Swanand Kirkire is a National Award Winner Lyricist, Playback Singer, Writer, Actor, Dialogue Writer (both for TV and Films), Assistant Director.
He won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics twice – ‘Bande Me Tha Dum … Vande Matram’ (Lage Raho Munna Bhai) and ‘Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who…’ (3 idiots). He also won Filmfare Award nomination for the song ‘Piyu Bole…’ (Parineeta).
He has contributed to the field of theater as well. He wrote and directed a play on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. His song ‘Bawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna” (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi) went on to be a chartbuster.