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Rakesh Roshan, (born Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath; 6 September 1949) is an Indian producer, director, screenwriter, editor , former actor and music director in Hindi films. He appeared in 84 films throughout the 1970s and 1980s till 1989. As an actor, he was mostly known for his supporting roles in big-budget films starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. Later, he achieved fame for directing films with titles beginning with the letter "K" since 1987. As a filmmaker, his most notable work includes the drama Khudgarz (1987), the revenge drama Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), the comedy-drama Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), the crime thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the romance Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), the science fiction Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and the superhero Krrish film series (2006—2013). Roshan won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for directing the films; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Koi... Mil Gaya.

Rakesh Roshan
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Roshan at the IIFA Awards in 2012
Born (1949-09-06) 6 September 1949 (age 69)[1]
Bombay, Bombay State, India
OccupationFilmmaker , musician
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Pinky Roshan
Children2, including Hrithik Roshan
Parent(s)Roshan and Aparna
RelativesSee Roshan family

Contents

CareerEdit

1970–1990Edit

After his father's untimely death, Roshan started his career as an assistant director to film maker Mohan Kumar in films like An jaana starring Rajendra Kumar and Babita. Actor Rajendra Kumar referred him to some film makers and thus he was signed by Soodesh Kumar for Man Mandir starring Sanjiv Kumar and Waheeda Rehman. But he made his entry as an actor, making his debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, in which he got a supporting role. He got very few solo hero films in his career. He got solo hero roles in more women-oriented films where the focus was more on the heroine, such as Paraya Dhan with Hema Malini, Aankh Micholi with Bharati, Khubsoorat with Rekha and Kaamchor with Jaya Prada. His few successful solo hero films, with the focus equally on both hero and heroine, were Aankhon Aankhon Mein with Rakhee, Nafrat with Yogita Bali, Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara with Leena Chandavarkar, Hamari Bahu Alka with Bindiya Goswami and Shubh Kaamna with Rati Agnihotri. J. Om Prakash produced Ankhon Ankhon Mein with Rakesh in the lead. Later, J. Om Prakash directed Aakraman, with Sanjeev Kumar in the lead, and had Rakesh in a supporting role, and then produced Aakhir Kyun, with Rajesh Khanna in the lead and Rakesh in a supporting role. Rakesh played supporting roles in a few successful films such as Man Mandir with Sanjeev Kumar in the lead, Khel Khel Mein with Rishi Kapoor in the lead, Bullet (1976 film) with Dev Anand as the hero, Hatyara with Vinod Khanna in the lead, Dhongee with Randhir Kapoor, Khandaan with Jeetendra and Neeyat with Shashi Kapoor as the lead hero. He played supporting roles regularly in films with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role and of those, Chalta Purza was a failure and the other three were blockbusters - Dhanwan (1981 film), Awaaz and Aakhir Kyon?. The few multi-star cast films he was part of as the lead hero that were successful between 1977 and 1986 were Devata, Shriman Shrimati and Hathkadi, all of which had Sanjeev Kumar as the main lead hero and Jaag Utha Insan and Ek Aur Sikander, which had Mithun Chakraborty in the main lead, and other hits such as Dil Aur Deewaar, Khatta Meetha, Unees-Bees (1980) and Maqaar (1986). Most of his other films as second lead hero or solo hero films between 1973 and 1990 were box office flops.

Roshan set up his own production company, Filmkraft, in 1980 and their first production was Aap Ke Deewane (1980), which was a box office flop. His next venture was Kaamchor, also produced by him, which became a hit, but the success of this film was attributed to its music and the heroine. His next solo hero film Shubkaamna, directed by K. Vishwanath, was a hit. He tried to re-launch himself as a lead hero with Bhagwan Dada (1986), directed by J. Om Prakash and starring Rajinikanth as the main lead and himself in second lead. But Bhagwan Dada was a flop. Between 1984 and 1990 he only got supporting roles, with the exception of Bahurani. The multi star films where he was the second lead, such as Maqaar and Ek Aur Sikander were successful. His last film as a leading hero was Bahurani, which was a woman-oriented film starring Rekha in the lead, which was directed by Manik Chatterjee and released in 1989.

