Manoj Muntashir Biography – an Indian Lyricist, Poet, and Dialogue Writer

Manoj Shukla, better known by his stage name Manoj Shukla Muntashir, is an Indian lyricist, poet, dialogue writer and screenwriter. He wrote several successful Hindi songs for films.

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Real Name: Manoj Shukla
Profession: Indian lyricist
Birthplace: Gauriganj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Spouse: Neelam Shukla
Age: 47

Manoj Shukla (born 27 February 1976), better known by his stage name Manoj Shukla Muntashir, is an Indian lyricist, poet, dialogue writer, and screenwriter. He wrote several successful Hindi songs for films. These have included “Teri Mitti”, “Galliyan”, “Tere Sang Yaara”, “Kaun Tujhe”, “Dil Meri Na Sune”, “Kaise Hua”, “Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga”, Baahubali: The Beginning, and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

Manoj Muntashir Biography
Manoj Muntashir Biography
Manoj Muntashir Biography
Manoj Shukla

27 February 1976 (age 47)

Gauriganj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Education Allahabad University
  • Lyricist
  • poet
  • screenwriter
  • author
  • television personality
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Manoj Kumar Shukla

27 February 1976 (age 47)

Gauriganj, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Years active 2005–present
Genre(s) poetry, motivation
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Contents are in Hindi

Early life (Manoj Muntashir Biography)

Manoj was born on 27 February 1976 as Manoj Shukla into a farming family in Gauriganj, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India, where he attended a HAL School Korwa. After graduating from Allahabad University in 1999 he moved to Mumbai to seek work and subsequently entered the TV and film scene following an opportunity to write for Kaun Banega Crorepati. He is married to Neelam Shukla and they have a son.

Manoj_Muntashir with his Wife
Manoj Muntashir with his Wife


Muntashir has written the lyrics of several Hindi film songs including “Galliyan” from Ek Villain, “Tere Sang Yaara” from Rustom, “Kaun Tujhe” from M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story, and “Dil Meri Na Sune” from the film “Genius”. He Has Worked With Talented Artist Like M. M. Keeravani, Arijit Singh, Ankit TiwariJubin NautiyalAmaal Malik, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, B Praak, Rochak Kohli, Himesh Reshammiya and many more.

He has voiced concerns with regard to acknowledgments to song and scriptwriters. His lyrics to “Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga” (2017), a song that registered more than four million views through unofficial versions prior to its official release, were originally compiled for his wife in 2001. When he failed to receive acknowledgment for the song, he voiced that he didn’t “know why certain people can’t accept an age-old fact that lyricists have an equal amount of contribution in making a song successful”. Following a nomination for the 2020 Filmfare award for best lyrics for the song ‘Teri Mitti‘ from the 2019 film Kesari, he tweeted his disappointment when the award went to someone else. He has won National Film Awards for best lyrics in Saina (film).

He has written scripts for India’s Got Talent and Indian Idol Junior. Muntashir wrote the Hindi dialogues for Baahubali 2, dubbing the words in Hindi to match the lip movements which spoken in Telugu. Later, he was commissioned to do the same for the Hollywood film, Black Panther.

He published a book titled Meri Fitrat Hai Mastana.


He wrote the dialogues of Om Raut‘s film Adipurush. The dialogues of the film were criticised for being too flippant or unserious, and containing modern-day slang and lingo in a setting from centuries ago. Lines like ‘jalegi tere baap ki’, ‘teri bua ka bageecha hai kya’, and ‘Lanka laga denge’ being uttered by mythological figures with religious significance did not go down well with a large section of the viewers.

One of the lines in the movie, which refers to Sita as “Bharat ki beti,” has caused anger among the people of Nepal. This is because Sita is believed to have been born in Janakpur, which is located in present-day Nepal. Although the filmmakers agreed to remove that particular dialogue from the movie, another inaccurate statement about the sovereignty of Nepal has further infuriated the Nepalese people. In an interview on Aaj Tak, Manoj attempted to dismiss the claims of the Nepalese people by incorrectly stating that Nepal was a part of “Bharat” until 1904 and mentioned that it separated from “Bharat“. Manoj has been accused of misrepresenting historical facts, leading to calls for a ban on all Hindi movies in Nepal.

