Gulzar

Profession: Poet, Lyricist and Film Director


Daughter of Gulzar

Meghna Gulzar (Bosky)

Father of Gulzar

Makhan Singh Kalra

Mother of Gulzar

Sujan Kaur

Wife/Spouse of Gulzar

Rakhee (Actress)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Gulzar

Meena Kumari

Favourite Actress of Gulzar

Rakhee

Favourite Book of Gulzar

"The Gardener" by Rabindra Nath Tagore

Favourite Filmmaker of Gulzar

Bimal Roy

Favourite Lyricist(s) of Gulzar

Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi

Favourite Music Director(s) of Gulzar

S. D. Burman, R. D. Burman, A. R. Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj

Favourite Singer(s) of Gulzar

Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohit Chauhan, Rekha Bhardwaj

Favourite Writer of Gulzar

Rabindra Nath Tagore

Major Awards/Honors of Gulzar

1972: 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..
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.

Controversies of Gulzar

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 abou  

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