|Native name||जावेद अख़्तर
|Born||17 January 1945
Gwalior, Central India Agency, British India
|Occupation||Poet, lyricist, scriptwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Honey Irani (divorced); 2 children
Shabana Azmi (m. 1984)
Javed Akhtar (Hindi: जावेद अख़्तर, Urdu: جاوید اختر; born 17 January 1945) is an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed between 1971 and 1982. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards.