Swanand Kirkire

Lyricist ● Playback Singer ● Supporting Actor


Swanand Kirkire is an Indian lyricist, playback singer, writer, assistant director and dialogue writer, both in television and Hindi films. Kirkire won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics twice. First in 2007 for the song "Bande Me Tha Dum...Vande Mataram" from the 2006 film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, second time in 2009, and for the song "Behti Hawaa Sa Tha Woh..." from the film 3 Idiots. He received Filmfare Award nomination for Best Lyrics for the song "Piyu Bole" in Parineeta (2005). The first try came with direction when Swanand wrote and directed a play on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in New Delhi. During his theatre days, he learnt that Manju Singh, a television serial producer, was looking for a writer for his serial Swaraj, also on Bhagat Singh. He went to Mumbai, and had an apartment in Warden Road. When the serial ended, he gave up his apartment and settled down in Goregaon, a Mumbai suburb. Swanand was later introduced to filmmaker Pankaj Parashar, who in turn, introduced him to director Sudhir Mishra. Mishra was doing a serial called Talash, with his assistant Ruchi Narain. He started assisting Sudhir while he was making Calcutta Mail and then it continued with Chameli and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Swanand had written a song during his theatre days, "Bawra mann dekhne chala ek sapna". Sudhir Mishra heard the song and decided to use it in his film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Music composer Shantanu Moitra decided to record it in Swanand's voice. Music was out and it became instant hit. Though the film's release got delayed, the music was sold out. It became popular and the music company decided to re-release it during the film's release.

Born in: Indore, India

Hindi 2016
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Marathi 2016
Playback Singer
Hindi 2016
Lyricist
Hindi 2016
Lyricist
Hindi 2016
Lyricist
Hindi 2015
Playback Singer
Hindi 2015
Playback Singer
Hindi 2015
Lyricist
Hindi 2015
Playback Singer
Hindi 2015
Lyricist
Hindi 2015
Lyricist
Hindi 2015
Playback Singer
Hindi 2014
Lyricist
Hindi 2014
Lyricist
Hindi 2014
Lyricist
Hindi 2014
Lyricist
Hindi 2013
Lyricist
Hindi 2013
Playback Singer
Hindi 2013
Lyricist
Hindi 2013
Lyricist
Hindi 2013
Playback Singer, Lyricist
Bengali 2012
Playback Singer
Hindi 2012
Playback Singer, Lyricist
Hindi 2012
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Hindi 2012
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Hindi 2012
Lyricist
Hindi 2012
Lyricist
Hindi 2012
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2011
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Playback Singer
Hindi 2010
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Music Director, Playback Singer, Lyricist
Hindi 2010
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Hindi 2009
Lyricist
Hindi 2009
Playback Singer
Hindi 2008
Lyricist
Hindi 2007
Playback Singer
Hindi 2007
Playback Singer, Lyricist
Hindi 2007
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Hindi 2007
Playback Singer, Lyricist
Hindi 2006
Lyricist
Hindi 2005
Lyricist, Playback Singer
Hindi TBA
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2016
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2016
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2016
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2015
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2014
Supporting Actor
Marathi 2014
Supporting Actor
Marathi 2013
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2012
Supporting Actor
Hindi 2007
Supporting Actor
Hindi TBA
Story Writer
Hindi 2007
Dialogue Writer
Hindi 2003
Dialogue Writer