Sagar Sarhadi

Sagar Sarhadi (11 May 1933 – 22 March 2021) was an Indian short story and play writer, and a writer, director and producer for film.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Born in Baffa Pakhal , District Mansehra (then in British India and now in Pakistan), he began writing Urdu short stories and then continued as an Urdu playwright.[8] Sagar Sarhadi was Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at ICA - International Cultural Artifact Film Festival in 2019 by Ashghar Wajahat.

Sagar Sarhadi
Sagar Sarhadi at Mumbai University.jpg
Ganga Sagar Talwar

(1933-05-11)11 May 1933
Died22 March 2021(2021-03-22) (aged 87)
Mumbai, India
Other namesSagar
Occupation(s)short story writer, play writer, film director, film writer, film producer,
  • Than Singh Talwar (father)
  • Prem dai (mother)
RelativesRamesh Talwar (Nephew)
4 brothers, 1 sister

He became popular in films with Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhi (1976), starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee. He went on to write for films including Noorie (1979); Silsila (1981) starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri and Rekha; Chandni (1989) starring Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna; Faasle starring Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval; Rang (1993) starring Kamal Sadanah and Divya Bharti and directed by Talat Jani; Anubhav starring Sanjeev Kumar and Tanuja and directed by Basu Bhattacharya; Zindagi (1976); The Other Man; Karmayogi; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai; Karobaar; Bazaar; Chausar and became a well known name as a scriptwriter.



  1. ^ Abused, not amused
  2. ^ The Reluctant Actor – Indian Express
  3. ^ The Hindu : Metro Plus Delhi / Entertainment : Return of the veteran
  4. ^ The Hindu : Friday Review Delhi / Theatre : Supriya back in office
  5. ^ Prateik in Smita Patil's classic - Times Of India
  6. ^ Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema – Google Boeken
  7. ^ Mad Tales from Bollywood: Portrayal of Mental Illness in Conventional Hindi ... - Dinesh Bhugra - Google Boeken
  8. ^ Mahaan, Deepak (30 August 2012). "An ocean of difference". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2020.

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