Farhan Akhtar is celebrating his 45th birthday today. Can we talk about the fact that he doesn't look a day over 30? Maybe in some other feature. Right now, we have one very important task to do. Thank him for being just so purely awesome and ingenious. Without him, not many Indians would have discovered their love for alternative rock. Without him, Goa trips would not become a dream for every group of male friends. I mean are you even really friends if you don't have a picture clicked at that Fort in Goa? Which also brings us the first thing we are thankful to him for. The Fakir of Venice Trailer: Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor Engage in a Spiritual Con Game in This Comedy - Watch Video.
So, here we go. We are thanking Farhan Akhtar on his birthday for the following reasons.
7. For giving us Dil Chahta Hai
Farha made his debut in Bollywood, not as an actor, but as a writer and director. He made Dil Chahta Hai, a buddy movie, in 2001. And the Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna starrer still remains one of the most beloved movies of the gen-next.
6. For his textured voice in Rock On
Farhan showed us that you did not need a saccharine sweet voice like Udit Narayan to succeed in Bollywood. The husky texture in his voice showed us what Bollywood has been missing all these years..
5. For extending his support to causes
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The actor has been a vocal supporter of many causes. He makes it a point to raise his voice whenever possible and extend his support to the causes he cares about. He even started the much popular MARD initiative.
4. For his music
Farhan is also a talented musician. Is there anything he can't do? Well, his recently released single is so LIT.
3. For also producing Inside Edge
Farhan was the producer of India's first web-series for Amazon Prime. The Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha starrer Inside Edge. The series was nominated for Best Drama Series at the 46th International Emmy Awards.
2. For being Imran in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
God, we are still not over how he narrated the poem, Zinda Ho Tum, in the movie. He played the layered character of the poet with so much finesse.
1. And also for just looking so damn hot
All the time
So, these are just seven of the hundred reasons we need to thank Farhan Akhtar for. And these are just seven of the million reasons we love him for. Very happy birthday to our main man. May he make and star in more awesome movies. Maybe direct Don 3 soon. Or even better, may he direct Dil Chahta Hai sequel soon.