Poet, Lyricist & Script writer Javed Akhtar was born on January 16, 1945 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. His first wife Honey Irani is successful screen writer. His son Farhan Akhtar is also bollywood film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer & lyricist. His daughter Zoya Akhtar is film director too. Later he divorced Honey Irani and married Shabana Azmi, who is the only actress to win National award successively for three years.
Javed Akhtar completed his education and becomes graduated from Safiya College, Bhopal. He started his career as a script writer from film "Yakeen" which flopped at box office. Then he joined with Salim Khan and becomes most successful writer duo 'Salim-Javed" in bollywood history and together gives 22 bollywood movies which include blockbusters films like Sholay, Zanjeer, Deewaar, Haathi Mere Saathi, Mr. India, Seeta Aur Geeta, etc.
As a lyricist, some of his memorable songs are Ab Kya Soche, Main Aur Meri Awargi, Dard Apnata Hain, Ab Agar Aao, Tum mere ho, Dard Ke Phool Bhi, Raqs mein hai sara jahan, Shaam Hone Ko Hai, Foreword, Aap Bhi Aaiye, Yeh Safar, Sheher Ke Dukandaron, Jugni, Mere Dil Ne Kaha, Tum Baithe Ho Lekin, Rootha Yaar, Aayi dekho mehndi ki raat, Na Koi Tera, Phir Nazar Se, Dil Ko Jalana, Meri In Aankhon Mein, Kabhi Yu Bhi To, Ek Pal Ghamon Ka, Tera Chera Hai, Gum Sum Si Ho, Aaj Maine Apna, Pyaas Ki Kaise Laaye, Bhool Jaon, Uski Baaten, Kyon Daren Zindagi, Dil Ne, Birhan Ke Nain Jala for the films like 1942 A love story, Refugee, kal ho na ho, Zindagi na milega dobara, Silsila, Border, Virasat, Sapne, Yes Boss, Om Shanthi Om, What’s your Rashee, Jodha Akbar, Mere Yaar ki shaadi hai, Hamara dil aap ke paas hai, Diljale, Papa kehte hain, Chalte Chalte, 1947 Earth, Namasthey London, Kabhi alvida na kahna, Veer zara, Swadesh, lakshya and many more.