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Gulzar

Gulzar Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Birth Name:  Sampooran Singh Kalra
Date of Birth:  18 August, 1936
Birth Place: Dina, Jhelum District, British India
Occupation: Film Director, Lyricist, Script writer, Film Producer, Poet
Father: Makhan Singh Kalra
Mother: Sujan Kaur
Spouse: Rakhee
Daughter: Meghna Gulzar
Language (s): Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi

Gulzar is known for making brilliantly sensitive portrayal of subjects ranging from human relations, biographical profiles and often controversial social issues.

Film Background (Filmography)
List of Films by Gulzar
Director:  Hu Tu Tu (1999), Maachis (1996), Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (1992), Lekin (1990), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (1990), Libaas (1988), Mirza Ghalib (1988), Ijaazat (1987), Ek Akar (1985), Aika (1984), Suniye (1984), Angoor (1982), Namkeen (1982), Sahira (1980), Meera (1979), Kitaab (1977), Kinara (1977), Mausam (1975), Khushboo (1975), Aandhi (1975), Achanak (1973), Parichay (1972), Koshish (1972), Mere Apne (1971)
Writer: Dus Kahaniyaan (2007), Saathiya (2002), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Chachi 420 (1998), Maachis (1996), Rudaali (1993), Lekin (1990), Mirza Ghalib (1988), Ijaazat (1987), Zevar (1987), Ek Pal (1986), New Delhi Times (1986), Masoom (1983), Sadma (1983), Angoor (1982), Baseraa (1981), Khubsoorat (1980), Griha Pravesh (1979), Meera (1979), Devata (1978), Kitaab (1977), Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (1977), Jallian Wala Bagh (1977), Mausam (1975), Faraar (1975), Khushboo (1975), Aandhi (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975), Namak Haraam (1973), Achanak (1973), Parichay (1972), Bawarchi (1972), Haar Jeet (1972), Koshish (1972), Anand (1971), Guddi (1971), Mere Apne (1971), Khamoshi (1969), Aashirwad (1968), Sunghursh (1968), Shagird (1967)
Soundtrack:: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Guru (2007), Paheli (2005), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Saathiya (2002), Fiza (2000), Dil Se.. (1998), Maachis (1996), Maya (1993), Lekin (1990), Mirza Ghalib (1988), Khubsoorat (1980), Shaque (1976), Parichay (1972), Koshish (1972), Anand (1971), Khamoshi (1969)
Producer:  Kitaab (1977), Kinara (1977)
Awards
Won Filmfare Best Director Award - Mausam - 1976
National Film Award for Best Lyrics Award for the film:
- Kajra Re - Bunty aur Babli (2005)
- Saathiya (2002)
- Chal Chhaiyya Chhaiyya Chhaiyya - Dil Se (1998)
- Yaara sili sili birha ki raat - Lekin (1991)
- Mera Kuchh Saaman - Ijaazat (1991)
- Tujhse naraaz nahin zindagi - Masoom (1983)
- Hazar rahen mud ke dekhi - Thodi Si Bewafai - (1980)
- Aanewala pal jaane wala hai - Golmaal - (1979)
- Do diwane shahar mein - Gharonda -(1977)

Won Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the film:
Anand (1972), Namak Haraam (1973), Maachis (1996), Saathiya - 2002

Won Filmfare Best Story Award for Maachis (1996)
Bagged Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie Aandhi (1975)
Honored with a LifeTime Achievement Award in 2002
Winner of Filmfare Award For Best Documentary - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Received Padma Bhushan Award in 2004 from Govt of India
He also won Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 for Dhuan (Short stories)

Books written on Gulzar
Echoes and Eloquences, The Life and Cinema of Gulzar by Saibal Chatterjee
Because He Is... by Meghna Gulzar

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