Swanand Kirkire Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Swanand Kirkire

Real NameSwanand Kirkire
Profession(s)Lyricist, Writer, Actor, Director
Famous ForWriting the song "Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh" from the film '3 Idiots'
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 April 1970
Age (as in 2018)48 Years
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
SignatureSignature of Swanand Kirkire
HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh
SchoolShri Dayanand Higher Secondary School, Indore
College/UniversityBVM College of Management Education, Madhya Pradesh
Educational QualificationB.Com
DebutFilm: Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003, as lyricist, singer, associate director, and actor)
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Striker (2010, as music director)
TV: Satyamev Jayate (2012, as lyricist)
Satyamev Jayate
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Songs, Reading, Writing
Awards, Achievements • National Award for Best Lyrics for the song 'Bande Me Tha Dum' from 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' (2006).
• National Award for Best Lyrics for the song 'Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh' from '3 Idiots' (2010).
• National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film 'Chumbak' (2019)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
ParentsFather- Chintamani Kirkire (Bank Manager & Classical Singer)
Mother- Neelambari Kirkire (Teacher & Classical Singer)
Swanand Kirkire with his family
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister- Name Not Known (Picture in the parents section)
Favourite Things
Favourite SingerKishore Kumar
Favourite Director(s)Dibakar Banerjee, Rajkumar Hirani
Favourite WriterGulzar
Favourite SportCricket

Swanand Kirkire

Some Lesser Known Facts About Swanand Kirkire

  • Does Swanand Kirkire smoke?: Yes
  • Does Swanand Kirkire drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Swanand Kirkire was born and brought up in Indore. His parents were both into classical singing. So, he was already exposed to the music and its technicalities.
  • After completing his graduation, his first job was to sell Eureka Forbes vacuum cleaners.
  • After a few months, Swanand Kirkire applied in National School Of Drama but got rejected; as he had to have done at least ten plays.
  • In the span of 2 years, he somehow performed in over 10 plays, and again applied in NSD and got selected in the second attempt.

    Swanand Kirkire's first directed theatre play's poster

    Swanand Kirkire’s first directed theatre play’s poster

  • After completing a course in Design and Direction from NSD, he joined theatre and wrote and directed a few plays including a drama named ‘Ek Sapna’, based on the articles and documents written by ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh‘.

    Swanand Kirkire performing in an old theatre drama

    Swanand Kirkire performing in an old theatre drama

  • Director Manju Singh watched Swanand Kirkire’s play and offered him to write a script for a TV series. He moved to Mumbai and started working with Manju Singh.
  • After completing the TV series, he became assistant to the famous filmmaker Sudhir Mishra.
  • At the same time, he had written a song named ‘Baanwara Mann’. Actor Kay Kay Menon read the song and told Sudhir Mishra about the song. He liked the song and offered Swanand to include the song in the movie ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’. The song became a huge hit, and there was no looking back for him after that.

  • Swanand Kirkire is a two-time winner of the national award for the best lyrics for his songs ‘Bande Me Tha Dum’ from ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ and ‘Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh’ from ‘3 Idiots’.
  • He has done playback singing for more than 40 songs.
  • He has also performed at Coke Studio and The Dewarists.
  • Swanand Kirkire also likes to do acting and has appeared in a few films in small roles. He is also active in theatre and has acted in more than 20 plays across the country.

    Swanand Kirkire's theatre play's poster

    Swanand Kirkire’s theatre play’s poster

  • He wants to direct a film in the coming future.
  • He has done a few fundraiser shows (stage shows) to help underprivileged people.
  • Swanand Kirkire has also done a few TV commercials, short films, and, web series and print shoots.
  • He has also done script writing, dubbing and translation of scripts into the Hindi language.
  • In November 2017, he published his poetry book titled ‘Aapkamai’.

    Poetry book written by Swanand Kirkire

    Poetry book written by Swanand Kirkire