Gulzar Net Worth: Interesting facts, Earnings, Biography, Age, height

Gulzar Net Worth: $5 Million (Rs 35 Crores)

Real NameSampooran Singh Kalra
Date of Birth 18 August 1934
Place of Birth Dina, Punjab, India
Age:87 Years old
Occupation Lyricist, Poet, Author, Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer
Years active1971–99 (as director) (retired)
 1956–present (as lyricist)
Spouse(s)Rakhee Gulzar ​(m. 1973)​
ChildrenMeghna Gulzar
Parent(s)Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur
AwardsSahitya Akademi Award (2002) , Padma Bhushan (2004), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2013), Academy Award for Best Original Song (2008)
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Gulzar Biography:

Gulzar a well known writer, director who was born on Aug, 18, 1934 Dina, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan). 

Gulzar was born in a Sikh family as Sampooran Singh Kalra, to Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur, in Dina, Jhelum District, British India (present-day Pakistan).

In school, he had read translations of the works of Tagore which he recounted as one of his life’s turning points. Due to the partition, his family split and he had to stop his studies and come to Mumbai (then called Bombay) to support his family. Sampooran took up many small jobs in Mumbai to eke out a living, including one at a garage at Vichare motors on Bellasis road (Mumbai).

There he used to touch up accident-damaged cars by mixing shades of paint, in his own words “I had a knack for colours”. His father rebuked him for being a writer initially. He took the pen name Gulzar Deenvi and later simply Gulzar.

In an interview with Rajyasabha TV, he recounted enjoying his work as a painter as it allowed him a lot of time to simultaneously read, write, attend college and be involved with the PWA (Progressive Writers Association).

Gulzar career:

Gulzar 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 third-highest civilian award in India,he Sahitya Academy Award, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema.

He has won 5 several Indian National Film Awards, 22 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award.

Gulzar writes stories, poetry, dialogues and scripts. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam during the 1970s, TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. He also directed Kirdaar in 1993.

For the peace campaign Aman ki Asha, jointly started by India’s and Pakistan’s leading media houses, Gulzar wrote the anthem “Nazar Main Rehte Ho“, which was recorded by Shankar Mahadevan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Gulzar has written ghazals for Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh’s albums “Marasim” (1999) and “Koi Baat Chale” (2006 )

Gulzar primarily writes in Urdu and Punjabi; besides several other languages such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. His poetry is in the Triveni type of stanza.

His poems are published in 3 compilations; Chand Pukhraaj Ka, Raat Pashminey Ki and Pandrah Paanch Pachattar.

His short stories are published in Raavi-paar (also known as Dustkhat in Pakistan) and Dhuan (smoke).

Gulzar Wife, Daughter:

Gulzar is married to actress Raakhee. They have a daughter, Meghna Gulzar.

Meghna Gulzar grew up with her parents 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.