Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath is the original name of Rakesh Roshan. Born on September 6, 1949, he tried his luck in production, direction and acting. The 70s to 90s were heydays in his career.
Rakesh is reputed for directing flicks starting with K. He launched his son
Hrithik Roshan with the 2000 flick Kaho Na Pyar Hai which was the blockbuster of the year. A promising star was born in Indian cinema that year. His commendable works are Khoon Bhari Maang, Khudgarz,
Karan Arjun, Kishen Kanheiya, Kaho Na Pyar Hai,
Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish, etc. Kaho Na Pyar Hai and Koi Mil Gaya fetched him Filmfare Awards for Best Director. Kaho Na Pyar Hai is recorded in Limca Book of Record for fetching the most number of awards.
Rakesh hails from a Punjabi family. His father is Hindi music composer Roshan and his sibling
Rajesh Roshan is also a music director. Rakesh is wedded to Pinky.
The 1970 flick Ghar Ghar KI Kahani is the debut venture of Rakesh. He essayed the role of a character artist in this flick. He worked as the solo lead hero in just a few flicks. He worked in various women-centric films. Aankhon Aankhon Mein, Nafrat and Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara are some of his films in which he starred as the solo hero. Filmkraft is the production company of Rakesh, which was commenced in 1980. In the same year, he produced Aapke Deewane under this banner. This was a dud at the box office. However, his next venture Kaamchor was a hit. But the flick turned a winner mainly due to its music and lead actress.
Since 1982 Roshan produced movies that turned winners at the box office.Rakesh is in the industry for more than three decades. Rakesh has a couple of International awards to his credit. Rakesh has managed to be a winner by producing and directing flicks in which his son Hrithik was the hero. And his son indeed made his father proud.