Sameer Anjaan

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Shitala Pandey, better known as Sameer Anjaan, is an Indian lyricist, writing songs predominantly in Hindi language films. He is a Guinness World Record holder for writing the most songs.[1] He was awarded this honor on 17 February 2016.

Sameer Anjaan
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Sameer in 2006
Born
Shitala Pandey

near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
OccupationLyricist
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Anita Pandey
Children3
Parent(s)

His father is the famed Hindi lyricist, Lalji "Anjaan" Pandey. He has won three Filmfare Awards.[2]

BiographyEdit

Sameer, officially named sameer Pandey, but commonly known by his nickname Rajan, was born near Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. He earned a Master of Commerce degree at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, and started a new position as a bank officer at the Central Bank of India.[2] However, a few days after joining, he left the job because he "knew the bank was not my world".[3] To pursue a career as a lyricist, he moved to Mumbai in 1980.[3]

CareerEdit

Sameer started his career as a lyricist in 1983 with the film Bekhabar (1983).[4] The first film song he recorded was "Maar Ke Kataaree Mar Jaibe" for the Bhojpuri film Bairi Saawan (1984) sung by Suresh Wadkar and Preeti Sagar. In 1990, he came into prominence with songs in films such as Dil and Aashiqui. He won his first Filmfare Award for the song "Nazar Ke Saamne" in the latter. In the following decades he emerged as a leading lyricist in Hindi films, writing the lyrics for over 500 films (4,000 songs).[2][3][5]

According to Sameer, his inspirations have been lyricists Majrooh Sultanpuri and Anand Bakshi, and his father, Anjaan. He has said on several occasions, "Whatever I am today is only because of my father."[3][5]

Sameer won two additional Filmfare Awards in 1993 and 1994; one for the song "Teri Umeed Tera Intezaar" from the movie Deewana, and the second for the song "Ghunghat Ki Aad" from Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. In 1998, he won Zee Cine Award for "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Some of his most successful songs include songs in films like Beta, Saajan, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Raja Hindustani, Anjaam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Fiza, Dhadkan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Devdas, Raaz, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Ishq Vishk, Dil Maange More, Tere Naam, Asambhav, Fida, No Entry, Aksar, Dhoom 2, Saawariya, Race, Damadamm!, Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardaar, Dabangg 2, Balmaa, and more.

The music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan chose Sameer as their lyricist for most of their works. Sameer authored more than 950 under the music composition of famous music composer duo Anand–Milind. Sameer has also worked with other music directors like Rajesh Roshan, Uttam Singh, Ilayaraja, Jatin–Lalit, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, Nikhil-Vinay, Anu Malik, Aadesh Shrivastava, Anand Raj Anand, Viju Shah, A. R. Rahman, Vidyasagar, Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal–Shekhar, Monty Sharma, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Sajid–Wajid, Pritam, Sanjeev-Darshan, Sachin–Jigar, and Adnan Sami.

Personal lifeEdit

Sameer is married to Anita Pandey and the couple have three children: daughters Sanchita and Suchita, and son Siddhesh.[4] His mother, Indira Pandey, lives with them.[3]

A biography, Sameer – A Way with Words by Derek Bose, was released by Amitabh Bachchan in 2007.[2][6]

Filmography as lyricistEdit

Due to Sameer's large number of works, this is an incomplete list.

