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Sampooran Singh Kalra known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist, musician, composer and film director. Born in Jhelum District in British India (now in Pakistan) his family moved to India after partition. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman 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. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam during the 1970s and the TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. He also directed Kirdaar in 1993. He also wrote the theme song for Motu Patlu, an Indian animated sitcom. Gulzar also wrote poetry, dialogues and scripts. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004, 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, 20 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award.

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Aug 18, 1934 In Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Chala Murari Hero Banne 1977-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Roots 2017-02-10
Known For
Poster of Roots
Poster of Kaagaz Ki Kashti
Poster of Celluloid Man
Poster of Griha Pravesh
Movie Roots 2017-02-10
Movie Kaagaz Ki Kashti Himself 2016-10-25
Movie Jai Ho self 2014-01-01
Series The Anupam Kher Show Himself 2014-07-06
Movie Celluloid Man Self 2012-06-26
Movie Raincoat Poetry (voice) 2004-12-24
Movie Griha Pravesh Guest Appearance in song 1979-07-28
Movie Chala Murari Hero Banne Self 1977-01-01
Movie Jallian Wala Bagh Suneel 1977-01-01