Javed Akhtar Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Javed Akhtar

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BIRTHDAY 17 January, 1945
BIRTH PLACE Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh
AGE (in 2018) 73 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Capricorn
HEIGHT in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165.35 lbs
Last Updated on : January 17, 2018

Other Name: Jadu
Other Professions : Lyricist Screenwriter Herbalist Writer
Appearance: Bollywood Kannada

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts & More

73 years, 9 months, 29 days old age. Javed Akhtar will turn 74 on 17 January, 2019. Only 2 months, 1 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Javed Akhtar has celebrated the total number of 73 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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Javed Akhtar was born on 17th January, 1945 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in India. He is a renowned Indian Poet, Lyricist, Atheists, Writer and Screenwriter. He is also a mainstream writer and has written scripts for many Bollywood Movies.


Javed Akhtar’s father, Jan Nisar Akhtar was also a Bollywood film Songwriter and Urdu Poet. Rajesh Khanna, a Superstar Actor from that era gave Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan first chance to be Screenplay Writers for his super hit movie “Haathi Mere Saathi”. Since then there was no looking back for this successful duo team.
This Magical partnership had their first success as Scriptwriters for the movie “Andaz”. “Seeta Aur Geeta”, “Yaadon Ki Baarat”, “Zanjeer” etc. are a few of their super hits. This duo worked together in over 24 Films out of which 20 were hits. They are also described as the most successful Scriptwriters of all times, in the Hindi Cinema. Over the years he has been a sensation in an era where Bollywood has transformed drastically. In his career, he has given some of the all time hit songs to Bollywood. Veer Zara Swades, Kal Ho Na Ho are some of his masterpieces. Among all one that needs a special mention is Tum Ko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal from the movie Saath Saath. His songs have arguably left a lasting impression on the hearts of Indian audiences.   
For his excellent and exquisite style of writing, he has been awarded Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2007. He has won over 13 prestigious Filmfare Awards. In 2013, Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu was given to him for his collection of poems “Lava”. 

Family Relatives and Relation

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He was born to Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar. He was first married to Honey Irani and together the couple had a son named Farhan Akhtar and a daughter named Zoya Akhtar. The marriage however ended in a divorce. He is currently married to Shabana Azmi since 1984. 

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Gwalior
Nationality Indian
Religion Atheist
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Saifiya College, Bhopal
Qualification B.A
Hobbies Reading and Traveling
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Script Writer - Andaaz (1971)
As a Lyricist - Silsila (1981)
Best Movies Silsila (1981), Duniya (1984), Dil Chahta Hai (1999), and Sholay (1975)
Net Worth $35 Million


Car Collections Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz


Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Food Kebab and Vanilla Ice-Cream
Favorite Poet Kaifi Azmi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Javed Akhtar

  • Javed Akhtar's actual name is Jadu.
  • He met his ex-wife Honey Irani on the sets of Hema Malina starrer film 'Seeta Aur Geeta'.
  • During his struggling days, he used to sleep in corridors on under trees.
  • As a script-writing duo, Salim ideated stories and Javed helped him with dialogues.
  • The reason of the famous Salim-Javed split is ego issues,

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