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Name: Gulzar
Occupation: Music Department
Gender: Male
Height: 168 cm (5' 7'')
Birth Day: August 18, 1934
Age: 88
Birth Place:  Dina, Punjab, British India, Not Known
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Height: 168 cm (5' 7'')
Weight: 65 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: White
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A


Wife/Spouse Rakhee (Actress)
Gulzar With His Wife Raakhee
Affairs / Girlfriends Meena Kumari
Children Son- Not Known
Daughter- Meghna Gulzar (Bosky)
Gulzar with Meghna Gulzar
ParentsFather- Makhan Singh Kalra
Mother- Sujan Kaur
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known


Gulzar was born on August 18, 1934 in  Dina, Punjab, British India, Not Known (88 years old). Gulzar is a Music Department, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Gulzarnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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Biography Timeline


After writing dialogues and screenplay for films such as Aashirwad, Anand and Khamoshi, Gulzar directed his first film Mere Apne (1971). The film was a remake of Tapan Sinha's Bengali film Apanjan (1969). Meena Kumari played the lead role of Anandi Devi, an old widow caught in between the local fights of unemployed and tormented youngsters. Anandi Devi's death in one of the fights makes them realise the futility of violence. The film was rated "Above Average" at the box office. He then directed Parichay and Koshish. Parichay was based on a Bengali novel, Rangeen Uttarain by Raj Kumar Maitra and inspired from the Hollywood film The Sound of Music. He wrote the story of Koshish based on the struggle faced by a deaf-dumb couple wherein Sanjeev Kumar won National Film Award for Best Actor. In 1973, he directed Achanak, inspired by the 1958 murder case KM Nanavati v State of Maharashtra, and the story writer Khwaja Ahmad Abbas earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Story. Later he directed Aandhi, based on the Hindi novel "Kaali Aandhi" by Kamleshwar. Along with various wins and nominations, the film also won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. Although the film was believed to be based on the life of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the film was based on life of Tarkeshwari Sinha. In the 1975's emergency, the film was banned from theatres. His next film Khushboo was based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Pandit Mashay. His Mausam, which won the National Award for 2nd Best Feature Film, Filmfare Best Movie and Filmfare Best Director awards, along with other six Filmfare nominations, was loosely based on the story "Weather", from the novel, The Judas Tree, by A.J. Cronin. His 1982 film Angoor was based on Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors.


In 1988, Gulzar directed an eponymous television serial Mirza Ghalib, starring Naseeruddin Shah and broadcast on Doordarshan. Later he also directed Tahreer Munshi Premchand Ki about the novels of Premchand.


Gulzar is married to actress Raakhee. The couple has a daughter, Meghna Gulzar. Meghna Gulzar grew up with her mother and father and, after completing her graduation in filmmaking from New York University, went on to become a director of films such as Filhaal, Just Married, Dus Kahaniyaan, Talvar, Raazi, and Chhapaak (for which Gulzar wrote the lyrics) and authored the biography of her father Gulzar, in 2004.


In April 2013, Gulzar was appointed as the Chancellor of the Assam University.


As on 2019, Gulzar has won a total of 36 awards and honours, including 5 National Film Awards, 21 Filmfare Awards, 1 Academy Award for Best Original Song (2008), 1 Grammy Award (2010), 2002 Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu, Padma Bhushan (2004), and 2013 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Rakhee Gulzar Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Gulzar is 88 years, 9 months and 14 days old. Gulzar will celebrate 89th birthday on a Friday 18th of August 2023. Below we countdown to Gulzar upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

84th birthday - Saturday, August 18, 2018

Happy 84th Birthday to Gulzar: 5 short poems for the 21st century revoluntionary | The Express Tribune

Gulzar’s love for both Urdu and Pakistan is well-known. These poems put him on par Iqbal, Faiz and Ahmad Faraz.

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83rd birthday - Friday, August 18, 2017

Gulzar's gets the best gift on his 83rd birthday, what is it?

Gulzar's gets the best gift on his 83rd birthday, what is it?

82nd birthday - August 18, 2016

On His 82nd Birthday On August 18 Gulzar Saab As I Know Him  - SKJ Bollywood News

Latest entertainment news, Movie Reviews and Bollywood gossip

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81st birthday - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trivenis: On Gulzar’s 81st birthday, twelve poems in a form of his invention

A unique three-line format in which the third adds an unexpected dimension to the first two.

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80th birthday - Monday, August 18, 2014

Birthday Special: 10 of Gulzar saab's best songs

Birthday Special: 10 of Gulzar saab's best songs - Gulzar saab's words are magical. Ethreal poetry and Gulzar are synonyms. Be it his writing or direction, Gulzar saab presented a different side to every emotion, and brought new meaning to every situation. He can say very convoluted things in simple words and can make simple inscrutable. It's up to you, what you like. Today on his 80th birthday, we bring you some of his best songs in Bollywood... 1. Mora Gora Ang Lai Le (Bandini)

Gulzar 80th birthday timeline
79th birthday - Sunday, August 18, 2013

Exclusive chat with Bhupendra Singh on 79th birthday of Gulzar

Bhupendra Singh spoke exclusively to News Nation on the 79th birthday of famous poet, lyricist and Director Gulzar.

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78th birthday - Saturday, August 18, 2012

On the occasion of 78th birthday of the poetic maestro Gulzar, Saregama has come out with a detailed infographic on his life, work and achievements. | Dumkhum®

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