|Date of Birth||1922 , Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Date of Death||25 May 2000 , Mumbai, India (lung disease)|
|Birth Name||Asrar Hussain Khan|
Mini Bio (2)
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ali Halai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He was born Asrar Hussain Khan in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the son of a police constable. After studying Persian in Aligarh, he moved to Bombay. He made his film debut with Shahjehan, starring K.L. Saigal, but his breakthrough film was Mehboob Khan's Andaaz and from then on there was no stopping him.
Sultanpuri's work touched the soul. Although Urdu poetry was his favourite, he wrote in simple Hindi, and could be understood by all classes.
Although Sultanpuri worked with top music directors - Anil Biswas, Naushad, Madan Mohan, O.P. Nayyar, Roshan and Laxmikant-Pyarelal - his best work was with S.D. Burman and R.D. Burman. In fact his most outstanding work was in Nasir Hussain's frothy musicals like Teesri Manzil, Yaadon Ki Baraat and Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin. He continued to write youthful songs even in Hussain's son Mansoor Khan's films like the evergreen Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Arun