1. He gave us movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Don and Don 2
Farhan Akhtar made his directorial debut in Bollywood with Dil Chahta Hai which has become a cult classic. It is a movie that will remain in all our hearts as a celebration of youth, friendship and love. The Don franchise brought back the menace in SRK’s eyes, making us reminisce his Baazigar days. Farhan also wrote the script for the riveting Aamir Khan starrer Talaash.
2. He is a fine actor who gets under the skin of characters with ease
Starting from his acting debut in Rock On! Farhan has managed to wow audiences with his preparation and dedication. Be it his stellar performance as Aditya Shroff in Rock On! or as Imran in Zindagi Nahi Milega Dobara. Who can forget his depiction of the athlete Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which won him the title of Best Actor at the 59th Filmfare Awards.
3. He is also an enthralling singer and musician
Farhan made his singing debut in Rock On! followed by lending his voice to songs in Zindagi Nahi Milegi Dobara, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, and Dil Dhadakne Do. He has also penned English lyrics for the Hollywood movie Bride and Prejudice which starred Aishwarya Rai.
4. He is passionately involved in social causes
In 2007, he directed the short film, Positive, to create awareness about the discrimination faced by people suffering from AIDS. In 2013, Farhan started the social campaign MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) to raise social awareness about rape and discrimination of women.
5. He is seen as a voice of reason
While the Hrithik-Kangana controversy was simmering last year, most of the people from the Bollywood fraternity were too eager to take sides and voice opinions without analysing the incongruence that hovered around the entire scandal. Not Farhan. He wrote a post on Facebook, telling us why it is unfair to take sides without analysing issues in depth. His act was praised by one and all in Bollywood.
Indeed, Farhan Akhtar is a man who is a class apart from other celebrities. We wish Farhan Akhtar a fulfilling and a successful year ahead!