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Javed Akhtar

Story Writer

Javed Akhtar is a renowned poet, scriptwriter, and lyricist. He is an Urdu and Hindi 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 prominent in Bollywood and is a sought-after lyricist. He has written scripts for blockbuster movies like Sholay, Haathi Mere Saathi, Deewar and Don along with Salim Khan. He is also known for penning the lyrics of Sandese Aate Hain, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Tere Liye, Kal Ho Na Ho and many other. Akhtar was born in Gwalior, India.  At the age of eight, he was admitted to the sixth class in a well-known school of Lucknow. He completed his matriculation from Aligarh Muslim University. Javed used to write his scripts in Urdu, which were then written out in Hindi by his assistant. Another assistant would type out a one line summary in English. His association with Salim lasted until 1980. After this Javed wrote some scripts on his own but mostly moved into writing lyrics for films, in which he achieved remarkable success. Javed Akhtar's songs are rhythmic, reflective on life and very melodic and catchy. Javed has also attempted more serious Urdu poetry aside from writing lyrics for movies. A major set of his works were compiled in Tarkash, which was also rendered into audio in his voice. Singers such as Jagjit Singh and the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan have sung some of his non-movie poetry. Javed Akhtar was also a judge alongside Anu Malik, Kailash Kher & Sonali Bendre on India's famous singer hunt Indian Idol 4. He is also on the advisory board of Asian Academy Of Film And Television. He has received seven National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist.

Born : January 17, 1945

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Javed Akhtar

Story Writer

Javed Akhtar is a renowned poet, scriptwriter, and lyricist. He is an Urdu and Hindi 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 prominent in Bollywood and is a sought-after lyricist. He has written scripts for blockbuster movies like Sholay, Haathi Mere Saathi, Deewar and Don along with Salim Khan. He is also known for penning the lyrics of Sandese Aate Hain, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Tere Liye, Kal Ho Na Ho and many other. Akhtar was born in Gwalior, India.  At the age of eight, he was admitted to the sixth class in a well-known school of Lucknow. He completed his matriculation from Aligarh Muslim University. Javed used to write his scripts in Urdu, which were then written out in Hindi by his assistant. Another assistant would type out a one line summary in English. His association with Salim lasted until 1980. After this Javed wrote some scripts on his own but mostly moved into writing lyrics for films, in which he achieved remarkable success. Javed Akhtar's songs are rhythmic, reflective on life and very melodic and catchy. Javed has also attempted more serious Urdu poetry aside from writing lyrics for movies. A major set of his works were compiled in Tarkash, which was also rendered into audio in his voice. Singers such as Jagjit Singh and the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan have sung some of his non-movie poetry. Javed Akhtar was also a judge alongside Anu Malik, Kailash Kher & Sonali Bendre on India's famous singer hunt Indian Idol 4. He is also on the advisory board of Asian Academy Of Film And Television. He has received seven National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist.

Born : January 17, 1945

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    Panga

    as Lyricist
    At the centre of Jaya Nigam’s life are her home, motherhood and a job at the railways. She juggles life between her seven-year-old son, Adi, household chores and her humdrum job.
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    Panipat

    as Lyricist
    During 18th century India, the Marathas emerged as the most powerful empire in the nation until the Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali plans to take over India. Sadashiv Rao Bhau is brought in to save the empire from the king which then leads to the third battle of Panipat.
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    PM Narendra Modi

    as Lyricist
    'PM Narendra Modi' focuses on the journey of the legendary politician Narendra Damodar Das Modi and his inspiring journey from poverty and selling tea for a living to becoming a leader of the nation and the exemplary symbol of the common man.
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    Bareilly Ki Barfi

    as Supporting Actor
    Bareilly Ki Barfi is a comedy and romance movie diirected by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles.
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    Thoofan

    as Story Writer
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    Billa

    as (original story) (as Salim-Javed)
    A kind-hearted petty thief is recruited by an ACP to impersonate an international underworld don, after the kingpin is killed in an encounter.
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    Ajith Billa

    as Story Writer
    A pickpocket impersonates a dreaded gangster and gets embroiled in a world of crime and danger. Billa (Ajith), a gangster, dies while being chased by the police. However, DSP Jayaprakash (Prabhu) finds Velu, a pick-pocket who resembles Billa, and trains him to impersonate the gangster. Velu enters Billa's gang as a mole for the DSP. For how long will his cover remain?
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