Poets and Speakers

Swanand Kirkire

Shahnaz Munni © Goethe-Institut

Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Swanand Kirkire A lyricist and playback singer, Kirkire won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 2007 for the song "Bande Me Tha Dum...Vande Mataram" from Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) 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), "Aashiyaan" in Barfi (2013) and "Manjaa" in Kay Po Che (2013). As an assistant director, he has also worked on the films such as Chameli and Calcutta Mail