|Industry||Feature films, Television commercials|
|Key people||Ritesh Sidhwani
Faran Akhtar is the son of very well known scripwriter, poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar and renowned screenplay writer, Honey Irani. He is also the grandson of Urdu poet, Jan Nisar Akhtar. His stepmother is actress Shabana Azmi
At first he was a key role in his family's business, Marlex, India's largest home appliance company.
- Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
- IIFA Award winner for best choreography (Farah Khan), and best song recording (Vijay Benegal).
- Filmfare Award winner for best choreography (Farah Khan), best comedian (Saif Ali Khan), best editing (A. Sreekar Prasad), best film (critics) (Farhan Akhtar), best screenplay (Farhan Akhtar), and best supporting actor (Akshaye Khanna).
- National Film Awards winner for best playback singer (Udit Narayan), and best regional film (Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar)
- Screen Weekly Awards winner for best choreography (Farah Khan), best dialogue (Farhan Akhtar), best lyrics (Javed Akhtar), best music director (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), best special effects (Beeps), and best supporting actor (Saif Ali Khan)
- Zee Cine Awards winner for best debuit director (Farhan Akhtar), and best supporting actor (Saif Ali Khan).
- Lakshya (2004)
- Black (2005) - Delhi
- Don (2006); a remake of the 1978 film that starred Amitabh Bachchan, under the same title. The film was redone with a new 21st century feel while still keeping its original roots present.
- Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2006)
- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) - Rajasthan
- Zinda (2006) - Delhi
- Positive (2007)
- Rock On!! (2008)
- Luck by Chance (2009)
- Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
- Game (2011)
- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
- Don 2 (2011)
- Talaash (2012)
- Fukrey (2013)
- Bangistan (2014)
Excel has produced a number of commercials for Slice, and for Finolex in India.
Crew working under Excel Entertainment
The following directors work under the Excel Entertainment Films banner:
- Vijay Lalwani - Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
- Farhan Akhtar -
- Ram Sampath -
- MIDIval Punditz
- Vishal-Shekhar - Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)