Farhan Akhtar was born on January 9, 1974 in Mumbai, India. His parents, Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, are both screenwriters. He attended HR College in Mumbai to study commerce but dropped out to pursue a career in film.
He then began to work off-screen, serving as the assistant director in the 1991 film Lamhe and in the 1997 film Himalay Putra.
In 2001, he made his directorial debut in the film Dil Chahta Hai, which received positive reviews and went on to win a National award.
He then made his acting debut in the 2008 film Rock On!!. playing the role of Aditya Shroff.
Age in 2014: 40 (9 January 1974)
Height in Meters: 1.75m
Height in Centimeters: 175cm
Height in Feet: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight in Kilograms: 78kg
Weight in Pounds: 172lbs
Chest in Inches: 46 Inches
Waist in Inches: 32 Inches
Biceps in Inches: 15 Inches
Eye Color: Dark Brown