Farhan Akhtar was born on 9th January, 1974 in Mumbai, India. He is an Indian film director by profession. He is the son of very well known scriptwriter, poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar and screenplay writer and director, Honey Irani. Farhan always had an inclination towards being a writer just like his parents, so at a young age, he dropped out of college to follow his interest. For almost two years he simply did nothing, but just watched movies trying to closely identify the movie script and direction.
He first started off as an assistant to Pankaj Parashar on Himalaya Putra. It was followed by three years in a television software production house Script Shop, as an assistant to Adi Pocha, where his job function ranged from being production manager to assistant director ...» read full biography