New Delhi :
Seems he has written song for every generation. A poet, lyricist and script writer, Javed Akhtar is a recipient of Padma Sri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as thirteen Filmfare Awards.
It's Javed Akhtar's birthday. He was born on January 17, 1945. We love the lyrics of songs written by him. Movies like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Namastey London, Rock On, Karthik calling Karthik had songs written by Javed Akhtar and those songs are liked even now.
The lyrics written by him are just magical just like his old name that was Jadoo. Yes Javed Akhtar’s original name was Jadoo which was changed to Javed as it was the closest to the previous one. Javed Akhtar was born a Muslim but he led his life as an atheist. His first song was Dekha Ek Khwaab from movie Silsila. And he wrote his first screenplay for Rajesh Khanna’s Haathi Mere Saathi, along with Salim Khan.
Most of the time, he has worked with Salim Khan. He has also written lyrics for latest songs like Zaalima from Rahul Dholakia’s Raees and Jaago, Rock On 2. Well let’s have a look at some of his songs that will always stay in our memories and be favourites of every generation.
Kal Ho Na Ho: Movie- Kal Ho Na Ho, Year- 2003 Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi: Movie- Swades, Year- 2004 Tere Liye: Movie- Veer Zaara, Year- 2004 Mitwa: Movie- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Year- 2006 Senorita: Movie- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Year- 2011 Not only lyrics but many of Javed Akhtar's other writings did wonders and got much appreciation.
In 2013, he received the Sahitya Akademy Award in Urdu, India's second highest literary honour, for his poetry collection Lava. Betaab, for which he had written screenplay, got nominated for Filmfare awards in best story category.
He teamed up with Salim for screenplay of many movies. Some of them are: Betaab: Directed by- Rahul Rawail, Year- 1982 Andaz: Directed by- Ramesh Sippy, Year- 1971 Haathi Mere Saathi: Directed by- M. A. Thirumugham, Year 1971 Seeta Aur Geeta: Director- Ramesh Sippy, Year- 1972 Sholay: Director- Ramesh Sippy, Year-1975