Swanand Kirkire

Swanand Kirkire

Lyricist, Scriptwriter & Director

Swanand Kirkire is a lyricist, actor  playback singer, scriptwriter and assistant director for Hindi television, films and theatre. Kirkire has written four original plays, including Ek Sapnaa, which he also directed. He has written songs for more than 50 films and is a two-time winner of the National Film Award for Best Lyrics. He received his first National Film Award in 2007 for the song ‘Bande Me Tha Dum…Vande Mataram’ from the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and the second in 2009 for ‘Behti Hawaa Sa Tha Woh…’ from 3 Idiots. ‘Piyu Bole’ featured in the 2005 movie Parineeta was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Lyrics while Barfi’s ‘Aashiyam’ and ‘Manjaa’ from Kay Po Chhe were awarded IFFA and Life OK Screen awards.  



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