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Jay Om Prakash (born 24 January 1927 in Sialkot, Punjab, British India) is an Indian film producer and director. He directed successful films like Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Aakhir Kyon? (1985) both with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero and his other successful directorial ventures include Apnapan (1977), Aasha (1980), Apna Bana Lo (1982), Arpan (1983), Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993) with Jeetendra as the lead hero.[1][2] His daughter, Pinky, is married to director-producer Rakesh Roshan, making him the maternal grandfather of actor Hrithik Roshan.[3]

He produced box office hit films like Aas Ka Panchhi (1961), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Aankhon Aankhon Mein and Aakhir Kyun.

He made his directorial debut with hit film Aap Ki Kasam starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz. The film was a box office success, and is remembered for the performance by its lead actors and all of its songs composed by R. D. Burman like "Jai, Jai Shiv Shankar", "Karwaten Badalte Rahen", "Pass Nahi Aana", "Zindagi Ke Safar".[4] Most of his films' titles start with the letter "A."

He also directed successful Punjabi film Aasra Pyaar Da (1983). He also produced critically acclaimed but box office flop Aandhi (1975).

He was elected President of the Film Federation of India and served for the year 1995-1996.[5][6]






  1. ^ "Content and Contentment". Archived from the original on 24 January 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007.
  2. ^ Gautam Chintamani (2003). Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna. Delhi Press. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ Subhash K Jha (10 March 2013). "Hrithik Roshan can't say no to grandpa!". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ Vittal, Anirudha Bhattacharjee Balaji (2012). R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-93-5029-236-5.
  5. ^ Rajinder, Dudrah; Jigna, Desai (2008). The Bollywood Reader. McGraw-Hill International. pp. 49–. ISBN 978-0-335-22212-4.
  6. ^ "Presidents Of Film Federation Of India". Film Federation Of India. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

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