Excel Entertainment is an Indian film studio based in Mumbai. It was created by Farhan Akhtar, and Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999. The two have gone on to create several films under Excel's banner.
Main article: Farhan Akhtar
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
||Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia
||Filmfare Award - Best Film (critics)
National Film Awards - Best Regional Film
||Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
||Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Isha Koppikar
||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
||Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen
||Arjun Mathur, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani
||Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny
||Luck by Chance
||Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Isha Sharvani, Juhi Chawla
||Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director
||Karthik Calling Karthik
||Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone
||Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah-Jane Dias, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Kangna Ranaut
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
||Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
||Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri, Kunal Kapoor
||Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan
||Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
||Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Vishakha Singh
||Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat
|Dil Dhadakne Do
||Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah
||Shahrukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar
||Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra
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:
The trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have scored music for all the films by Excel Entertainment Films, except for Reema Kagti's films and Farhan Akhtar's short film Positive. They are listed below: