Manoj Muntashir Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography & More

Manoj Muntashir is an Indian lyricist, television script and screenwriter, and a prolific poet. Very few people would know that his real name is Manoj Shukla. Manoj Muntashir, a name whose pen created a new history in Bollywood. All the Hindi dialogues of ‘Bahubali 2’, the new revolution of Hindustani cinema, has been written by Manoj. Rustom movie’s famous song ‘Tere Sang Yaara’ has come out of these pens. Born in Amethi, UP, Manoj is not fascinated by any introduction today. Due to his pen, today he has left his mark on the whole world. Manoj Muntashir rules the hearts of the youth today.

Manoj Muntashir

Early Life

Manoj’s father was a farmer by profession and his mother a teacher in primary school. The father did not have any special income, and the mother’s salary was just 500 rupees. Even after this, his parents taught him in the convent. Manoj Muntashir was fond of writing since childhood, read Diwan-e-Ghalib book in class 7 or 8 but he did not know Urdu, so it was difficult to understand that book. It was necessary to know Urdu to write the song. He was from a Pandit family and it was difficult to learn Urdu.

Manoj Muntashir

Then one day bought a 2-rupee Urdu book from under the mosque, Urdu was written with Hindi in it. After this Manoj Shukla became Manoj Muntashir forever. Manoj Muntashir’s father first came to know that his beloved son had changed his name as if mourning had taken place in the house. When he decided that he had to write songs in films, his father could not change his decision. Even after being born in a small city like Amethi, Manoj did not stop dreaming big. He paved the way for reaching his dreams with his pen. He once told the media that when he reached Mumbai from UP, he did not have much money. They say that the shoes were torn and climbed to the sky, the dreams were bigger than our size.

Biography & Wiki

Age, Biography & Wiki
Real Name Manoj Shukla
Nickname Manoj Muntashir, Manoj
Profession Lyricist, Poet, Screenwriter
Debut As A Lyricist, Film-U, Bomsi n Me, In the year 2005 (Manoj wrote four tracks of the movie)

As A Scriptwriter, TV-Kaun Banega Crorepati, In the year 2005

Film-Bahubali- The Beginning, in the year 2015 (Hindi Version)

Language Known Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 27 February 1976 (Friday)
Age (as of 2021) 45 Years
Birthplace Gauriganj, Amethi District, Uttar Pradesh
Hometown Gauriganj, Amethi District, Uttar Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Pisces
Height & Physical Overview
Height in Centimeters 173 cm
In Meters 1.73 m
In Feet & Inches  5′ 8″
Weight in Kilograms 72 kg
Weight in Pounds 158 lbs
Body Measurements Chest-40



Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Family & Relatives
Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known

Manoj Muntashir

Sister None
Brother None
Boyfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Wife Neelam Muntashir

Manoj Muntashir

Son Aaru

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Education and School, College
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Science (B.S.C.)
School A Convent School in Gauriganj

HAL School Korwa in Amethi, 1994

College/University University of Allahabad
Favorite Things and Like & Dislike
Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Dessert Jalebi
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Film Titanic, in the year 1997
Hobbies Reading, Writing, Traveling
Lyricist Shailendra, Santosh Anand
Music Composer Khayyam
Poet Majrooh Sultanpuri, Sahir Ludhianvi, Mirza Ghalib
Poem ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’ by Sahir Ludhianvi, ‘Parchhaiyan’ by Sahir Ludhianvi
Color Black, Blue, White
Sport Cricket
Holiday Destination Goa, London, Europe
Car Collection Not Known
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) Not Known

Physical Attributes

Manoj Muntashir has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 72 Kg (158  lbs). Manoj Muntashir always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 12 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Black Eyes.

Manoj Muntashir

Family Background and Relationship

Manoj Muntashir was born on 27 February 1976 in Gauriganj in the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh. He was born in a Brahmin family and his real name is Manoj Shukla. His father was a farmer by profession, and his mother a primary teacher. The father did not have any special income and his mother’s salary was just ₹ 500. Manoj Muntashir is married, his wife’s name is Neelam Muntashir, and she is also a writer. He has a son named Aar

Personal Life

Manoj told that he had a love for the first time during his school days in 1994 when he was only 17 years old. Manoj told that once his sweetheart came to him and she said that some of my photos and letters are with you, return them to me. When Manoj asked the reason, the girl told that her father did not like Manoj. Manoj said that the father of any girl in the world does not like her boyfriend. Father will be understood. But the girl did not listen. The girl said that you are a very big failure. You will not be able to do anything in life.

Manoj told that after the girl left, he angrily wrote a poem which was something like this “Aankhon kee chamak, jeene kee mahak, saanson kee ravaanee vaapas de. Main tere khat lauta doonga, too meree javaanee vaapas de. Vo din bhee kaise din the jab palakon par khvaab pighalate the. Jab shaam dhale, sooraj doobe dil ke angaare jalate the. Vo dhoop chhaanv sab khaak huee, yaadon ke chehare peele hain. Kal khvaabon kee phasalen thee jahaan vahaan ret ke teele hain. Aankhon ke dariya sookh gae, la inaka paanee vaapas de. Main tere khat lauta doonga too meree javaanee vaapas de”.


