Javed Akhtar Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, & screenwriter. He is one of the most successful scriptwriters of Bollywood and is noted to be the first scriptwriters to achieve the star status.

Javed Akhtar Bio/Wiki

Name Javed Akhtar
Nickname Jadoo
Profession(s) Lyricist, Screenwriter, Poet
Date of Birth 17 January 1945
Age (as in 2019)74 Years
Zodiac/Sun SignCapricorn
Birth Place Gwalior, Gwalior State, Central India Agency, British India
Home townLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Mother TongueNot Known
Parents/ Father Jan Nisar Akhtar (Songwriter & poet)
Mother Safia Akhtar (Singer)
Brother Salman Akhtar, Shahid Akhtar
Sister Uneza Akhtar, Albina

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/UniversitySafiya College, Bhopal
Education QualificationGraduate in Arts
Contact numberNot Known
Address702/Sagar Samrat, Green Field Road, Near Juhu, Mumbai- 400049
Religion Atheist
CasteNot Known
CarNot Known
HobbiesWatching Cricket
DebutAs a Screenwriter (with Salim Khan): Andaaz (1971)
As a Screenwriter (Solo): Betaab (1983)
As a lyricist: Silsila (1981)
Awards/Achievements 1), Awarded the Padma Shri in 1999.
2), Honored with Padma Bhushan in 2007.
3), 5-time National Award winner for Best Lyrics for the movies- Saaz (1996), Border (1997), 4), Godmother (1998), Refugee (2000) and Lagaan (2001).
5), In 2013, received the Sahitya Akademi Award (Urdu), India’s second-highest literary honor, for his poetry collection- ‘Lava’

Marital Status/Affairs

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Honey Irani
Shabana Azmi
Wife/SpouseHoney Irani, Ex-wife (Screenwriter & Director),       Shabana Azmi, Actress (m. 1984-present)
ChildrenSon- Farhan Akhtar (son from the first wife)
Daughter- Zoya Akhtar, Elder
(daughter from the first wife)


SalaryNot Known
NetworthNot Known

Physical Status

HeightIn Centimeters- 165 cm
In Meters- 1.65 m
In Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
WeightIn Kilograms- 75 kg
In Pounds- 165 lbs
FigureNot Known
Shoe size8
Hair colorWhite
Eyes colorDark Brown
Skin colorFair

Javed Akhtar Favorites

Favorite food Kebabs, Vanilla Ice-Cream, Aloo Gosht Ka Shorba, Biryani
Favorite SongNot Known
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar
Favorite ActressNot Known
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite PlaceNot Known
Favorite MovieNot Known
Favorite ColoursNot Known

Social Media Accounts

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/javedakhtar/top/
Javed Akhtar
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Javed Akhtar Some Lesser-Known Facts

  • Does Javed Akhtar Drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Does Akhtar Smoke?: Yes
  • Not many people know that Javed Akhtar’s parents initially gave him the name-“Jadoo”. Interestingly, the word Jadoo was taken from a poem written by his father. The particular line containing the word reads- “lamha, lamha kisi jadoo ka fascina Hoga.
  • In hopes of making it big in Bollywood, Akhtar came to Mumbai in 1964. However, he had no place to take refuge under. He spent days without any food, sleeping beneath the trees or in corridors before finally finding shelter at Kamal Amrohi Studio in Jogeshwari.
  • The future writing duo Salim-Javed (Salim Khan & Javed Akhtar) first met on the sets of the film ‘Sarhadi Lootera’ (1966), wherein Salim was an actor and Javed was a ‘clapper boy’. However, the latter was later promoted to the ‘position’ of dialogue-writer as the director was unable to find one.
  • Although they split up in 1982, some of the scripts that they had written by that time were later adapted into films like Zamana (1985) and Mr. India (1987).
  • Coincidentally, Akhtar and his first wife, Honey Irani, share the same date of birth- 17 January.

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