Kaifi Azmi is born as Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi. He is a famous poet, songwriter, and lyricist. He was born on January 14, and the year 1919. He was born in Azamgarh district of United Province (British India), now Uttar Pradesh, India. His wife's name is ShaukatKaifi. They have two children. They have a daughter and a son.
His son name is Baba Azmi, who is an Indian cinematographer. His daughter name is Shabana Azmi, who is an Indian actor for television, movie, And Theater. Kaifi was born in a Shia Muslim family in the village name as Mizwaa. Kaifi is a famous Urdu poet. He has combined the Urdu Literature with the Indian motion pictures. He also joins the Mushairas.
He has participated in the mushairas with the PirzadaQasim, Jon Elia. He has well established himself for the poetry, literature, and Films. He did ghazal writing at the age of eleven ‘Itna to Zindagi Mein Kisi ki khalal pade.’ At the time ‘Quit India Movement,’ in the year 1942 he drops his studies of Persian and Urdu. After this, he has joined the ‘Communist Party of India' in the year 1943 and became a ‘Marxist' at the age of 19.
Kaifi has a very great leadership quality. After some time, he did the membership of ‘Progressive Writers' Movement' of India. He joined textile mills of Kanpur and stayed there for sometimes. After this, he gains the membership of Ali Sardar Jafri's paper ‘Quami Jung' to writing the poetry in the year 1943. Kaifi likes to write the lyrics. He wrote the first lyrics for the movie ‘Buzdil' in the year 1952.
The director name of the movie is ShahidLateef. His famous song for the film AakhriKhat, Haqeeqat, HansteZakhm, Arth, Shama, KaagazKePhool, Shola Aur Shabnam, and Anupama. He also writes the lyrics for film ‘HeerRanzha,’ whose director is
. He is the winner of National Award and Filmfare Award for the screenplay and dialogue for ‘Gram Hawa.' The director of the film is Sathyu. This film is the masterpiece of Sathyu.
Kaifi is the only Urdu poet who owns the most number of Awards. He is the winner of ‘Padma Shri,' ‘SahityaAkademi Award,' ‘SahityaAkademi Fellowship,' ‘Maharashtra Gaurav award by government of Maharashtra,' ‘YashBhartiya Award by Government of Uttar Pradesh,' ‘Delhi government State Award,' ‘Soviet Land Nehru Award,' ‘Afro-Asian Writers Lotus Award.' He did honor ship in Doctorate from the Purvanchal University, and Agra University.