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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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Slumdog Millionaire Music Department
(2008)
As Long As I Live Music Department
(2012)
Ijaazat Music Department
(1987)
Aandhi Music Department
(1975)

Filmography

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 2019 Pashmina (lyrics) (pre-production)
 2018 Bioscopewala (lyricist)
 2018 Kishore Kumar Junior (lyricist)
 2018 Pataakha (lyricist)
 2018 Warrior (lyricist)
 2018 Aami (lyricist)
 2017/II Rangoon (lyricist)
 2017 OK Darling (lyricist)
 2016 Hell O Hello (Short) (lyrics)
 2015 Departure Lounge - A Bollywood Affair (Short) (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 As Long As I Live (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 Scoundrel (lyricist)
 2009 Billu (lyricist)
 2008 Yuvvraaj (lyrics)
 2008 Slumdog Millionaire (lyricist)
 2007 Chaurahen (lyricist)
 2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (lyricist)
 2007 Guru (lyricist)
 2006 Sweetheart (lyricist)
 2006 Omkara (lyricist)
 2005 The Blue Umbrella (lyricist)
 2005 ...Yahaan (lyricist)
 2005 Riddle (lyricist)
 2005 Bunty Aur Babli (lyricist)
 2003 Maqbool (lyricist)
 2002 Companion (lyricist)
 2002 Mitr: My Friend (lyricist)
 2002 Filhaal... (lyricist)
 2001 Aks (lyricist)
 2000 Fiza (lyricist)
 2000 Aasmani Rang (Short) (reciting poetry)
 2000 Shaam Se Aankh Mein Nami Si Hai (Short) (lyricist)
 1998 Dil Se.. (lyrics)
 1997 Chachi 420 (lyricist)
 1996 Maachis (lyricist)
 1994 Mammo (lyricist)
 1993 Maya (lyricist)
 1993 Rudaali (lyricist)
 1993 Shikast (TV Series) (lyrics)
 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 Namkeen (lyricist)
 1982 Angoor (lyricist)
 1981 Bharosa (lyricist)
 1981 Baseraa (lyricist)
 1981 Naram Garam (lyricist)
 1980 Swayamvar (lyricist)
 1980 Sitara (lyricist)
 1980 Thodisi Bewafaii (lyrics)
 1980 Khubsoorat (lyricist)
 1979 Griha Pravesh (lyricist)
 1979 Meera (lyricist)
 1979 Gol Maal (lyricist)
 1978 Khatta Meetha (lyricist)
 1978 Devata (lyricist)
 1978 Ghar (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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Personal Quote:

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 »

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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