A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. – Orson Welles.

Well, this may be the reason some actors paint such beautiful stories on the screen with their craft. Except being amazing actors, some stars in Bollywood are exceptional poets as well. On the World Poetry Day, let’s dive into the world of poetry and appreciate the not-so-hidden talent of these celebrities.

Meena Kumari- Popularly known as the ‘tragedy queen’, the beautiful actress Menna Kumari was also a poet, who would write under the pseudonym ‘Naaz’.  She has also penned some heart-wrenching poems some of which have been sung as ghazals and nazms.


Amitabh Bachchan – Like his father, famous author Harivansh Rai Bachchan, superstar Amitabh Bachchan has some amazing poetry skills. He has definitely inherited the skill from one of the best and you love his poems as much as you love his acting.


Makarand Deshpande – Often seen playing some unconventional roles, Makarand Deshpande has an unconventional take on poetry too. The Bollywood and theatre actor also writes plays.


Piyush Mishra- His talent is not hidden anymore. After coming to notice with his words in Gulaal, the maverick actor has impressed us with his writing along with his acting skills time and again.


Farhan Akhtar- Another gem from the industry is lyricist Javed Akhtar’s son. We cannot forget actor Farhan Akhtar’s mesmerising recitation of poetry in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. An actor, director, lyricist, singer, and poet, is there anything he cannot do?


Susmita Sen – This must not be known to many, but the former Miss Universe also likes to pen down poems occasionally. The unmarried single mother of two is truly an inspiration to every woman.


Twinkle Khanna – We know Twinkle Khanna as a writer more than we know her as an actor. The quick-witted author, who also goes by the name Mrs. Funnybones, is a new age writer who has penned poems also.


Arunoday Singh – The handsome hunk is a surprise package. If you drool over his killer looks, his poetry will make you fall in love with him. Find out yourself.


Kalki Koechlin- An actor and outspoken feminist, Kalki Koechlin has a relation with the ink and paper too. She writes some hard-hitting, powerful poems pouring out the thoughts we often hesitate to express.