Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

Writer & Lyricist

Javed Akhtar is a scriptwriter, lyricist, poet, and activist. For his work in cinema, he has received five National awards and a staggering fifteen Filmfare awards. He has also been awarded the Padma Shri, the Padma Bhushan, and the Sahitya Akademi Award. Admired for his secular, liberal, and progressive values, he is known for his poetry and books that often speak against communalism, social injustice, National Integration, and Women's Rights. In 2020, he also became the first Indian recipient of the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny and upholding humanist values. Some of his famous books are: Tarkash, Lava, Khwab Ke Gaon Mein, Talking Films, and Talking songs
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All Sessions by Javed Akhtar

Season 12 - Day 1 October 8, 2022
11:00 am - 11:50 am

The role of religion in today's time: Do we really need religion in the 21st century?

Stage - 1

Javed Akhtar and Makarand Paranjape In Conversation with Shoma Chaudhury

Season 9 - Day 1 October 12, 2019
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Cardinal sins of cinema

Hall of Passion

Javed Akhtar in conversation with Mayank Shekhar