Farhan Akhtar

The original creative genius of Bollywood


The all rounder of Bollywood, Farhan is an actor, singer, lyricist and director who gave us the path-breaking film ‘Dil Chahta Hai’.  A truly multi-dimensional personality, he is the perfect definition of success. 

After his acclaimed role in the film 'Rock On', he was recognized not just as an actor but a singer too. He has since then been singing at live concerts and also made it to the cover of the prestigious music magazine, Rolling Stone India in 2016.

His love for music led him to form a rock band called ‘Farhan Live’. Later, he released his first album ‘Echoes’ in 2010, which showcased his soulful singing which resonated with the listeners. 

His most popular songs include  ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘Rock On’, ‘Gallan Goodiyan’ and many more. He even won the ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ award for his song ‘Socha Hai’ from the movie ‘Rock On’. 

He made his Hollywood debut with the soundtrack of 'Bride and Prejudice', for which he wrote the lyrics. Akhtar sang the duet 'Atrangi Yaari' with Amitabh Bachchan for ‘Wazir’.

After establishing his production company, Excel Entertainment, along with Ritesh Sidhwani, he made his directorial debut with 'Dil Chahta Hai'  in 2011 and received a ‘National award’ for the film

As a man who constantly raises the bar by excelling at everything he pursues, Farhan Akhtar has attained a legendary status and is the perfect blueprint of a socially conscious modern 'Youth Icon'. 

He is a man of many avatars, who has proven his ability to dabble with varied genres due to his strong foundation. 

Farhan Akhtar's talent, versatility, and passion for his craft have earned him numerous accolades, including several Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards.

His contributions to the Indian film industry  as an actor, filmmaker and singer have left an undeniable mark and he continues to inspire many budding artists. 

Farhan’s band, ‘Farhan Live’ has been captivating audiences with their energetic live performances, making him a highly sought-after singer for corporate and social events.

Some Popular Tracks

  • Atrangi Yaari
  • Tukur Tukur
  • Gallan Goodiyan
  • Toh Zinda Ho Tum
  • Socha Hai
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  • Wazir
  • Dilwale
  • Dil Dhadakne Do
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Rock On
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