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi criticized the makers for allegedly using “pedestrian dialogues” in the film. She also demanded an apology from the film’s makers and said that the dialogues were disrespectful to the characters of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Similarly, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel alleged that dialogues in the film are “objectionable and indecent” and questioned the “silence” of political parties which call themselves the custodian of religion, an apparent jibe at the BJP. When asked by reporters whether the state government will ban this movie, Baghel said, “The government will think about it (ban) if people will raise a demand in this direction”.

Responding to the criticism, he defended his work. In an interview with Republic World, he said, “It is not an error. It is a very meticulous thought process that has gone into writing the dialogues for Bajrang Bali and for all the characters. We have made it simple because we have to understand one thing if there are multiple characters in a film, all cannot speak the same language. There has to be a kind of diversion, a kind of division.”

Muntashir also mentioned, “Humare yahan daadiyan, naniyan jab Ramayan ki kathaye sunati thi, jo isi bhaasha mein sunaati thi. Yeh dialogue jiska aapne zikar kiya, yeh iss desh ke sant, bade bade katha vachak aisi hi bolte hai jaise maine likha hai (When our grandmothers narrated the tales of Ramayana, they used this language. In the dialogue that you mentioned, priests and narrators used to say that in the same way I have written. I’m not the first one to write this dialogue, it’s already there).”

However, later he announced that it has been decided that some lines of the dialogue in the film would be altered. In a statement on Twitter, he concluded, “I can give countless arguments in favor of my dialogues, but this will not reduce your pain. I and the producer-director of the film have decided that some of the dialogue which is hurting you, We’ll revise them, and they’ll be added to the film this week. May Shri Ram bless you all!”

Manoj Muntashir Biography
Manoj Muntashir Biography

Awards and nominations (Manoj Muntashir Biography)

Year Category Song/nomination Result
Indian Telly Awards
2014 Best Script India’s Got Talent Won
IIFA Awards
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan – Ek Villain Won
2018 Best Lyrics Mere Rashk-e-Qamar –Baadshaho Won
Star Guild Award
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan – Ek Villain Won
Hungama Surfers Choice Award
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan – Ek Villain Won
Radio Mirchi Music Awards
2015 Best Album Ek Villain Won
Arab Indo-Bollywood Awards
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan – Ek Villain Won
The Indian Icon Film Awards
2015 Best Lyrics Galliyan – Ek Villain Won
2016 Best Lyrics Tere Sang Yaara – Rustom Won
Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman
2016 Best Lyricist Won
Yash Bharati Award
2016 State Honour (Uttar Pradesh) Highest State Honour Won
Mirchi Music Awards
2014 Lyricist of The Year Galliyan from Ek Villain Nominated
Album of The Year Ek Villain
Listeners’ Choice Album of the Year Won
2016 Album of The Year Kapoor & Sons Nominated
2018 Re-Created Song of the Year Sanu Ik Pal from Raid Won
68th National Film Awards
2022 Best Lyricist Saina Won
Manoj Muntashir Biography
Manoj Muntashir Biography

Discography (Manoj Muntashir Biography)

