TDIM - Javed Akhtar's Birthday - 17th Jan
Posted On 17th January, 2014 @ 07:28 am by MTV EDITOR

Javed Akhtar's Birthday

Today is Javed Aktar’s birthday! He is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter by profession. 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 the years 1971 to 1982. 

Javed Akhthar started writing lyrics for films beginning with Silsila in 1981 and since 1982 has written lyrics for around 80 films and scripts for over 20 films. After the split with Salim he wrote some scripts on his own but mostly moved into writing lyrics for films.

Akhtar also attempted more serious Urdu poetry aside from writing lyrics for movies. A major set of his works were compiled in Tarkash, which was rendered into audio in his voice. Singers such as the late Jagjit Singh and the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan have sung some of his poetry. 

Javed Akhtar was a judge alongside Anu Malik, Kailash Kher and Sonali Bendre on India's singer hunt Indian Idol 4. He is on the advisory board of the Asian Academy of Film & Television. 

Akhtar was nominated to the Parliament upper house Rajya Sabha on 16 Nov 2009.

Here’s a list of the top 5 tracks by Javed Aktar!

Tum Baithe Ho Lekin

Tera Chera Hai

Uski Baaten

Aaj Maine Apna

Phir Nazar Se

We wish this talented artist a very Happy Birthday!

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