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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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Raazi Music Department
Slumdog Millionaire Music Department
Anand Music Department
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Music Department


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  Kuttey (Lyrics) (filming)
 2022 Darlings (lyricist) (post-production)
 2021 1232 KMS (Video documentary) (lyricist)
 2020 Pinaki & Happy - The Bhoot Bandhus (TV Series) (Title track lyrics - 2020)
 2020 Chhapaak (lyricist)
 2019 The Sky Is Pink (Lyrics) / (lyricist)
 2018 Kishore Kumar Junior (lyricist)
 2018 Pataakha (lyricist)
 2018 Soorma (lyricist)
 2018 Reewa Rathod feat. Gulzar: Maula (One Above) (Music Video) (lyricist)
 2018 Raazi (lyricist)
 2018 Aami (lyricist)
 2017 Bioscopewala (lyricist)
 2017 Arijit Singh: Enna Sona (Music Video) (lyricist)
 2017/II Rangoon (lyricist)
 2017 OK Jaanu (lyricist)
 2016 Hell O Hello (Short) (lyrics)
 2016 Mirza's Lady (lyricist)
 2016 Ranveer Ching Returns (Video short) (Lyrics)
 2015 Mohalla Assi (lyricist)
 2015 Departure Lounge - A Bollywood Affair (Short) (lyricist)
 2015 Talvar (lyricist)
 2015 Drishyam (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 Teen Thay Bhai (lyricist)
 2011 7 Khoon Maaf (lyrics)
 2010 Dus Tola (lyricist)
 2010 Raavan (lyricist)
 2010 Striker (lyricist)
 2010 Ishqiya (lyricist)
 2010 Veer (lyricist)
 2009 Kaminey (lyricist)
 2009 Billu (lyricist)
 2008 Yuvvraaj (lyrics)
 2008 Firaaq (lyricist)
 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 Pinjar (lyricist)
 2003 Maqbool (lyricist)
 2002 Saathiya (lyricist)
 2002 Lal Salaam (lyricist)
 2002 Leela (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)
 1999 Rockford (lyricist)
 1999 Hu Tu Tu (lyricist)
 1998 Dil Se.. (lyrics)
 1998 Satya (lyricist)
 1997 Chachi 420 (lyricist)
 1996 Maachis (lyricist)
 1996 The Square Circle (lyricist)
 1993-1994 Dard (TV Series) (lyricist - 75 episodes)
- Episode #1.75 (1994) ... (lyricist)
- Episode #1.74 (1994) ... (lyricist)
- Episode #1.73 (1994) ... (lyricist)
- Episode #1.72 (1994) ... (lyricist)
- Episode #1.71 (1994) ... (lyricist)
 1994 Mammo (lyricist)
 1993 Maya (lyricist)
 1993 Rudaali (lyricist)
 1993 Shikast (TV Series) (lyrics)
 1990 Lekin... (lyricist)
 1988 Libaas (lyricist)
 1987 Permission (lyricist)
 1986 Ek Pal (lyricist)
 1986 Musafir (lyricist)
 1985/I Ghulami (lyricist)
 1984 Tarang (lyricist)
 1984 Hip Hip Hurray (lyricist)
 1983 Manju (lyricist)
 1983 Masoom (lyricist)
 1983 Sadma (lyricist)
 1982 Namkeen (lyricist)
 1982 Sitam (lyricist)
 1982 Angoor (lyricist)
 1981 Bharosa (lyricist)
 1981 Baseraa (lyricist)
 1981 Naram Garam (lyricist)
 1980 Gehrayee (lyricist)
 1980 Sitara (lyricist)
 1980 Thodisi Bewafaii (lyrics)
 1980 Swayamvar (lyricist)
 1980 Kashish (lyricist)
 1980 Khubsoorat (lyricist)
 1979 Griha Pravesh (lyricist)
 1979 Meera (lyricist)
 1979 Hanky Panky (lyricist)
 1978 Khatta Meetha (lyricist)
 1978 Devata (lyricist)
 1978 Ghar (lyricist)
 1977 Gharaonda (lyricist)
 1977 Jallian Wala Bagh (lyricist)
 1977 Kitaab (lyricist)
 1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (lyricist)
 1977 Kinara (lyricist)
 1976 Shaque (lyricist)
 1975 Mausam (lyricist)
 1975 Khushboo (lyricist)
 1975 Aandhi (lyricist)
 1974 Jeevan Sangram (lyricist)
 1974 Doosri Sita (lyricist)
 1972 Koshish (lyricist)
 1972 Parichay (lyricist)
 1971 Mere Apne (lyricist)
 1971/I Seema (lyricist)
 1971 Anubhav (lyricist)
 1971 Anand (lyricist)
 1971 Guddi (lyricist)
 1970 Khamoshi (lyricist)
 1970 Bilambita Lay (lyricist)
 1969 Oos Raat Ke Baad (lyricist)
 1968 Aashirwad (lyricist)
 1968 Do Dooni Char (lyricist)
 1966 Biwi Aur Makan (lyricist)
 1966 Pinjre Ke Panchhi (lyricist)
 1966 Sannata (lyricist)
 1965 Purnima (lyricist)
 1963 Bandini (lyricist)
 1962 Prem Patra (lyricist)
 1960 Shriman Satyawadi (lyricist - as Gulzar Deenvi)
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Alternate Names:

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


Rakhee Gulzar


Meghna Gulzar

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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 »


He was associated with the PWA (Progressive Writers' Association) in Delhi. 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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