Javed Akhtar

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

Honey Irani
Shabana Azmi

Favourite Actor of Javed Akhtar

Dilip Kumar

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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