Farhan Akhtar ( born 9 January 1974) is an Indian filmmaker, script writer, actor, playback singer, lyricist, film producer, and television host.
His directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai, was highly praised and he has since been noted for his cult following. He made his acting debut with Rock On
Farhan Akhtar started his career by working as an apprentice with cinematographer-director.He made his writing and directorial debut in Hindi cinema with the 2001-hit, Dil Chahta Hai, produced by Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. It earned quite a few nominations at various award shows, including for Best Screenplay, Direction and Film. It won that year's National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.Akhtar made his acting debut in Rock On.