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Farhan Akhtar

An interesting personality is Farhan Akhtar. A director by primary focus, Farhan has dabbled in the art of essaying roles in front of the camera too. Akhtar made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Dil Chahta Hai (2001), produced by Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., a production company he established along with Ritesh Sidhwani.

The film followed the lives of four urbanized youths and were based on Akhtars own travels nationally and internationally. If directing wasnt enough, Akhtar then made his singing and acting debut in Rock On, which was also produced and co-written by him. Talk about a movie making all rounder!

Farhan currently resides in Bandra with his wife Adhuna and keeps his personal life private along with a very non-controversial approach to his public appearances. A trait that can be drawn on for many a young star fortunate enough to hit the high notes early in their film careers.

Farhan is the brainchild behind the social campaign MARD - men against rape and discrimination, initiated post the shocking incident of a young woman being attacked by her own building watchman in his home city, Mumbai.