List of Famous people with last name Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, playback singer, producer, and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the Hindi film industry. He began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe (1991) and Himalay Putra (1997).
Javed Akhtar is an Indian political activist, poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He is originally from the Gwalior area. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards. In the early part of his career, he was a screenplay writer, creating films such as Deewar, Zanjeer and Sholay. Later, he left screenplay-writing and became a lyricist and social-political activist. He also remained a member of Rajya Sabha. In 2020, he received the Richard Dawkins Award for his contribution to secularism, free thinking, for critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. Javed Akhtar was chosen as a recipient for the Richard Dawkins Award for being "the bright light for reason, freethought, and atheism in a dark time".
Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani former cricketer, commentator and YouTuber. He is recognised as the fastest bowler in the history of international cricket, having bowled a delivery at 161.3 km/h, in a ODI against England – a pool match during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Akhtar was nicknamed "Rawalpindi Express", in reference to his speed and hometown, and "Tiger". He was also the first bowler to be recorded bowling at 100 miles per hour, and did so twice in his career.
Adeel Akhtar is a British actor. In 2017, he won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role in Murdered by My Father.
Adhuna Bhabani, also known by her former married name Adhuna Akhtar, is a British-English hair stylist and the co-host of BBLUNT, which airs on TLC.
Salman Akhtar is an Indian-American psychoanalyst practicing in the United States. He is an author and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was born into a Muslim family in Khairabad, Uttar Pradesh to Jan Nisar Akhtar, a Bollywood film songwriter and Urdu poet, and singer Safia Akhtar, a teacher and writer. He is the brother of veteran poet and film lyricist Javed Akhtar. His son Kabir Akhtar is an American television director and Emmy-nominated editor.
Kabir Akhtar is an American television director and editor, who won an Emmy Award in 2016. His credits include work for Arrested Development, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, New Girl, Behind the Music, and the Academy Awards.
Qasim Akhtar is an English actor, known for his roles as Chesney Karib in the Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless and Zeedan Nazir in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.