Manoj Muntashir

Manoj Muntashir (born Manoj Shukla, 27 February 1976), is an Indian lyricist, poet and screenwriter. Following script writing for Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of British Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, he wrote several successful Hindi songs for films. These have included "Galliyan", "Tere Sang Yaara", "Kaun Tujhe", "Dil Meri Na Sune", "Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga" and "Teri Mitti".

Manoj Muntashir
Manoj Muntashir on Aaj Tak.jpg
Muntashir on Aaj Tak, 2019
Manoj Shukla

Amethi (1976-02-27) 27 February 1976 (age 45)
EducationAllahabad University
OccupationLyricist, poet

He wrote the Hindi scripts for the dubbed productions of the Telugu film Baahubali 2 and was subsequently commissioned to do the same for the Hollywood production of Black Panther.

Manoj Muntashir was born on 27 February 1976 as Manoj Shukla into a farming family in Gauriganj, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India, where he attended a convent school.[1][2] After graduating from Allahabad University in 1999 he moved to Mumbai to seek work, and subsequently entered the TV and film scene following an opportunity given to him by Amitabh Bachchan to write for Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of British Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?[3][4][5]

Muntashir has written the lyrics of several Hindi film songs including "Galliyan" from Ek Villain,[6] "Tere Sang Yaara" from Rustom,[7] "Kaun Tujhe" from M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story[8] and "Dil Meri Na Sune" from the film "Genius".[9]

He has frequently voiced concerns with regards to acknowledgments to song and script writers. His lyrics to "Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga"(2017), a song which registered more than four million views through unofficial versions prior to its official release, were originally compiled for his wife in 2001.[10][11] When he failed to receive acknowledgement for the song, he voiced that he didn't "know why certain people can't accept an age old fact that lyricists have an equal amount of contribution in making a song successful".[12] Following a nomination for the 2020 Filmfare award for best lyrics for the song 'Teri Mitti' from the 2019 film Kesari, he tweeted his disappointment when the award went to someone else.[13]

He has written scripts for India's Got Talent and Indian Idol Junior, and worked with other artists including Anu Malik, Amaal Mallik, Himesh Reshammiya and Sonu Nigam. Muntashir wrote the Hindi dialogues for Baahubali 2, dubbing the words in Hindi to match the lip movements which spoke in Telugu.[14][15] Later, he was commissioned to do the same for the Hollywood film, Black Panther.[6]

His awards have included the Yash Bharti Award,[2] the IIFA Awards and Radio Mirchi Music Awards.[16] In 2019, he published a book titled Meri Fitrat Hai [2]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Song/nomination Result
Indian Telly Awards
2014 Best Script India's Got Talent Won[17]
IIFA Awards
2015 Best Lyrics GalliyanEk Villain Won[18]
2018 Best Lyrics Mere Rashke Qamar -Baadshaho Won[19]
Star Guild Award
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan –Ek Villain Won[citation needed]
Hungama Surfers Choice Award
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan –Ek Villain Won[citation needed]
Radio Mirchi Music Awards
2015 Best Album Ek Villain Won[citation needed]
Arab Indo Bollywood Awards
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan –Ek Villain Won[citation needed]
The Indian Icon Film Awards
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan –Ek Villain Won[citation needed]
2016 Best Lyrics Tere Sang Yara –Rustom Won[citation needed]
Uttar Pradesh Gauraw Samman
2016 Best Lyricist Won[citation needed]
Yash Bharti Award
2016 State Honor (Uttar Pradesh) Highest State Honor Won[citation needed]
Mirchi Music Awards
2014 Lyricist of The Year "Galliyan" from Ek Villain Nominated[20]
Album of The Year Ek Villain
Listeners' Choice Album of the Year Won[21]
2016 Album of The Year Kapoor & Sons Nominated
2018 Re-Created Song of the Year Sanu Ik Pal from Raid Won[22]


