Profession: Lyricist, Screenwriter, Poet
Brothers of Javed Akhtar
Salman Akhtar, Shahid Akhtar
Daughter of Javed Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar, Elder (daughter from first wife)
Father of Javed Akhtar
Jan Nisar Akhtar (Songwriter & poet)
Mother of Javed Akhtar
Safia Akhtar (Singer)
Sisters of Javed Akhtar
Uneza Akhtar, Albina
Son of Javed Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar (son from first wife)
Wife/Spouse of Javed Akhtar
Honey Irani, Ex-wife (Screenwriter & Director)
Shabana Azmi, Actress (m. 1984-present)
Affairs/Girlfriends of Javed Akhtar
Favourite Actor of Javed Akhtar
Favourite Food of Javed Akhtar
Kebabs, Vanilla Ice-Cream, Aloo Gosht Ka Shorba, Biryani
Favourite Poem of Javed Akhtar
Mera Safar by Ali Sardar Jafri
Favourite Poet of Javed Akhtar
Kaifi Azmi, Sahir Ludhianvi
Favourite Sport of Javed Akhtar
Awards/Achievements of Javed Akhtar
Awarded the Padma Shri in 1999.
Honored with the Padma Bhushan in 2007.
5-time National Award winner for Best Lyrics for the movies- Saaz (1996), Border (1997), Godmother (1998), Refugee (2000) and Lagaan (2001).
In 2013, received the Sahitya Akademi Award (Urdu), India's second highest literary honor, for his poetry collection- 'Lava'.
Controversies of Javed Akhtar
In 2016, when former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt took a jibe at Gurmehar Kaur, a Delhi University student, who was protesting ABVP's attacks on students and teachers, Javed Akhtar took to Twitter to share his piece of mind. In one of his tweets, the lyricist referred to the aforesaid sportspersons as 'hardly literate.'
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin's 'India's Daughter (Nirbhaya)' documentary became a matter of heated debate at the time of its release. Since the film also contained an interview of one of the convicts, the parents of the victim urged the government to halt its release. As a result, the government wasted no time in banning the controversial documentary. However, Javed Akhtar and a number of other politicians were of a different view. In one of the parliamentary sessions, he said, "Accha hua ki documentary bani, ab pata chalega kitne log hain jo uss rapist jaise soch rakhtey hain" (It is good that this film was made, it will reveal how many men think like Nirbhaya's rapist).
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