Javed Akhtar and Sabana Azmi rare pics (Photo Credit: Twitter@ Film History Pics)
The wizard of words, backbone of Bollywood music, Javed Akhtar turns 75 today. If you are a fan of songs like Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga or Sandeshe Aate Hain, you are probably familiar with the man who doesn’t need any introduction.
Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 in Gwalior to Bollywood songwriter and Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, a singer, teacher and writer. Javed Akhtar is grandson of Muztar Khairabadi and Bismil Khairabadi, and great great grandson of Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, all renowned Urdu scholars and poets.
Birthday wishes to JAVED AKHTAR— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) January 17, 2020
Padmabhushan and 5-time national award winner poet, lyricist and screenwriter. Seen here with son Farhan, Salim Khan and @AzmiShabana.@Javedakhtarjadu @FarOutAkhtar pic.twitter.com/yzURXd8ZEk
Akhtar has won a number of awards and accolades, including the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), Sahitya Akademi Award .
Salim Khan and #JavedAkhtar— Indo Islamic culture (@IndoIslamicPage) January 17, 2020
The Legendary scriptwriter duo
Inarguably the greatest in Indian Cinema History.
They worked together in 24 films between 1971-1987.
Credited for making @SrBachchan a great success through characters in films like Zanjeer ,Deewar ,Sholay and Don pic.twitter.com/wgVDfQJBXt
Javed Akhtar With First Wife Huny Irani Son Farhaan Daughter Joya pic.twitter.com/3oRPz7q9IJ— Subhash Shirdhonkar (@4331Subhash) January 17, 2020
National Film Awards. Apart from being a lyricist and a screenplay writer, Akhtar is also a social activist and was a member of Rajya Sabha. Javed Akhtar believes that he has spent over five decades in Indian showbiz as a lyricist and screenwriter believes that “as long as one doesn’t become cynical, disinterested or detached, you don’t get old On his birthday his family arranged for a Bollywood retro themes party that was attended by Farhan, Shibani Dandekar, Vidya Balan, Richa chaddha-Ali Fazal, Farha Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khna, Kiran Rao and several other celebs.