We all have our playlist where there are some amazing songs which we love to listen to it in the loop. It is not the music which we connect to it is the words behind the music that makes the difference to the song. Bollywood have some best lyricist who poured the heart out in the songs which we could not resist to sing. Indian film industry has heaps of talents, we have acclaimed lyricist who is ruling since past many decades. Hindi film industry also got some young talent who are also doing a great job in writing beautiful songs.
So let’s look into the list of the best lyricist in the Hindi Cinema-
Sampoorna Singh Kalra is the real name of Gulzar Saab, he is popularly known as Gulzar by his pen name. Gulzar Saab is the legendary poet-lyricist in Bollywood. His work as lyricist in Indian Cinema is commendable. Gulzar Saab has written some lyrical masterpieces songs like Tere Bina Zindagi Se, Aanewala Pal Jaane Wala Hai, Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi, Chappa Chappa, Chhaiya Chhaiya, Saathiya, Jaiho, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai, Kajra Re and Challa. As a lyricist Gulzar holds a record of getting maximum awards in this category and he won 11 Filmfare Awards in his lifetime. He is the recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award
Javed Akhtar is a mainstream songwriter in Bollywood. He has written some heart-touching song tracks which include Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh, Ek Do Teen, Sandesh Aate Hai, Radha Kaise Na Jale, Mitwa, Kal Ho Na Ho and much more. From more than decades Javed Akhtar has been ruling the industry and he has penned down many superhit songs which are beautiful and are apt for the script. For his masterpiece songs, Javed holds many prestigious awards like National Award and Filmfare Awards.
Sayeed Quadri is a standout lyricist Bollywood have. He has written songs in many films like Murder, Jism, Zeher, Kalyug, Gangster, Anwar, and Life in a Metro, Barfi, Khamoshiyan and much more. He achieved tremendous success by penning beautiful lyrics in many soulful songs. Sayeed has many priceless credits in his name.
Guinness world record holder lyricist Sameer has written most of the film songs in Hindi cinema. He has contributed his writings in many films like Tere Naam, Aksar, Dhoom 2, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, Aashiqui, Lajja, Dhadkan, Laadla, Beta,
Sanam Teri Kasam
, Krissh 3 and much more. He bagged Filmfare awards for songs like Nazar Ke Samne, Ghungat Ki Aad and Teri Umeed Tera Intezar Karte Hai.
Amitabh is also an established songwriter in Hindi cinema. He came long way in Bollywood by writing some heart-warming songs like Channa Mereya, Iktara, Tera Rasta Mein Chhodoon Na, Zaalima, Tu Safar Mera and many more. Amitabh also wrote some unconventional songs like Break up Song, Cutiepie, Haanikarak Bapu, Chikni Chameli, Offo, Emotional Attyachar and more. Indeed Amitabh has brilliant sense of writing according to the script of the movies.
Word Smith is the best word to describe the immaculate skill ofPrasoon Joshi. He received National Award for the song Maa in
Taare Zameen Par
. The lyrics in the song Maa is very touching, he made people to weep listening to this song and its beautiful lyrics. Prasoon has been songwriter for songs like Zinda, Chand Sifarish, Mere Haath Mein, Saanson Ko Saanson, and Mauka.
Hindi and Urdu Poet Irshad Kamil is best known for his songs like Ye Ishq Haaye, Katiya Ka run, Matargashti, Bulleya, Darmiyaan, Jag Ghoomiya, Manwa Lage and more. His best works are the films like
Jab We Met
, Rockstar, Sultan, Tamasha,
Love Aaj Kal
etc. Irshad is a competent songwriter whom Bollywood cherishes.
National Award winner Swanand Kirkire received an award for two songs which includes Bande Me Tha Dum from the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Baheti Hawa Sa Tha Vo from the movie 3 Idiots. He has written many best songs like Piyu Bole, Bawra Mann, Manjha, Aashiyan, Chaar Kadam, Mar Jayian and many more.
Jaideep Sahni is a screen writer as well as lyricist. He has been song writer for many super hit films which includes Befikre, Chak De India,
, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,
Shuddh Desi Romance
and many more. Jaideep Sahni has written songs from pure romantic track Tujh Mein Ran Dikhta Hai to Peppy song Nashe Se Chhad Gayi to energetic track Ek Hockey Dungi Mein Rakh Ke. Jaideep have given some everlasting lyrics in many films.
- Anvita Dutt-
Anvita Dutt is the noted and leading female lyricist in Bollywood. Anvita Dutt has written songs for the super hit films like Queen, Bachna Ae Haseena, Student of the Year,
and Anjaana Anjani. She is also a story writer, dialogue writer, and lyricist.