Year Title Number of songs Record label Composer
2021 Bhuj: The Pride of India TBA T-Series Arko,Lijo George - Dj Chetas
Lut gaye 1 Tanishk Bagchi
Koi Jaane Na 3 Rochak Kohli
2019 Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna 1 Jeet Gannguli
Kesari 3 Zee Music Arko
Kabir Singh 1 T-Series Vishal Mishra
Notebook 1
Why Cheat India 2 Rochak Kohli
2018 Loveyatri Tanishk Bagchi
Batti Gul Meter Chalu Rochak Kohli
Genius 3 Tips Music Himesh Reshammiya
Humnava Mere (Single) 1 T-series Rocky-Shiv
Gal Sun (Single) Akhil Sachdeva
Oh Humsafar (Single) Tony Kakkar
Raid 2 Tanishk Bagchi
Hate Story 4 3 Mithoon, Arko, Tanishk Bagchi
Aiyaary Rochak Kohli, Ankit Tiwari
2017 Naam Shabana Rochak Kohli, Meet Bros
Baadshaho 6 Tanishk Bagchi, Ankit Tiwari, Abhijit Vaghani
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 5 Lahari Music & T Series (Telugu & Tamil) Zee Music Company (Hindi) Manorama Music (Malayalam) M. M. Keeravani
Half Girlfriend 4 Zee Music Mithoon
Kaabil 2 T-Series Rajesh Roshan
Noor 1 Amaal Mallik
2016 Aap Se Mausiiquii ft. Himesh Reshammiya 25 T-Series and HR Musik Limited Himesh Reshammiya
Tumhe Dillagi by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 1 T-Series
Wajah Tum Ho Mithoon
Pyaar Manga Hai ft. Armaan Malik Abhijit Vaghani
Do Chaar Din (Rahul Vaidya ft. Jeet Gannguli)
Gajanan (Jeet Gannguli)
Maiya Teri Jai Jaikaar ft. Arijit Singh
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story 8 Amaal Mallik
Akira 3 Vishal–Shekhar
Rustom 10 Zee Music Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Raghav Sachar
Junooniyat 2 T-Series Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli
Tum Bin II 8 Ankit Tiwari
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani 1 Amaal Mallik
Waiting Zee Muzic Mikey Mccleary
Rocky Handsome T-Series Sunny Bawra, Inder Bawra
Kapoor & Sons Sony Music India Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Jai Gangaajal 9 Zee Muzic Salim–Sulaiman
Sanam Re 3 T-Series Amaal Mallik, Jeet Gannguli
Mastizaade 1 Amaal Mallik
Wazir Ankit Tiwari
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning 8 Zee Muzic M.M. Kreem
Hate Story 3 1 T-Series Boman
Sonu Nigam: Aa Bhi Jaa Tu Kahin Se Jeet Gannguli
Anmoll Mallik: Lamhein Vevo
Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main T-Series Amaal Mallik
Phir Se: Dedicated to Team India
Baby 3 T-Series M.M. Kreem
Ishqedarriyaan 1 Zee Muzic Jeet Gannguli
Mr. X Sony Music India Ankit Tiwari
Ek Paheli Leela T-Series Tony Kakkar
2014 Zed Plus 3 Zee Muzic
Rang Rasiya 5
PK 1 T-Series Ankit Tiwari
Ek Villain
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! 6 Sony Music India
Yeh Faasley 2
Tere Mere Phere 3
2010 Isi Life Mein 7 Sony Music India
The Great Indian Butterfly 1
Do Dooni Chaar 4
2008 Woodstock Villa 1
2007 Buddha Mar Gaya
2005 U, Bomsi n Me 4 Universal Music India


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  2. ^ a b c Kumar, Vineeta (11 February 2020). "Manoj Muntashir Interview: When a Writer Gets Honest on Life, Childhood, Dreams, Career And More!". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  3. ^ "I am fortunate to be born in UP : Manoj Muntashir". United News of India. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
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  7. ^ Ruchi Kaushal (17 January 2017). "Atif Aslam Ignites romance with Tere Sang Yaara". Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Palak Much belts out another hit Kaun Tujhe". TNN. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Atif Aslam and Himesh Reshammiya team up for 'Genius'". Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  10. ^ "'Main phir bhi' from 'Half Girlfriend' gets 4 million pre-release views". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  11. ^ "'Main phir bhi' from 'Half Girlfriend' gets 4 mn pre-release views". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Manij Muntashir takes on the music mafia in Bollywood". IANS. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Teri Mitti lyricist Manoj Muntashir vows to never attend award shows after Apna Time Aaega wins Filmfare". Hindustan Times. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Wielding his pen". Deccan Herald. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
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  19. ^ Team, TOI (14 January 2018). "IIFA Awards 2018 Winners". Times Of India. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  20. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  21. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  22. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 25 January 2021.

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