Sameer (lyricist)

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Sameer
Lyricist Sameer (2).jpg
Sameer in 2006
Born Shitala Pandey, nickname Rajan
(1958-02-24) 24 February 1958 (age 58)
vill. Odaar, near Benaras, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Lyricist
Years active 1984 – present
Website Official website

Sameer (born 24 February 1958[1]) is an Indian lyricist, writing primarily for songs in Hindi language films. He is a guinness world record holder for writing most number of songs. He was awarded this honor on 17 February 2016. His father is the famed Hindi lyricist, Anjaan (Lalji Pandey). He has won three Filmfare Awards.[2] Recently, he announced his association with Tumbhi where he would nurture and review artists and their artwork.(2010). He also made an entry into the Guinness World Records for writing lyrics for most of the film songs.

Biography[edit]

Sameer, officially named Shitala Pandey, but commonly known by his nickname Rajan, was born near Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. He earned a Master of Commerce degree at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, and started a new position as a bank officer at the Central Bank of India.[2] However, a few days after joining, he left the job because, according to him, he "knew the bank was not my world".[3] To pursue a career as a lyricist, he moved to Mumbai in 1980.[3]

Career[edit]

Sameer started his career as a lyricist in 1983 with the film Bekhabar (1983).[1] The first film song he recorded was Maar Ke Kataaree Mar Jaibe for the Bhojpuri film Bairi Saawan (1984) sung by Suresh Wadkar and Preeti Sagar. In 1990, he came into prominence with hit songs in films such as Dil and Aashiqui. He won his first Filmfare Award for the song Nazar Ke Saamne in the latter. In the following decades he emerged as a leading lyricist in Bollywood, writing the lyrics for over 500 Hindi films (4,000 songs).[2][3][4]

According to Sameer, his inspirations have been lyricists Majrooh Sultanpuri and Anand Bakshi, and his father, Anjaan, a leading lyricist. He has said on several occasions that, "Whatever I am today is only because of my father."[3][4]

Sameer won two additional Filmfare Awards in 1993 and 1994; one for the song "Teri Umeed Tera Intezaar" from the movie Deewana, and second for the song "Ghunghat Ki Aad" from Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. In 1998, he won Zee Cine Award for the "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Some of his most successful songs include songs in films like Beta, Saajan, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Raja Hindustani, Anjaam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Fiza, Dhadkan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Devdas, Raaz, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Ishq Vishk, Tere Naam, Asambhav, Fida, No Entry, Aksar, Dhoom 2, Saawariya, Race, Damadamm!, Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardaar, Dabangg 2 and more.

The famous music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan chose Sameer as their lyricist for most of their works. Sameer authored more than 950 under the music composition of famous music composer duo Anand-Milind. Sameer has worked with other Music Director like Rajesh Roshan, Uttam Singh, Ilayaraja, Jatin Lalit, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, Nikhil-Vinay, Anu Malik, Aadesh Shrivastava, Anand Raj Anand, Viju Shah, A. R. Rahman, Vidyasagar, Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Monty Sharma, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Sajid-Wajid, Pritam, Sanjeev-Darshan, Sachin - Jigar, Adnan Sami etc.

Personal life[edit]

Sameer is married to Anita Pandey and the couple have three children: daughters Sanchita and Suchita, and son Siddhesh.[1] His mother, Indira Pandey, lives with them.[3]

A biography, "Sameer – A Way with Words" by Derek Bose was released by Amitabh Bachchan in 2007.[2][5]

Filmography as lyricist[edit]

Year Film Notes
2016 Teraa Surroor 3 songs- "Main Woh Chaand" , "Bekhudi" , "Wafa Ne Bewafai"
Sanam Teri Kasam 4 songs- "Sanam Teri Kasam" , "Kheech Meri Photo" , "Bewajah" , "Haal-E-Dil "
2014 Action Jackson 4 songs- "Dhoom Dhaam" , "Gangster Baby" , "Punjabi Mast" , "Chichora Piya"
Humshakals 2 songs- "Caller Tune" , "Look Into My Eyes"
The Xposé 4 songs- "Dard Dilo Ke" , "Hai Apna Dil Toh Awaara" , "Surroor" , "Sheeshe Ka Samundar"
Jai Ho 1 song- "Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenge"
2013 Krrish 3 All Songs
Dhoom 3 2 songs- "Malang Malang" , "Dhoom Machale Dhoom"
Himmatwala 3 songs- "Bum Pe Laat" , "Dokha Dokha" , "Thank God Its Friday"
2012 Dabangg 2 1 song- "Dagabaaz Re, Tore Naina Bade Dagabaaz Re"
Khiladi 786 2 songs- "Balma" , "Long Drive"
Son of Sardaar 2 songs- "Rani Tu Mein Raja" , "Tu Bichdan Kahndi Ai"
Housefull 2 All Songs
Rowdy Rathore 6 songs- "Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita" , "Chikni Kamar Pe Teri Mera Dil Fisal Gaya" ,

