- Birthday17 January, 1945
- Awards:National Award for Best Lyricist five times, Film Fare Award for Best Script / Best Lyricist sixteen times, Screen Award for Best Lyricist four times, Zee Award for Best Lyricist five times, IIFA Award for Best Lyricist three times, Sansui Viewers Choice Award four times, Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2007.
- Fun Trivia:Akhtar had also tried his luck with more serious Urdu poetry apart from writing lyrics for movies. A lot of his works were compiled in Tarkash, which was made into an audio format in his voice. Iconic singers like the late Jagjit Singh and late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan have sung some of his non-movie poetry.
- Place of Birth:Mumbai, India
- Place of Residence:Mumbai, India
- Profession:Scriptwriter, lyricist, poet