Gulshan Nanda (born in 1929 as per the records of Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab & died on November 16, 1985) was a popular Indian novelist and screenwriter. Many of his novels were adapted into Hindi films in the 1960s and 1970s, including more than a dozen big hits of the period - Kaajal (1965), Kati Patang (1970), Khilona (1970), Sharmeelee (1971) and Daag (1973). His stories encompassed a range of themes, from social issues and romance to action thrillers. He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Story six times, for Kaajal (1965), Neel Kamal (1968), Khilona (1970), Kati Patang (1970), Naya Zamana (1971) and Mehbooba (1976). His sons Rahul and Himanshu Nanda are veteran publicity designers for Bollywood and conceived the concept of Akshay Kumar starrer, Patiala House (2011) 
|1964||Phoolon Ki Sej||Yes||Andhere Chirag novel|
|1966||Sawan Ki Ghata||Yes||Yes||Shakthi Samanta|
|1967||Patthar Ke Sanam||Yes|
|Khilona||Yes||Won Filmfare Best Movie Award|
|1973||Daag||Yes||Yash Chopra debut as producer|
|Jheel Ke Us Paar||Yes||Yes|
|Mehbooba||Yes||Yes||Sisakate Saaz novel|
|1983||Bade Dil Wala||Yes|
- Datta, p. 750
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