"Aa Re Pritam Pyare" "Chamak Challo Chel Chabeli" , "Chandaniya" , "Tera Ishq Bada Teekha".

co-lyricist Faaiz Anwar

2011 F.A.L.T.U All Songs
2010 Shaapit 4 songs- "Chahata Dil Tumko" , "Kabhi Na Kabhi" , "Tu Hai Meri Zindagi" ,

"Ajnabi Hawaayein Bekraar"

2009 Dasavathaaram All Songs
2008 Race All Songs. co-lyricist Taz, T S. Jarnail
Gumnaam – The Mystery All Songs
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love All Songs
Saawariya All Songs
Bhool Bhulaiyaa All Songs
2006 Dhoom 2 4 songs- "Crazy Kiya Re" , "Dil Lagaa Naa" , "Touch Me Don't Touch Me Soniya" , "My Name Iss Alee"
Aksar All Songs
Banaras All Songs
2005 Barsaat All Songs
No Entry All Songs
Koi Aap Sa All Songs
Main Aisa Hi Hoon All Songs
Kyon Ki All Songs
Bewafaa All Songs
2004 Fida All Songs
Dhoom All Songs
Asambhav All Songs
Bardaasht All Songs
Julie All Songs
Aan: Men at Work All Songs
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo All Songs
2003 Tere Naam All Songs
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai 9 songs- "Baba Ki Rani" , "Aapki Yaad Aaye To" , "Aap Ko Pehle Bhi Kahi Dekha Hai" ,

"Aisi Aankhe Nahi Dekhi" , "Kuchh Bhi Na Kaha" , "Dil Gaya Kam Se" , "Ishq Toh Jadu Hai"

"Kal Bade Jor Ki" , "Chhote". co-lyricist Anand Bakshi , Nitin Raikwar

Ishq Vishk All Songs
Raja Bhaiya 4 songs- "Janam Janam Jo Saath" , "Tu Jo Hans Ke Sanam" , "Kehta Hai Mera Jiya" ,

"Sunday Manao"

2002 Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai 6 songs- "Ankh Hai Bhari Bhari" , "Dil Gaya" , "Aap Jaisa Yaar Mujhe" , "Ek Duje Par Marate" ,

"Door Waadiyo Se" , "Maikade Ki Gali Mein"

Devdas 1 song- "More Piya"
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya All Songs
Dil Hai Tumhaara All Songs
Raaz All Songs
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... All Songs, except "Suraj Huaa Maddham Chaand Jalane Lagaa"
Kasoor All Songs
Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love All Songs
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai All Songs
Aashiq All Songs
Lajja All Songs
Jodi Number One 4 songs- "Yeh Pal Hame Yad Aayenge" , "Karu Kya Dekhu Rasta Teraa" ,

"Hero Ban Gaya Mai Toh Hero" "Meree Mehbuba Hain Sabse Hasin Sabse Juda"

2000 Dhadkan All Songs
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega All Songs
Shikari 5 songs- "Bahut Khubsurat Gazal" , "Chunari Ude To Aankh" , "Goraa Pareshaan Hai"

"Kudi Badi Hai Soni" , "Chali Chali Ri Gori"

1999 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai All Songs
Jaanwar 8 songs- "Paas Bulati Hai" , "Mausam Kee Tarah" , "Mere Sapno Ke Raj Kumar" , "Tujhako Naa Dekhun"

"Kasam Se" , "Chhamak Chham Chhamake" , "Janewale O Janewala" , "Maathe Pe Chamake Isake"

Sirf Tum All Songs
Gair All Songs
Mann All Songs
Sangharsh All Songs
Biwi No.1 7 songs- "Mujhe Maaf Karna Om Sai Ram " , "Aaja Na Chhu Le Meri Chunari " ,

"Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat Hai" , "Koi Bole Mujhe Aa Jaa" , "Jabse Tumhe", "Aan Milo Yaa e Se",

"Ishq Chandi Hai"

1998 Saat Rang Ke Sapne All Songs
Naseeb All Songs
Aunty No. 1 All Songs
1997 Ziddi All Songs
Dus Unreleased film
1996 Raja Hindustani 5 songs- "Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Me" , "Pardesi Pardesi Jana Nahi" , "Kitna Pyara Tujhe"

