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Anand Bakshi (I) (1930–2002)

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 poetry that could be understood by all, and he was... See full bio »

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Known For

Sholay Music Department
My Summer of Love
My Summer of Love Soundtrack
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
The Hundred-Foot Journey


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 2011/I Soundtrack (lyricist)
 2011 Satrangee Parachute (lyricist)
 2008 Mehbooba (lyricist - as late Anand Bakshi)
 2002 Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (lyricist)
 2002 Kitne Door... Kitne Paas (lyricist)
 2000 Raju Chacha (lyricist)
 1999 Kohram (lyricist)
 1999 Hindustan Ki Kasam (lyricist)
 1998 Zakhm (lyricist)
 1997 Gupt: The Hidden Truth (lyrics)
 1996 Jaan (playback singer)
 1996 Tere Mere Sapne (lyricist)
 1995 Ravan Raaj: A True Story (lyricist)
 1994 Pehla Pehla Pyar (lyricist)
 1993 Pehla Nasha (lyricist)
 1992 Heer Ranjha (lyricist)
 1992 Khuda Gawah (lyricist)
 1992 Dil Ne Ikaar Kiya (lyricist)
 1991 Lakshmanrekha (lyricist)
 1991 Akayla (lyricist)
 1991 Pratikar (lyricist)
 1991 Ajooba (lyricist)
 1991 Deshwasi (lyricist)
 1991 Khoon Ka Karz (lyricist)
 1991 Farishtay (lyricist)
 1991 Hum (lyricist)
 1991 Khilaaf (lyricist)
 1990 Sher Dil (lyricist)
 1990 Doodh Ka Karz (lyricist)
 1990 Amba (lyricist)
 1990 Hum Se Na Takrana (lyricist)
 1990 Pati Patni Aur Tawaif (lyricist)
 1990 Agneepath (lyricist)
 1989 Vardi (lyricist)
 1988 Do Waqt Ki Roti (lyricist)
 1988 Shahenshah (lyricist)
 1987 Mera Karam Mera Dharam (lyricist)
 1987 Uttar Dakshin (lyricist)
 1987 Sindoor (lyricist)
 1987 Madadgaar (lyricist)
 1987 Nazrana (lyricist)
 1987 Khazana (lyricist)
 1986 Baat Ban Jaye (lyricist)
 1986 Nagina (lyricist)
 1986 Anokha Rishta (lyrics)
 1986 Amrit (lyrics)
 1986 Aakhree Raasta (lyricist)
 1986 Kala Dhanda Goray Log (lyricist)
 1986 Swati (lyricist)
 1986 Aap Ke Saath (lyricist)
 1986 Jaal (lyrics)
 1985 Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche (lyricist)
 1985 Hum Dono (lyricist)
 1985 Sarfarosh (lyricist)
 1985 Lava (lyricist)
 1984 Akalmand (lyricist)
 1984 All Rounder (lyricist)
 1984 Bad Aur Badnaam (lyricist)
 1984 Jeene Nahi Doonga (lyricist)
 1984 Meraa Dost Meraa Dushman (lyricist)
 1984 Yeh Desh (lyricist)
 1984 Ek Nai Paheli (lyricist)
 1984 Baazi (lyricist)
 1984 Maati Maangey Khoon (lyricist)
 1984 Farishta (lyricist)
 1984 Inquilaab (lyricist)
 1983 Bekaraar (lyricist)
 1983/II Hero (lyricist)
 1983/I Coolie (lyrics)
 1983 Andhaa Kanoon (lyricist)
 1983 Arpan (lyricist)
 1983 Nastik (lyricist)
 1982 Vidhaata (lyricist)
 1982 Shakti (lyricist)
 1982 Desh Premee (lyricist)
 1982 Bemisal (lyricist)
 1982 Jeevan Dhaara (lyricist: songs)
 1981 Bharosa (lyricist)
 1981 Love Story (lyricist)
 1981 Raksha (lyricist)
 1981 Sharada (lyricist)
 1981 Meri Aawaz Suno (lyricist)
 1981 Fiffty Fiffty (lyricist)
 1981 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (lyricist)
 1981 Dushman Dost (lyricist: songs)
 1981 Aas Paas (lyricist)
 1980 Abdullah (lyricist)
 1980 Takkar (lyricist)
 1980 Shaan (lyricist)
 1980 Hum Paanch (lyricist)
 1980 Dostana (lyricist)
 1980 Jyoti Bane Jwala (lyricist)
 1980 Aap Ke Deewane (lyrics)
 1980 Aasha (lyricist)
 1980 Do Premee (lyricist: songs)
 1979 Bebus (lyricist: songs)
 1979 Suhaag (lyricist - uncredited)
 1979 Chor Sipahee (lyricist)
 1979 Mr. Natwarlal (lyricist)
 1979 Jurmana (lyrics)
 1979 Dhongee (playback singer)
 1979 The Great Gambler (lyricist)
 1979 Dil Kaa Heera (lyricist)
 1979 Gautam Govinda (lyricist)
 1978 Swarg Narak (lyricist)
 1978 Dil Aur Deewaar (lyricist)
 1978 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (lyricist)
