Shakya Akhtar (Farhan Akhtar’s Daughter) Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Shakya Akhtar


Shakya Akhtar is an Indian digital creator who is famous for being the elder daughter of the Indian actor-singer Farhan Akhtar.


Shakya Akhtar was born on Sunday, 7 August 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She did her schooling at Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai.

A childhood picture of Shakya Akhtar with her father

In July 2023, she graduated from UK’s Lancaster University. Her graduation ceremony was attended by Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Honey Irani, and others.

Shakya’s graduation ceremony was attended by Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Honey Irani, and others

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Brown (Dyed Purple, Pink, Grey, Black)

Eye Colour: Brown


Parents & Siblings

Her father, Farhan Akhtar, is a famous Indian actor and singer. Her mother, Adhuna Bhabani, is a hairstylist and founder of the hair salon BBlunt. She has a younger sister named Akira Akhtar.

Shakya Akhtar with her father and sister

Shakya Akhtar with her mother and sister

On 24 April 2017, her parents got divorced, and the custody of Shakya and Akira was given to Adhuna. On 19 February 2022, her father, Farhan Akhtar, got married to his long-time girlfriend Shibani Dandekar (Actress, VJ). Shakya was one of the bridesmaids at her father’s wedding.

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar’s wedding photo

As of 2022, her mother, Adhuna Bhabani, is dating the Indian restaurateur Nicolo Morea (brother of actor Dino Morea).

Shakya Akhtar’s mother Adhuna Bhabani with Nicolo Morea

Other Relatives

Her paternal grandfather, Javed Akhtar, is a renowned Indian lyricist and poet. Her paternal grandmothers are Honey Irani and Shabana Azmi (step-grandmother; actor). Shakya’s aunt, Zoya Akhtar, is an Indian film director.

A collage of Shakya Akhtar with her grandparents

Shakya Akhtar with her grandmother Honey Irani

Shakya Akhtar’s father, grandfather, paternal aunt, and step-grandmother


  • She did her vocal training at Shannon Donald music school in Mumbai.
  • Shakya is often spotted supporting the LGBTQ community. She has also been associated with the group which promotes equality for women in the society named Lancaster University Feminist Society.

    Shakya Akhtar in an LGBTQ parade

  • She is an avid animal lover and has a few pet dogs and cats.

    Shakya Akhtar with her pet dog

  • She has got a few tattoos inked on her body. The first is a tattoo on her left shoulder, and the second is a tattoo of a feather on her right forearm.

    Shakya Akhtar’s tattoo

    Shakya Akhtar’s tattoo on her forearm