Rajiv Rai (born in 1955 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian film writer, editor and director. He is the son of the late producer Gulshan Rai. He has directed all this films under his father's production company Trimurti Films. He made his debut as a director with the 1985 film Yudh.
His films are also notable for their music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji (in Tridev) & Viju Shah. Their use of popular songs such as Tirchi Topi Wale in Tridev and Tu Chees Badi Hai Mast Mast helped his films become hugely successful.
He married Bollywood actress Sonam, whom he had directed in Tridev and Vishwatma in the 1990s. He has one child with her. In 1997, he had to leave India with his family for the UK after a failed attempt to kill him by hitmen believed to be working for the Mumbai underworld leader Abu Salem. After a few years of hiatus from the Bollywood industry, he returned to directing with his comeback ventures Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) and Asambhav (2004), both of which failed at the box office. Shortly after the release of Asambhav his father died at the age of 80 of a prolonged illness.