Rakesh Roshan

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Rakesh Roshan
Rakesh Roshan returns from IIFA 2012 10.jpg
Roshan at the IIFA Awards in 2012
Born (1949-09-06) 6 September 1949 (age 68)[1]
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s) Pinky Roshan
Children 2, including Hrithik Roshan
Parent(s) Roshan and Aparna
Relatives See Roshan family

Rakesh Roshan, (born Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath; 6 September 1949) is an Indian producer, director, screenwriter, editor and former actor in Hindi films. He appeared in 84 films throughout the 1970s and 1980s till 1989. As an actor, he was mostly known for his supporting roles in big-budget films starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. Later, he achieved fame for directing films with titles beginning with the letter "K" since 1987. As a filmmaker, his most notable work includes the drama Khudgarz (1987), the revenge drama Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), the comedy-drama Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), the crime thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the romance Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), the science fiction Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and the superhero Krrish film series (2006—2013). Roshan won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for directing the films; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Koi... Mil Gaya.

Early life[edit]

Born in a Punjabi family,[3] Roshan's father was the Bollywood music director Roshan, and his younger brother Rajesh Roshan is also a music director. Rakesh is married to Pinky, daughter of director J. Om Prakash. His son, Hrithik Roshan, is an actor. He also has a daughter, Sunaina. He studied in Sainik School, Satara, Maharashtra.

Career[edit]

1970–1990[edit]

Roshan started his career as an actor, making his debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, in which he got a supporting role. He got very few solo hero films in his career. He got solo hero roles in more women-oriented films where the focus was more on the heroine, such as Paraya Dhan with Hema Malini, Aankh Micholi with Bharati, Khubsoorat with Rekha and Kaamchor with Jaya Prada. His few successful solo hero films, with the focus equally on both hero and heroine, were Aankhon Aankhon Mein with Rakhee, Nafrat with Yogita Bali, Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara with Leena Chandavarkar, Hamari Bahu Alka with Bindiya Goswami and Shubh Kaamna with Rati Agnihotri. J. Om Prakash produced Ankhon Ankhon Mein with Rakesh in the lead. Later, J. Om Prakash directed Aakraman, with Sanjeev Kumar in the lead, and had Rakesh in a supporting role, and then produced Aakhir Kyun, with Rajesh Khanna in the lead and Rakesh in a supporting role. Rakesh played supporting roles in a few successful films such as Man Mandir with Sanjeev Kumar in the lead, Khel Khel Mein with Rishi Kapoor in the lead, Bullet (1976 film) with Dev Anand as the hero, Hatyara with Vinod Khanna in the lead, Dhongee with Randhir Kapoor, Khandaan with Jeetendra and Neeyat with Shashi Kapoor as the lead hero. He played supporting roles regularly in films with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role and of those, Chalta Purza was a failure and the other three were blockbusters - Dhanwan (1981 film), Awaaz and Aakhir Kyon?. The few multi-star cast films he was part of as the lead hero that were successful between 1977 and 1986 were Devata, Shriman Shrimati and Hathkadi, all of which had Sanjeev Kumar as the main lead hero and Jaag Utha Insan and Ek Aur Sikander, which had Mithun Chakraborty in the main lead, and other hits such as Dil Aur Deewaar, Khatta Meetha (1978 film), Unees-Bees (1980) and Maqaar (1986). Most of his other films as second lead hero or solo hero films between 1973 and 1990 were box office flops.

Roshan set up his own production company, Filmkraft, in 1980 and their first production was Aap Ke Deewane (1980), which was a box office flop. His next venture was Kaamchor, also produced by him, which became a hit, but the success of this film was attributed to its music and the heroine. His next solo hero film Shubkaamna, directed by K. Vishwanath, was a hit. He tried to re-launch himself as a lead hero with Bhagwan Dada (1986), directed by J. Om Prakash and starring Rajinikanth as the main lead and himself in second lead. But Bhagwan Dada was a flop. Between 1984 and 1990 he only got supporting roles, with the exception of Bahurani. The multi star films where he was the second lead, such as Maqaar and Ek Aur Sikander were successful. His last film as a leading hero was Bahurani, which was a woman oriented film starring Rekha in the lead, which was directed by Manik Chatterjee and released in 1989.

