Farhan Akhtar is an Indian director, actor, producer, singer, screenwriter, and television host. He is primarily known for his work in Bollywood. He hails from a family of veterans and is the son of film actress and screenwriter Honey Irani and poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar. He has an elder sister, renowned filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.
He made his directorial debut in 2001 with the critically acclaimed Dil Chahta Hai, which received the National Award for Best Hindi Film in 2002. His sophomore movie, a war drama, Lakshya, was released in 2004 and is regarded as a cult film. He garnered significant commercial success with Don in 2006, starring Shah Rukh Khan. He made his debut on the big screen with the musical drama Rock On!! In 2008. He launched a social campaign called M.A.R.D. (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) to spread awareness about the rape and discrimination faced by women.
He has earned success and respect on his own accord, despite coming from a family of people with connections in Bollywood. He has been on the checklist of many brands, especially after having established himself as a leading actor in the industry. He is the face of several brands and continues to be sought after by many more.
An Indian luxury products company, the Titan, is the manufacturer of fashion accessory products like watches, fragrances, eyewear, jewelry, etc. It is a part of the Tata Group and has its headquarters in Bangalore. Xylys is an exclusive brand of Swiss-made watches by Titan. It brings the precision of Swiss watchmakers.
The brand signed Farhan Akhtar as its brand ambassador in 2011. On their association together, the Vice President, Ajoy Chawla, said, "Farhan is a new age, multi-talented individual admired for his unconventional work. He embodies the Xylys brand's core values of sophistication, individualism, and authenticity, yet unconventional. We believe he will enable Xylys to connect deeply with the new age, global Indian seeking to express their own identity uniquely."
Farhan also added, "A great deal of design thought is required in the making of a film or bringing a character to life. Only when the design is in place, you can infuse it with passion, and I feel that the ideation behind creating every timepiece from Xylys has followed a similar process. It is great to be associated with a Swiss watch brand that exemplifies precision for detail, uncompromising functionality, and design excellence. I am all the more excited to represent a Swiss watch brand from House of Titan, and I look forward to the days to come with Xylys."
Based in Kyoto, Japan, Omron is an electronics-based company founded in 1933 by Kazuma Tateishi. It is particularly known for manufacturing its medical equipment like blood pressure monitors, thermometers, etc. It is also known to be one of the world's first manufacturers of Automated Teller Machines (A.T.M.).
In 2013, Farhan Akhtar was signed on to promote the company's new age blood glucose monitors, also known as glucometers. India is known to be the diabetes capital of the world, and so there is a massive demand for blood sugar level measuring machines here.
Farhan Akhtar, on their association, commented, "Keeping fit and staying healthy is essential for everyone in this fast-paced age. I am delighted to partner with O.M.R.O.N. in its mission toward the realization of a healthy life and the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases. Strict adherence to international quality and safety standards makes O.M.R.O.N. the right choice for you and your loved ones."
Launched in 1986, Park Avenue is a clothing and accessories brand. It is a part of the Raymond group, which comes under the company JK Helene Curtis' clothing arm. Park Avenue is the second largest deodorant brand in the Indian market.
They signed on Farhan Akhtar in 2015 to be the face of the deodorants at Park Avenue through a televised advertisement.
The advertisement was aimed at promoting the deodorant through ways other than the generic attracting the opposite sex plot line and revamping the marketing strategy based on the lifestyle and the true meaning of male grooming and masculinity, and sparking a fresh conversation around it.
Ford Figo Aspire
Ford Motor Company is a multinational automaker with its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. It is through this company that the concept of Fordism (a type of industrial work management) and assembly lines were introduced in the industrial world.
In 2015, Farhan Akhtar was appointed to be the brand ambassador of the new Ford Figo Aspire, a compact sedan.
Commenting on the car he is promoting, he said, "I love the way it looks, I mean look at it, it's fabulously contemporary and it is great driving it around in city conditions. It's also got some nice features like the SYNC technology with the Ford Applink and Emergency assistance and then there are the airbags, which make it a safe car."
A first among the new generation banks in India, IndusInd Bank was inaugurated in 1994 by the then Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh.
The bank signed Farhan Akhtar to be the face of their brand and represent a new feature called Video Branch in 2014. Video Branch is an extension of the feature 'Responsive Innovation', which aims at providing customers with a convenient and hassle-free experience. As banking is becoming more and more digitalized, features like these are extremely useful for customers.
About the tie-up, Farhan Akhtar said, "I am happy to be associated with a young and fast-growing brand which has responsive innovation as an integrated theme. I have seen the earlier brand campaigns by the bank, and I am sure my association with the brand will complement the brand growth and take it to new heights."
Based in Gurugram, India, Yepme is an online shopping brand that specializes in the retail of men's and women's clothing and accessories. It was launched in 2011 by Vivek Gaur, Sandeep Sharma, and Anand Jadhav.
Yepme signed on Farhan Akhtar as their brand ambassador in 2014, with him featuring in a music video for the company.
On their association, Farhan Akhtar commented, "We are incredibly eager to release this music video. Regarding the usage of special effects and transitions, the video is unique and reflects the everyday life of today's youngsters in a unique and entertaining way. Since Farhan is an iconic figure among Indian youth and is a class apart from others as a singer-songwriter, actor, director, and multi-talented artist, we are confident that the song and visuals will find their way to everyone's hearts and minds. Farhan is also someone who is liked, respected, and also highly relatable to our audience. The video is one of its kind in terms of the use of special effects and transitions - and captures the slice of life of today's youth in a fun and unusual way. This is a completely fresh approach to building a connection with today's youth, and we are confident that the song and visuals will make way to the heart and minds of everyone – especially since Farhan is an iconic figure amongst Indian youth and is a class apart from others, being a singer-songwriter, actor, director, a multi-talented artist – he is someone who is liked, respected and also highly relatable for our audience."
Code by Lifestyle
Code by Lifestyle is a formal and casual clothing retail brand for men and women. Farhan Akhtar was signed on to endorse the company as their brand ambassador in 2015.
Code by Lifestyle has emerged to be one of the most preferred brands by men who have an eye for the new age and a sharp sense of style. Farhan, with a versatile range of achievements and an effortless and confident style, perfectly embodies everything the brand wants to deliver and more.
Farhan also commented, "I really like the collection Code has. The apparels are both trendy and stylish. It's great to be representing the brand."
Farhan Akhtar is one of the most skilful Bollywood celebrities, having expertise in not only his acting skills but also in direction, writing, singing, and production. His witty and charming personality and huge fan following make him a popular choice among brands for their endorsements. Be it fashion and lifestyle, automobiles, or banks, this man has played a role in almost every kind of brand endorsement.
What is Farhan Akhtar's Net worth?
Farhan Akhtar's net worth is 2.5 million USD.
Who are Farhan Akhtar's parents?
Farhan Akhtar's parents are Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani.
What is Farhan Akhtar's age?
Farhan Akhtar is 48 years of age.
What was Farhan Akhtar's first film?
Farhan Akhtar's first film as a director was Dil Chahta Hai, and as an actor was Rock on!!