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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 OK Jaanu (dialogue)
 2016 Mirzya
 2014 Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (lyrics)
 2011 Noukadubi (lyrics)
 2007 Dus Kahaniyaan (screenplay and dialogue - segment "Gubbare")
 2007 Dumkata (lyrics)
 2002 Saathiya (dialogue)
 1999 Hu Tu Tu (written by)
 1997 Chachi 420 (dialogue)
 1996 Maachis (written by)
 1993 Rudaali (dialogue) / (script)
  Kirdaar (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes) (story - 1 episode)
- Man Dhuaan Dhuaan ... (writer)
- Mukhbir ... (writer)
- Rehman Ke Joote ... (writer)
- Alaan ... (writer)
- Shikod ... (writer)
 1990 Noopur (TV Series) (1990)
 1990 Lekin... (screenplay and dialogue)
 1988 Libaas
 1988 Mirza Ghalib (TV Movie)
 1987 Ijaazat (screenplay and dialogue)
 1987 Zevar (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1986 Ek Pal (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1983 Masoom (screenplay and dialogue)
 1983 Sadma (dialogue)
 1982 Angoor (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1982 Namkeen (dialogue) / (written by)
 1981 Baseraa (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1980 Khubsoorat (dialogue)
 1979 Griha Pravesh (dialogue) / (script)
 1979 Meera (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1978 Devata (written by)
 1977 Jallian Wala Bagh (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1977 Kitaab
 1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (written by)
 1975 Munni (dialogue)
 1975 Mausam (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1975 Faraar (written by)
 1975 Khushboo (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1975 Chupke Chupke (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1975 Aandhi (screenplay and dialogue)
 1973 Achanak (written by)
 1973 Namak Haraam (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1972 Haar Jeet (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1972 Koshish
 1972 Sabse Bada Sukh (dialogue)
 1972 Parichay (screenplay)
 1972 Bawarchi (dialogue)
 1971 Andaz (dialogue)
 1971 Mehboob Ki Mehndi (dialogue)
 1971 Mere Apne (written by)
 1971 Anand (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1971 Guddi (screenplay) / (story and dialogue)
 1970 Khamoshi (dialogue)
 1968 Aashirwad (dialogue)
 1968 Sunghursh (dialogue)
 1967 Shagird (dialogue)
 1964 Lal Pathar (lyrics)
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Alternate Names:

Gulzar Bhai | Gulzar Deenvi | Sampooran Singh Kalra | Gulzar Saab

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Music has a natural place in our lives. Right from the shloka you recite in your morning puja and the milkman who comes whistling on his cycle, to the fakir singing as he begs for alms and your mother humming around the kitchen. Music fills our spaces naturally. It will always be dear to us. See more »


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 »


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

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