Farhan Akhtar
Farhan gives an intense look

He is a born magician, one who has conjured up way too many things up his sleeves. An all rounder who’s made waves rippling in the industry with his directorial ventures, acting stints and his impeccable music talent, Farhan Akhtar turns 40 today!


Getting into the 40 league might give all his contemporaries a setback but the pace at which this actor-cum-director-cum-singer-cum-producer is managing things, it would not be much time before Farhan teaches the industry an altogether new language.

On account of his Birthday, we bring you 8 Things You Possibly Didn’t Know About Farhan:

One thing that Farhan regrets the most in Life: The fact that I could not finish my college, for whatever reasons they are!

The guilty pleasure of Farhan’s life would be: Sweets. I become a baby when I see sweets and if I am on a crash diet, be rest assured I would cheat a bit with sweets. But then I would work it out as well!

Acting or Direction – Farhan’s pick? Had you asked me this question years earlier, I would have said directing is the best thing that has happened to me. But now, I guess I would say I love acting more because it has helped me live so many characters on screen and the results are brilliant. You get recognized for anything good that you do. Working with filmmakers like Dev Benegal, Rakeysh Mehra and Vidhu Chopra makes it even more exciting.

One weird thing we would find in Farhan’s wardrobe: Now the world knows it maybe, I am ashamed and embarrassed. Well it would be my grey socks.

One thing that makes Farhan really angry: I don’t like un-punctuality. I love people who value time and are always trying to be punctual. I know it is surprising for celebrities to say this but at times, I even get annoyed at my own self for the same reason.

The biggest fight Farhan ever had with Zoya Akhtar was: When we both were kids. We never wanted to share our rooms.

Farhan’s Best Performance, according to him: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, without a doubt. It has somehow evolved me as an actor and I only want to keep doing films which allow me to creatively fly in the sky!

The idea of being a Real MARD, according to Farhan would be: An individual who respects Women and not objectify them.

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