Manoj Muntashir

Manoj Shukla (born 27 February 1976), better known by his stage name Manoj Shukla ‛Muntashir’, is an Indian lyricist, poet, dialogue writer and screenwriter. He wrote several successful Hindi songs for films. These have included "Teri Mitti", "Galliyan", "Tere Sang Yaara", "Kaun Tujhe", Dil Meri Na Sune, "Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga", Baahubali: The Beginning, and Baahubali: 2 The Conclusion.

Manoj Muntashir Shukla
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Manoj Shukla

(1976-02-27) 27 February 1976 (age 47)
EducationAllahabad University
SpouseNeelam Muntashir Shukla
ChildrenAaru Shukla
Manoj Muntashir Shukla
Personal information
BornManoj Shukla
(1976-02-27) 27 February 1976 (age 47)
YouTube information
Years active2005–present
Genrepoetry, motivation
Contents are inHindi

Last updated: 2023

Early lifeEdit

Muntashir was born on 27 February 1976 as Manoj Shukla into a Brhaman farming family in Gauriganj, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India, where he attended a HAL School Korwa.[2][3] 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 to write for Kaun Banega Crorepati.[4][5][6] He is married to Neelam Shukla and they have a son.


Muntashir has written the lyrics of several Hindi film songs including "Galliyan" from Ek Villain,[7] "Tere Sang Yaara" from Rustom,[8] "Kaun Tujhe" from M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story[9] and "Dil Meri Na Sune" from the film "Genius".[10]

He has collaborate with some talented composer like Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Tanishk Bagchi, M. M. Keeravani, Rochak Kohli, Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal–Shekhar and many more.

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.[11][12] 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".[13] 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.[14] He has won National Film Awards for best lyrics in Saina (film).

He has written scripts for India's Got Talent and Indian Idol Junior. Muntashir wrote the Hindi dialogues for Baahubali 2, dubbing the words in Hindi to match the lip movements which spoke in Telugu.[15][16] Later, he was commissioned to do the same for the Hollywood film, Black Panther.[7]

His awards have included the Yash Bharti Award,[3] the IIFA Awards and Radio Mirchi Music Awards.[17] In 2019, he published a book titled Meri Fitrat Hai Mastana[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Song/nomination Result
Indian Telly Awards
2014 Best Script India's Got Talent Won[18]
IIFA Awards
2015 Best Lyrics GalliyanEk Villain Won[19]
2018 Best Lyrics Mere Rashk-e-QamarBaadshaho Won[20]
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 YaaraRustom Won[citation needed]
Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman
2016 Best Lyricist Won[citation needed]
Yash Bharati Award
2016 State Honour (Uttar Pradesh) Highest State Honour Won[citation needed]
Mirchi Music Awards
2014 Lyricist of The Year Galliyan from Ek Villain Nominated[21]
Album of The Year Ek Villain
Listeners' Choice Album of the Year Won[22]
2016 Album of The Year Kapoor & Sons Nominated
2018 Re-Created Song of the Year Sanu Ik Pal from Raid Won[23]
68th National Film Awards
2022 Best Lyricist[24] Saina Won


Year Title Number of songs Record label Composer
2022 Ram Setu 1 Zee Music Company Ved Sharma
Thank God T-Series Rochak Kohli
Vikram Vedha All songs Vishal-Shekhar,
Sam C. S.
Ek Villain Returns 2 Ankit Tiwari
Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 1 Zee Music Company Vishal Mishra
Operation Romeo All Songs Saregama M.M. Keeravani
Radhe Shyam 2 T-Series Mithoon
2021 Satyameva Jayate 2 4 Rochak Kohli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Payal Dev
Pyar Ek Tarfaa ft.Shreya Ghoshal, Amaal Mallik 1 Sony Music India Amaal Mallik
Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai? 4 Saregama Rahul Mishra, Payal Dev
Bhuj: The Pride of India 3 T-Series Arko, Lijo George - Dj Chetas, Tanishk Bagchi
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
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 and T-Series (Telugu and Tamil) Zee Music Company (Hindi) Manorama Music (Malayalam) M. M. Keeravani
Half Girlfriend 4 Zee Music Mithoon
Kaabil 2 T-Series Rajesh Roshan
Ranchi Diaries 1 Jeet Gannguli
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 2
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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