Javed Akhtar Biography, Age, Wife, Children & More.

Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet and Screenwriter. He is one of the most successful scriptwriters of Bollywood in India.

Javed Akhtar Biography

Nickname Jadoo
Profession Poet, Screen Writer
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Height 5’5″
Hair Colour White
Date of Birth 17th January 1945
Age 76 Years
Birth Place Gwalior, India
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
University Saifiya College, Bhopal
Qualification Graduate in Arts
Marital Status Married
Hobbie Watching Cricket
Family Father-Jan Nisar Akhtar

Mother-Safia Akhtar

Brother-Salman Akhtar, Shahid Akhtar

Sister-Uneza Akhtar, Albina

Wife-Shabana Azmi

Son-Farhan Akhtar

Daughter-Zoya Akhtar

Javed Akhtar Family


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.


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