Javed Akhtar

Poet, Songwriter

1945 –

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Who is Javed Akhtar?

Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed between 1971 to 1982. Hailing from a family of freedom fighters, Javed Akhtar is the great-great-grandson of Allama Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, a notable name in the Indian Freedom Struggle and one of the main figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 who was hanged at the Kālā Pānī prison in 1861. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award.

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Born
Jan 17, 1945
Khairabad, Sitapur
Also known as
  • Javed Aktar
  • Javed Akhatar
  • Javed Akthar
  • Salim Javed
  • Saleem-Javed
  • Salim-Javed
  • Shri. Javed Akhtar
  • Javed
  • जावेद अख़्तर
  • جاوید اختر
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Aligarh Muslim University
Lived in
  • Bhopal
  • Gwalior
  • Lucknow
  • Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Submitted
on July 23, 2013