Raj Kanwar

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Raj Kanwar
राज कंवर
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Born c. 1961
India
Died 3 February 2012 (aged 51)
Singapore
Nationality Indian
Occupation Director, producer and screenwriter
Spouse(s) Anita Kanwar
Children Karan Raj Kanwar
Abhay Raj Kanwar

Raj Kanwar (Hindi: राज कंवर; c. 1961 – 3 February 2012) was a Bollywood film director, writer and film producer based in Mumbai, India.

Career[edit]

Kanwar began his career directing plays in Delhi. He then moved to Mumbai where he worked as an assistant to directors like Raj Kumar Santoshi. His directorial debut was Deewana. Released in 1992, the film was a box office success and marked the screen debut of Shahrukh Khan. He directed several other box office hits like Jeet (1996), Judaai (1997), Daag: The Fire (1999) and Badal (2000). Kanwar went on to discover actors like Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra who he cast in his film Andaaz in 2003.[1] His last film was Sadiyaan (2010).

Personal life[edit]

The veteran filmmaker, Raj and Anita Kanwar had two sons, Karan Raj Kanwar and Abhay. On 3 February 2012, he died due to a kidney ailment in Singapore. He was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
  • Andaaz (2003) (story)
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
  • Badal (2000) (story)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999)
  • Itihaas (1997) (story)
  • Jeet (1996)

Producer[edit]

  • Sadiyaan (2010)
  • Raqeeb (2007)
  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
  • Ab Ke Baras (2002)
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999)
  • Itihaas (1997)

Assistant director[edit]

  • Ghayal (1990)
  • Ram-Avtar (1988)
  • SUHAIL (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What made Raj Kanwar A Director To Reckon With". Rediff. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

http://www.ndtv.com/article/bollywood/producer-raj-kanwar-dies-in-singapore-173051

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-06/news-interviews/31027427_1_raj-kanwar-sadiyaan-final-farewell

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