Sampooran Singh Gulzar, more famous as Gulzar, has made a name for himself in the annals of Indian cinema. Besides being a lyricist, he is a poet, filmmaker, director and playwright.
Born in Dina in present-day Pakistan on August 18, 1936, he has given the lyrics for some of Bollywood’s popular songs.
His movies as a director include films like Mere Apne, Aandhi, Angoor and Parichay. He also directed a television serial on Mirza Ghalib. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004.
In addition, he has won numerous awards at the national level as a director and lyricist. Married to actress Raakhee, Gulzar’s daughter Meghna Gulzar has also taken to directing movies.