Rahul Roy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rahul Roy
Trailer and poster launch of ‘2016 The End’ 01.jpg
Roy at trailer launch of 2016 The End
Born (1968-02-09) 9 February 1968 (age 50)[1][2]
Alma mater The Lawrence School, Sanawar
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Rajalaxmi (2000–2014)

Rahul Roy (born 9 February 1968) is an Indian film actor, producer, and former model known for his works in Bollywood, and Television.[3][4] Roy began his acting career with the 1990 blockbuster Aashiqui, a Mahesh Bhatt production as the lead actor with newcomer Anu Agarwal. He then appeared opposite Karishma Kapoor in Sudhakar Bokade's romantic film Sapne Sajan Ke (1992).[5][6] Roy has been honoured with life membership of the International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.[7][8][9]

Roy delivered a notable performance in Mahesh Bhatt's 1993 autobiographical Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Roy's character is based on the filmmaker. The film was Zee TV's first mainstream production. Roy then featured in Bhatt's production Jaanam, which was Vikram Bhatt's directorial debut.[10][11][12]

In 2006, by public vote, Roy won the first season of game show Bigg Boss – the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother, produced by Endemol India for Colors Viacom 18.[12] Roy has ventured into movie production. His company, Rahul Roy Productions, released its first movie, entitled Elaan, on 25 November 2011 in Bihar. It stars Roy and Rituparna Sen as the main lead.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Roy was born to Deepak and Indira Roy and educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[citation needed] His maternal uncle is Cory Walia, a renowned name in tinsel town, and on the fashion circuit.[14] He was married to Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar (Rani), a fashion model, who had been previously married to Samir Soni.[15]


During the early 1990s, Roy worked in several romantic films that did not do well, although his performances in Majhdhaar, Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare, Pyar Ka Saaya and Jaanam were liked. His best film performance is considered to be in Junoon for which he was nominated in the best actor category of filmfare awards 1993. In the late 1990s, Roy played supporting actor roles.

After Aashiqui, Roy signed a number of films. Apart from Junoon, most of them did not work. A lot of the films he had signed ended up being shelved. K.Balachander's project Dilon Ka Rishta never saw the light due to the death of producer R. C. Prakash; another important project, Ayudh, was hit by the director's untimely death. Among other films shelved were Premabhishek, Tune Mera Dil Le Liya with Raveena Tandon, N. R. Pachisia's Dil Diya Chori Chori with Karishma Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt's Kalyug, Harry Baweja's Vajra with Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shirodkar and Jab Jab Dil Mile with Karishma Kapoor and Nagma.[16][17]

Roy was to play the male lead in Mahesh Bhatt's Khilona, the Bollywood remake of the Kevin Costner thriller Revenge, but that was shelved as well. Roy returned to acting after four years in Meri Aashiqui (2005), in which he played the lead. His most recent films are the comedy Naughty Boy (2006) and Rafta Rafta, in which he portrayed the role of an underworld Don. He also appeared on the television program Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother in 2006. He won the game show by public votes on 26 January 2007. Roy is making a comeback with Harikrit Films psychological thriller To B or Not to B.[18]


Year Film Role References
1990 Aashiqui Rahul [19]
1991 Pyaar Ka Saaya Avinash 'Avi' Saxena [20]
1991 Baarish [21]
1992 Junoon Vikram [22]
1992 Ghazab Tamasha Sita Ram [23]
1992 Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare Rahul [24]
1992 Jaanam Amar S. Rao [25]
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke Deepak [26]
1993 Pehla Nasha Self-filmography [27]
1993 Gumrah Rahul Malhotra Miscellaneous crew-filmography[28]
1993 Bhookamp Rahul Singh [29]
1993 Game Vijay [30]
1993 Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee Rahul [31]
1994 Hanste Khelte Rahul Chopra [32]
1996 Majhdhaar Krishna [33]
1996 Megha Akash [34]
1997 Dharma Karma Kumar [35]
1997 Naseeb Deepak [36]
1998 Achanak Vijay Nanda [37]
1999 Phir Kabhi Vikram [38]
2000 Tune Mera Dil Le Liya Vijay [39]
2001 Afsana Dilwalon Ka Anwar [40]
2006 Bipasha – The Black Beauty Lawyer
2006 Vidyarthi Inspector
2006 Naughty Boy Singhania [41]
2010 Crime Partner
2010 Ada...A Way of Life
2015 2B Or Not To B Nikhil
2017 2016 The End
2018 Night & Fog Ahmad