1990–presentEdit

 
Roshan with his son Hrithik Roshan and Thakur Doultani

He made his directorial debut with Khudgarz (1987), and went on to direct box office hits such as Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Karan Arjun (1995), and the Madhuri Dixit starrer Koyla (1997). However, his other directorial ventures flopped. During this time, from 1990–1999 he only acted occasionally in films, making guest appearances, and focused mostly on directing. He launched his son Hrithik's career as an actor with Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). Rakesh Roshan later revealed that this film was inspired by the story line of Aradhana, starring Rajesh Khanna.[2] This film, the highest grosser of 2000, entered the Limca Book of Records for the most number of awards won by a Bollywood film. He directed his son again in the 2003 science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, (fetching him the Filmfare award 2004 for best director),[3] and its sequel, the science fiction superhero film Krrish (2006), both of which were also very successful at the box office.[4] In 2008, he produced the film Krazzy 4. In 2010, he released a Bollywood meets Hollywood crossover film titled Kites. Another version of this film was released internationally, and known as Brett Ratner presents Kites: The Remix. This version was shorter, and mainly toned down the amount of musical numbers. His latest film as producer was Kaabil, which released on 25 Jan 2017. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam, and it grossed over Rs. 100 Crores at the box office.

AttackEdit

On 21 January 2000, Roshan was shot at by two Budesh gang members near his office on Tilak Road at Santacruz West.[5] The assailants fired two bullets at him, one of which hit him on the left arm, while the other grazed his chest. As the director fell to the ground, the assailants fled the scene.[6] The assailants were later identified as Sunil Vithal Gaikwad and Sachin Kamble. The attack on Roshan was not undertaken with the intent to kill, but to signal that the Shiv Sena could no longer protect its clients. Roshan had stonewalled demands from Budesh for a percentage of the profits from the overseas sale of the Hindi blockbuster; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.[7]

HonorsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Producer Director Actor
1970 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Suresh
 Y
1971 Seema
 Y
1971 Man Mandir Ramu
 Y
1971 Paraya Dhan Shankar
 Y
1972 Aankhon Aankhon Mein Rakesh Rai
 Y
1972 Buniyaad Ajit Kumar
 Y
1972 Aankh Micholi Ravi
 Y
1973 Nafrat Prakash Kumar
 Y
1974 Madhosh Goldie
 Y
1974 Trimurti Nandu
 Y
1974 Goonj Rakesh Kumar
 Y
1975 Zakhmee Amar
 Y
1975 Khel Khel Mein Vikram aka Vicky
 Y
1975 Aakraman Lieutenant Sunil Mehra
 Y
1976 Bullet Inspector Rajesh
 Y
1976 Ginny Aur Johnny Special Appearance
 Y
1976 Raeeszada Special Appearance
 Y
1977 Anand Ashram Dr. Prakash
 Y
1977 Chalta Purza Police Inspector Sunil Verma
 Y
1977 Priyatama Rakesh
 Y
1977 Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara Harish Bhatia
 Y
1977 Hatyara Inspector Prakash
 Y
1977 Haiwan Friendly Appearance
 Y
1978 Dil Aur Deewar Chandu
 Y
1978 Devata George
 Y
1978 Aahuti Bharat Prasad
 Y
1979 Ganga Aur Geeta Friendly Appearance
 Y
1979 Jhoota Kahin Ka Vijay Rai / Vikram
 Y
1979 Dhongee Police Inspector Thapa
 Y
1979 Khandaan (1979 film) Rakesh Dinanath
 Y
1979 Prem Jaal Mahender
 Y
1979 Iqraar Hero
 Y
1979 Aangan Ki Kali Anmol
 Y
1980 Aap Ke Deewane Rahim
 Y
 Y
1980 Unees-Bees Dev
 Y
1980 Neeyat Ajay
 Y
1980 Pyaara Dushman Raja
 Y
1980 Khoobsurat Inder Gupta
 Y
1981 Bhula Na Dena Arun
 Y
1981 Naari
 Y
1981 Khatta Meetha Firoze Sethna
 Y
1981 Daasi Anoop
 Y
1981 Dhanwaan Anil
 Y
1981 Hotel Vijay
 Y
1981 Haqdaar Rakesh
 Y
1981 Jeene Ki Arzoo Ravi
 Y
1982 Hamari Bahu Alka Pratapchand
 Y
1982 Haathkadi Baldev Mittal
 Y
1982 Begunaah Qaidi Guest Role
 Y
1982 Jeevan Dhaara Kanwal Pal Singh
 Y
1982 Shriman Shrimati Rajesh Kumar
 Y
1982 Vakil Babu Prem Oberoi
 Y
1982 Teesri Aankh (1982 film) Anand Nath
 Y
1982 Karwat Kumar
 Y
1982 Kaamchor Suraj
 Y
 Y
1982 Waqt Waqt Ki Baat Inspector Shankar
 Y
1982 Baawri Shaam Bhardwaj
 Y
1983 Shubh Kaamna Ratan
 Y
1983 Jeet Hamaari Anand
 Y
1984 Main Qatil Hoon Guest Role
 Y
1984 Hanste Khelte Rakesh
 Y
1984 Awaaz Inspector Vijay Gupta
 Y
1984 Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye Ashok
 Y
1984 Jaag Utha Insan Brahmananda Chaturvedi (Nandu)
 Y
 Y
1985 Pyaase Honth Guest Role
 Y
1985 Bahu Ki Awaaz Vimal Srivastav
 Y
1985 Mahaguru Subhash
 Y
1985 Aakhir Kyon? Kabir Suri
 Y
1985 Zulm Ka Badla Inspector Anil Verma
 Y
1985 Patthar Dil Chander
 Y
1985 Kala Suraj Police Officer Pratap Singh
 Y
1985 Haveli Kumar Saxena
 Y
1986 Maqaar Special Appearance
 Y
1986 Khamosh Nigahen Special Appearance
 Y
1986 Bhagwan Dada Swaroop
 Y
 Y
1986 Ek Aur Sikander Boga Seth
 Y
1986 Anubhav Amit Kumar
 Y
1987 Mera Yaar Mera Dushman Ashok
 Y
1987 Daku Hasina S.P. Ranjit Saxena
 Y
1987 Khudgarz
 Y
 Y
1988 Ramkudi Jhamkudi Special Appearance (Rajasthani Film)
 Y
1988 Be Lagaam Special Appearance
 Y
1988 Paigham Naasir Khaan
 Y
1988 Khoon Bhari Maang Vikram Saxena
 Y
 Y
 Y
1989 Bahurani Amit Chaudhary
 Y
1989 Kala Bazaar
 Y
1990 Shararat Guest Role
 Y
1990 Kishen Kanhaiya
 Y
 Y
1992 Khel Tara Jaisingh's Manager
 Y
 Y
1993 King Uncle
 Y
 Y
1995 Pyar Do Pyar Lo Guest Role (Delayed film)
 Y
1995 Karan Arjun
 Y
 Y
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum Paresh Kapoor
 Y
1996 Aurat Aurat Aurat Rakesh "Guddu"
 Y
1997 Koyla
 Y
 Y
1999 Mother Amar Khanna
 Y
2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
 Y
 Y
2000 Karobaar: The Business of Love
 Y
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya Sanjay Mehra (Rohit's Father)
 Y
 Y
 Y
2006 Krrish Sanjay Mehra (In Dream Sequence)
 Y
 Y
 Y
2007 Om Shanti Om Rakesh Roshan (Cameo)
 Y
2008 Krazzy 4
 Y
2010 Kites
 Y
2013 Krrish 3
 Y
 Y
2017 Kaabil
 Y
2020 Krrish 4
 Y
 Y
2022 Krrish 5
 Y
 Y

