Articles about Varun Grover

The winner of the Best Lyricist Award at the 2015 National Film Awards, Varun Grover, is an Indian songwriter, poet, director, and stand-up comedian. Born in a Punjabi family in Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, he moved to Uttar Pradesh to pursue civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, obtaining the degree in 2003. Initially, Grover started his writing career with 'The Great Indian Comedy Show' in 2004, following which he became a writer for many Indian television shows, including 'SAB Ka Bheja Fry' and 'Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun', among others. In 2009, Grover appeared made a debut in Bollywood as a dialogue writer with 'Accident on Hill Road'. Over the years, he also penned lyrics for songs from many famous Bollywood films. From the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' series and 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' to 'Udta Punjab', 'Sui Dhaaga', and 'Sonchiriya', Grover has written the lyrics of songs from over 15 Hindi movies. He also worked as a writer on the popular 2018 Netflix web series 'Sacred Games'. Also a stand-up comedian, Grover is the co-creator of 'Aisi Taisi Democracy'.

Amit Trivedi, Varun Grover team up for Hotstar Specials 'Grahan'

22 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Amit Trivedi, Varun Grover team up for Hotstar Specials 'Grahan'

Music composer Amit Trivedi and lyricist Varun Grover have come together to create two songs for the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar VIP mystery drama Grahan, the streaming platform announced on Monday.

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

06 Jan 2021

India
MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

An Additional District and Sessions court in Madhya Pradesh has denied bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui and another accused who were booked for passing "indecent" remarks against Hindu deities.

No video of Munawar Faruqui insulting Hindu deities, says police

04 Jan 2021

Entertainment
No video of Munawar Faruqui insulting Hindu deities, says police

The Indore Police on Sunday said they had no video evidence to prove the allegations that comedian Munawar Faruqui insulted Hindu deities during a recent performance at a cafe in the city.

Bollywood lyricists unite, demand credit on streaming platforms

31 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Bollywood lyricists unite, demand credit on streaming platforms

Some of the best-known Hindi film songwriters, including Varun Grover, Swanand Kirkire, Neelesh Mishra and Anvita Dutt have come together for a unique music video, thereby urging music streaming platforms to grant them proper credits.

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

06 Jan 2020

Politics
Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

'Narcos: Mexico' stars Micheal Pena, Diego Luna meet 'Sacred-Games' team

12 Nov 2018

Entertainment
'Narcos: Mexico' stars Micheal Pena, Diego Luna meet 'Sacred-Games' team

It was an iconic off-screen crossover of two of Netflix's popular series when 'Narcos: Mexico' stars Michael Pena and Diego Luna met the full cast of 'Sacred Games' yesterday, including Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, showrunner Vikramaditya Motwane, directors Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan and writer Varun Grover.

#MeToo: Netflix defends working with Kashyap, Motwane for 'Sacred Games'

26 Oct 2018

Entertainment
#MeToo: Netflix defends working with Kashyap, Motwane for 'Sacred Games'

Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, today defended the company's decision to continue working with Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and writer Varun Grover for the second season of 'Sacred Games'.

Kashyap, Motwane, and Grover returning for 'Sacred Games' Season-2: Netflix

23 Oct 2018

Entertainment
Kashyap, Motwane, and Grover returning for 'Sacred Games' Season-2: Netflix

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that the streaming giant will continue its association with Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, and Varun Grover for 'Sacred Games Season 2'.

#MeToo effect: Fate of 'Sacred Games' Season 2 uncertain

11 Oct 2018

Entertainment
#MeToo effect: Fate of 'Sacred Games' Season 2 uncertain

The second season of 'Sacred Games', the Indian Netflix original which garnered widespread applaud, is in jeopardy in the wake of #MeToo movement which led to the dissolution of Phantom Films.

'Sacred Games' to return with a second season, confirms Netflix

21 Sep 2018

Entertainment
'Sacred Games' to return with a second season, confirms Netflix

Netflix has officially greenlit the hit series 'Sacred Games' for a second season.

'Helicopter Eela': Why Ajay Devgn apologized to Swanand Kirkire

06 Aug 2018

Entertainment
'Helicopter Eela': Why Ajay Devgn apologized to Swanand Kirkire

Kajol starrer 'Helicopter Eela' fell prey to controversy soon after the trailer released, for not crediting lyricist Swanand Kirkire in the title-plate.

Wondering why everyone's raving about Sacred Games? Here's a cheat-sheet

09 Jul 2018

Entertainment
Wondering why everyone's raving about Sacred Games? Here's a cheat-sheet

It's highly impossible for you to not stumble upon a post about 'Sacred Games'. And if you don't know what 'Sacred Games' is, you really need to change that.