Happy Birthday, Farhan Akhtar: 6 Reasons Why We Love Him!

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Farhan Akhtar turned 48 today. Charming looks aside, he's a multi-hyphenate in every sense of the word. A lot of it has to do with the right genes, and well, cartloads of talent! 

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Here's taking a closer look at the myriad avenues he has explored, on-screen and off it, over the years. 

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ActingFans loved Akhtar as the easy-going Imran Qureshi in  Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as much as they loved him as the feisty Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Versatile much? Totally!

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Directing  Akhtar also has an eye for direction, as is evidenced in award-winning movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Dil Dhadakne Do, Don 2, The Sky Is Pink and the like. Which out of these are your favourites?

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SingingMusic-making runs in the family, and Akhtar has inherited the right genes. From crooning away in Rock On!! to undertaking voiceover duties in ZNMD; we can't decide what we love more: Farhan as an actor or singer. 

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LyricistHe didn’t stop himself at just singing. Akhtar has also worked as a lyricist for films like Don- The Chase Begins Again and Bride and Prejudice.The stint earned him several accolades, as well.

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ProducingHe also turned producer for a volley of films like Fukrey, Dil Dhadakne Do, Baar Baar Dekho, Raees, Sharmaji Namkeen, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within and several others. 

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WritingMuch like papa Javed Akhtar, Farhan has penned scripts for a volley of movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Jee Le Zaraa, Toofaan, Rock On 2, Don 2- The King Is Back, and the like.