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Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known professionally as Gulzar or Gulzar Saab, 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 Academy 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 3,013,918 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gulzar is the 871st most popular film director (down from 819th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Pakistani Film Director.

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Among film directors, Gulzar ranks 871 out of 1,580Before him are Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Jean Grémillon, Stephen Sommers, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Nolan, and Roy Ward Baker. After him are Gérard Krawczyk, Štefan Uher, Leopold Lindtberg, Iwao Takamoto, Preston Sturges, and James Foley.

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Among people born in 1934, Gulzar ranks 285Before him are Johnny Haynes, Lasse Mårtenson, Glenn Davis, Galina Bystrova, Tomás Eloy Martínez, and Humberto Tozzi. After him are Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Phil Ramone, Ole Madsen, Sergio Balanzino, Héctor De Bourgoing, and Francisco J. Ayala.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Gulzar ranks 62 out of 158Before him are Malala Yousafzai (1997), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948), L. K. Advani (1927), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), and Amjad Khan (1940). After him are Farooq Leghari (1940), Kader Khan (1937), Vinod Khanna (1946), Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry (1904), Raaj Kumar (1926), 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), Chetan Anand (1915), Ramesh Sippy (1947), and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (1978).