Irshad Kamil is an Indian Hindi/Urdu poet and lyricist best known for writing songs for Bollywood films including Jab We Met, Chameli, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar,Aashiqui 2 and Raanjhnaa.
Kamil started his career by writing for television in 1998. After writing scripts for soaps such as Na Jaiyo Pardes andKahan Se Kahan Tak, his first assignment in Mumbai was writing dialogue for Manish Goswami’s Kartavya. Soon followed Drishtaant, a serial produced and directed by Pankaj Kapur. Brought to Mumbai by producer Lekh Tandon, Kamil later worked with musicianSandesh Shandilya. Kamil has won several awards for songs like Chor Bazari and Aaj Din Chadheya from Love Aaj Kal. He also wrote the lyrics for Imtiaz Ali’s 2011 release Rockstar for which he has also been awarded the Filmfare Award for best lyrics for song Naadaan Parindey. Kamil has also been associated with English journalism.