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Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), 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 Took the Pen Name Gulzar Deenvi and later Simply Gulzar
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Gulzar Started his Career With Music Director S.D. Burman (lovingly known as Burman Dada) As a Lyricist in the 1963 Film Bandini and Worked With many Music Directors Including R. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman.
Lyricist and Film Director Gulzar

After Writing Dialogues and Screenplay for Films Like Aashirwad, Anand, Khamoshi, Gulzar Directed his First Film Mere Apne (1971),GulZar Directed Films Such as Aandhi and Mausam During the 1970 and TV Series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980. GulZar Also Directed Kirdaar in 1993
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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
Gulzar awarded Padma Bhushan third-highest civilian award India

Gulzar is Married to Actress Raakhee. The Couple have a Daughter, Meghna Gulzar (Bosky)
Gulzar with his Daughter Meghna

GulZar has Won Several Indian National Film Awards, 20 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and One Grammy Award
gulzar  won filmfare awards

None of the Gulzar's film Were Very Commercially Successful. Gulzar Films Told Stories of Human Relationships Entangled in Social Issues. Libaas was a Story of Extra-Marital Affair of An Urban Couple. Due to its Objectionable subject the Film Never Got Released in India
Gulzar won Dadasaheb Phalke award
Gulzar Trivia:
➯Gulzar written a number of books on poetry, children's stories and short stories. A children's storybook of his named Ekta received an award from the NCERT (National Council for Education, Research and Training)
➯ GulZar was associated with the PWA (Progressive Writers' Association) in Delhi
➯ Though an Urdu writer, there was a strong influence of Bengali literature in his work
➯ Gulzar Father of director Meghna Gulzar
➯ Kamal Haasan wanted to launch daughter Meghna as a Actress in the film Guna. Rakhee refused the offer
Gulzar Trade Mark:
➯ Always uses a Flashback Technique in his Films, Due to His Belief that the Present is Never Complete Until the Past is Reflected Upon
GulZar Award:
➯ Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004
➯ Gulzar has won a number of National Film Awards and 20 Filmfare Awards
➯ At the 81st Academy Awards, Gulzar won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho" (shared with A.R.Rahman)for the film Slumdog Millionaire. On 31 January 2010
➯ "Jai Ho" song won him a Grammy Award in the category of Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
➯ Gulzar has won the most Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist (11 in total) as well as four Filmfare Awards for Best Dialogue
➯ Gulzar was also awarded the 2012 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
Quots By GulZar :
➯ 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
➯ My regret in life is I never directed Rajesh Khanna in any of my movies. There were 3 projects for which I wanted him to star but eventually Sanjeev Kumar did them. The only satisfaction is that I wrote dialogs for his films - Khamoshi, Anand, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Andaz,Bawarchi and wrote screenplay for Namak Haraam and wrote the story for Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein. All of them were critically acclaimed hit films except for Palkon Ki Chaon Mein and even that was critically acclaimed though a flop. He gave life to each of the dialogs written by me and brought life to those characters.He was very close friend of R.D.Burman and Kishore Kumar.I also never ever directed Amitabh Bachchan or my wife Rakhee in any of my films
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