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Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Oscar-winning Indian film director, lyricist and poet. Born in Jhelum District in British India his family moved to India after partition. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004, the... Read More

BornSampooran Singh Kalra
18 August 1934 (age 85)
Dina, Punjab, British India
(present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
OccupationFilm director, lyricist, screenwriter, producer, poet, author
Years active1971–99 (as director) (retired)
1956–present (as lyricist)
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