Synonymous with among the most mellifluous and melodious lyrics and poetry in Hindi and Urdu, Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 within the erstwhile Gwalior State of Colonial India. His father was the legendary Bollywood lyricist and Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar who was additionally a member of the Progressive Writers’ Motion. His mom, Safia Akhtar was a singer, trainer, and author. Javed Akhtar was named Jadoo Akhtar at delivery; nevertheless he was formally named Javed Akhtar. He additionally inherits a familial legacy of seven generations by which there have been distinguished writers and poets. It’s no surprise that the younger Jadoo Akhtar become a multi-faceted character as a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter. His maternal uncle was the well-known Urdu poet Asrar ul Haq Majaz whereas his grandfather was Iftikhar Hussain Muztar Khairabadi, most well-known for his poem ‘Essential kis ke dil ka ghubar hun’. He’s additionally associated to the thinker and poet, Maulana Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi who participated within the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
Javed Akhtar grew up in Lucknow and Aligarh. He misplaced his mom whereas he was a baby and he was despatched to review in Colvin Taluqdar’s Faculty in Lucknow. Then he moved to reside together with his maternal aunt, Hamida Salim in Aligarh. He studied on the Minto Circle in Aligarh and matriculated from the Aligarh Muslim College and he graduated from Saifiya Faculty in Bhopal.
In 1964, Javed Akhtar moved to Mumbai and his tryst with Bollywood started. He was the scriptwriter for Yakeen which didn’t quantity to any success. He shaped a partnership with Salim Khan to work on the makings of Adhikar. G. P. Sippy’s Sippy Movies employed Salim-Javed to put in writing the scripts for movies comparable to: Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Don. He has additionally written quite a lot of poetry in Urdu outdoors the realms of Bollywood and a piece of it has been revealed in Tarkash. He labored together with his son Farhan Akhtar in films comparable to Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On! He labored together with his daughter Zoya Akhtar in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
In 1999, he was conferred the Padma Shri by the Authorities of India and in 2007, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. He has received 14 Filmfare Awards: seven occasions for Greatest Script and eight occasions for Greatest Lyrics! He has additionally been a recipient of the Nationwide Award, Videocon Display screen Award, Zee Award and Lux Zee Cine Award. He received the Nationwide Integration Award from the All India Anti-Terrorist Affiliation and the Avadh Ratan from the Authorities of U.P. and the Hakim Khan Sur Sammaan Award from the Maharana Mewar Basis, Udaipur. He’s member of the advisory board of the Asian Academy of Movie & Tv.
Javed Akhtar is an atheist. He’s married to movie character, Shabana Azmi.