In the year 1997, Manoj got a job in Allahabad Akashvani. 135 rupees was received as the first salary. When he reached Mumbai to realize his dreams, he did not have much money. His shoes were torn even. Nearly one and a half years were spent on the pavement in Andheri, Mumbai. Had to stay hungry for several days. Even after this, Muntashir did not give up. In the year 1999, Anoop Jalota gave the first job. He gave a hymn to write. He had never written a hymn before this. Therefore, he had a lot of difficulty in this work. For this work, Anoop Jalota gave a check of Rs 3000 to Manoj. He says that after seeing such a huge amount, I started thinking of myself as rich.

Manoj Muntashir

Bollywood Career

16 years ago, a Star TV official, impressed by Manoj’s work, called him to meet him. When he talked about Manoj Muntashir meeting Amitabh Bachchan, he thought he was joking. Then the person took him to a hotel, where he met Amitabh Bachchan. After a 20-minute meeting, his selection took place and in 2005, he got to hear his lyrics in Kaun Banega Crorepati.

He has penned the lyrics of the song “Galliyan” from the film Ek Villain. He has also penned the lyrics to the song “Tere Sang Yaara” from the 2016 film Rustom. In the year 2016, Manoj wrote the lyrics to the song “Kaun Tujhe” from the movie MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and then the lyrics to the song “Dil Meri Na Sunne” from the film “Genius”. He also wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Teri Mitti’, played by Akshay Kumar in the 2019 film Kesari, for which he received a 2020 Filmfare nomination for Best Song, however, the song was defeated by the song ‘Apna Time Aayega’ from “Gully Boy”.


In 2020, the song ‘Teri Mitti’ from the film “Kesari” (2019) was nominated for the Filmfare Awards in the Best Lyrics category along with ‘Apne Samay Aayega’ from the film ‘Gully Boy’ (2019). Out of all the nominations in the category, ‘Apne Samaya Aaya’ won, which upset Manoj and he decided to boycott all award shows. Declaring his disappointment through his social media accounts, he wrote that he would not be able to write a better song than ‘Teri Mitti’ and that he (Filmfare) failed to honor the songs that reached the soul of Indians. He further stated that he would not attend any award show till his last breath as it would be a great insult to his art if he continued to take care of such award shows.

Awards & Nominations

Indian Telly Awards– 2014 Best Script India’s Got Talent

IIFA Awards– 2015 Best Lyrics for Galliyan –Ek Villain,

2018 Best Lyrics for Mere Rashke Qamar -Baadshaho

Star Guild Award– 2015 Best Lyrics for Teri Galliyan –Ek Villain

Hungama Surfers Choice Award– 2015 Best Lyrics for Teri Galliyan –Ek Villain

Radio Mirchi Music Awards– 2015 Best Album Ek Villain

Arab Indo Bollywood Awards– 2015 Best Lyrics for Teri Galliyan –Ek Villain

The Indian Icon Film Awards– 2015 Best Lyrics Teri Galliyan –Ek Villain

2016 Best LyricsTere Sang Yaara-Rustom

Uttar Pradesh Gauraw Samman– 2016 Best Lyricist

Yash Bharti Award– 2016 State Honor (Uttar Pradesh)Highest State Honor

Mirchi Music Awards– 2014 Lyricist of The Year “Teri Galliyan” from Ek Villain

Album of The Year Ek Villain Listeners’ Choice Album of the Year

2016 Album of The Year Kapoor & Sons

2018 Re-Created Song of the Year Sanu Ik Pal from Raid

Contact and Social Media Information

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Her

  • Does Manoj Muntashir smoke ?: Not Known
  • Does Manoj Muntashir drink alcohol ?: Not Known
  • It is known to very few people that Manoj Muntashir, who gained so much fame in Bollywood, was born in a Brahmin family, his real name is Manoj Shukla.
  • On a winter night in 1997, Manoj left his home in search of tea and reached a tapri. Radio was playing on Tapri and heard a word for the first time on it “Muntashir.” Manoj just liked this name and with the last sip of tea, he named it Manoj Muntashir.
  • Manoj’s ancestral house is in Gauriganj in the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • His father was a farmer, his mother was a teacher in primary school and his salary was just 500 rupees, but my parents taught me in the convent.
  • Since childhood, Manoj was fond of writing, when he was in class 7 or 8, he read the book Dewan-e-Ghalib. But he did not know Urdu, so it was difficult to understand that book. It was necessary to know Urdu to write the song.
  • Then one day bought a 2-rupee Urdu book from under the mosque, Urdu was written with Hindi in it.
  • Manoj was still fond of writing and told that when people dreamed of going to IIT, he used to dream of going to Mumbai. He told that people considered him a vagabond because he wanted to write songs in films.

More Facts About Him

  • In 1997, Manoj received 135 rupees as the first salary to work in Allahabad Akashvani.
  • When he reached Mumbai in 1999, Anoop Jalota Ji asked me to write a hymn. Although I had never written a bhajan, there was a slight problem, but money was needed and I wrote a bhajan. For that Anup Ji gave him a check of 3000 rupees. It was her first salary in Mumbai.
  • 16 years ago, an official of Star TV saw his work, one day called him and asked that he would meet Amitabh Bachchan. Those were the days of his struggle, so Manoj felt that he was having fun. He then took him to a hotel, where he met Amitabh Bachchan.
  • In this way, Manoj got the opportunity to write lyrics for Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2005.
  • Manoj also writes poems his collection of poems ‘Meri Fitrat Hai Mastana’ is a great gift for those who love poems.
  • Manoj Muntashir, who wrote a brilliant dialogue for a film like Bahubali 2, has written dialogues for the film ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’.
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