Javed Akhtar

Lyricist ● Story Writer ● Screenplay Writer


Son of well-known Urdu poet and film lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, teacher and writer, Javed Akhtar belongs to a family lineage that can be traced back to seven generations of writers. The highly respected Urdu poet, Majaz was his mother’s brother and the work of Muzter Khairabadi, his grandfather, is looked upon as a milestone in Urdu Poetry.Javed Akhtar's body of work can be categorized under three distinct categories - Script Writer, Lyricist and Poet. Along with his ex-partner, Salim, he scripted super hits like, 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar',' Sholay', 'Haathi Mere Saathi', 'Seeta Aur Geeta', 'Don', 'Trishul', etc. Salim-Javed as a writer-duo gave to Indian Cinema the memorable persona of the ‘Angry Young Man’. After the split from his partner Salim (in 1981), he has written a list of successful films, notable amongst them are; 'Sagar', 'Mr. India', 'Betaab', 'Arjun' and Lakshya etc.
Tamil TBA
Lyricist
Hindi 2016
Lyricist
Hindi 2016
Lyricist
Hindi 2016
Lyricist
Bhojpuri 2015
Lyricist
Hindi 2015
Lyricist
Hindi 2015
Lyricist
Tamil 2013
Lyricist
Hindi 2012
Lyricist
Hindi 2012
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2007
Lyricist
Hindi 2007
Lyricist
Hindi 2007
Lyricist
Hindi 2007
Lyricist
Hindi 2006
Lyricist
Hindi 2006
Lyricist
Hindi 2005
Lyricist
Hindi 2005
Lyricist
Hindi 2005
Lyricist
Hindi 2004
Lyricist
Hindi 2004
Lyricist
Hindi 2004
Lyricist
Hindi 2004
Lyricist
Hindi 2004
Lyricist
Hindi 2003
Lyricist
Hindi 2003
Lyricist
Hindi 2003
Lyricist
Hindi 2003
Lyricist
Hindi 2003
Lyricist
Hindi 2003
Lyricist
Hindi 2002
Lyricist
Hindi 2001
Lyricist
Hindi 2001
Lyricist
Hindi 2001
Lyricist
Hindi 2001
Lyricist
Hindi 2000
Lyricist
Hindi 2000
Background Music
Hindi 2000
Lyricist
Hindi 2000
Lyricist
Hindi 2000
Lyricist
Hindi 2000
Lyricist
Hindi 1999
Lyricist
Hindi 1999
Lyricist
Hindi 1999
Lyricist
Hindi 1999
Lyricist
Hindi 1998
Lyricist
Hindi 1998
Lyricist
Hindi 1998
Lyricist
Hindi 1998
Lyricist
Hindi 1997
Lyricist
Hindi 1997
Playback Singer
Hindi 1997
Lyricist
Hindi 1997
Lyricist
Hindi 1997
Lyricist
Hindi 1997
Lyricist
Hindi 1997
Lyricist
Hindi 1996
Lyricist
Malayalam 1996
Lyricist
Hindi 1994
Lyricist
Hindi 1993
Lyricist
Hindi 1993
Lyricist
Hindi 1992
Lyricist
Hindi 1991
Lyricist
Hindi 1991
Lyricist
Hindi 1990
Lyricist
Hindi 1987
Lyricist
Hindi 1984
Lyricist
Hindi TBA
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 2015
Dialogue Writer
Hindi 2014
Screenplay Writer
Telugu 2013
Story Writer
Hindi 2013
Story Writer
Telugu 2009
Story Writer
Hindi 2009
Dialogue Writer
Tamil 2007
Story Writer
Hindi 2006
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 2004
Dialogue Writer, Screenplay Writer, Story Writer
Hindi 2003
Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1998
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1993
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1992
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1990
Dialogue Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1989
Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1989
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1988
Story Writer
Telugu 1987
Story Writer
Hindi 1987
Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1987
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1985
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1985
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1985
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1985
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1984
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1984
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1983
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1983
Story Writer
Hindi 1982
Story Writer
Hindi 1981
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1980
Story Writer
Hindi 1980
Story Writer
Telugu 1979
Story Writer
Hindi 1979
Story Writer
Hindi 1978
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1978
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Telugu 1977
Story Writer
Hindi 1977
Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1977
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1975
Story Writer
Hindi 1975
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1975
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1975
Story Writer
Hindi 1974
Story Writer, Dialogue Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1974
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Hindi 1973
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer
Hindi 1973
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1972
Dialogue Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1971
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1971
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1969
Dialogue Writer
English TBA
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2015
Special Appearance
Hindi 2009
Special Appearance
Hindi 2009
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2006
Special Appearance
Hindi 2010
Special Thanks
Hindi 2009
Special Thanks
Hindi 2009
Special Thanks
Hindi 1998
Special Thanks
Art
Hindi 2001
Production Designer