Poetry is what Talat Aziz lives for. Talat is one of the most famous Urdu language poets in the Indian Entertainment Industry; not only fancied over here (India), but also respected in other countries such as Pakistan, USA, and United Kingdom. He did numerous shows (concerts) in these countries.

Talat Aziz belongs to a noble and respectful family. He was conceived on November eleventh 1956, in Hyderabad, India. Since youth, he used to write poetry, and in a meeting he said that his family had enormous influence in making him a fine craftsman. They used to have Mehfils, in which everybody from the family who thought they could write poetry, used to present their work. He was Mehdi Hassan's student (a fine and skilled craftsman) and learned music from him. The motivation behind why he got so prominent in the business so early was that he began learning music from an extremely young age. Other than this he got his Bachelor of Commerce degree from The Indian Institute of Management and Commerce.

Talat Aziz has composed music for some Indian TV serials and a few movies as well. made him move to Mumbai in 1976, he called him a crude precious stone, which needs to be sliced in order to make it sparkle glaringly. Despite the fact that for a long time he needed to battle for work, he finally composed and sang ghazals in Bollywood Movies, such as Umrao Jaan Click to look into! >> Read More... (1981), in which the fundamental lead was played by Rekha, and Bazaar (1982).

Talat likes to compose, and read. He is a gigantic aficionado of Pakistani writer Faiz Ahmad Faiz and loves to peruse his lyrics. He said, "Writing takes all my stresses off my psyche, acts as a sort of refreshment for me."
Prasoon Joshi Hindi Actor

Prasoon Joshi

Prasoon Joshi is an Indian poet, writer, lyricist and also an advertising guru. He is also the President of the McCann Worldgroup in South Asia and the CEO of McCann Wordgroup in India. He won the Best Lyricist award at the Filmfare for two consecutive times from 2007 to 2008. In year 2014, he received the same award for the biographical sports drama film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He also won the Best Lyricist award at the National Film Award twice; one for Aamir Khan’s drama film, Taare Zameen Par and another one for the historical war drama film, Chittagong.Prasoon was born on September 16, 1971 in Uttarakhand, India and spent most of his childhood days in Almora. His father is D.K. Joshi, a PCS Officer and his mother is Sushma Joshi, a political science lecturer who has been part of the All India Radio for over 30-years. Prasoon starter his career in writing at the early age of 17. He wrote his first book, Main Aur Woh which was inspired by Thus Spake Zarathustra by Frederich Nietzsche. Subsequently, he wrote two more books which established him as an author. He launched his book, Sunshine Lanes on January 2013 at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He studied Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Physics until he was elected to took a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Institute of Management Technology in Ghaziabad, India. At the same time, he decided to start his venture in advertising.Prasoon started his career in one of the leading agencies worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather in New Delhi. For more than a decade, he worked as a Creative Star and became an Executive Creative Director in the leading office in Mumbai. In 2002, he also worked as the Executive Vice President and the National Creative Director of the global advertising agency, the McCann Erikson and later became the Regional Creative Director for South and South East Asia. In 2006, he was promoted as the Executive Chairman for the McCann Worldgroup India and also, the Asia Pacific’s Regional Creative Director.He has done a series of advertisements including his campaigns for LG, NDTV India, Saffola, Marico, Perfetti and the Coca-Cola campaign who won in the Cannes along with Aamir Khan. His television commercial for Happydent was still notable and considered as the best ad in India until now. Prasoon was later called as ‘The Ad Guru of India’. Some of the award-winning advertising ads that he did were for brands like Cadbury, Close-Up, Coke, Ponds, Asian Paints, CNN IBN: India rising and more. He also donned several advertising for the public including the Pulse Polio, Anti Child Abuse, UN Millennium Goals: Anti Poverty Campaign and more.He was debuted as a film lyricist in the critically acclaimed Lajja by Rajkumar Santoshi. This led him to Yash Chopra’s romantic comedy film, Hum Tum from where he gained the Best Lyricist award for Saanson Ko… at the 2005 Screen Award and a nomination for the same award, for the song, Hum Tum at the 2005 Zee Cine Awards; followed by a series of Bollywood films like Delhi 6, Fanaa, Black, Rang De Basanti and more. He also penned the soundtrack on Aamir Khan’s starrer film, Rang De Basanti. He also worked on the dialogue of the film and this became his debut in screenwriting. In 2006, he also penned the lyrics of the music from the box-office romantic crime drama film, Fanaa. Prasoon won the Best Lyricist awards for the song, Chand Sifarish at the Filmfare and IIFA Awards in 2007. He also wrote the lyrics for the song, Maa in Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par in 2008. Prasoon has won the significant National Award for two times; one is from the film, Taare Zameen Par and the other one for Chittagong in 2013.This year, Prasoon Joshi will be the very first Asian to become the Chairman of the Cannes titanium Jury. He was also one of the juries in the reality singing competition show, Dhoom Macha De which was aired on NDTV Imagine in 2007. He has won over 200 national and international award for his advertising work, as a lyricist and as a scriptwriter. He was married to Aparna, an advertising professional with whom she met at O&M Delhi and her daughter’s name is Aishaanya.

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Swanand Kirkire

Swanand Kirkire is a multi-talented personality of Bollywood. He is an actor, lyricist, writer and singer. He was born in 1970 in Indore, India. He belongs to a Marathi-speaking family. His father, Chintamani, and mother, Neelambari, were both classical singers. Swanand, however, had no formal training on singing. His father worked at a public bank and his mother worked at a university. He spent his childhood in Indore and then move to Delhi, where he completed his graduation in Commerce. After graduation, he got a marketing job of selling Eureka Forbes Vacuum Cleaner. Later, he graduated from the National School of Drama in 1996. He started acting in theatre afterwards. He was a crazy about films and used to bunk schools for seeing movies. During his theatre days he had written and directed a play on the Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh. He started his acting career as a lyricist, assistant director, actor and singer in the film ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ in 2003. The song ‘Bawra Mann Dekhne Chala Sapna’ of this film, which he and written and sang, was a huge hit. As a Lyricist, he also became famous for his songs ‘Bande Me Tha Dum....Vande Mataram’ from ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, ‘Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh’ from ‘3 Idiots’, and ‘Piyu Bole’ from ‘Parineeta’. He won the National awards for ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2007) and ‘3 Idiots’ (2009) as Best Lyricist. For the film ‘Parineeta’ (2005) he won the Film Fare Nomination as the Best Lyricist. He also won the Screen Awards for the song ‘Manjha’ from the film ‘Kai Po Che’ (2013). He has acted in television as well. In television, his noted performance was in the serial ‘Talaash’. As an actor, he performed in the films ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’(2003) directed by Sudhir Mishra, ‘Chameli’ (2004) directed by Anant Balani, ‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)’ directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, etc. He was a Dialogue Writer and Associate Director for a number of ‘Chameli’ and other films as well. He is a workaholic, simple and happy guy. The famous poet Gulzar is his idol. His mother also inspires him a lot. He is very emotional.  He is still single and is waiting for the right person. He is fighting for the royalty of lyricists, along with the famous lyricist Javed Akhtar. A multitalented person like Swanand is an asset to Bollywood.

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Swanand Kirkire Hindi Actor