Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the Hindi film industry. He began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe and Himalay Putra .
Farhan Akhtar was born to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. His sister is writerdirector Zoya Akhtar. His parents divorced during his early days, and his father married Shabana Azmi in 1984. Akhtar has termed his parents as the harshest critics in his career, and also considered Robert De Niro as an inspiration in the film industry.