Javed Akhtar, is an Indian Poet, lyricist and screenwriter, famous for his works in Hindi. He is a mainstream writer and some of his famous works were carried out with Salim Khan, his script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed between 1971 to 1982. He is also a proud recipient of Padma Shri(1999), Padma Bhushan(2007), Sahitya Akademi Award including 13 filmfare awards.
Javed came to Mumbai in the year 1964 and during his early years he write dialogue for a minor film for Rs.100. He also worked as an assistant. His first big break along with Salim Khan was a movie ‘Haathi Meri Saathi’. However, his first big success was the script for ‘Andaz’. The Javed-Salim duo had many hits including Zanjeer, Deewaar, Sholay, Don, Trishul etc.
Finally the duo split-up in the year 1982, due to ego issue, they were given a special title of ‘Most Successful scriptwriters of all time’ and they were also the India’s first scriptwriters to achieve star status. In November 2009, he was also nominated to the Parliament upper house Rajya Shaba.
Javed Akhtar Net Worth: $82 million (estimated)
Javed Akhtar Biography:
- Name: Javed Akhtar
- Nick Name: Javed
- Profession: Poet, lyricist, scriptwriter
- Date of Birth: January 17,1945
- Age: 72 years
- Father: Shri Jan-Nisar Akhtar (Late)
- Mother: Shrimati Safiya Akhtar (Late)
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse Name: Shabana Azmi (1984-Present), Honey Irani (Divorced)
- Children: 1 Son and 1 Daughter