The 79-year-old veteran filmmaker, who has directed films like Mere Apne, Koshish, Khushboo, Angoor, Libaas and Maachis, will be the 45th recipient of the award.
A seven member jury consisting of eminent artists, after due deliberations, unanimously recommended Gulzar for the prestigious award, a statement released by the I&B ministry said here.
People are often scared of Shanidev but there is nothing to be scared off.
Grewal began her career as a VJ on B4U and then moved to doing Punjabi and Hindi films. Grewal started her singing career with the title track of the 2013 Akshay Kumar starrer Boss as a backing vocalist and gained fame with the Hate Story 2 song "Pink Lips".
She eventually got trained to be a professional singer and made her debut as a playback singer with the Meet Bros composition "Pink Lips" from the Bollywood movie Hate Story 2 featuring Sunny Leone. Some of her other songs are "Selfiyaan" (Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene), "Lak Tunu Tunu" (Double Di Trouble), "Tu Takke" (Dharam Sankat Mein) and "Awesome Mera Mahiya" (Calendar Girls).
Gulzar started his career in 1956 and as a lyricist got his first break in Bimal Roy's Bandini and the song Mora Gora Ang Lai Le filmed on Nutan became an instant hit.
He worked with leading music directors like Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Madan Mohan, Rajesh Roshan, Anu Malik, and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.