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Javed Akhtar

(17 January 1945 - / Madhya Pradesh / India)

Javed Akhtar
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Javed Akhtar (Urdu: جاوید اختر) is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Some of his most successful work was done in the late 1970s and 1980s with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed. Akhtar continues to be a prominent figure in Bollywood and is one of the most popular and sought-after lyricists.

Early Life

He was born as Jadoo Akhtar in Gwalior, (Madhya Pradesh) to Jan Nisar Akhtar, a Bollywood film songwriter and Urdu poet, and singer Safia Akhtar, a teacher and writer. His original name was Jadoo, taken from a line in a poem written by his father: "Lamba, lamba kisi jadoo ka fasana hoga". He was given the official ... more »

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  • Sharma R (7/16/2014 3:12:00 AM)

    Sir, namaskar,
    apka likhne ka andaz bhut hi acha lagta hai, aap jab koyi baat bhi karte hain to lagta hai ki zuban se gazal nikal rahi ho. bhagwan apki umar lambi kare.

  • Brijendra Nath Srivastava (4/18/2013 5:58:00 AM)

    Javed sahab
    adaab
    Bahut muddat se armaan tha aap ko salam karne ka, vo hasrat aaj poori hui.I hope it reaches you.
    Asheet Srivastava
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