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Gulzar (I)


Gulzar is a writer, a lyricist, a director and, at heart, a poet. His films, sensitive, lyrical, and yet successful, were a welcome relief from the violent films that filled the 1970s and 1980s. Born Sampooran Singh Kalra in Deena, in the Jhelum District in what is now Pakistan, he came to Delhi after the partition during independence as a poet. He... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire Music Department
(2008)
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Music Department
(2012)
Ijaazat
Ijaazat Music Department
(1987)
Haider
Haider Music Department
(2014)

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 2018 Pashmina (lyrics) (pre-production)
 2017/II Rangoon (lyricist)
 2014 Kill Dil (lyricist)
 2014 Haider (lyricist)
 2014 Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (lyricist)
 2014 Dedh Ishqiya (lyricist)
 2013 Prague (guest lyricist)
 2013 Ek Thi Daayan (lyricist)
 2013 Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola (lyricist)
 2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan (lyrics)
 2011 Chala Mussaddi - Office Office (lyricist)
 2011 Noukadubi (lyricist)
 2011 7 Khoon Maaf (lyrics)
 2010 Raavan (lyricist)
 2010 Striker (lyricist)
 2010 Ishqiya (lyricist)
 2010 Veer (lyricist)
 2009 Kaminey (lyricist)
 2009 Billu (lyricist)
 2008 Yuvvraaj (lyrics)
 2008 Slumdog Millionaire (lyricist)
 2007 Chaurahen (lyricist)
 2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (lyricist)
 2007 Guru (lyricist)
 2006 Omkara (lyricist)
 2005 The Blue Umbrella (lyricist)
 2005 ...Yahaan (lyricist)
 2005 Paheli (lyricist)
 2005 Bunty Aur Babli (lyricist)
 2003 Maqbool (lyricist)
 2002 Saathiya (lyricist)
 2002 Mitr: My Friend (lyricist)
 2002 Filhaal... (lyricist)
 2001 Aks (lyricist)
 2000 Fiza (lyricist)
 1998 Dil Se.. (lyrics)
 1997 Chachi 420 (lyricist)
 1996 Maachis (lyricist)
 1994 Mammo (lyricist)
 1993 Rudaali (lyricist)
 1993 Maya (lyricist)
 1990 Lekin... (lyricist)
 1988 Libaas (lyricist)
 1987 Ijaazat (lyricist)
 1986 Musafir (lyricist)
 1985 Ghulami (lyricist)
 1984 Hip Hip Hurray (lyricist)
 1984 Tarang (lyricist)
 1983 Masoom (lyricist)
 1982 Angoor (lyricist)
 1982 Namkeen (lyricist)
 1981 Bharosa (lyricist)
 1981 Baseraa (lyricist)
 1981 Naram Garam (lyricist)
 1980 Khubsoorat (lyricist)
 1980 Swayamvar (lyricist)
 1980 Sitara (lyricist)
 1980 Thodisi Bewafaii (lyrics)
 1979 Griha Pravesh (lyricist)
 1979 Meera (lyricist)
 1979 Gol Maal (lyricist)
 1978 Devata (lyricist)
 1978 Ghar (lyricist)
 1978 Khatta Meetha (lyricist)
 1977 Gharaonda (lyricist)
 1977 Kinara (lyricist)
 1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (lyricist)
 1975 Mausam (lyricist)
 1975 Khushboo (lyricist)
 1975 Aandhi (lyricist)
 1974 Doosri Sita (song writer)
 1972 Koshish (lyricist)
 1972 Parichay (lyricist)
 1971 Mere Apne (lyricist)
 1971 Anubhav (lyricist)
 1971 Anand (lyricist)
 1971 Guddi (lyricist)
 1970 Bilambita Lay (lyricist)
 1970 Khamoshi (lyricist)
 1969 Oos Raat Ke Baad (lyricist)
 1968 Do Dooni Char (lyricist)
 1966 Biwi Aur Makan (lyricist)
 1966 Pinjre Ke Panchhi (lyricist)
 1965 Purnima (lyricist)
 1963 Bandini (lyricist)
 1960 Shriman Satyawadi (lyricist - as Gulzar Deenvi)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Gulzar Bhai | Gulzar Deenvi | Sampooran Singh Kalra | Gulzar Saab
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My regret in life is I never directed Rajesh Khanna in any of my movies. There were 3 projects for which I wanted him to star but eventually Sanjeev Kumar did them. The only satisfaction is that I wrote dialogs for his films - Khamoshi, Anand, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Andaz,Bawarchi and wrote screenplay for Namak Haraam and wrote the story for Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein. All of them were critically ... See more »

Trivia:

Has written a number of books on poetry, children's stories and short stories. A children's storybook of his named Ekta received an award from the NCERT (National Council for Education, Research and Training). See more »

Trademark:

Always uses a flashback technique in his films, due to his belief that the present is never complete until the past is reflected upon.

Star Sign:

Leo

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