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.