1990–present[edit]

Roshan with his son Hrithik Roshan and Thakur Doultani

He made his directorial debut with Khudgarz (1987), and went on to direct box office hits such as Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Karan Arjun (1995), and the Madhuri Dixit starrer Koyla (1997). However, his other directorial ventures flopped. During this time, from 1990–1999 he only acted occasionally in films, making guest appearances, and focused mostly on directing. He launched his son Hrithik's career as an actor with Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). Rakesh Roshan later revealed that this film was inspired by the story line of Aradhana, starring Rajesh Khanna.[4] This film, the highest grosser of 2000, entered the Limca Book of Records for the most number of awards won by a Bollywood film. He directed his son again in the 2003 science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya, (fetching him the Filmfare award 2004 for best director),[5] and its sequel, the science fiction superhero film Krrish (2006), both of which were also very successful at the box office.[6] In 2008, he produced the film Krazzy 4. In 2010, he released a Bollywood meets Hollywood crossover film titled Kites. Another version of this film was released internationally, and known as Brett Ratner presents Kites: The Remix. This version was shorter, and mainly toned down the amount of musical numbers. His latest film as producer was Kaabil, which released on 25 Jan 2017. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam, and it grossed over Rs. 100 Crores at the box office.

Attack[edit]

On 21 January 2000, Roshan was shot at by two Budesh gang members near his office on Tilak Road at Santacruz West.[7] The assailants fired two bullets at him, one of which hit him on the left arm, while the other grazed his chest. As the director fell to the ground, the assailants fled the scene.[8] The assailants were later identified as Sunil Vithal Gaikwad and Sachin Kamble. The attack on Roshan was not undertaken with the intent to kill, but to signal that the Shiv Sena could no longer protect its clients. Roshan had stonewalled demands from Budesh for a percentage of the profits from the overseas sale of the Hindi blockbuster; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.[9]

Honors[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Producer Director Actor Role
1970 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
YesY
Suresh
1971 Seema
YesY
1971 Man Mandir
YesY
Ramu
1971 Paraya Dhan
YesY
Shankar
1972 Aankhon Aankhon Mein
YesY
Rakesh Rai
1972 Buniyaad
YesY
Ajit Kumar
1972 Aankh Micholi
YesY
Ravi
1973 Nafrat
YesY
Prakash Kumar
1974 Madhosh
YesY
Goldie
1974 Trimurti
YesY
Nandu
1974 Goonj
YesY
Rakesh Kumar
1975 Zakhmee
YesY
Amar
1975 Khel Khel Mein
YesY
Vikram aka Vicky
1975 Aakraman
YesY
Lieutenant Sunil Mehra
1976 Bullet
YesY
Inspector Rajesh
1976 Ginny Aur Johnny
YesY
Special Appearance
1976 Raeeszada
YesY
Special Appearance
1977 Anand Ashram
YesY
Dr. Prakash
1977 Chalta Purza
YesY
Police Inspector Sunil Verma
1977 Priyatama
YesY
Rakesh
1977 Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara
YesY
Harish Bhatia
1977 Hatyara
YesY
Inspector Prakash
1977 Haiwan
YesY
Friendly Appearance
1978 Dil Aur Deewar
YesY
Chandu
1978 Devata
YesY
George
1978 Aahuti
YesY
Bharat Prasad
1979 Ganga Aur Geeta
YesY
Friendly Appearance
1979 Jhoota Kahin Ka
YesY
Vijay Rai / Vikram
1979 Dhongee
YesY
Police Inspector Thapa
1979 Khandaan (1979 film)
YesY
Rakesh Dinanath
1979 Prem Jaal
YesY
Mahender
1979 Iqraar
YesY
Hero
1979 Aangan Ki Kali
YesY
Anmol
1980 Aap Ke Deewane
YesY
YesY
Rahim
1980 Unees-Bees
YesY
Dev
1980 Neeyat
YesY
Ajay
1980 Pyaara Dushman
YesY
Raja
1980 Khoobsurat
YesY
Inder Gupta
1981 Bhula Na Dena
YesY
Arun
1981 Naari
YesY
1981 Khatta Meetha
YesY
Firoze Sethna
1981 Daasi
YesY
Anoop
1981 Dhanwaan
YesY
Anil
1981 Hotel
YesY
Vijay
1981 Haqdaar
YesY
Rakesh
1981 Jeene Ki Arzoo
YesY
Ravi
1982 Hamari Bahu Alka
YesY
Pratapchand
1982 Haathkadi
YesY
Baldev Mittal
1982 Begunaah Qaidi
YesY
Guest Role
1982 Jeevan Dhaara
YesY
Kanwal Pal Singh
1982 Shriman Shrimati
YesY
Rajesh Kumar
1982 Vakil Babu
YesY
Prem Oberoi
1982 Teesri Ankh
YesY
Anand Nath
1982 Karwat
YesY
Kumar
1982 Kaamchor
YesY
YesY
Suraj
1982 Waqt Waqt Ki Baat
YesY
Inspector Shankar
1982 Baawri
YesY
Shaam Bhardwaj
1983 Shubh Kaamna
YesY
Ratan
1983 Jeet Hamaari
YesY
Anand
1984 Main Qatil Hoon
YesY
Guest Role
1984 Hanste Khelte
YesY
Rakesh
1984 Awaaz
YesY
Inspector Vijay Gupta
1984 Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye
YesY
Ashok
1984 Jaag Utha Insan
YesY
YesY
Brahmananda Chaturvedi (Nandu)
1985 Pyaase Honth
YesY
Guest Role
1985 Bahu Ki Awaaz
YesY
Vimal Srivastav
1985 Mahaguru
YesY
Subhash
1985 Aakhir Kyon?
YesY
Kabir Suri
1985 Zulm Ka Badla
YesY
Inspector Anil Verma
1985 Patthar Dil
YesY
Chander
1985 Kala Suraj
YesY
Police Officer
1985 Haveli
YesY
Kumar Saxena
1986 Maqaar
YesY
Special Appearance
1986 Khamosh Nigahen
YesY
Special Appearance
1986 Bhagwan Dada
YesY
YesY
Swaroop
1986 Ek Aur Sikander
YesY
Boga Seth
1986 Anubhav
YesY
Amit Kumar
1987 Mera Yaar Mera Dushman
YesY
Ashok
1987 Daku Hasina
YesY
S.P. Ranjit Saxena
1987 Khudgarz
YesY
YesY
1988 Ramkudi Jhamkudi
YesY
Special Appearance (Rajasthani Film)
1988 Be Lagaam
YesY
Special Appearance
1988 Paigham
YesY
Naasir Khaan
1988 Khoon Bhari Maang
YesY
YesY
YesY
Vikram Saxena
1989 Bahurani
YesY
Amit Chaudhary
1989 Kala Bazaar
YesY
1990 Shararat
YesY
Guest Role
1990 Kishen Kanhaiya
YesY
YesY
1992 Khel
YesY
YesY
Tara Jaisingh's Manager
1993 King Uncle
YesY
YesY
1995 Pyar Do Pyar Lo
YesY
Guest Role (Delayed film)
1995 Karan Arjun
YesY
YesY
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum
YesY
Paresh Kapoor
1996 Aurat Aurat Aurat
YesY
Rakesh "Guddu"
1997 Koyla
YesY
YesY
1999 Mother
YesY
Amar Khanna
2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
YesY
YesY
2000 Karobaar: The Business of Love
YesY
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya
YesY
YesY
YesY
Sanjay Mehra (Rohit's Father)
2006 Krrish
YesY
YesY
YesY
Sanjay Mehra (In Dream Sequence)
2007 Om Shanti Om
YesY
Rakesh Roshan (Cameo)
2008 Krazzy 4
YesY
2010 Kites
YesY
2013 Krrish 3
YesY
YesY
2017 Kaabil
YesY