Frequent CollaborationsEdit

As a director, Roshan is known for making films with his son Hrithik Roshan. Other actors he has frequently collaborated with include Rekha, Anil Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Amrish Puri. As a director, his every film's name have starting with 'K'.

AwardsEdit

Year Film Award Category
2004 Koi Mil Gaya National Film Awards Best Film on Social Issues
2001 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai Filmfare Awards Best Film
Best Director
2004 Koi Mil Gaya Best Film
Best Director
2001 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai IIFA Awards Best Film
Best Director
2004 Koi Mil Gaya
2007 Krrish Creative Person of the Year
2009 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya Golden Decade Honour for Best Director
2001 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai Zee Cine Awards Best Film
Best Director
2004 Koi Mil Gaya Best Film
Best Director
2004 Koi Mil Gaya Apsara Awards Best Film
Best Director
2015 all his films Lifetime Achievement Award
2001 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai Bollywood Movie Awards Best Film
Best Director

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inside Rakesh Roshan's 64th birthday bash". NDTV. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ https://mdaily.bhaskar.com/news/ENT-BOW-roshan-kaabil-interview-5497798-NOR.html
  3. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2004: Winners List". Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  5. ^ The stars and the dons Archived 28 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. Hinduonnet.com (11 November 2000). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  6. ^ Rakesh Roshan shot at. Rediff.com (21 January 2000). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  7. ^ Swami, Praveen (June 2000). "Of politics and profit". Frontline. 17 (11). Archived from the original on 7 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Hrithik Roshan honoured at IFFI : Bollywood News". ApunKaChoice.Com. 3 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 March 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  9. ^ "'Lage Raho Munnabhai' adjudged best film in Malaysia : Bollywood News". ApunKaChoice.Com. 11 December 2006. Archived from the original on 25 March 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.

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