Bollywood music offers commentary on every facet of Indian culture, from friendship and love to politics and social concerns. The musical productions of the motion picture business continue to outperform their independent and alternative equivalents in terms of popularity and impact. As a result, Bollywood composers are among the most significant pundits in India right now. Here is the list of Top 10 Lyricists in Bollywood.
This well-known Urdu poet and lyricist broke into the entertainment business by penning television soap opera scripts, from which he later adapted language for motion pictures. His major debut as a Bollywood lyricist came in 2004 when he contributed to the critically acclaimed Chameli. The songs from the movie, especially Bhaage Re Mann, went on to become modern classics. For some of Bollywood's most lauded contemporary films, including
Jab We Met
Love Aaj Kal
, Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, Highway, and Tamasha, he has since written moving and award-winning lyrics.
Prasoon Joshi, a two-time National Film Award winner for Best Lyric, is a guy whose words have permeated every Indian's daily existence. His works are well-known to the typical Indian, from the present Prime Minister's political campaign to the Cannes-winning Thanda Matlab Coca-Cola commercial campaign. He has written award-winning Bollywood songs for movies including Black, Fanaa,
Rang De Basanti
Taare Zameen Par
, and Delhi 6.
To pursue his goal of becoming a vocalist, this National Film Award-winning lyricist moved to Mumbai from Lucknow in 1999. The long period of effort that followed included waiting in line in front of music composers' offices with sample CD recordings. He began penning songs to express his grief and anger at not being able to get work as a vocalist, but it wasn't until the movie Aamir that he finally broke through as a lyricist. His lyrics for the blockbuster song Emotional Attyachar from the legendary movie Dev D gave him an instant boost in notoriety.
Kausar Munir began her career in entertainment by penning dialogue for television programmes, making her one of the incredibly few women who have been able to make some headway in a field that is still largely male-dominated. Her words for the song Falak Tak from Tashan contributed to the development of her skill as a lyricist. Since then, she has produced several well-known songs for the movies
, and Ishaqzaade.
The award-winning screenwriter from New Delhi is responsible for some of India's best modern movies, including
Shuddh Desi Romance
Bunty Aur Babli
, and Chak De! India. His lyrics for movies like
, Johnny Gaddar, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,
Dum Maaro Dum
, and Befikre have garnered massive popularity and critical praise.
Despite producing fewer Bollywood songs than others on our list, this writer and poet's works have garnered a lot of praise from critics and fans alike. His best-known compositions are Kaari Kaari and Tu Chal from the 2016 film Pink, which won a National Film Award. Songs for movies like Hate Story 2 and Running Shaadi are among his other compositions.
Another successful lyricist and screenwriter, this time from Himachal Pradesh, relocated to Mumbai to pursue his writing career after quitting his work as a software consultant in Pune. His career as a stand-up comedian and later as a screenwriter and lyricist for Bollywood began with him working as a staff writer for the television programme The Great Indian Comedy Show.
8. Sameer Anjaan
Most of the film songs in Hindi cinema were penned by Sameer, a lyricist who holds the Guinness World Record. In several movies, including Tere Naam, Aksar, Dhoom 2, Aashiqui, Lajja, Dhadkan, Laadla, Beta, Krissh 3, and others, he has contributed his writing. He won Filmfare awards for songs like Teri Umeed Tera Intezar Karte Hai, Ghungat Ki Aad, and Nazar Ke Samne.
Swanand Kirkire, a national award winner, was recognised for two songs Bande Me Tha Dum from Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Baheti Hawa Sa Tha Vo from 3 Idiots. Piyu Bole, Bawra Mann, Aashiyan, Chaar Kadam, Mar Jayian, and many other great songs are among his compositions.
10. Anvita Dutt
The well-known and prominent female lyricist in Bollywood is Anvita Dutt. For the blockbuster movies Queen, Bachna Ae Haseena, Student of the Year,
, and Anjaana Anjani, Anvita Dutt wrote the music. She also composes lyrics and writes stories and conversations.