Rajesh Roshan

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Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath
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Indian film music composer Rajesh Roshan
Background information
Born (1955-05-24) May 24, 1955 (age 59)
Bombay, Bombay State, India
(now Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Occupations Composer, music director
Years active 1974–present

Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath (born 24 May 1955), better known as Rajesh Roshan is a Hindi cinema music composer. He is the younger brother of film director and producer Rakesh Roshan and the uncle of Hrithik Roshan.[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Rajesh Roshan is the son of Hindi film composer Roshan and younger brother of film director and actor Rakesh Roshan. He is also uncle to actor Hrithik Roshan, in whose films he composes many songs for example Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000), Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006), its subsequent sequel Krrish 3 and Kites (2010). He has a son named Eshaan and a daughter named Pashmina. His son is set to make his film debut soon while his daughter studies at Ecole Mondiale World School,Mumbai.

Career[edit]

Rajesh Roshan had a successful association with Basu Chatterjee, Dev Anand, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. He shot to fame with the score for Julie for which he won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award.[4] The first break for him was given by Mehmood. He is the first music director who made Amitabh Bachchan sing. He usually composes music for the films that his brother Rakesh Roshan either produced or directed, such as Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006) and Kites (2010). He also composed the song "Jaane Tamanna" for the internationally acclaimed film Valley of Flowers (2006) by Pan Nalin.

Rajesh Roshan scored well in the big break given by Mehmood for Kunwara Baap (1974) and then by Dev Anand in three back to back hit films: Des Pardes, Man Pasand, and Lootmaar. Then he composed melodious tunes and made Kishore Kumar sing them in films like Doosra Aadmi, Muqaddar, Swami, Khatta Meetha,Baaton Baaton Mein, Yehi Hai Zindagi, Ek Hi Raasta, Swarg Narak, Inkaar, Do Aur Do Paanch followed by films with Rajesh Khanna like Nishaan, Babu and Aakhir Kyon?. However, since 1985 he has composed songs mostly for his brother's films. His hit song filmed on Helen, i.e. "Mungda...Mungada..." is still a landmark in cabaret songs in Bollywood.

In the 1990s, when even Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Bappi Lahiri gradually lost their bearings, Rajesh has endured through films like Kabzaa, Jurm and Bahaar Aane Tak (1990) — and after another dull phase, Karan Arjun and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Papa Kahte Hain (1996), Koyla (1997)], Daag: The Fire (1999), Kaun Sachaa Kaun Jhootha, Dastak (1996), Dandnayak and Main Solah Baras Ki (1998).

Rajesh Roshan delivered several hit music scores pairing with his brother Rakesh, who had emerged as a director of great stature. The two worked on films like Kaam Chor, Jaag Utha Insaan, Khoon Bhari Maang, Khel, Kishan Kanhaiya, Kaala Baazar, King Uncle, Karan Arjun, and Koyla. Rajesh scored the music for "Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai", the launch vehicle of Hrithik Roshan, and one of his brother's most ambitious projects. The film achieved significant success. The composer also won the Filmfare Award for Best Music.[4] He has composed the music of several Hrthik-starring, Rakesh Roshan-directed films, such as Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Kites and Krrish 3.

Plagiarism[edit]

He is well known for copying many famous English songs into Hindi, like Tumne Jo Kaha which is actually copied from Barbie Girl [5]

Filmography[edit]

As A Music Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2013 Krrish 3 November 1, 2013
2010 Kites
2008 Krazzy 4
2006 Krrish
2004 Aetbaar
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Love at Times Square 1 song (Title Track)
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
2001 Moksha (2001 film)
Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bacchao
Officer
2000 Karobaar
Kya Kehna
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Mela
1999 Trishakti
Laawaris
Daag: The Fire
1998 Kudrat
Main Solah Baras Ki
Jaan-E-Jigar
Yugpurush
Khote Sikkey
Dandnayak
Keemat – They Are Back
Hafta Vasuli
Mere Do Anmol Ratan
1997 Ghulam-E-Mustafa
Tarazu
Koyla
Chirag
Imaan Beimaan
Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhutha
1996 Dastak
Papa Kehte Hai Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Chhota Sa Ghar
1995 Sabse Bada Khiladi
Karan Arjun Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
1994 Insaniyat
Anjaane
1993 Gunah
King Uncle
Zakhmon Ka Hisaab
Aansoo Bane Angaarey
1992 Khel
Kasak
1991 Jeevan Daata
Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan
Shiv Raam
Karz Chukana Hai
Vishnu Deva
Do Pal
1990 Jurm
Kishen Kanhaiya
Bahar Aane Tak
1989 Kala Bazaar
Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii
Aasman Se Ooncha
1988 Dharam Yudh
Khoon Bhari Maang Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Dariya Dil
Kabzaa
Maar Dhaad
1987 Kaash
Khudgarz
Dil Tujh Ko Diya
1986 Anubhav
Ghar Sansar
Bhagwan Dada
Makkaar
1985 Babu
Aakhir Kyon
Ulta Seedha
Telephone
1984 Inteha
1983 Nishaan
1982 Kaamchor
Johny I Love You
Khud-Daar
Shriman Shrimati
Hamari Bahu Alka
1981 Yaarana
Sannata
1980 Lootmaar
Unees-Bees
Swayamvar
Aap Ke Deewane
Do Aur Do Paanch
Man Pasand
Aakhri Insaaf
1979 Kaala Patthar Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
Mr. Natwarlal Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Janta Hawaldar
Baton Baton Mein
1978 Swarg Narak
Muqaddar
Des Pardes Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Vishwanath
Tumhari Kasam
Dillagi
Ek Baap Chhe Bete
1977 Jay Vejay
Doosara Aadmi
Ek Hi Raasta
Khatta Meetha
Inkaar
Yeh Hai Zindagi
Zindagi
Priyatama
Swami Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
1976 Udhar Ka Sindur
1975 Julie Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
1974 Kunwara Baap

Plagiarism[edit]

He is well known for copying many famous English songs into Hindi, like Tumne Jo Kaha which is actually copied from Barbie Girl [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajesh Roshan". IMDb. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ Broughton, Simon; Mark Ellingham; Richard Trillo (2000). World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific. Rough Guides, Limited. p. 102. ISBN 1-85828-636-0. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Copied Hindi Songs". 
  4. ^ a b "Best Music Director (Popular)". Filmfare. Times Internet Limited. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Copied Hindi Songs". 2012. 
  6. ^ "Copied Hindi Songs". 2012. 

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