Rakesh Roshan

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Rakesh Roshan
Roshan in February 2020
Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath

(1949-09-06) 6 September 1949 (age 74)[1]
Bombay, (present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
OccupationActor, Filmmaker, musician
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Pinky Roshan
Children2, Sunaina Roshan and Hrithik Roshan
Parent(s)Roshan and Aparna
RelativesSee Roshan family

Rakesh Roshan (born Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath on 6 September 1949) is an Indian producer, director, screenwriter, editor, former actor in Hindi films. He is the son of Indian music director Roshanlal Nagrath. He acted 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 became famous for directing films with titles beginning with the letter "K" since 1987. This included 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). The latter three films starred his son Hrithik Roshan. Roshan won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for directing the films; Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Koi... Mil Gaya. He is the father of actor Hrithik Roshan.

In January 2019, Roshan was diagnosed with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inside Rakesh Roshan's 64th birthday bash". NDTV. 6 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. "Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early-stage throat cancer". Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.