Javed Akhtar

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Birthday
17, 1945
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
India

About

An Indian screenwriter, poet, and lyricist known for his contributions to Indian music and Bollywood films, he is most famous for his collaboration with Salim Khan. His solo-written cinematic works include Duniya, Mashaal, and Saagar.

Before Fame

His father, Jan Nisar Akhtar, was also a poet and Bollywood musical composer. His mother, Safia Akhtar, was a singer.

Trivia

He raised his children as atheists, in accordance with his own beliefs.

Family Life

With his wife, Honey Irani, he had two children, Zoya and Farhan. His affair with Shabana Azmi ended his marriage to Irani; he eventually married Azmi.

Associated With

He and Salim Khan co-wrote a number of film scripts in the 1970s and 1980s.