Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

  • Born on
    • January 17th, 1945
Javed Akhtar is an Indian political activist, poet, lyricist and screenwriter, originally from Gwalior area. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards. In early part of his career he was a screenplay writer, creating movies like Deewar, Zanjeer and Sholay. Later he left screenplay writing and became a lyricist and social-political activist. He also remained member of Rajya Sabha.


Acting (2 Credits)

2018Manto as Abid Ali Abid
2017Bareilly Ki Barfi as Narrator

Himself (2 Credits)

2011The Story of Film: An Odyssey as Self
2009Luck by Chance as Himself (uncredited)

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