Farhan, who is the son of screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, is a film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host.
Farhan made his debut as a director in 2001 with Dil Chahta Hai. The film also won a National Award. He also wrote lyrics for the soundtrack of the Hollywood film Bride and Prejudice.
The 42-year-old actor made his debut as an actor in 2008 with Rock On!!, for which he won a second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as a producer. His film Wazir, co-starring Big B, Aditi Rao Hydari and Neil Nitin Mukesh, released on January 8.
Here's what celebs tweeted on his birthday:
T 2107 - Happy birthday Farhan .. Danish Ali .. and thank you for taking care of me and my daughter in WAZIR .. :))) pic.twitter.com/87m8E8tcXV— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 9, 2016
Happy happy birthday @FarOutAkhtar !!! Keep being the coolest rockstar that you are. Rock on!!!— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) January 9, 2016
Happy birthday @FarOutAkhtar A real life hero, a true MARD,an epic rockstar in every sense of the word. &the best Danish Ali for Ruhana!— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) January 9, 2016
Happy Birthday @FarOutAkhtar !! Big hug! ??????— Sunidhi Chauhan (@SunidhiChauhan5) January 9, 2016
Happy birthday brother Adi @FarOutAkhtar Rock On for the rest of the year, have a super day and the most brilliant year ahead. Love Joe.— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) January 9, 2016
The only one I know who defines "King" of all trades @FarOutAkhtar Wish you a very Happy Birthday!!!! ??— Pulkit AKASH Samrat (@PulkitSamrat) January 9, 2016