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His/Her Bio and Stats
NameSampooran Singh Kalra
Pen NameGulzar Deenvi (Later Simply "Gulzar")
Occupation/CareerPoet, Lyricist and Film Director
Physical Appearance & More
His/her Heightin cms- 168 cm

meters- 1.68 m

Feet- 5’ 6”
His/her Weightin kilograms- 65 kg

in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth(DOB)18 August 1934
Age (as in 2017)81 Years
Place of BirthDina, Punjab, British India (Now in Pakistan)
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Leo
SignatureGulzar Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolNo Information
CollegeNo Information
Educational QualificationNo Information
DebutLyricist: for the film Bandini (1963)
Film Director: Mere Apne (1971)
Mere Apne (1971)
TV Director: Mirza Ghalib (1988)
Family MembersFather- Makhan Singh Kalra
Mother- Sujan Kaur
Brother- No Information
Sister- No Information
ReligionSikhism
AddressPanchsheel Society, Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050
Hobby(Things he/she loves to do)Reading, Writing, Travelling
Major Awards/Honors1972: National Film Awards for Best Screenplay for the film Koshish
1975: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for the film Aandhi.
1976: Filmfare Awards for Best Director for the film Mausam.
1978: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Do Deewaane Shehar Mein" from film Gharaonda.
1980: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Aanewala Pal Jaane Wala Hain" from film Gol Maal.
1981: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Hazaar Raahen Mud Ke Dekhi" from film Thodisi Bewafaii.
1984: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi" from film Masoom.
1988: National Film Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Mera Kuchh Saamaan" from film Ijaazat.
1990: Filmfare Awards for Best Documentary Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
1991: National Film Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Yaara Silli Silli" from film Lekin...
1992: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Yaara Silli Silli" from film Lekin...
1996: National Film Awards for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the film Maachis.
1999: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from film Dil Se..
2002: Sahitya Akademi Award for "Dhuan" ("Smoke"); short stories in Urdu.
2003: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Saathiya" from film Saathiya.
2004: Honoured with the Padma Bhushan.
2006: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Kajra Re" from film Bunty Aur Babli.
2008: Academy Awards for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho" from film Slumdog Millionaire.
2010: Grammy Awards for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Jai Ho" from film Slumdog Millionaire.
2011: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Dil To Bachcha Hain Ji" from film Ishqiya.
2013: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song "Challa" from film Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
2013: Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to the Film Industry as Poet, Lyricist and Film director.
Controversial Past• In the mid-70s, during the time of Emergency, his film Aandhi became controversial as the protagonist's character had striking similarities with the then ruling Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

• During an event in 2010, Gulazar lashed out at Chetan Bhagat. Chetan had taken up the role of an emcee and was supposed to introduce the panelists and that was when he made a costly mistake. As part of his introductory note for the Academy Award-winning lyricist, Chetan said, “I have really liked the song Kajra Re which was penned by Gulzar-saab. It was a very good piece of poetry.” Apparently, Gulzar didn’t like the way Chetan said and took up the microphone and said “Chetan, I am glad that an author like you has liked the song. But I don’t think you have understood the poetry that you are trying to talk about here. If you still insist, I will recite two lines from the song. Tell me the meaning of those- Teri baaton main kimam ki khusbu hain/ Tera aana bhi garmiyon ki lu hain." Gulzar said as he looked straight at Chetan. A blank look from Chetan followed and then Gulzar chided him for passing ‘expert comments’ on his poetry. “Please don’t say things you don’t know about. Comment about things you know,” Gulzar said holding the mike as Chetan was left looking at him, bewildered.
His/Her Favourites
Favourite WriterRabindra Nath Tagore
Favourite Book"The Gardener" by Rabindra Nath Tagore
Favourite ActressRaakhee
Favourite Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohit Chauhan, Rekha Bhardwaj
Favourite Lyricist(s)Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi
Favourite FilmmakerBimal Roy
Favourite Music Director(s)S. D. Burman, R. D. Burman, A. R. Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj
Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & more
Marital StatusSeparated
Lifestyle/ Girls/ Affairs/Breakups/Marriage/ Link-ups & moreMeena Kumari
Spouse/wifeRaakhee (Actress)
Gulzar With His Wife Raakhee
Marriage Date15 May 1973
ChildrenSon- No Information
Daughter- Meghna Gulzar (Bosky)
Gulzar With His Daughter Meghna
Money Factor
Net Worth/Total Assets No Information

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