"Tere Ishq Me Nachenge" , "Puchho Zara Puchho Mujhe"

1995 Barsaat All Songs
Jai Vikraanta All Songs
Zamaana Deewana All Songs
Taqdeerwala All Songs
1994 Dilwale All Songs
Anjaam All Songs
Aatish: Feel the Fire All Songs
Laadla All Songs
1993 Rang All Songs
1992 Beta All Songs. except "Nach Mundeya" , "Yeh Do Dil Hai Chanchal"
Deewana All Songs
Inteha Pyar Ki All Songs
1991 Saathi 3 songs- "Zindagi Ki Talaash Mein Ham" , "Aaj Ham Tum O Sanam" , "Har Ghadee Bekhudee"
Afsana Pyar Ka 1 song- "Yaad Teri Aati Hai Mujhe "
Saajan All Songs
1990 Swarg All Songs
1990 Aashiqui All Songs
1983 Ek Baar Chale Aao 3 songs- "Phir Dil Ne Pukara" , "Ek Baar Chale Aao" , "Mai Hu Tere Liye"
Bekhabar Debut film as lyricist

Albums[edit]

Year Album Artist Notes
2002 Tera Chehra Adnan Sami All Songs
2006 Aap Kaa Surroor Himesh Reshammiya All Songs

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Song/Nomination Result
Filmfare Awards
2008 Best Lyrics Jab Se Tere Naina – Saawariya Nominated
2006 Best Lyrics Aashiq Banaya Aapne – Aashiq Banaya Aapne Nominated
2004 Best Lyrics Tere Naam – Tere Naam Nominated
Best Lyrics Kissi Se Tum Pyar Karo – Andaaz Nominated
2003 Best Lyrics Aapke Pyaar Mein – Raaz Nominated
2002 Best Lyrics Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Nominated
2001 Best Lyrics Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Me – Dhadkan Nominated
1999 Best Lyrics Tum Paas Aaye – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Nominated
Best Lyrics Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Nominated
1997 Best Lyrics Pardesi Pardesi – Raja Hindustani Nominated
1995 Best Lyrics Ole Ole – Yeh Dillagi Nominated
1994 Best Lyrics Ghungat Ke Aad Se – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Won
1993 Best Lyrics Teri Umeed Tera Intezar Karte Hai – Deewana Won
Best Lyrics Aisi Deewangi – Deewana Nominated
1992 Best Lyrics Mera Dil Bhi – Saajan Nominated
1991 Best Lyrics Nazar Ke Saamne – Aashiqui Won
Best Lyrics Naa Jaane Kahan Dil Kho Gaya – Dil Nominated
IIFA Awards
2009 Best Lyrics Pehli Nazar Mein –Race Nominated
2008 Best Lyrics Jab Se Tere Naina – Saawariya Nominated
2007 Best Lyrics Crazy Kiya Re – Dhoom 2 Nominated
2006 Best Lyrics Aashiq Banaya Apne – Aashiq Banaya Apne Nominated
2005 Best Lyrics Woh Tassvur Ka Aalam – Aitraaz Nominated
2004 Best Lyrics Kyun Kisi Ko – Tere Naam Nominated
Best Lyrics Main Yahan Tu Wahan – Baghban Nominated
2002 Best Lyrics Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Nominated
2001 Best Lyrics Dil Ne Ye Kaha Hai – Dhadkan Nominated
Best Lyrics Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Me – Dhadkan Nominated
Screen Awards
2013 Best Lyrics Dagabaaz re – Dabangg 2 Nominated
2001 Best Lyrics Dil Ne Ye Kaha Hai – Dhadkan Nominated
Zee Cine Awards
2011 Best Lyrics Mora Piya – Rajneeti Nominated
2005 Best LyricS Woh Tassvur Ka Aalam – Aitraaz Nominated
1999 Best Lyrics Tum Paas Aaye – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Won
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
2011 Best Lyrics Mora Piya – Rajneeti Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Official website: http://www.sameerlyricist.com/html/images/awards2.pdf
  2. ^ a b c d Siddiqui, Rana (5 April 2007). "Writing it right". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Nadar, A Ganesh (21 March 2005). "Every song has a story". Rediff. Retrieved 11 March 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Kelkar, Reshma (24 February 2007). "Saregama's birthday gift to lyricist Sameer". indiaFM. Retrieved 11 March 2008. 
  5. ^ Adarsh, Taran (19 October 2006). "Amitabh to release Sameer's biography". indiaFM. Retrieved 11 March 2008.