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Highest Rated: 75% The Joyless Street (1925)

Lowest Rated: 62% Mirzya (2016)

Birthday: Not Available

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After working in the industry primarily as lyricist for some years, he made his directorial debut with Mere Apne (1971). A winner of 20 Filmfare Awards, eleven of which he won as Best Lyricist. Winner of five National Film Awards. Has been awarded both the Dabasaheb Phalke Award and the Sahitya Akademi, the highest honours in filming and literature in India. Appointed chancellor of the Assam University in 2013.

Highest Rated Movies



62% Mirzya Screenwriter 2016
No Score Yet Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dus Kahaniyaan Screenwriter $0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Beyond Partition Actor 2006
No Score Yet Koi Baat Chale Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pinjar Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Mere Apne Director 2000
No Score Yet Hu Tu Tu Director 1999
No Score Yet Chachi 420 Screenwriter 1997
No Score Yet Maachis Director Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Lekin... Director 1990
No Score Yet Mirza Ghalib Director 1988
No Score Yet Ijaazat (Guest) Screenwriter Director 1987
No Score Yet Angoor Screenwriter Director 1982
No Score Yet Mausam Director 1975
No Score Yet Khushboo Director 1975
No Score Yet Aandhi Director 1975
No Score Yet Chupke Chupke Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Anand Screenwriter 1970
75% The Joyless Street Producer 1925
No Score Yet Achanak Director Screenwriter


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