Farhan turns 44: B-Town wishes birthday boy

ANI | Updated: Jan 09, 2018 19:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 09 (ANI): As Bollywood's multi-talented Farhan Akhtar turned 44 today, a host of celebs in tinsel town wished the 'fabulous' actor a year full of love and happiness.

Farhan was born on January 9, 1974 in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani.

He grew up under the influence of the Hindi film industry and began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and 'Himalay Putra' (1997).

Akhtar established a production company named Excel Entertainment along with Ritesh Sidhwani and made his directorial debut with Bollywood film 'Dil Chahta Hai', which also won a National award.

He also made films like 'Lakshya', 'Don', 'Don 2' and a short film titled 'Positive'.

Although he initially started his acting career with "The Fakir of Venice", his official debut was with Rock On!! (2008), for which he won second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as producer.

Here's what Bollywood celebrities tweeted:

Indian filmmaker Shirish Kunder wrote, "Happy Birthday, Don @FarOutAkhtar! Lots of love, Jaan-E-Mann"

Actor's 'Wazir' co-star Aditi Rao Hydari? wrote, "Happy happy birthday @FarOutAkhtar big fat hug for a super happy year! ????"

Actor Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "Here's wishing a very happy birthday to my biradhar!! @FarOutAkhtar have a super year."

The 'Housefull' actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, "Happy birthday my friend @FarOutAkhtar ..be it on screen or off screen your work is an inspiration. Have a great great day. Big hug & cheers to more laughter Namdeo hupppp & it's All O ??"

His 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag´ co-star Sonam Kapoor wished him a fantastic 2018, writing, "Happy birthday Farhan! ???? Hope you have a fantastic 2018, sending you lots of love ?? @FarOutAkhtar"

Farhan's 'Rock On 2' star Shraddha Kapoor tweeted, "Happy birthday @FarOutAkhtar !!! Have a fabulous one! ??????"

The actors, 'Rock On' star Purab Kohli wrote, "A very Happy Birthday to my brother, @FarOutAkhtar. ??Wishing you lots and lots of Love and Happiness. Keep Inspiring and Rocking always! ??"

Actress Richa Chadha also wished the "genius" actor, "Haaappppy birthday genius! @FarOutAkhtar May your tribe grow!"

Actor Ali Fazal wrote, "Happy Birthday @FarOutAkhtar ..! Very few lead by examples and all i do is shamelessly boast about my producers everywhere because you are good at all of it. Keep rocking . 2018 is going to be a good year! ??????"

The filmmaker has two daughters Shakya and Akira with former wife Adhuna Bhabani. (ANI)