Sameer (Lyricist) Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Facts & More


Real NameShitala Pandey
Pen NameSameer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 February 1958
Age (as in 2017)59 Years
Birth PlaceVillage Odaar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolName Not Known (In Varanasi)
College/UniversityBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Educational QualificationMaster of Commerce from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
DebutFilm: Bekhabar (Hindi, 1983)
Album: Tera Chehra (Hindi, 2002)
FamilyFather- Anjaan aka Lalji Pandey (Lyricist)
Mother- Name Not Known (Homemaker)
Sameer With His Mother
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Address501, Woodland B, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053, Lokhandwala
HobbiesReading, Writing
Awards/Honours1991: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song, "Nazar Ke Saamne" – Aashiqui
1993: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song, "Teri Umeed Tera Intezar Karte Hain" – Deewana
1994: Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist for the song, "Ghungat Ke Aad Se" – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
1999: Zee Cine Awards for Best Lyricist for the song, "Tum Paas Aaye" – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Favourite Things
Favourite Lyricist(s)Sahilendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Bashir Badr, Rahat Indori, Gulzar, Mazrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi
Favourite Leader(s)Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shashtri
Favourite Actor(s)Paresh Rawal, Pankaj Kapur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favourite Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik
Favourite Song"Chitthi Aayee Hai" by Anand Bakshi
Favourite Music DirectorNadeem-Shravan
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsName Not Known
Wife/SpouseAnita Pandey
Sameer With His Wife Anita Pandey
ChildrenSon- Siddhesh Pandey
Daughters- Sanchita Pandey, Suchita Pandey
Sameer With His Wife and Children


Some Lesser Known Facts About Sameer

  • Does Sameer smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Sameer drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sameer was born as Shitala Pandey to veteran lyricist Anjaan (Lalji Pandey) in Varanasi.
  • The popular song, “Khaike Paan Banaras Wala” (from Don) was written by his father.
  • He received his schoolings from Varanasi and his college degree from BHU in Varanasi.
  • His grandfather worked in a bank, and his father wanted him to pursue Commerce and become a Chartered Accountant (CA).
  • Sameer started his career as a banker. However, he didn’t like the banking job. Soon, he quit the job and moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1980.
  • Films such as Aashiqui, Dil, Sajan, etc., established him as the undisputed champion of romantic songs.
  • So far, Sameer has written more than 4000 songs (these are the songs, which were used in films;  there are plenty of songs that haven’t been used in films)
  • Sameer has entered the “Guinness Book of World Records” for penning the most number of songs in Bollywood (3,524 for 650 films). Apparently, there was no such category as the ‘Most Number of Songs Ever’ in the Guinness Book, but it was created to accommodate a new record. Sameer With Guinness World Record
  • In an interview, he revealed that he had a girlfriend. When he became a successful lyricist, he went back to look for her and found that she was no more. Sameer says, “She is always with me in my songs. “
  • Here’s a conversation with Sameer: