Bollywood’s two most successful personalities – Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar – share their birthdays today.
While choreographer-director-actress Farah Khan turned 49 years of age, filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar turned 40.
|FARHAN AKHTAR AND FARAH KHAN|
Born to writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, Farhan made his directorial debut with DIL CHAHTA HAI in 2001, and seven years later in 2008 he made his acting debut with the film ROCK ON.
He made his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of BRIDE AND PREJUDICE in 2004, for which he wrote the lyrics. He tasted his first commercial success with DON in 2006, though failing to receive critical acclaim for it.
Farhan won the first National Award for his very first directorial venture, DIL CHAHTA HAI and a second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as producer for the film ROCK ON.
He then acted, produced and wrote the dialogues for the critical and commercial success ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA (2011), which also won two National awards.
His work in the 2013 sports biopic film BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG to portray the legendary athlete Milkha Singh, was highly appreciated. The film also entered the much-hyped Rs.100 crore club.
His upcoming directorial ventures include DON 3 and RAEES, where in the later one he also plans to act. As an actor, he will be seen next in SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS.
On the other hand, Farah, who started her career as a choreographer, has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award five times.
She is also the recipient of the National Film Award for Best Choreography for ‘Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala’ from the film KOI MIL GAYA in 2004.
Farah debuted as director with the film MAIN HOON NA which was a huge success. She became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award. Her second movie OM SHANTI OM became the highest grossing Hindi film of all time at its time of release.
Farah featured as a lead actress in the film SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI.
Off screen, she has judged several reality shows like ‘Tere Mere Beach Mein’, ‘Indian Idol-Season 1 and 2’, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star’, ‘Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’, ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’, and ‘Just Dance’.
The multi-talented celeb is married to director-editor Shirish Kunder and is the mother of triplets.
The year 2014 is especially significant for Farah as her ambitious project HAPPY NEW YEAR is scheduled to hit the silver screen.