 1978 Pati Patni Aur Woh (lyricist)
 1978 Naya Daur (lyricist)
 1977 Anurodh (lyricist)
 1977 Apnapan (lyricist: songs)
 1977 Chalta Purza (lyricist)
 1977 Dildaar (lyricist)
 1977/I Mukti (lyricist)
 1977 Amar Akbar Anthony (lyricist)
 1977 Chhailla Babu (lyricist)
 1977 Yehi Hai Zindagi (lyricist)
 1977 Immaan Dharam (lyricist)
 1976 Barood (lyricist)
 1976 Maa (lyricist)
 1976 Nehle Pe Dehla (lyricist)
 1976 Balika Badhu (lyricist) / (playback singer)
 1976 Jaaneman (lyricist)
 1976 Charas (playback singer)
 1976 Bhanwar (lyricist)
 1976 Jeevan Jyoti (lyricist)
 1976 Maha Chor (playback singer)
 1975 Angaarey (lyricist)
 1975 Prem Kahani (lyricist: songs)
 1975 Sholay (lyrics)
 1975 Pratiggya (lyricist)
 1975 Chupke Chupke (lyricist)
 1974 Charitraheen (lyricist)
 1974 Dil Diwana (lyricist)
 1974 Imaan (lyricist)
 1974 Pocket Maar (lyricist: songs)
 1974 Majboor (lyricist: songs)
 1974 Ajanabee (lyricist)
 1974 Kasauti (lyricist)
 1974 Aap Ki Kasam (lyricist: songs)
 1974 Dost (lyricist)
 1974 Manoranjan (lyricist)
 1974 Humshakal (lyricist)
 1973 Gaai Aur Gori (lyricist)
 1973 Manchali (lyricist)
 1973 Namak Haraam (lyricist)
 1973 Kuchhe Dhaage (lyricist)
 1973 Loafer (lyricist)
 1973 Raja Rani (lyricist: songs)
 1972 Mome Ki Gudiya (lyricist) / (playback singer)
 1972 Raja Jani (lyricist)
 1972 Seeta Aur Geeta (lyricist)
 1972 Subha-O-Sham (lyricist)
 1972 Raaste Kaa Patthar (lyricist)
 1972 Joroo Ka Ghulam (lyricist) / (lyricist: songs)
 1972 Sanjog (lyricist)
 1972 Piya Ka Ghar (lyricist)
 1971 Haseenon Ka Devata (lyricist)
 1971 Lagan (lyricist)
 1971 Mehboob Ki Mehndi (lyricist)
 1971 Mera Gaon Mera Desh (lyricist: songs)
 1971 Uphaar (lyricist)
 1971 Pyar Ki Kahani (lyricist)
 1971 Amar Prem (lyricist)
 1970 Bachpan (lyricist)
 1970 Jeevan Mrityu (lyricist)
 1970 Kati Patang (lyrics)
 1970 Suhana Safar (lyricist)
 1970 Aan Milo Sajna (lyrics)
 1970 Mastana (lyricist)
 1970 The Train (lyricist)
 1970 Khilona (lyricist)
 1969 Anjaana (lyrics)
 1969 Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (lyrics)
 1969 Do Bhai (lyricist)
 1969 Jeene Ki Raah (lyricist)
 1969 Madhavi (lyricist)
 1969 Mahal (lyrics)
 1969 Sajan (lyricist)
 1968 Haye Mera Dil (lyricist)
 1968 Raja Aur Runk (lyricist)
 1968 Teen Bahuraniyan (lyricist)
 1967 Aamne - Saamne (lyricist)
 1967 Farz (lyricist)
 1967 Jaal (composer: additional music: lyrics)
 1967 Milan Ki Raat (lyricist)
 1967 Milan (lyricist - as Anand Bakhshi)
 1966 Aasra (lyrics)
 1966 Chhota Bhai (lyricist)
 1966 Devar (lyricist)
 1966 Pati Patni (lyricist)
 1966 Preet Na Jane Reet (lyricist)
 1966 Aaye Din Bahar Ke (lyrics)
 1965 Adhi Raat Ke Baad (lyricist)
 1965 Himalay Ki Godmein (lyricist - as Anand Baxi)
 1965 Jab Jab Phool Khile (lyricist)
 1965 Lootera (lyrics)
 1965 Shreeman Funtoosh (lyricist)
 1965 Teesra Kaun (lyricist)
 1965 Shokan Mele Di (lyricist)
 1964 Awara Badal (lyricist)
 1964 Mr. X in Bombay (lyricist - as Anand Baxi)
 1964 Majboor (lyricist)
 1963 Phool Bane Angaare (lyricist)
 1962 Vallah Kya Baat Hai (lyricist)
 1962 Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath (lyricist)
 1962 Reporter Raju (lyricist - as Anant Baxi)
 1961 Razia Sultana (lyricist)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Anand Bakhshi | Late Shri Anand Bakshi | late Anand Bakshi | Anand Baxi | Anant Baxi

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I miss writing the sad song, which is extinct today. Probably the people are very happy. Or maybe there is so much sadness that they cannot bear to see it on screen too! See more »


He was the only lyricist, besides Sahir Ludhianvi who made it a point to attend all the recordings of film songs where his lyrics were featured. See more »

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