Rakesh Roshan ( born Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath on 6 September 1949 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is a producer, director and former actor in Bollywood films who was born in a Hindi Kayastha family. Roshan is known for directing films with titles beginning with a "k".

A family business

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 also an actor. Roshan also has a daughter, Sunaina.


Roshan started his career as an actor making his debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani. He acted in over 60 films throughout the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
Roshan set up his own production company Filmkraft in 1980 and their first production was Aap Ke Deewane (1980). He made his directorial debut with Khudgarz (1987) and went onto direct several box office hits such as Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) and Karan Arjun (1995). During this time he only acted occasionally in films and focused mostly on directing films by the mid 1990s. He launched his son Hrithik's career as an actor with Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). 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, and its sequel, the science fiction superhero film Krrish (2006) both of which were also very successful at the box office. 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 musical numbers.


    Rakesh Roshan was honoured on 3 December 2006 during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji for his contribution to mainstream cinema.
    On 11 December 2006 Rakesh Roshan was honoured during the Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA) for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema over the past 35 years.

Select filmography
As an actor

    Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970) ... Suresh
    Seema (1971)
    Man Mandir (1971) ... Ramu
    Paraya Dhan (1971) .... Shankar
    Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972) .... Rakesh Rai
    Zakhmee (1975) .... Amar
    Khel Khel Mein (1975) .... Vikram
    Aakraman (1975) ... Lieutanent Sunil Mehra
    Ginny Aur Johnny (1976) .... Johny
    Khatta Meetha (1978) .... Firoz Sethna
    Aahuti (1978) ... Bharat Prasad
    Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) ... Vijay Rai / Vikram
    Aangan ki Kali (1979)
    Khandaan (1979) .... Rakesh Dinanath
    Khoobsurat (1980) .... Inder Gupta
    Pyaara Dushman (1980)
    Aap Ke Deewane (1980) .... Rahim
    Shriman Shrimati (1982) ... Rajesh
    Jeevan Dhaara (1982) ... Kanwal Singh
    Hamari Bahu Alka (1982) ... Pratab Chand
    Kaamchor (1982) ... Suraj
    Aakhir Kyon (1985)
    Mahaguru (1985)
    Naam1 (1986)
    Bhagwan Dada (1986) .... Swaroop
    Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) .... Vikram Saxena
    Bahurani (1989) .... Amit
    Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) .... Paresh Kapoor
    Aurat Aurat Aurat (1996) .... Rakesh 'Guddu'
    Mother (1999) .... Amar Khanna
    Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) .... Sanjay Mehra
    Om Shanti Om (2007) .... Himself

As a director

    Khudgarz (1987)
    Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)
    Kala Bazaar (1989)
    Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)
    Khel (1991)
    King Uncle (1993)
    Karan Arjun (1995)
    Koyla (1997)
    Karobaar (2000)
    Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)
    Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
    Krrish (2006)
    Krrish 3 (2012)

As a producer

    Kaamchor (1982)
    Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)
    Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
    Krrish (2006)
    Krazzy 4 (2008)
    Kites (2010)
    Krrish 3 (2012)