Full Name- Swanand Kirkire
Born- 1970, Indore, India
Origin- Indore, India
Genres- Singing, dialogue writing and composing
Occupations- Lyricist, singer and writer
Years Active- 2003-Present
Swanand Kirkire is an Indian lyricist, bollywood playback singer, writer and also a television serial writer, assistant director, dialogue writer both movies and TV serials.
Swanand Kirkire has won the prestigious National Award For Best Lyrics twice for the song 'Bande Me Tha Dum' from 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' and recently for the hit song 'Behti Hawa Saa Tha Who' from '3 Idiots'. He was also nominated for the song 'Piyu Bole' from the flick 'Parineeta' in 2006.
Early Life & Background
Swanand Kirkire was born in 1970 in Indore to a Maharashtrian family. His father's name is Chintamani and mother's name Neelambari and both of them were classical singers.
Thus, even Swanand got his first music training from his parents. He was a music buff from his childhood days and various forms of music used to inspire him and as a result he made up his mind to become a playback singer and musician.
He moved to New Delhi after completing his graduation in commerce. In the year of 1996, he graduated from National School Of Drama and started doing theatre.
Swanand Kirkire got his break in 2003 when he assisted the director Sudhir Mishra for a movie called 'Calcutta Mail' and it continued in movies like 'Chameli' and 'Hazaaro Khwahishen Aisi'. His song 'Bawara Man' from the movie 'Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi' was a huge hit.
Later he wrote lyrics for Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots and won the National Award for Best Lyrics' for both of them. Since then, he has not looked back.
Swanand Kirkire Filmography
As an actor
As Music director
As playback singer
As dialogue writer
As associate director