7 Roles of B-Day Boy Farhan Akhtar That Prove He Is An Excellent Actor

7 Roles of B-Day Boy Farhan Akhtar That Prove He Is An Excellent Actor

9 Jan 21 @ 4:50 PM | By Sayanee Gupta

Farhan Akhtar has turned 47 today. The multi-talented star has left his mark as a successful filmmaker, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist, and most importantly as an actor in Bollywood. The son of Javed Akhtar started his B-town career as a director and delivered a landmark movie Dil Chahta Hai at his first attempt.

However, his journey as an actor started with yet another acclaimed film Rock On in 2008. After a successful acting debut, Akhtar then went on to star in several notable movies. Farhan has proved his versatility and breathed life in all the characters he played. We picked the seven of his finest roles of Farhan Akhtar that won hearts.

The Sky is Pink

Helmed by Shonali Bose, The Sky Is Pink saw Farhan Akhtar playing a middle-class man struggling to save his daughter and keep his family together. Farhan did a wonderful job in the movie also starring Priyanka Chopra,  Zaira Wasim, and Rohit Saraf.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Farhan played a carefree and fun-loving guy in Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, known as one of the most-celebrated friendship movies of Bollywood. While we love all the protagonists of the film played by Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol, it won't be an exaggeration to say Farhan stole the show effortlessly. 

Rock On

Farhan Akhtar surprised the audience as a rockstar in his debut film Rock On. The movie is a landmark of the 00s cinema and is considered an iconic one. Akhtar also did playback for the superhit songs of the film.  

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Arguably the best of Farhan Akhtar as an actor, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the biopic of Indian athlete Milkha Singh. Farhan essayed the character of The Flying Sikh with perfection. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this one was a career-changing film for the multitalented star. 


Wazir directed by Bejoy Nambiar is a thriller featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles. Farhan played an Anti-Terrorism Squad officer and looked credible in his portrayal. 

Karthik Calling Karthik

A racy thriller with a shocking climax, the film was quite impressive. Farhan Akhtar carried the movie on his shoulder and essayed the multi-layered role with precision. 

Dil Dhadakne Do

One more film directed by Farhan's sister Zoya Akhtar where Farhan shined despite the presence of many popular stars. The film also features Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, and Priyanka Chopra.

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