Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet and Screenwriter. He is one of the most successful scriptwriters of Bollywood in India.
Javed Akhtar Biography
|Profession||Poet, Screen Writer|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||17th January 1945|
|Birth Place||Gwalior, India|
|Hometown||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|University||Saifiya College, Bhopal|
|Qualification||Graduate in Arts|
|Family||Father-Jan Nisar Akhtar
Brother-Salman Akhtar, Shahid Akhtar
Sister-Uneza Akhtar, Albina
Javed Akhtar is started his career as a screenplay writer with Salim Khan from the movie “Andaz (1971)”. Javed and Salim Khan work together as Javed-Salim in the movies. The duo created movies like Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay, Don, Dostana, and Kranti. In 1983, Javed made his debut as a solo screenwriter with the movie “Betaab”.
Award & Honour
Clearing the air across the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award, the British evolutionary biologist on Tuesday showed that lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar was the winner this year for his “courageous public stands on behalf of atheism, rationality, and freethought”.
Javed Akhtar Jadu is the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award winner and I couldn’t be more pleased. The Center for Inquiry, on whose board I sit, has designated him this 12 months’ recipient for his brave public stands on behalf of atheism, rationality, and freethought,” the author, on whose call the award, in particular, tweeted.