1934 - Today


Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known professionally as Gulzar, is an Indian lyricist, poet, author, screenwriter, and film director. He 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, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gulzar has received more than 2,594,460 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 816th most popular film director.

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  • 45.02

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  • 30

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  • 1.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Gulzar ranks 818 out of 1,305Before him are Luca Guadagnino, Danis Tanović, Ralph Nelson, Catherine Hardwicke, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, and Irwin Winkler. After him are Arturo Ripstein, Souleymane Cissé, Spike Jonze, Busby Berkeley, Alexander Rou, and David Chase.

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Among people born in 1934, Gulzar ranks 270Before him are Joseph Bologna, Inger Stevens, Ole Madsen, John Keegan, Nirmala Joshi, and Anne Haney. After him are Lee Friedlander, Tonina Torrielli, Harrison Birtwistle, Gotlib, Johnny Burnette, and Michael Artin.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Gulzar ranks 63 out of 125Before him are Dev Anand (1923), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Ibn Warraq (1946), Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), and Farooq Leghari (1940). After him are Muhammad Khan Junejo (1932), Amjad Khan (1940), Firuz Shah Tughlaq (1309), Vinod Khanna (1946), Margaret Lockwood (1916), and Duleep Singh (1838).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Pakistan

Among film directors born in Pakistan, Gulzar ranks 2Before him are Yash Chopra (1932). After him are Shekhar Kapur (1945), Ramesh Sippy (1947), and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (1978).

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