Farhan Akhtar is thy name of an ace director, competent actor, smart looks and creative screenwriter and lyrist apart from being a singer. Born on 9th January, he has come a long way to carve his niche in B Town as a successful filmmaker, actor, lyrist and screenwriter. Coming from a known family of Bollywood– Javed Akhtar, he has made his presence felt in the industry as an individual entity. He has given some of the best movies, which are still cherished by the audience and critics. On his birthday, it’s worthy to scan certain qualities, which makes the difference in Tinsel Town.
Filmmaker – par excellent
He has a unique blend in his persona, which makes him a better filmmaker. He is a director par excellence apart from being a competent writer. Remember his first film, which he directed, yes Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, which he championed with utter professionalism and creativity. Embarking with some of the best and unique script to Bollywood, he simply set trends in the industry giving a film, which really turned a big hit especially in the urban areas. The movie gave him a couple of awards and recognition in the Tinsel Town. His next venture as Lakshya in 2004 too impressed the critics though failed at box office. The other ventures like Don and Don 2 simply impressed everyone especially the latter, which rocked the audience and critics as well.
We hear an axiom, writers or directors are not often good actors, however, Farhan simply proved this adage wrong. In his acting venture staring with Rock On, he simply impressed with his acting skills too to the audience and critics. Most of the critics were compelled calling his performance flawless and incredible especially from a man who is trying his acting the first time. All the other movies like Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara simply impressed everyone and helped him carve his niche of a good actor as well. Above all, his performance in a biopic Bhag Milkha Bhag was simply outstanding wherein he not only prepared hard to make his body and physique resembling to the flying sikh but also gave irresistible performance.This movie gave him a couple awards for his acting performance. His upcoming movie Wazir wherein he plays the role of a ATS Cop too has garnered a good response for him consider his efforts to look and act like a police officer. And if you remember his performance in Karthik Calling Karthik- he has marvellously played the character of a lonely guy who is basically schizophrenic. Hats off to his performances!
Singer with a Husky Voice
Though his singing has not given any awards in this category but has made people his fan for trying out this skill as well in the industry. With Rock On!!, he tried singing as well, which brought laurels for him. His husky voice really appears to be soothing to ears and relieves our stress and pain to certain extent. His next efforts of singing the gorgeous song Senorita too stole the show for the actor.
He has been vociferous against all the social evils and menaces found in Indian society. His initiative in the form of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) really helped to promote the message to respect women. In a sense he is a man who cares and values the society and ready to contribute the best in his capacity in reconstructing the society pitted with many viruses.
A Witty Host
He hosted one popular TV show at NDTV Imagine called Oye Its Friday, which allowed to understand his wit, sense of humour and presence of mind. All these attributes really helped him tread the show in the most impeccable fashion.
In nutshell, he is a versatile man in the industry who can do anything he wants in the Tinsel Town. In a span of 10-12 years, he has covered a number of milestones, which can make others envy him. Good Going Mr. Farhan, Keep It Up!