Best Lyricists of Indian Cinema

by Herag | created - 06 Dec 2011 | updated - 30 Jul 2012 | Public

1. Shailendra

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Shailendra was born in 1923. He is known for his work on Deadpool (2016), Yahudi (1958) and Gravity (2013). He died in 1966.

"Hothope Sachahi Rahti Hai...Jaha Dil Me Safai Hi Rahti Hai..Hum Wus Desh Khe Vassi Hai..Jish Desh Mai Ganga Bahti Hai." From "Jis Desh Mai Ganga Behti Hai" one of the most patriotic films from the RK Films, has the lyrics best suited for National Anthem."

2. Sahir Ludhianvi

Soundtrack | Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

A colossus among film lyricists, Sahir Ludhianvi was slightly different from his contemporaries. A man unable to praise Khuda (God), Husn (beauty) and/or Jaam (wine), his pen was at its best pouring out bitter but sensitive lyrics over the declining values of society, the senselessness of war and ...

3. Majrooh Sultanpuri

Soundtrack | Dosti

Majrooh Sultanpuri's reputation as a poet was ironically overshadowed by his being a lyricist for popular Bollywood films. It has happened very frequently that the real merit of a person is pushed into the background by some lesser work that is done for a medium with a bigger outreach or for some ...

6. Anand Bakshi

Music_department | Sholay

Anand Bakshi was one of the greatest and popular lyricists of his time. He was the only lyricist, besides his associate Majrooh Sultanpuri, who enjoyed such a long and illustrious career in Bollywood lyricism and was still going strong after more than 40 years. Like Sultanpuri, Bakshi wrote simple ...

Few of the most memorable lyrics was penned by Anand Bakshi. His melodies were mostly sung on screen by late Rajesh Khanna and composed by R.D.Burman. The Trio had more than dozen hits during the reign.