Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is a noted script writer, lyricist and poet who belongs to a family lineage that can be traced back to seven generations of writers. The highly-respected Urdu poet Majaz was his mother’s brother and the work of Muzter Khairabadi, his grandfather, is looked upon as a milestone in Urdu poetry.A respected social commentator and activist, Akhtar is a former Member of Parliament. He was the leading force behind the Copyright Amendment bill that restores dignity to lyrics and music composers. He is the recipient of five National Awards for Best Lyricist, 15 Filmfare Awards for Best Script Writer and Best Lyricist, a SahityaAkademi Award, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.

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