Javed Akhtar is one of the greatest writers this country has seen, and he is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Having started his Bollywood career as a screenwriter in partnership with Salim Khan, Javed Akhtar attained a legendary status having written scripts for films like Sholay, Deewar, etc. Apart from writing for the movies, he is a brilliant poet and one of the best lyricists in the industry as well, having won 5 National Film Awards for the same. He was also honoured with the civilian honour of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and Padma Bhushan as well in 2007. The songs written by him have been etched in our memory for eternity and here are a few of his top songs that he won prestigious awards for!
1. Sandese Aate Hai from Border: Not only did Javed Akhtar win the National Film Awards for Best Lyrics in Border, but he also won the Filmfare Awards for Best Lyrics for the song ‘Sandese Aate Hai’
2. Radha Kaise Naa Jale from Lagaan: Javed Akhtar bagged the Filmfare Award for best lyrics in 2002 for this particular song. Meanwhile, Lagaan won the Best Lyrics at National Film Awards in 2001 as well.
3. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha from 1942: A Love Story: In 1995, Javed Akhtar won the Filmfare Awards for penning the lyrics of this song. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha is quite a popular song even today!
4. Khwabon Ke Parindey from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Javed Akhtar won ‘Lyricist of the Year’ at Mirchi Music Awards in 2011.
5. Jee Le Zara from Talaash: In 2012, Javed Akhtar won the Lyricist of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards in 2012.
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