American-Indian actress Aneesha Madhok is deeply inspired by renowned lyricist Dina Nath Madhok, who started his career with the 1932 film Radhey Sham. In his career, he wrote over 800 songs and is also known as Mahakavi Madhok. He is Aneesha’s grandfather’s brother and the actor has always looked up to him.
Says Aneesha, “I’ve been in awe of his work. Apart from writing lyrics, he wrote screenplays and directed films such as Baghdad Ka Chor, Mirza Sahiban, Biwamangal and Naata. In fact, Baghdad Ka Chor was also made into a Hollywood movie Thief of Baghdad. I’m so happy I share some DNA and can take his legacy forward.”