Rajendra Krishan was born in Shimla, on June 6th 1919. From an early age, he gravitated towards poetry. However, he landed up with a clerk's job in a municipal office, where he worked up to 1942. During this time, he cut his teeth on the immortal verse of Firaq Gorakhpuri, Ahsan Danish, Pant and Nirala. In those days, newspapers held poetry contests to mark Krishna Janmashtami in which, Krishan the fledgling poet competed regularly.
In the mid-1940s, he moved to Bombay to try his luck as scriptwriter and lyricist. His first lyrics were for Zanjeer, his first script was for Janta, both in '47. Both unfortunately bombed. But with Aaj Ki Raat in '48, Krishan tasted real success. Then in '49, his lyrics for Shyam Sunder's Lahore ('Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi') and Hunslal-Bhagatram's ...» read full biography