TV Shows[edit]

  • 1998: Kaise Kahoon
  • 2006: Bigg Boss 1 as contestant - winner


Year Nominee/work Award Result
1993 Junoon 38th Filmfare Awards Nominated
2001 Majma Ogawa Shinsuke Prize Nominated
2004 Sundar Nagri SCAM Award Won
2007 Bigg Boss Series 1 Won
2014 Life Membership Of The International Film & Television Club Asian Academy Of Film & Television Won
2015 14th Society Interiors Design Competition Society Interiors Award Won


  1. ^ Mishra, Rashmi (9 February 2014). "Rahul Roy's 7 significant contributions to the showbiz industry". India.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Rahul Roy". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Education Tribune". 
  4. ^ "Rahul Roy to make a comeback with To Be Or Not To Be". Desimartini. 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rahul Roy-Actors-Bollywood-Celeb Interview Archives-Indiatimes Chat". Chatinterviews.indiatimes.com. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Rahul Roy returns to big screen with psychological thriller". NDTVMovies.com. 
  7. ^ "Rahul Roy Shared His Experience With Media Students – AAFT". 
  8. ^ "Rahul Roy". 
  9. ^ "Rahul Roy". FilmiBeat. 
  10. ^ "Rahul Roy returns to films with `To Be Or Not To Be`". Zee News. 
  11. ^ "Rahul Roy returns to big screen with psychological thriller". IBNLive. 
  12. ^ a b "BiggBoss Winner : Rahul aashiqui Roy is back in the limelight! at Bigg Boss Nau – Double Trouble : Latest News, Videos, Photos, Housemates of Season 9". 
  13. ^ "Rahul Roy to play a negative role in 100 crores". The Indian Express. 11 July 2014. 
  14. ^ Himachal Pradesh Residential schools: Smart learning at tribuneindia.com, accessed 11 March 2012
  15. ^ Deepti Sharma (12 September 2000). "Rahul Roy ties the knot". Apunkachoice.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Rahul Roy returns to big screen with psychological thriller". 
  17. ^ "Rahul Roy returns to films with 'To Be Or Not To Be'". 
  18. ^ "'Aashiqui' star Rahul Roy returns to films". The Times of India. 
  19. ^ "Aashiqui". Internet Movie Database. August 1990. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  20. ^ "Pyaar Ka Saaya". Internet Movie Database. 29 November 1991. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  21. ^ "Baarish". Internet Movie Database. 1991. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  22. ^ "Junoon". Internet Movie Database. 18 September 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  23. ^ "Ghazab Tamasha". Internet Movie Database. 1 May 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  24. ^ "Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  25. ^ "Jaanam". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  26. ^ "Sapne Sajan Ke". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  27. ^ "Pehla Nasha". Internet Movie Database. 13 August 1993. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  28. ^ "Gumrah". Internet Movie Database. 3 August 1993. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  29. ^ "Bhookamp". Internet Movie Database. 6 April 1993. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  30. ^ "Game". Internet Movie Database. 1993. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  31. ^ "Phir Teri Kahani Yad Aayee". Internet Movie Database. 1993. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  32. ^ "Hanste Khelte". Internet Movie Database. 1994. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  33. ^ "Majhdhaar". Internet Movie Database. 29 March 1996. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  34. ^ "Megha". Internet Movie Database. 29 March 1996. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  35. ^ "Dharma Karma". ajajajajaInternet Movie Database. 1997. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  36. ^ "Naseeb". Internet Movie Database. 1997. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  37. ^ "Achanak". Internet Movie Database. 12 June 1998. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  38. ^ "Phir Kabhi". Internet Movie Database. 6 February 1999. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  39. ^ "Tune Mera Dil Le Liyaa". Internet Movie Database. 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  40. ^ "Afsana Dilwalon Ka". Internet Movie Database. 2001. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  41. ^ "IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 

External links[edit]