Kausar Munir is a prominent Bollywood screen writer and lyricist. She was born and raised up in Bandra, Mumbai in India. Music and songs has always been her passion. She studied at Xavier’s College in Mumbai, where she took an English Literature course.
After her studies, she wrote documentaries until television happened to her and wrote in Sony TV’s Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Films happened to her by chance, when director Vijay Krishna Acharaya, who was the script writer of Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, offered her to work in the lyrics of the song Falak Tak Chal Saath Mere for his directorial film, Tashan in 2008. After this, she wrote for a song in the Hindi romance film,
Anjaana Anjaani in 2010 and then, she received a call from
Habib Faisal, who helmed the romantic thriller film, Ishaqzaade, and asked her to write a song for the film. The song Pareshaan received positive response and was acclaimed by the critics. In 2012, Kausar penned the lyrics of the songs Mashallah and Saiyaara in
Ek Tha Tiger. In the same year, she co-penned the songs in the Bollywood romantic film,
Ajab Gazabb Love. She went on to write lyrics for successful films such as Nautanki Saala!, Ishkq in Paris, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein,
Bullett Raja and Dhoom: 3 in the year 2013. Kausar penned the lyrics of the song Photocopy in the very successful Salman Khan-starrer,
Jai Ho in 2014. In the same year, she worked in Syed Ahmad Afzal’s Youngistaan and David Dhawan’s highly successful action comedy film,
Main Tera Hero. She also wrote the lyrics of the songs Rabba, Raat Bhar and Tabah in
Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff’s debut film, Heropanti. This 2015, she penned seven songs from Amit Sharma’s Tevar and R. Balki’s Shamitabh. Kausar also penned the lyrics and dialogues of the blockbuster comedy-drama film,
Bajrangi Bhaijaan, with Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhorta in the lead roles and the action thriller film, Phantom, helmed by Kabir Khan.
Because of her great contribution to many successful films, she was awarded the Best Lyricist Award several times. Kausar was first married to the late Bollywood actor,
Nirmal Pandey, but they had a divorce in the year 2000. In 2001, she got married again to
Naveen Pandita, with whom she bears a child named Sophie Pandita. A lyricist, a hands-on mother and a housewife; this multi-tasker is also the language consultant of the very popular comedy drama film,