Happy Birthday Rakesh Roshan: 5 Iconic Films Of The Actor-Director Worth Watching

Over the years, actor-director Rakesh Roshan has contributed a lot to the Indian cinema. As the director turns 70 today, here are 5 iconic films of Rakesh Roshan which are worth watching

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Happy Birthday Rakesh Roshan:  5 Iconic Films Of The Actor-Director Worth Watching
Rakesh Roshan has over the years thrilled us with his films and has contributed a huge part of his life to Indian cinema. Born on September 6, Rakesh Roshan was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan as Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath. The director made his appearance in 84 films throughout the ’70s and ’80s until 1989 and later garnished fame for directing films with titles beginning with the letter ‘K’ since the year 1987. As Rakesh Roshan turns 70 today, here are 5 iconic films of the director which are worth watching.

Rakesh Roshan is the father of Bollywood Superstar Hrithik Roshan and has made a huge contribution to Indian Cinema with his films. The director is known for his films Khudgarz, Khoon Bhari Maang, Karan Arjun, Kishen Kanhaiya, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi... Mil Gaya and the most iconic superhero film series Krissh. The director has also received the Filmfare award for the Best Director for films Koi..Mil Gaya and Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. Rakesh Roshan has been honoured with an award for his contribution to Indian Cinema over the past 35 years and towards mainstream cinema during the International Film Festival Of India and Global Indian Film Awards. Here are 5 films of the director that are worth watching on his birthday:


Khudgarz (1987) –  The film Khudgarz was produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan and marked his directorial debut in Bollywood. The film was based on Jeffrey Archer’s novel Kane and Abel and stars actors Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Govinda, Bhanupriya, Amrita Singh and Neelam Kothari in pivotal roles.


Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) – Kishen Kanhaiya was released on March 9, 1990, and starred Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, and Shila Shirodkar in the lead. The film is known for its controversies and Anil Kapoor phenomenal acting skills.


Karan Arjun (1995) – The film Karan Arjun was based on the story of two brothers who seek out for revenge from their uncle who is greedy. The boys seek revenge from the uncle for murdering their father but eventually get killed. Finally, the brothers, are reincarnated from death to finish their revenge. Karan Arjun stars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Raakhee and Jonny Lever in pivotal roles.

Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai (2000) – This romantic drama film featured Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel in pivotal roles. Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai marked Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel’s debut into Bollywood and was a huge hit back in the early 2000s. Hrithik in the film played the double role of Rohit and Raj.


Koi...Mil Gaya (2003) –  This Rakesh Roshan film was based on an alien invasion featuring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in lead roles with Rekha playing the role of a supporting lead. The film was a huge hit, while the chemistry between the lead pair was phenomenal. Koi...Mil Gaya became famous for the character of Jaadoo – an alien and Hrithik Rohan’s bond in the film.

As Rakesh Roshan celebrates his 70th birthday today, we wish the actor-director a ‘Happy Birthday.’

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