Javed Akhtar Height, Age, Boyfriend, Income, Biography & More Facts

ProfessionLyricist, Screenwriter, Poet
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 5"
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 January 1945
Age (as of 2021)76 Years
BirthplaceGwalior, Gwalior State, Central India Agency, British India
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversitySaifiya College, Bhopal
Educational QualificationGraduate in Arts
DebutAs a Screenwriter (with Salim Khan): Andaaz (1971)
As a Screenwriter (Solo): Betaab (1983)
As a lyricist: Silsila (1981)
Awards/Achievements• 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'.
FamilyFather- Jan Nisar Akhtar (Songwriter & poet)
Mother- Safia Akhtar (Singer)
Brothers- Salman Akhtar, Shahid Akhtar
Sisters- Uneza Akhtar, Albina
Address702/Sagar Samrat, Green Field Road, Near Juhu, Mumbai- 400049
HobbiesWatching Cricket
Controversies• 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).

• On 1 February 2021, he filed a criminal complaint against Kangana Ranaut in which he alleged that the actress linked his name to Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide case during an interview that she gave on 19 July 2020. Following his complaint, a metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai issued summons to Ms. Ranaut to appear on 1 March 2021.
Favourite Things
Favourite PoemMera Safar by Ali Sardar Jafri
Favourite PoetKaifi Azmi, Sahir Ludhianvi
Favourite ActorDilip Kumar
Favourite FoodKebabs, Vanilla Ice-Cream, Aloo Gosht Ka Shorba, Biryani
Favourite SportCricket
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Honey Irani
Shabana Azmi
Wife/SpouseHoney Irani, Ex-wife (Screenwriter & Director)

Shabana Azmi, Actress (m. 1984-present)
Marriage Date9 December 1984 (with Shabana Azmi)
ChildrenSon- Farhan Akhtar (son from first wife)
Daughter- Zoya Akhtar, Elder (daughter from first wife)
Money Factor
Net WorthNot Known

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