Anand Bakshi was an old poet and lyricist with his popularity in the Hindi film industry. Anand Bakshi He was born in Rawalpindi, a part of India in 1930 which later got converted into a Pakistan city after independence in 1947. His mother died when he was five years old. Due to the partition of India and Pakistan, on October 2, 1947, Bakshi’s family shifted themselves to Delhi. Initially, Bakshi was in the Indian Army after completing his studies. In the free time, he used to write songs occasionally while working for the army. Bakshi initially tried to become a writer or a singer in the Hindi films, but later he found his talent in writing songs.

His first entry into movies as a lyricist was “Bhaala Aadmi” which cast the famous old actor “ Bhagwan Dada” in it. He made his first success in the year in the movie “Mehendi Lagi Meri Haath.” His another project in 1962 was “KalaSamundar”. He had written lyrics for the two big hit movies in the year 1965 namely “Himalaya Ki God Mein” and “Jab Jab Phool Khile.” In 1967, he wrote songs for the hit movie “ Milan” in which Sunil Dutt was the hero. In 1972, he got a chance to sing songs in the movie “Mom Ki Gudiya” which was directed by Mohan Kumar. He also sang for further four movies namely “ Sholay,” “Maha Chor,” “Charas,” “ Balika Badhu” which got released during the years 1975 – 1976.

Anand Bakshi got Heart and lung disease as a result of chain smoking. At the age of 72, Anand Bakshi died due to multiple organ failures. His Last lyrics were for the film “ Mehbooba” which was produced during the year 2000 but released in the year 2008. Throughout his career, Bakshi has written 3500 songs for 638 movies, which is not an ordinary man’s work. He could be a legend who still lives in the form of his songs. His Grandson namely Aditya Dutt is a film director who has directed nearly seven movies as of 2016.

His works include projects like Yaadein, Mohabbattein, Taal, Dushman, Heer Raanjha, Pardes, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohra, Hum, Nagin, Dharam Veer, Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta, Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke,Aye Din Bahar Ke, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Jeene Ki Raah, Aradhana, Amar Prem and Bobby. After his death in 2002, he was survived by Kamala Mohan Bakshi, his wife and his two sons and two daughters namely Rakesh Bakshi, Rajesh Bakshi, Kavita Bali and Suman Datt.

Majrooh Sultanpuri Hindi Actor

Majrooh Sultanpuri

Majrooh Sultanpuri was born in Sultanpur on October 1, 1919. He is an Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist and songwriter. His birth name is Asrar Ul Hassan Khan. He was born in Uttar Pradesh and belongs to Tarin Pashtun family. His father was a policeman. As his father was not able to afford expensive schools, he did not receive English education. So, he went for ‘Madarsa Education.’ He completed Dars- e-Nizami in both Persian and Arabic. It was a seven course, and he went on to be an Alim. He then went to Takmeen-Ut-Tib College of Unani in Lucknow. In 1938 he graduated and struggled to become an Hakim. The Ghazal he recited in Sultanpur became famous and got appreciated by everyone. That was when he took poetry passionately. He chanted at different mushairas and earned popularity. At the time, he became a friend of Jigar Moradabadi. Majrooh considered Jigar as his mentor. Majrooh went to Saboo Siddique Institute in Bombay for a mushaira in 1945. The audience appreciated his ghazals. A.R. Kardar was one of the audiences. Majrooh was not interested in working for films, and he refused to work for it. But Jigar convinced him that films would earn him money and help him take care of his family. Kardar took him to Naushad, music composer. Naushad tested Mahrooj with a tune. Naushad got impressed with impressed and signed him for Shah Jehan as the lyricist. The songs became a great hit. In a few days, he fell ill. So, he went back to his hometown due to severe Bombay weather. He then worked for the films Andaaz and Aarzoo. He rooted himself as a songwriter and lyricist. But his revolutionary leanings led him to trouble. So, he was jailed in 1949 by the government. He refused to apologize and was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment. His family faced many economic difficulties while he was in prison. In 1956 he wrote songs for well-known Hindi films. Majrooh and Faiz Ahmed Faiz were distinguished ghazal writers. For "Chahunga Mein Tujhe Saanj Savere" he won the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist. It was from the film Dosti. In 1993 he received Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He was the first lyricist to win that prestigious award. His other awards include the Film Writers Association Award, Iqbal Samman, Film Journalist Award. He also received Hindu- Urdu Sahitya Award and Maharashtra State Urdu Academy Award. Majrooh died on May 24, 2000 in Bombay due to Pneumonia.

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Sameer

Sameer is an Indian Lyricist. He writes songs for the Hindi Cinema. His real name is Shitala Pandey. However, he is fondly called Rajan. He was born on 24th February in 1958 in a small town near Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his studies from Banaras Hindu University which is situated in Varanasi. He earned a post-graduation degree in Master of Commerce. Following his post-graduation, he started working for Central Bank of India as a Bank Officer. Although, after only a few days, he left his job because he didn’t have a knack for banking. In the year 1980, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his career as a lyricist. He started his journey as a lyricist in the year 1983 with the flick Bekhabar. The first film song written and recorded by him was Maar Ke Kataaree Mar Jaibe. The Bhojpuri song was from the movie Bairi Saawan in the year 1984 and was sung by Suresh Wadkarand and Preeti Sagar. Sameer gained prominence and recognition in the year 1990 with his songs for blockbusters like Aashiqui and Dil. He won a Filmfare for Nazar Ke Saamne from the formerfilm. He rose and grew as a lyricist in the upcoming decades, writing for about 500 Hindi Cinema flicks which sum to over 4000 songs. Sameer said that his inspirations are Anand Bakshi and Majrooh Sultanpuri. He is very grateful to his father and gives credit of all his success to him. Sameer won two more Filmfare Awards in consecutive years 1993 and 1994 for songs from Deewana and Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke. He has also won a Zee Cine Award for the flick Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He has given lyrics for songs of movies like Coolie No. 1, Raja Babu, Anjaam, Raja Hindustani, Dhadkan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Devdas, Raaz, Ishq Vishq, Tere Naam, Dhoom 2, Race, Saawariya, Son Of Sardaar, Rowdy Rathore, Dabangg 2, Houseful 2 and more. Sameer’s father is the famous Lyricist Lalji Pandey, popularly know as Anjaan. Sameer is married to Anita Pandey. They have two daughters – Suchita and Sanchita and one son named Siddhesh. His mother is Indira Pandey, who lives with Sameer’s family. In the year 2007, writer Derek Bose wrote a biography on Sameer. The book was called “Sameer- A Way with Words.” On 17th February 2016, Sameer was awarded the honour of the Guinness World Record for being the Lyricist of maximum number of songs. He also holds the record for writing the most number of movie songs. In the year 2010, he informed about his future associations with Tumblr. He nurtures and reviews young artists and their artwork on social media platforms.

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Sameer Hindi Actor