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post Jun 2 2005, 01:51 AM
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Anand Bakshi

Birth: 1920
Birthplace: Rawalpindi
Profession: Poet, Bollywood Film song Lyricists
Family: A wife, two sons and two daughters

Anand Bakshi is one of the lyricist who had survived severe competition and the test of times. After writing for almost 40 years and after penning more than 4000 songs he could still instill freshness in any song. He was one of those few poets who had expressed love in a multitude of ways. Be it ‘Chingari Koi Bhadke’ from Amar Prem or ‘Bholi Si Surat’ from Dil To Pagal Hai. Bakshi also added the element of possession in a romantic relationship through the song ‘Tu Mere Saamne’ from Darr and ‘Jaadu Teri Nazar’ from the same film. Here’s an insight into the life of the veteran lyricist.


Anand Bakshi was born in Rawalpindi in undivided India now Pakistan. He was an avid movie buff right from childhood and he had always dreamt of coming to Bombay and become a big shot. However he lacked the courage to tell his wish to others fearing that he might be ridiculed. At that point of time though his dream was limited to becoming a successful playback singer.

The Struggle

So passionate was Bakshi about joining the film industry that he ran away from home and joined the navy with the hope of reaching the city of his dreams. However fate had something else in store for him. The naval mutiny in Karachi ended his career in the navy. After the partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan Bakshi returned to his family in Lucknow. Although he couldn’t continue with his education his dreams were very much alive. A short stint as a telephone operator followed but he soon realized that he was meant for something else and he moved to Bombay.

Although he had arrived in the city with a bagful of dreams no body really acknowledged his presence. Dejected and disillusioned Bakshi went back to Delhi and worked as a motor mechanic. But he was unable to rid himself of his desire to be a part of the glamour world and so he returned to the city of dreams. A few senior lyricists even ridiculed him but Bakshi persisted and his persistence paid off when a chance meeting with actor Bhagwan materialized into an offer to write the lyrics for Bhagwan’s film Bada Admi. A few years later Jab Jab Phool Khile released and the song ‘Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiya Milana’ proved to be a big hit and that song made everyone notice Bakshi.

However life wasn’t exactly milk and honey for Bakshi as the struggle for survival continued even after Jab Jab Phool Khile. That was the result of groupism that existed during the late sixties and early fifties. Every music director had his or her own favorite lyricist. Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri were Shankar Jaikishan’s favorites and Shakeel Badayauni was patronized by Naushad. Even the great SD Burman refused to consider him seriously as a lyricist because he thought Bakshi was another one of those aspiring playback singers. Life was extremely difficult for the lyricist whose career had only just begun. To get into the elite group of poets was indeed a difficult exercise. His hard work and persistence finally paid off when the songs of Hariyali Aur Raasta proved to be chartbusters. The film had many timeless numbers and one of them was 'Bol Meri Taqdeer Mein Kya Hai'.

The Career Begins

It was Milan (1967) however that finally took Bakshi to the top. Songs like Sawan ka Mahina, Bol Gori Bol, Ram Kare Aisa Ho Jaye, Main to Diwaanaa and of course Hum Tum Yug Yug Geet Milan ke were hummed in every corner of the country. Anand Bakshi had arrived. And from then onwards he never looked back.

Followed a golden period for Bakshi whose association with Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and R.D. Burman led to such musical milestones like Farz (1967), Do Raaste (1969), Bobby (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Ek Duje ke Liye(1981) with the former and Kati Patang (1970), Amar Prem (1971) and Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), just to name a few, with the latter. Of these his work in Amar Prem particularly stands out and was among his favourites. Shakti Samanta heard Bakshi recite Chingari Koi Bhadke at a 'kavi samelan' and incorporated it especially into the film. Other masterpieces in this film include Bada Natkhat Hai, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Yeh Kya Hua and Raina Beeti Jaaye.

Mention must also be made of his association with filmmakers like Raj Kapoor, Shubash Ghai and Yash Chopra.

Raj Kapoor

* Bobby
* Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

Shubash Ghai

* Karz (1980)
* Hero (1983)
* Karma (1986)
* Ram Lakhan (1989)
* Saudagar (1991)
* Khalnayak (1993)
* Taal (1999)
* Yaadein (2001)

Yash Chopra

* Chandni (1989)
* Lamhe (1991)
* Darr (1993)
* Dil to Paagal Hai (1997).


Apart from being nominated innumerable amount of times for the Filmfare award Bakshi has also won the coveted trophy three times in his illustrious career. He won it for the first time in 1978 for the song ‘Aadmi Musafir Hai’ from the film Apnapan. In 1981 he won it for the song ‘Tere Mere Beech Mein’ from Ek Duje Ke Liye and after 14 years he won it for the third time in 95 for ‘Tujhe Dekha To Ye’ from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge.

Award Movie

Filmfare - 1977 Best Lyrics for Apnapan
Filmfare - 1981 Best Lyrics for Ek Duje Ke Liye
Filmfare - 1995 Best Lyrics for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Filmfare - 1999 Best Lyrics for Taal
Zee Cine - 1999 Best Lyrics for Taal
Screen - 1998 Best Lyrics for Zakhm
Screen - 1999 Best Lyrics for Taal
Screen - 2000 Best Lyrics for Mohabbatein

The Best of Anand Bakshi

All Time Hits of Anand Bakshi

Song - Track Movie
Dil kya kare Julie
Tere mere beech mein Ek Duje Ke Liye
Dhire dhire bol koi sun na le Gora Aur Kala
Aaj mausam bada Loafer
Kora kagaz tha yeh man mera Aradhana
Sawan ka mahina Milan
Badi mastani hai Jeene Ki Raah
Gir gaya jhumka Jugnu
Bane chahe dushman Dostana
Dafaliwale Sargam
Zindagi har kadam Meri Jung
Lagi aaj sawan Chandni
Tujhe dekha to yeh Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Bholi si surat Dil To Pagal Hai


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btw: bakshi sahib is nr 2 from right

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post Jun 5 2005, 10:59 PM
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Anand Bakshi wrote also great songs for Trimurti films (Gulshan Rai & Rajiv Rai)

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