Javed Akhtar, Indian poet, playwright, and composer was born on January 17, 1945.

Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, screenwriter and political activist. Known for his work in Hindi cinema, he has won five National Film Awards, and received the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2007, two of India's highest civilian honours.

Javed Akhtar, Indian poet, playwright, and composer was born on January 17, 1945.

January 17, 1945

Javed Akhtar, Indian poet, playwright, and composer was born on January 17, 1945.

Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, screenwriter and political activist. Known for his work in Hindi cinema, he has won five National Film Awards, and received the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2007, two of India's highest civilian honours.