Javed Akhtar's Birthday: Son Farhan Shares A Throwback Photo To Wish Him, GF Shibani Dandekar Reacts

Legendary screenwriter and lyricist, Javed Akhtar is celebrating his 77 birthday today, and on his special day, his son, Farhan, shared an unseen picture of him from his younger days. Check it out!


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Javed Akhtar's Birthday: Son Farhan Shares A Throwback Photo To Wish Him, GF Shibani Dandekar Reacts

The five-time National Film Award winner, Javed Akhtar, is known as the Hindi film industry's first screenwriter alongside his partner, Salim Khan. Their iconic duo 'Salim-Javed' had bought a revolution that had played a major role in uplifting cinema across India. Apart from his success as a screenwriter, Javed Akhtar is also famous for his work as a poet and lyricist. Over the years, he had penned some incredible songs like Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Ghar Se Nikalte, Sandese Aate Hai, Khwabon Ke Parindey, Jee Le Zara, Senorita, and the list goes on.

The iconic lyricist and screenwriter, Javed Akhtar, has turned a year older today. His children, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar, shared cutesy birthday wishes for him on his special day. However, what's interesting is that Farhan's girlfriend, Shibani Dandekar, has reacted to both Farhan and his sister, Zoya's birthday posts.

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On January 17, 2022, Farhan Akhtar took to his Instagram handle and shared a monochrome picture of his father and iconic lyricist, Javed Akhtar, to wish him on his 77th birthday. The picture is from Javed's younger years, as he can be seen standing on the shore of a sea. Javed's picture took us back in time when Mumbai was Bombay, as he can be seen wearing a full-sleeved shirt with raised collar and bell-bottom pants. Along with this priceless picture, Farhan penned a lovely note for his father, in which he opened up about the way his dad has always inspired him with his actions. Farhan's girlfriend, Shibani Dandekar, also reacted to her beau's lovely note for his father and dropped two red heart emoticons in the comment section. Farhan's note can be read as:

"This is how I've always known you to be .. thoughtful, restless, curious and always searching for what's beyond the obvious. Hope you realise how many you've inspired to try and live that way. Happy birthday Pa .. @jaduakhtar."

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Farhan Akhtar javed akhtar shibani dandekar

Farhan Akhtar javed akhtar shibani dandekar

A few moments back, critically-acclaimed director, Zoya Akhtar took to her IG handle to wish her father, Javed Akhtar, on his special day. The doting daughter shared a cutesy picture from her archives, in which her doting dad can be seen wearing a cowboy hat. The sketch speaks volumes about Javed Akhtar's immense love for trendy fashion. Along with this unmissable picture, Zoya penned a short and sweet note in the caption, and it can be read as "Forever Cowboy #happybirthdaypa #loveyou #javedakhtar." Shibani Dandekar also dropped two red heart emoticons in the comment section of Zoya's birthday post for Javed Akhtar.

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zoya javed akhtar shibani dandekar

zoya javed akhtar shibani dandekar

It was in the year December 9, 1984, when Javed Akhtar had tied the knot with Shabana Azmi. The legendary writer had met her for the first time at her father and famous poet, Kaifi Azmi's home and had instantly found himself being drawn towards her. However, the actress had deliberately ignored him because he was already married to Honey Irani and the father of two children, Zoya and Farhan. However, things had changed with time, and Shabana had accepted Javed's genuine love for her. After which, they had started their happy married life together. In 2021, they had completed 37 years of marital bliss!

Shabana and Javed

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Happy birthday, Javed Akhtar!

Cover and Images Courtesy: Farhan Akhtar