Prasoon Joshi is one of those eminent lyricists in Bollywood who remind us of yesteryear's Gulzar or Sahir Ludhianvi or Majrooh Sultanpuri's poetry. His poetry beautifully tunes into the melodious songs and produces excellent numbers that remains to be unforgettable.
Prasoon Joshi was born in the state of Uttarakhand and spent most of his childhood in the sizzling towns of North India. Almora, Nainital, Meerut and Dehradun are some of the places where he spent most of his childhood.
His father, D. K. Joshi, was the additional director of the State's Education Service and his mother, Sushma Joshi, was a Political Science lecturer and also a singer at the All India Radio for almost 30 years. Being close to nature for most of his childhood, Prasoon could connect himself to the exquisites of nature and drew major inspiration from it while being a writer.
He turned out to be an author at the age of 17 and penned down a book titled 'Main Aur Woh' which represents a conversation of him with his self.
Prasoon Joshi completed his Masters in Physics and later went on to pursue MBA from IMT, Ghaziabad.
The Advertising Guru
He has been rightly tagged as the advertising guru of India. Prasoon Joshi is the creative mastermind behind the most intriguing ad campaigns in India. After completing his MBA, he joined the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather in Delhi. In 2002, he joined McCann Erickson Group and by 2006 he rose to the position of being the executive chairman of Mccann Worldgroup of South Asia. He is also the regional creative director of Asia Pacific. His ad campaign for Happydent won the Cannes Award and is also considered as one of the best ads made in India.
As a Lyricist
Prasoon Joshi started off as a lyricist from Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Lajja' in 2001. Slowly and steadily he rose through the success ladder with films like Yash Chopra's 'Hum Tum', 'Phir Milenge', 'Ghajini', 'Taare Zameen Par', 'Fanaa', 'Black', 'Rang De Basanti', 'Delhi 6' and many more.
Prasoon Joshi for the first time tried his hands in script writing with the highly critically acclaimed and commercially successful 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. As the film was based on the life of athlete Milkha Singh and was a biopic in nature, it was a tedious job for Prasoon Joshi to pen down a perfect script. However, it turned out to be a tight script which made the film run fluently along with the flow of the story.