The all time great living legend is a proud AMU alumnus and has been serving the Hindi film industry since 45 years. He started his career as half of the script-writing duo with Salim Khan in 1971, who is another famous writer of the 70’s and the father of Bollywood Dabang Salman khan. However, Javed started working independently from 1982. Some of the most memorable films for which he penned his dialogues include Sholay, Deewar, Mr. India, Yaadon Ki Baraaat, Betaab, Don (old and new), Lakshya, and many more. The Husband of Shabana Azmi and the father of Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, He is also the proud recipient of Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), Sahitya Akademi Award and thirteen Filmfare Awards.