Year Film Notes
1983 Ek Baar Chale Aao "Phir Dil Ne Pukara", "Ek Baar Chale Aao", "Mai Hu Tere Liye"
Bekhabar
1987 Jalwa
1990 Swarg All songs
Dil
Aashiqui
Thanedaar along with Indeevar, Raj Sippy, and Anjaan, his father
Baaghi: A Rebel for Love All songs
1991 Saathi "Zindagi Ki Talaash Mein Ham", "Aaj Ham Tum O Sanam", "Har Ghadee Bekhudee","Mohabbat Ko Duniya", "Tera Naam Sabke Lab Pe".
Afsana Pyar Ka "Yaad Teri Aati Hai Mujhe"
Saajan All songs
1992 Beta All songs, except "Nach Mundeya", "Yeh Do Dil Hai Chanchal"
Deewana All songs
Inteha Pyar Ki
1993 Rang
1994 Dilwale
Anjaam
Aatish: Feel the Fire
Krantiveer
Laadla
1995 Barsaat
Jai Vikraanta
Zamaana Deewana
Taqdeerwala
1996 Raja Hindustani "Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Me", "Pardesi Pardesi Jana Nahi", "Kitna Pyara Tujhe", "Tere Ishq Me Nachenge", "Puchho Zara Puchho Mujhe"
1997 Ziddi All songs
Dus Unreleased film
Mohabbat All songs
1998 Saat Rang Ke Sapne
Naseeb
Aunty No. 1
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
1999 Jaanwar "Paas Bulati Hai", "Mausam Kee Tarah", "Mere Sapno Ke Raj Kumar", "Tujhako Naa Dekhun", "Kasam Se", "Chhamak Chham Chhamake", "Janewale O Janewala", "Maathe Pe Chamake Isake"
Sirf Tum All songs
Aa Ab Laut Chalen
Gair
Mann
Sangharsh
Biwi No.1 "Mujhe Maaf Karna Om Sai Ram", "Aaja Na Chhu Le Meri Chunari", "Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat Hai" , "Koi Bole Mujhe Aa Jaa", "Jabse Tumhe", "Aan Milo Yaa e Se", "Ishq Chandi Hai"
2000 Dhadkan All songs
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Hera Pheri
Bichhoo
Shikari "Bahut Khubsurat Gazal", "Chunari Ude To Aankh", "Goraa Pareshaan Hai", "Kudi Badi Hai Soni", "Chali Chali Ri Gori"
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... All songs, except "Suraj Huaa Maddham Chaand Jalane Lagaa"
Kasoor All songs
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love
Hum Ho Gaye Aapke
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai
Aashiq
Lajja
Albela
Jodi No.1 "Yeh Pal Hame Yad Aayenge", "Karu Kya Dekhu Rasta Teraa", "Hero Ban Gaya Mai Toh Hero", "Meree Mehbuba Hain Sabse Hasin Sabse Juda"
2002 Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai "Ankh Hai Bhari Bhari", "Dil Gaya", "Aap Jaisa Yaar Mujhe", "Ek Duje Par Marate", "Door Waadiyo Se" , "Maikade Ki Gali Mein"
Devdas "More Piya"
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya All songs
Dil Hai Tumhaara
Raaz
2003 Tere Naam
Andaaz
Dil Ka Rishta
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai "Baba Ki Rani", "Aapki Yaad Aaye To", "Aap Ko Pehle Bhi Kahi Dekha Hai", "Aisi Aankhe Nahi Dekhi", "Kuchh Bhi Na Kaha", "Dil Gaya Kam Se", "Ishq Toh Jadu Hai", "Kal Bade Jor Ki", "Chhote"; co-lyricists Anand Bakshi, Nitin Raikwar
Ishq Vishk All songs
Kucch To Hai
Raja Bhaiya "Janam Janam Jo Saath", "Tu Jo Hans Ke Sanam", "Kehta Hai Mera Jiya", "Sunday Manao"
2004
Khakee All songs
Fida
Dhoom
Asambhav
Bardaasht
Julie
Aan: Men at Work
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
2005 Barsaat
Aashiq Banaya Aapne
Waqt: The Race Against Time All songs except one written by Aatish Kapadia
No Entry All songs
Koi Aap Sa
Blackmail
Main Aisa Hi Hoon
Kyon Ki
Bewafaa
2006 Dhoom 2 "Crazy Kiya Re", "Dil Lagaa Naa", "Touch Me Don't Touch Me Soniya", "My Name Is Alee"
Aksar All songs
Aap Ki Khatir
Naksha All songs except one "U n I" and the other part written by Mayur Puri
Dil Diya Hai All songs
Tom, Dick, and Harry
Adharm
Ankahee co-lyricist Amitabh Verma and Subrat Sinha
Banaras All songs
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
36 China Town
Phir Hera Pheri
Family
Bhagam Bhag
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love
Saawariya
Naqaab
Welcome Two songs; co-lyricists Anand Raj Anand, Shabbir Ahmed, Anjaan Sagiri, and Ibrahim Ashq
Bhool Bhulaiyaa All songs except one written by Sayeed Quadri
2008 Race All songs; co-lyricist Taz, T S. Jarnail
Gumnaam – The Mystery All songs
Golmaal Returns
2009 Dasavathaaram All songs (Hindi Dubbed version)
2010 Shaapit "Chahata Dil Tumko", "Kabhi Na Kabhi", "Tu Hai Meri Zindagi", "Ajnabi Hawaayein Bekraar"
2011 F.A.L.T.U All songs
2012 Dabangg 2 "Dagabaaz Re"
Khiladi 786 "Balma", "Long Drive"
Son of Sardaar "Rani Tu Mein Raja", "Tu Bichdan Kahndi Ai"
Housefull 2 All songs
Rowdy Rathore "Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita", "Chikni Kamar Pe Teri Mera Dil Fisal Gaya", "Aa Re Pritam Pyare", "Chamak Challo Chel Chabeli", "Chandaniya", "Tera Ishq Bada Teekha"; co-lyricist Faaiz Anwar
2013 Krrish 3 All songs
Dhoom 3 "Malang Malang", "Dhoom Machale Dhoom"
Himmatwala "Bum Pe Laat", "Dokha Dokha", co-lyricist Indeevar, Mayur Puri
2014 Action Jackson "Dhoom Dhaam", "Gangster Baby", "Punjabi Mast", "Chichora Piya"
Humshakals "Caller Tune", "Look Into My Eyes"
The Xposé "Dard Dilo Ke", "Hai Apna Dil Toh Awaara", "Surroor", "Sheeshe Ka Samundar"
Jai Ho "Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenge"
2016 Ishq Forever All songs
Teraa Surroor "Main Woh Chaand", "Bekhudi", "Wafa Ne Bewafai"
Sanam Teri Kasam "Sanam Teri Kasam", "Kheech Meri Photo", "Bewajah", "Haal-E-Dil"
2017 Irada All songs
The Rally
2018 Marudhar Express "Balma Aise Na Nikhle"
2019 Housefull 4 "Ek Chumma"
Dabangg 3 Awaara Along with Sajid Khan
The Body Main Janta Hoon, Rom Rom, Rom Rom Version 2, Jhalak Dikhlaja Reloaded (Recreated version of the song of the same titles written by Sameer from Aksar)
2020 Sab Kushal Mangal All songs
Guns of Banaras
Coolie No. 1 "Husnn Hai Suhana", "Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha" (Recreated versions of the songs of the same titles written by Sameer from Coolie No. 1)
2021 Hungama 2 All songs except for "Chura Ke Dil Mera"
2022 Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 "Title Song" along with Mandy Gill, "Ami Je Tomar" (Recreated versions of the songs of the same titles written by Sameer from Bhool Bhulaiyaa)
"Janhit Mein Jaari" "Parda Daari"

