Raj Kanwar was a Bollywood well-known director. Raj Kanwar was born in the year 1961 in India. Raj did his education in Col. Brown Cambridge School, Dehra Dun. Before making it to Bollywood, Raj Kanwar was in theaters in Delhi directing plays. His Bollywood journey began when he moved to Mumbai and started assisting Sunil Hingorani for ‘
’ and Raj Kumar Santoshi for ‘Ghayal’. Ghayal did well at the box office, and these movie experiences were enough for Raj Kanwar to start his first directorial project ‘Deewana’. With these movie experiences, Raj Kanwar had made a good bond with Sridevi,
, whom he could cast in his future films.
The Raj’s first directorial venture was ‘Deewana’, - a musical romantic action movie starring
Shah Rukh Khan
, which was released in the year 1992. Deewana was the blockbuster at the box office, grossing ₹170 million after ‘Beta’. The movie brought Shah Rukh Khan a Filmfare award for the best debutant actor. Raj Kanwar was married to
, and they had two sons,
Karan Raj Kanwar
and Abhay Raj Kanwar. Raj had tried his hands on Script writing and Producing.
The other movies under his directorial banner are ‘
’ in 1993, ‘Chahne Wale’ in 1994, ‘Laadla’ in 1994 - starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and
. Laadla movie was remarkable because the female lead was first played by Divya Bharti, who had an untimely death and her role was then given to Sridevi. ‘Kartavya’ was Raj’s directorial movie in 1995 and in 1996, ‘
’ and ‘
’. For ‘Jeet’ Raj had written the script too. ‘Itihaas,' ‘Judaai’ were the other movies that were released in the year 1997. ‘Itihaas,' ‘Daag’ were produced, directed and written by Raj Kanwar. In 2000, Raj wrote and directed ‘
’ - starring Rani Mukherjee and
. In the same year, he produces and directs ‘Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke’. ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega,' ‘Farz,' ‘Ab Ke Baras’ are the movies that had a directorial touch of Raj Kanwar.
In 2003, Raj Kanwar-directed ‘Andaaz’ - starring ,
. Raj Kanwar during his time discovered many talented actors like Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, and Shah Rukh Khan. ‘
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
’ and ‘
’ were the other movies Raj had directed. ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye,' ‘Raqeeb’ and ‘Sadiyaan’ were produced by him. On 3rd February 2012, Bollywood industry saw the sad demise of Raj Kanwar in Singapore due to the kidney ailment.