Irshad Kamil

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Irshad Kamil
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Kamil at Delhi Poetry Festival on 19 January 2013
Born (1971-09-05) 5 September 1971 (age 43)
Malerkotla, Sangrur district, Punjab, India
Occupation Lyricist, poet
Website
http://www.irshadkamil.com/

Irshad Kamil is an Indian Hindi/Urdu poet and lyricist.[1] He has written songs for many Bollywood hits like Jab We Met, Chameli, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar,[2] Aashiqui 2 and Raanjhnaa.

Early life[edit]

Irshad Kamil was born and brought up in a Muslim family at Malerkotla, Sangrur district, Punjab, India. He holds a Ph.D in Urdu/Hindi Poetry.

Career[edit]

Kamil started his career by writing for television in 1998. After writing scripts for soaps such as Na Jaiyo Pardes and Kahan Se Kahan Tak, his first assignment in Mumbai was writing dialogue for Manish Goswami’s Kartavya. Soon followed Drishtaant, a serial produced and directed by Pankaj Kapur. Brought to Mumbai by producer Lekh Tandon, Kamil later worked with musician Sandesh Shandilya.[3] Kamil has won several awards for songs like Chor Bazari and Aaj Din Chadheya from Love Aaj Kal. He also wrote the lyrics for Imtiaz Ali's 2011 release Rockstar for which he has also been awarded the Filmfare Award for best lyrics for song Naadaan Parindey . Kamil has also been associated with English journalism.

Books[edit]

Irshad Kamil's poem has been featured in couple of poetry anthologies(English) by Poets Corner Group listed below

1. Musings: Mosaic - It featured 53 poets which include Gulzar, Shashi Tharoor, Deepti Naval, Dr.Sukrita Kumar Paul apart from Kamil.

2. Inklinks - Featured 153 poets in total which also include A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Gulzar, Ruskin Bond, Tabish Khair, Vikram Seth, Shekhar Kapur, etc.

3. Lamhey - It featured almost 80 poets which include Gulzar, Rahat Indori apart from Kamil.


Filmography[edit]

Movie Release date Status
I 2014 Forthcoming
Raja Natwarlal 29 August 2014 Released
Kochadaiyaan 23 May 2014 Released
Highway 21 February 2014 Released
Gunday 14 February 2014 Released
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero 20 September 2013 Released
Raanjhnaa 21 June 2013 Released
Aashiqui 2 26 April 2013 Released
Special Chabbis 8 February 2013 Released
Kaanchi 15 August 2013 Released
Son of Sardaar 13 November 2012 Released
Cocktail 13 July 2012 Released
Jodi Breakers 24 February 2012 Released
Rockstar 11 November 2011 Released
Mausam 23 September 2011 Released
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan 9 September 2011 Released
Kucch Luv Jaisaa 27 May 2011 Released
Yamla Pagla Deewana 14 January 2011 Released
Action Replayy 5 November 2010 Released
Aakrosh 15 October 2010 Released
Anjaana Anjaani 1 October 2010 Released
We Are Family 3 September 2010 Released
Help 13 August 2010 Released
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 30 July 2010 Released
Khatta Meetha 23 July 2010 Released
Tum Milo Toh Sahi 2 April 2010 Released
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? 26 February 2010 Released
De Dana Dan 27 November 2009 Released
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 6 November 2009 Released
Fast Forward 25 September 2009 Released
Toss 28 August 2009 Released
Love Aaj Kal 31 July 2009 Released
Hum Phirr Mileinge... 19 June 2009 Released
Aa Dekhen Zara 27 March 2009 Released
Kutti Chetan and Friends 2009 Released
A Wednesday! 5 September 2008 Released
Thodi Life Thoda Magic 27 June 2008 Released
Bhram 4 April 2008 Released
Tulsi 18 January 2008 Released
Jab We Met 26 October 2007 Released
Dhol 21 September 2007 Released
Kaisay Kahein 24 August 2007 Released
Gafla 6 October 2006 Released
Ahista Ahista 18 August 2006 Released
Neal 'n' Nikki 9 December 2005 Released
Karam 12 March 2005 Released
Socha Na Tha 4 March 2005 Released
Shabd 4 February 2005 Released
Chameli 9 January 2004 Released

References[edit]

4. ^http://movies.rediff.com/report/2009/nov/09/meet-lyricist-irshad-kamil.htm

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