Farhan Akhtar is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter, producer and also a playback singer who works in Bollywood films. He is one of the most talented artists of the Bollywood industry and has established himself very well as a multi-talented artist. Farhan Akhtar began his career in Bollywood industry in the year 1991 by working as an assistant director in the film Lamhe. Also in the movie Himalay Putra, he worked as an assistant director which was released in the year 1997. He made his debut as a director in the year 2001 with the film Dil Chahta Hai. He has been a very successful director and has made many commercially successful movies like Lakshay (2004), Don (2006) and others.
Talking about his acting career, Farhan Akhtar made his debut with the movie Rock On!! which was released in the year 2008 and went on to be a commercial success at the box office. He has also written many successful dialogues like in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which went on to be a commercial success. Talking more about his acting career, Farhan Akhtar has also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for acting as Milkha Singh in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Let’s check out the list of a few Farhan Akhtar movies which prove his establishment in the Bollywood industry.
1. Dil Dhadakne Do
Dil Dhadakne Do is a Bollywood family drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar, and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar which was released in the year 2015. The film features Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in the leading roles. The film revolves around a dysfunctional Punjabi family who is celebrating the 30th wedding anniversary of the parents by inviting their family and friends on a cruise trip. The movie shows how the family receives life-changing experiences on this trip and end up being a happy family again at the end. The movie went out to be a super hit at the box office and received a very positive response from the audiences and the critics.
2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a Bollywood biographical sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Rajiv Tandon, Raghav Bahl, Maitreyee Dasgupta, Madhav Roy Kapur, Rachvin Narula, Shyam P.S, Navmeet Singh and P.S Bharathi which was released in the year 2013. The film features Farhan Akhtar in the leading role. He played the role of ‘The Flying Sikh’, Milkha Singh. The film is based on Milkha Singh who was an athlete and had a world record in the 400m race with the time of just 45.80 seconds.
3. Rock On!!
Rock On!! is a Bollywood rock musical drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Farhan Akhtar which was released in the year 2008. The film features Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli in the pivotal roles. The film revolves around four friends who dream to make a successful band but fail because of a few misunderstandings. Years later, they reunite to fulfil their dream which they left incomplete.
4. Luck By Chance
Luck By Chance is a Bollywood drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film features Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma in the lead roles. The film revolves around a guy named Vikram who aspires to be a big Bollywood star. Later, his dream comes true but it impacts his relationship with his girlfriend who was struggling with her career in the film industry.
Wazir is a Bollywood crime thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra which was released in the year 2016. The film features Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. The film revolves around Daanish, a cop who lost his daughter who was killed by a terrorist. He sets on to chase the terrorist and take the revenge for his daughter’s death. Later, he finds a companion in Pandit ji who also lost his daughter and was going through the same pain inside.
6. Rock On 2
Rock On 2 is a Bollywood musical drama film directed by Shujaat Saudagar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani which was released in the year 2016. The film features Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora and Prachi Desai in the lead roles. The film revolves around Adi and his band group Magik, who decide to host a charity concert but face difficulties by the opposite party.
7. Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Pritish Nandy which was released in the year 2014. The film features Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan in the lead roles. The film revolves around a married couple Siddharth and Trisha who were living happily before they gave birth to a baby after which they faced challenges related to parenthood.
8. Karthik Calling Karthik
Karthik Calling Karthik is a Bollywood psychological thriller film directed by Vijay Lalwani and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani which was released in the year 2010. The film features Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film revolves around a guy named Karthik who has faced many challenges and tortures in his life. One day he receives a phone call from a stranger who assures him that he would change his life.
9. Lucknow Central
Lucknow Central is a Bollywood prison drama film directed by Ranjit Tiwari and produced by Nikkhil Advani which was released in the year 2017. The film features Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Rajesh Sharma and Inaamulhaq in the leading roles. The film revolves around Kishen, who was a prisoner in the Lucknow jail. Later, he forms a band in the jail for an upcoming competition for the prisoners and sees it as a way to escape from the jail.