Faaiz Anwar Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Islam
Age: 58 Years
Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Faaiz Anwar

Profession(s)• Lyricist
• Poet
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSemi-bald
DebutSong: Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi (1991)
Album: I Love You (1997)
Cover of the album 'I Love You'
Awards• Won 'Album of the Year' award at Mirchi Music Awards for the song 'Tere Mast Mast Do Nain' in 2010
• Nominated for 'Lyricist of the Year' award at Mirchi Music Awards for the song 'Tere Mast Mast Do Nain' in 2010
Awards won by Faaiz Anwar

Note:  He has many more accolades and awards to his name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 March 1965 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 58 Years
BirthplaceKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signPisces
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName not known
ChildrenSon- Farzan Faaiz (singer, music composer)
Faaiz Anwar (right) with Shabab Sabri (centre) and Farzan Faaiz (left)

Faaiz Anwar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Faaiz Anwar

  • Faaiz Anwar is an Indian poet and lyricist. He is mainly known for writing the title track of the film ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi’ (1991). In 2023, he made an appearance in the popular celebrity talk show called ‘The Kapil Sharma Show,’ which aired on Sony TV.
  • Since his childhood, he possessed a profound passion for writing poetry. At a very young age, he began writing ‘shayri’ and ‘ghazals’ that he got published in local newspapers and magazines.
  • In 1988, he decided to shift from Kanpur to Mumbai to pursue his dream of becoming a lyricist.
  • In an interview, he recounted an interesting story about how he entered the film industry. He said that in the 1980s, the renowned music director RD Burman was in search of a lyricist for one of his film’s songs but couldn’t find the right person for the project. Then, he decided to reach out to Anwar after reading one of Anwar’s interviews in the newspaper. Later, Burman reached out to Anwar and invited him to his house. During their meeting, Burman asked him to listen to a musical tone that Burman had prepared for the song and requested him to write a song for it. Right then and there, Anwar wrote the lyrics of the song ‘Tum Karo Vaada’ within 15-20 minutes. RD Burman was extremely impressed by Anwar’s talent and selected the song for the title track of the film ‘Tum Karo Vaada’ (1993). Burman further requested him to write 2 more songs for the film. However, the film ‘Tum Karo Vaada’ got delayed and was released in 1993 after Anwar’s first released song ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi’ (1991).
  • His debut song ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi’ achieved tremendous success in the music industry and remained on top of the popular radio program Cibaca Geetmala for nearly two years.

    Poster of the film 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi'

    Poster of the film ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi’

  • In an interview, Anwar revealed how he got the chance to write the title track of the film ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi’ (1991). He recounted that while Mahesh Bhatt was working on the film ‘Aashiqui’ (1990), he had all the songs ready except for the last song. Even after approaching many well-known lyricists, Bhatt couldn’t find the right one. That’s when he approached Faaiz Anwaar and asked him to write the lyrics for the song. Anwar, right on the spot, wrote the lyrics for the song ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin’ within 40 minutes. When Bhatt heard the song, he was highly impressed and decided to include it as the last song in the film ‘Aashiqui.’ However, for some reason, the song was later shifted from ‘Aashiqui’ and became the title track for another film, ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi’ (1991).
  • In 1993, he wrote six songs for the film ‘Jaanam.’

    Poster of the film 'Jaanam'

    Poster of the film ‘Jaanam’

  • After writing the songs for Udit Narayan‘s album ‘I Love You’ (1997), Anwar wrote the songs for the album ‘Deewana’ (1999). Initially, Kumar Sanu was chosen as the vocalist for the album, but later, he was replaced by Sonu Nigam. The album went on to achieve tremendous success, marking the breakthrough of the singer’s career.

    Cover of the album 'Deewana'

    Cover of the album ‘Deewana’

  • Anwar has also written songs for several other albums, such as ‘Jaan,’ ‘Yaad,’ ‘Aashiqui,’ ‘Love Is Life,’ ‘Tujhse Pyar Hai,’ and ‘Sitara.’
  • In 2007, he wrote the song ‘Aaoge Jab Tum’ for the Bollywood film ‘Jab We Met.’ The song was well received by the audience.
  • The song ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ that he wrote for the film ‘Dabangg,’ turned out to be a massive hit, reigning over the music, radio, and streaming charts for a long time.

    Poster of the film 'Dabangg'

    Poster of the film ‘Dabangg’

  • In 2012, he wrote the lyrics of the song ‘Chikni Kamar Pe Teri’ and ‘Chamak Challo Chel Chabeli’ for the film ‘Rowdy Rathore’ (2012).
  • Anwar has contributed his songwriting skills to numerous films, such as ‘Imtihaan’ (1994), ‘Surakshaa’ (1995), ‘Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar’ (2001), ‘Chand Bujh Gaya’ (2005), ‘Veerey Ki Wedding’ (2018).
  • In an interview, Anwar expressed his perspective on contemporary songs and characterised them as lacking poetic and philosophical depth. However, admitted that, as a lyricist, he often finds himself compelled to write such songs due to the demands of film producers. He mentioned the song ‘Chikni Kamar Pe Teri,’ which he penned for the film ‘Rowdy Rathore’ (2012) falling in the same category. While talking about it in the interview, he said,

    It is true that its style is not poetic or philosophical, but it has to be done by looking at the time.”

  • In an interview, he was questioned about whether his songs had ever been plagiarized. In response, he clarified that his songs were not stolen but rather sold by him during a period of financial struggle in his life. He said,

    It was not stolen, but I sold my songs and sold them for a very good price. For one song, I charged the equivalent of ten songs. If you ask for whom did it, I will not tell. Money was my need and I cannot say that my compulsion was taken advantage of. I don’t have any complaints.”