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Artist Notes
2002 Tera Chehra Adnan Sami All songs
2004 Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai Lucky Ali
2006 Aap Kaa Surroor Himesh Reshammiya All songs
2021 Moods with Melodies Music by Himesh Reshammiya, sung by Various artists Tere Bagairr
Himesh Ke Dil Se Music by Himesh Reshammiya, sung by Various artists Dagaa, Agar Tumm Na Hote,Jab Se Tumko Dekha
Super Sitaara Music by Himesh Reshammiya, sung by Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik Humnava Humsafar[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Song/nomination Result
Filmfare Awards
2008 Best Lyrics "Jab Se Tere Naina" – Saawariya Nominated
2006 Best Lyrics "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" – Aashiq Banaya Aapne Nominated
2004 Best Lyrics "Tere Naam"– Tere Naam Nominated
Best Lyrics "Kissi Se Tum pyar Karo" – Andaaz Nominated
2003 Best Lyrics "Aapke Pyaar Mein"– Raaz Nominated
2002 Best Lyrics "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham" – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Nominated
2001 Best Lyrics "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein" – Dhadkan Nominated
1999 Best Lyrics "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Nominated
Best Lyrics "Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai" – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Nominated
1997 Best Lyrics "Pardesi Pardesi" – Raja Hindustani Nominated
1995 Best Lyrics "Ole Ole" – Yeh Dillagi Nominated
1994 Best Lyrics "Ghungat Ki Aad Se" – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Won
1993 Best Lyrics "Teri Umeed Tera Intezar" – Deewana Won
Best Lyrics "Aisi Deewangi" – Deewana Nominated
1992 Best Lyrics "Mera Dil Bhi" – Saajan Nominated
1991 Best Lyrics "Nazar Ke Saamne" – Aashiqui Won
Best Lyrics "Mujhe Neend Na Aaye" – Dil Nominated
IIFA Awards
2009 Best Lyrics "Pehli Nazar Mein" –Race Nominated
2008 Best Lyrics "Jab Se Tere Naina" – Saawariya Nominated
2007 Best Lyrics "Crazy Kiya Re" – Dhoom 2 Nominated
2006 Best Lyrics "Aashiq Banaya Apne"– Aashiq Banaya Apne Nominated
2005 Best Lyrics "Woh Tassvur Ka Aalam" – Aitraaz Nominated
2004 Best Lyrics "Kyun Kisi Ko" – Tere Naam Nominated
Best Lyrics "Main Yahan Tu Wahan" – Baghban Nominated
2002 Best Lyrics "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham" – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Nominated
2001 Best Lyrics "Dil Ne Ye Kaha Hai" – Dhadkan Nominated
Best Lyrics Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Me – Dhadkan Nominated
Screen Awards
2013 Best Lyrics "Dagabaaz Re" – Dabangg 2 Nominated
2001 Best Lyrics "Dil Ne Ye Kaha Hai" – Dhadkan Nominated
Zee Cine Awards
2011 Best Lyrics "Mora Piya" – Rajneeti Nominated
2005 Best LyricS "Woh Tassvur Ka Aalam" – Aitraaz Nominated
1999 Best Lyrics "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Won
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
2011 Best Lyrics "Mora Piya" – Rajneeti Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards
2012 Lyricist of The Year "Dagabaaz Re" - Dabangg 2 Nominated[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bollywood lyricist Sameer Anjaan receives Guinness World Records certificate for writing a staggering 3,524 songs". Guinness world records. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Siddiqui, Rana (5 April 2007). "Writing it right". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 June 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e Nadar, A Ganesh (21 March 2005). "Every song has a story". Rediff. Retrieved 11 March 2008.
  4. ^ a b https://lyricsraag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Filmfare-Awards-Winners-From-1953-to-2018.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ a b Kelkar, Reshma (24 February 2007). "Saregama's birthday gift to lyricist Sameer". indiaFM. Retrieved 11 March 2008.
  6. ^ Adarsh, Taran (19 October 2006). "Amitabh to release Sameer's biography". indiaFM. Retrieved 11 March 2008.
  7. ^ "Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu come together for Himesh Reshammiya's 'Super Sitaara'". OrissaPOST. 25 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2012". www.radiomirchi.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.