Javed Akhtar

(17 January 1945 - / Madhya Pradesh / India)

Javed Akhtar
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Javed Akhtar (Urdu: جاوید اختر) is a 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 a prominent figure in Bollywood and is one of the most popular and sought-after lyricists.

Early Life

He was born as Jadoo Akhtar in Gwalior, (Madhya Pradesh) to Jan Nisar Akhtar, a Bollywood film songwriter and Urdu poet, and singer Safia Akhtar, a teacher and writer. His original name was Jadoo, taken from a line in a poem written by his father: "Lamba, lamba kisi jadoo ka fasana hoga". He was given the official... more »

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  • GAZIUDDIN (11/9/2017 11:52:00 AM)


  • Rahim Virani (7/16/2015 11:04:00 PM)

    wah wah wah wah wah... bas likhta he jaou wah wah.. kuch aise aap ke andaz hai.. Javed akhtar sahab.. hats off to you sir.. I am glad to have experienced the magic of your thoughts.. truly magnificent.. 💜

  • Raman Sharma (6/16/2015 10:09:00 AM)

    Below mentioned lines are your or not. Please confirm ज़िन्दगी के इस कश्मकश मैं वैसे तो मैं भी काफ़ी बिजी हुँ , लेकिन वक़्त का बहाना बना कर , अपनों को भूल जाना मुझे आज भी नहीं आता ! जहाँ यार याद न आए वो तन्हाई किस काम की, बिगड़े रिश्ते न बने तो खुदाई किस काम की, बेशक अपनी मंज़िल तक जाना है , पर जहाँ से अपना दोस्त ना दिखे वो ऊंचाई किस काम की!!!😊

  • Famida Basheer Famida Basheer (11/16/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    While I can go along with many of your poems and lyrics, I sometimes feel as if you are hurrying through without saying all that you really want to say. It leaves a listener/reader like me with a hollow space within. At other times, your soul sings its secrets and creates a stir in my own soul. Kudos Javed Saab. Either way you have created an impact.

  • Sharma R (7/16/2014 3:12:00 AM)

    Sir, namaskar,
    apka likhne ka andaz bhut hi acha lagta hai, aap jab koyi baat bhi karte hain to lagta hai ki zuban se gazal nikal rahi ho. bhagwan apki umar lambi kare.

  • Brijendra Nath Srivastava (4/18/2013 5:58:00 AM)

    Javed sahab
    Bahut muddat se armaan tha aap ko salam karne ka, vo hasrat aaj poori hui.I hope it reaches you.
    Asheet Srivastava
    Colvin taluqdars collage

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Best Poem of Javed Akhtar

If You Have Eagerness In Your Heart

If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive,
If your eyes are filled with dreams, it means you are alive
Learn to be free like the wind,
Learn to flow freely like the river,
Embrace every moment with open arms,
See a new horizon every time with your eyes,
If you carry surprise in your eyes, it means you are alive,
If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive…

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