Shailendra is a renowned lyricist of Hindi cinema. His real name is Shankardas Kesrilal. He has left a legacy behind which is unmatched till date. He has written many hit songs which not only became famous in India but also in abroad. Shailendra was born in Rawalpindi then his family moved to Mathura. However, his ancestral roots were from Aara district of Bihar. He did his schooling from Kishore Raman School where he ended up meeting with Indra Bahadur Khare, a famous poet, and writer. They both furnished their art of poetry with each other.

After few years, Shailendra went to Bombay to pursue a career in Bollywood. In Bombay, during the struggle period, he worked as an apprentice in Matunga workshop. During this period, he wrote many poems. He started participating in mushaira to continue his passion and one day when he was singing “Jalta hai Punjab”, he was lucky enough to get the attention of the then superstar Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor was a renowned actor, director, and pro >> Read More... . Raj Kapoor offered a sum of money to Shailendra for his poetry but he refused as being a part of IPTA team, he was against of mainstream cinema. However, he had to join hands with Raj Kapoor when he was in much need of money.

Shailendra and the music composers, Shankar-Jaikishan gave many hits including Awara Hoon, Ramaiya Vastavaiya Click to look into! >> Read More... , Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh, Gata Rahe Mera Dil, Piya Tose Naina Lage Re, Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Dost Dost Na Raha, Khoya Khoya Chand Khoya Khoya Chand is a love story of a sincere, ob >> Read More... , Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua Hai, Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh, Jhoomti Chali Hawa and many more songs. In 1961, Shailendra invested a heavy sum of money in the production of the movie, “Teesri Kasam” starring Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman She took birth in a Tamil Urdu speaking Muslim fam >> Read More... , directed by Basu Bhattacharya Bio coming soon... >> Read More... and unfortunately it turned out to be a failure at the box office. However, it won National Award for Best Feature film.

Consequently, Shailendra developed an alcohol addiction and with constant anxiety and a huge financial loss, he lost his life. His son, Shaily Shailendra (at that time just 17 years of age) completed his father’s half-written song, Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan when Raj Kapoor asked him as this song was to be included in the movie, “Mera Naam Joker”. This song became a huge success and the movie “Mera Naam” Joker also did very well at the box office. Shailendra won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist thrice for songs Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai, Sab Kuch Seekha Humne and Main Gau Tum Sab Soo Jao.

Hasrat Jaipuri Hindi Actor

Hasrat Jaipuri

Hasrat Jaipuri was an Indian poet and a bollywood lyricist who wrote not only in Hindi language but also in Urdu language . He was named Iqbal Hussain on his birth on 15th april 1922 ,in Jaipur. He studied English till medium level and later acquired perfection in Urdu and Persian with the help of his grandfather , Fida Hussain. At the age of twenty, he fell in love with a neighbourhood girl with exquisite beauty named as Radha. Neither religion nor caste could dominate their love. According to him, it is not necessary that a muslim boy should love only muslim girl. He himself said that he may have acquired perfection in poetry from his grandfather but the lesson of love was taught by Radha to him. At the age of twenty two, Hasrat Jaipuri came to Mumbai . He worked as a bus conductor earning merely eleven rupees monthly. During that time he used to participate in mushairas. As he followed his passion , success started following him. Once , at mushaira Prithviraj Kapoor noticed him. He recommended him to his son Raj Kapoor , who was planning a musical love story , Barsaat. This film proved to be a ladder of success for jaipuri who wrote the song ‘ jiya bekaraar hai’ for this film. Soon, his relationship with Raj Kapoor started blossoming. He wrote lyrics for all Raj Kapoor films till 1971. Unfortunately, due to failure of mera naam joker and many more, Raj Kapoor turned to other lyricists . subsequently, ram teri ganga maili, and sangam happened that bought back the real flavour of Hasrat . He wrote yh mera prem patra padkr tum naraz na hona and made him regained the past memories of his love. He regarded the love letter in the song to the real love letter that he wrote to Radha , his wife. He worked with many popular celebrities at that time and also wrote a screenplay for movie hulchul. During the tenure he was awarded filmfare award for best lyricist -1972 for zindagi ka safar and filmfare award for best lyricist- 1996 for baharon phool barsao and Josh malihabaadi award from urdu conference. Hard work with passion drived him towards success in bollywood as a lyricist . He has gone down as immortal in history of bollywood songs. His poetry as well as compostitions give us reflection of a mixture of both hindi as well as urdu language. With his excellence in art, he is called as ‘shayar’ in Indian society. Inspite of getting a steep rise in bollywood , he largely remained down to earth .also, his wife Radha, helped him remained same despite having huge name and fame. On advised by his wife, he saved enough in property lived with his savings in his oldage. We lost the gem writer on 17th September 1999, but he is alive in hearts of many those who inspired art .


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.

Majrooh Sultanpuri Hindi Actor