Born on 10th May in Andhra Pradesh, Chandrabose is a Tollywood lyricist and singer. He got a degree in Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad.

He started his career as a singer with Doordarshan but with no success after which he switched to being a lyricist. He was introduced to the director of the movie Gharana Alludu, Muppalaneni Shiva by his father’s close friend.

With some help from M.M. Sreelekha, a well- renowned music director, Chandrabose wrote his first movie song Manchu Kondalloni Chandramaa in 1995. He then went on to write music for many other movies such as Pellam Oorelithe Click to look into! >> Read More... (2003), Avunu Valliddaru Ishtapaddaru (2002), Budget Padmanabham (2001), Azaad (2000), Linga Babu Love Story (1995) and Joker (1994).

Manoj Muntashir Hindi Actor

Manoj Muntashir

Manoj Shukla also known as Manoj Muntashir, is one of the famous lyrics writer in the Hindi film industry, who was born on February 27th, 1976 (age 39) in Uttar Pradesh (Amethi). He is currently residing in Mumbai for his career. He is also a B.Sc Graduate from the University of Allahabad. Muntashir started off his career as a lyricist for “Raakh Ho Ja Tu”, a song from the movie “Woodstock Villa”. He has also been active in small screen television industry for shows like “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, “Sach Ka Saamna”, ”Indian Idol” and “Jhalak Dikhla jaa”. After these initial shows, Muntashir was noted and he started getting offers in many movies and television shows. He has almost penned lyrics for six films in the year 2015 which were all blockbuster movies like Welcome Back, Wazir, Mr. X, Baby, Ek Paheli Leela and Baahubali: The beginning, which swept away the box office by making a budget of more than 586 crores in 2015. In 2014, he penned lyrics as a writer in few movies like Ek Villain, PK, Zed Plus and Rang Rasiya. He was nominated for the well-known song from Ek Villain which was “Galliyan” as the best lyricist and won awards in IIFA, STAR GUILD awards and Indian Telly Award for Best Script writer (non-fiction). He also wrote the lyrics for an Album Song Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Mein composed by Amaal Malik. In the year 2016, he already worked on few movies which are Sanam Re, Mastizaade and Rocky Handsome, which released in February. Manoj Muntashir says that he gives all the credit to his birthplace Amethi, where he occasionally visits to get positive vibes from the people around him which allows him to work better in Mumbai. He also says that if he was not born in UP, he would have not become a writer a lyricist and gain National Fame.    

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Gulzar

Gulzar is the pen name of the author, poet and popular lyricist Sampooran Singh Karla. He was born on the 18th of August in 1934 in Dina, Jhelum district of British India to parents Makhan Singh Karla and Sujan Kaur. His career kicked off under the directors Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. His songwriting career began with the movie Bandini, released 1963, for the tunes composed by music director Sachin Dev Burman. From then on, he went on to write the lyrics for many memorable songs of the Bollywood industry. He worked with magnanimous music directors like R. D. Burman, S. D. Burman, A. R. Rahman, Lakshmikant-Pyarelal, Madan Mohan, Rajesh Roshan and Anu Malik to name a few. The work of the trio Maniratnam, A. R .Rahman and Gulzar is much remembered in the industry. He has also given dialogues and screenplay for movies like Anand, Khamoshi, Saathiya, etc., He even tried his hand as a director through the years 1971 to 1999 during which he directed more than 20 films. The first movie which kick-started his directing career was the popular movie Mere Apne released in the year 1971. He also directed other popular movies like Parichay, Achanak, and his film Mausam won much critical acclaim and also fetched him a Filmfare for Best Direction. He also directed the Television series Mirza Ghalib, starring the popular theater and film actor Naseeruddin Shah, and also the show Tahreer Munshi Premchand Ki based on the novels of Hindi author Premchand. He is also a much-acclaimed poet in the languages of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi apart from Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi, and Marwari. His poems have been compiled and published in three volumes: Chand Pukhraaj Ka, Raat Pashminey Ki- his collection of poems with vivid and unusual imagery- and Pandrah Paanch Patthar. His other literary works include the collections of short stories Raavi-Paar and Dhuan. Gulzar’s name has been crowned with many awards and titles. He was awarded one of the Nation’s most prestigious titles – The Padma Bhushan. He was also awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award and The Dadsaheb Phalke Award, which is considered as the highest award in the Indian Film Industry. He added feathers to his cap through several National Awards and about 20 Filmfares. He also won the Academy Award for the Best Original Song at the 81st OSCARs and a Grammy Award for his song “Jai Ho” in collaboration with A. R. Rahman. Gulzar married the actress Rakhee in the year 1973. They have a daughter, Meghna Gulzar. The couple separated a year after their daughter was born but they were never divorced. She grew up with her father and then went on to become a director in the Film Industry. Whether it be the beautiful lyrics of songs like “Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi” or the heart touching dialogues of the movie “Anand”, Gulzar has a way of tapping our heart strings. Many authors have paid their respects to this 81 year old amazing author and lyricist and honoured him with biographies like “Company of a Poet: Gulzar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir” written by journalist Nasreen Munni Kabir , “ Echoes and Eloquences: The Life and Cinema of Gulzar” authored by Saibal Chatterjee and “Because He Is..” , which was authored by his own daughter.

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Gulzar Hindi Actor