, 2006, and the film was declared a “hit” at the box office with earnings of 105 crores.
In 2007, Akhtar directed by Honeymoon Travels Private Limited, directed by Abhay Deol, Minissha Lamba, Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani.