Farhan, son of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, made his directorial debut with "Dil Chahta Hai" in 2001, and seven years later in 2008 he made his acting debut with "Rock On!!". He has received accolades for his talents, and is known for his distinct, youthful and slick style of filmmaking.
He partied Sunday night to ring in his special day, and will spend his birthday working on a shoot for "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" with co-actor Sonam Kapoor.
Some celebrities took to Twitter to wish him. Here are some of the birthday tweets for Farhan:
Sonam Kapoor: My first shoot with the birthday boy @FarOutAkhtar today. Really looking forward to it!
Uday Chopra: @FarOutAkhtar Happy birthday buddy…here’s to an even more rocking 2012…Stay Cool!
Shabana Azmi: Happy birthday Farhan ‘jeete raho khush raho sehatmand raho’.
Boman Irani: Happy Birthday @FarOutAkhtar Now quickly write Don 3, 4 and 5!!!! Sorry I could not make it last night. Now that I am rested I am feeling bad.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: @FarOutAkhtar Happy birthday bro. All the best. Always!!! Lots of love.
Ehsaan Noorani: @FarOutAkhtar Happy Birthday Bro !!!!