How Rich is Javed Akhtar?

Javed Akhtar Wealth

Hos much is Javed Akhtar worth?

The lyricist has amassed a net worth of $20 million.

Javed Akhtar – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $20 million
Date of birth: January 17, 1945 (79 years old)
Gender: Male
Profession: Lyricist, Poet, Screenwriter, Writer
Nationality: Indian

Biography – A Short Wiki

Javed Akhtar Net Worth: Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet and writer who has a net worth of $20 million. Born in Khairabad, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, in 1945, Javed Akhtar studied at Colvin Taluqdars’ College and Aligarh Muslim University. He moved to Mumbai during the mid-’60s in an attempt to work in the film industry.

Personal Life

With his wife, Honey Irani, he had two children, Zoya and Farhan. His affair with Shabana Azmi ended his marriage to Irani; he eventually married Azmi.

He and Salim Khan co-wrote a number of film scripts in the 1970s and 1980s.


“Everything is now moving fast so communication has to be fast as well. But the tragedy is that we have attained this speed at the cost of depth of words.”

— Javed Akhtar

“Very rarely does a mainstream film push the envelope. A film that’s so-called mainstream and questions certain norms, certain notions of morality, and gets away with it opens doors. It means the common man, the majority of the people, have accepted it.”

— Javed Akhtar

“You have to write some poetry, first of all, to decide if you can become a lyricist. I was born in a family of poets.”

— Javed Akhtar

“Words are not thoughts, just like bricks are not homes. But houses are made with bricks. If you have less bricks, you will make a small house. The more words you have, the clearer your thoughts, and the more clearly you can convey them.”

— Javed Akhtar

“Generally, we tend to believe that royalty is only for mainstream Hindi commercial cinema music and maybe some popular ghazal singer or pop singer but we never think that classical music is played at so many places.”

— Javed Akhtar