Swanand Kirkire is an Indian lyricist, playback singer and writer. He has also worked as a television serial writer, assistant director, dialogue writer, both in television and films.
Kirkire first started his career writing and directing for plays. He later moved to Mumbai and assisted a few other producers and director. Dring that time, he wrote a song that was used in the movie 'Hazaaro Khwaishein Aisi', which turned out to be hige hits.
Swanand has won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics twice. He has also received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Lyrics for the song Piyu Bole in 'Parineeta'.