Bio: Javed Akhtar (Hindi: जावेद अख़्तर, Urdu: جاوید اختر‎; born 17 January 1945) is an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed between 1971 and 1982. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards.
Born: 17 January 1945 (age 72), Gwalior
Parents: Jan Nisar Akhtar, Safia Akhtar
Spouse: Shabana Azmi (m. 1984)
Children: Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar