BirthdayAugust 18, 1936

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Gulzar

    Full name: Gulzar
    Also known as: Gulzar
    Professions: Writer, Music Department, Soundtrack
    Nationality: Indian
    Work: Awards for Gulzar

  2. Gulzar Known for

    Anand (1971), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Angoor (1982), Saathiya (2002)

  3. Gulzar Biography

    Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1936), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. Born in Jhelum district in British India, his family moved to India after partition. He started his career as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Choudhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam and TV series during 1970s and 1980s.Gulzar also wrote poetry, dialogues and scripts. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema. He has won several Indian National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award.

  4. Gulzar Family

    Spouse: Raakhee
    Parents: Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur

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