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film
2004 National Film Awards Best Film on Social Issues Koi Mil Gaya
2001 Filmfare Awards Best Film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Best Director
2004 Best Film Koi Mil Gaya
Best Director
2001 IIFA Awards Best Film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Best Director
2004 Koi Mil Gaya
2007 Creative Person of the Year Krrish
2009 Golden Decade Honour for Best Director Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya
2001 Zee Cine Awards Best Film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Best Director
2004 Best Film Koi Mil Gaya
Best Director
2004 Apsara Awards Best Film Koi Mil Gaya
Best Director
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award all his films
2001 Bollywood Movie Awards Best Film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Best Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside Rakesh Roshan's 64th birthday bash". NDTV. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "What I don’t like about Hrithik is that he trusts everybody: Rakesh Roshan". The Times Of India. 
  3. ^ What I don’t like about Hrithik is that he trusts everybody: Rakesh Roshan – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (17 October 2013). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  4. ^ https://mdaily.bhaskar.com/news/ENT-BOW-roshan-kaabil-interview-5497798-NOR.html
  5. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2004: Winners List". Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  7. ^ The stars and the dons. Hinduonnet.com (11 November 2000). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  8. ^ Rakesh Roshan shot at. Rediff.com (21 January 2000). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  9. ^ Swami, Praveen (June 2000). "Of politics and profit". Frontline. 17 (11). 
  10. ^ "Hrithik Roshan honoured at IFFI : Bollywood News". ApunKaChoice.Com. 3 December 2006. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "'Lage Raho Munnabhai' adjudged best film in Malaysia : Bollywood News". ApunKaChoice.Com. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

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