Year Title Number of songs Record label Composer
2023 Mission Majnu 2 Zee Music Company Rochak Kohli
2022 Ram Setu 1 Zee Music Company Ved Sharma
Thank God T-Series Rochak Kohli
Vikram Vedha All songs Vishal-Shekhar,
Sam C. S.
Ek Villain Returns 2 Ankit Tiwari
Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 1 Zee Music Company Vishal Mishra
Operation Romeo All Songs Saregama M.M. Keeravani
Radhe Shyam 2 T-Series Mithoon
2021 Satyameva Jayate 2 4 Rochak Kohli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Payal Dev
Pyar Ek Tarfaa ft.Shreya Ghoshal, Amaal Mallik 1 Sony Music India Amaal Mallik
Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai? 4 Saregama Rahul Mishra, Payal Dev
Bhuj: The Pride of India 3 T-Series Arko, Lijo George – Dj Chetas, Tanishk Bagchi
Lut gaye 1 Tanishk Bagchi
Koi Jaane Na 3 Rochak Kohli
2019 Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna 1 Jeet Gannguli
Kesari 3 Zee Music Arko
Kabir Singh 1 T-Series Vishal Mishra
Why Cheat India 2 Rochak Kohli
2018 Loveyatri Tanishk Bagchi
Batti Gul Meter Chalu Rochak Kohli
Genius 3 Tips Music Himesh Reshammiya
Humnava Mere (Single) 1 T-series Rocky-Shiv
Gal Sun (Single) Akhil Sachdeva
Oh Humsafar (Single) Tony Kakkar
Raid 2 Tanishk Bagchi
Hate Story 4 3 Mithoon, Arko, Tanishk Bagchi
Aiyaary Rochak Kohli, Ankit Tiwari
2017 Naam Shabana Rochak Kohli, Meet Bros
Baadshaho 6 Tanishk Bagchi, Ankit Tiwari, Abhijit Vaghani
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 5 Lahari Music and T-Series (Telugu and Tamil) Zee Music Company (Hindi) Manorama Music (Malayalam) M. M. Keeravani
Half Girlfriend 4 Zee Music Mithoon
Kaabil 2 T-Series Rajesh Roshan
Ranchi Diaries 1 Jeet Gannguli
Noor 1 Amaal Mallik
2016 Aap Se Mausiiquii ft. Himesh Reshammiya 25 T-Series and HR Musik Limited Himesh Reshammiya
Tumhe Dillagi by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 1 T-Series
Wajah Tum Ho Mithoon
Pyaar Manga Hai ft. Armaan Malik Abhijit Vaghani
Do Chaar Din (Rahul Vaidya ft. Jeet Gannguli)
Gajanan (Jeet Gannguli)
Maiya Teri Jai Jaikaar ft. Arijit Singh
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story 8 Amaal Mallik
Akira 3 Vishal–Shekhar
Rustom 10 Zee Music Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Raghav Sachar
Junooniyat 2 T-Series Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli
Tum Bin II 8 Ankit Tiwari
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani 1 Amaal Mallik
Waiting Zee Muzic Mikey Mccleary
Rocky Handsome T-Series Sunny Bawra, Inder Bawra
Kapoor & Sons Sony Music India Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Jai Gangaajal 9 Zee Muzic Salim–Sulaiman
Sanam Re 3 T-Series Amaal Mallik, Jeet Gannguli
Mastizaade 1 Amaal Mallik
Wazir Ankit Tiwari
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning 8 Zee Music M.M. Kreem
Hate Story 3 1 T-Series Boman
Sonu Nigam: Aa Bhi Jaa Tu Kahin Se Jeet Gannguli
Anmoll Mallik: Lamhein Vevo
Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main T-Series Amaal Mallik
Phir Se: Dedicated to Team India
Baby 3 T-Series M.M. Kreem
Ishqedarriyaan 1 Zee Muzic Jeet Gannguli
Mr. X Sony Music India Ankit Tiwari
Ek Paheli Leela T-Series Tony Kakkar
2014 Zed Plus 3 Zee Muzic
Rang Rasiya 5
PK 1 T-Series Ankit Tiwari
Ek Villain 2
2011 Love U…Mr. Kalakaar! 6 Sony Music India
Yeh Faasley 2
Tere Mere Phere 3
2010 Isi Life Mein 7 Sony Music India
The Great Indian Butterfly 1
Do Dooni Chaar 4
2008 Woodstock Villa 1
2007 Buddha Mar Gaya
2005 U, Bomsi n Me 4 Universal Music India

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