Rakesh Roshan Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Mumbai
Wife: Pinky Roshan
Age: 74 Years

Rakesh Roshan

Full NameRakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourN/A (Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 September 1949 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)74 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSainik School, Satara
CollegeNowrosjee Wadia College, Pune
DebutFilm Debut: Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970)
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
Directorial Debut: Khudgarz (1987)
Production Debut: Aap Ke Deewane (1980)
Aap Ke Deewane
FamilyFather- Roshan Lal Nagrath (Music Director)
Mother- Ira Roshan (Music Director)
Rakesh Roshan with his parents and brother
Brother- Rajesh Roshan (Music Director)
Rakesh Roshan with his brother Rajesh Roshan
Address8, 9, 10 floor of El Palazzo, 12th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai
Rakesh Roshan house
Controversies• In 2000, 2 unidentified assailants fired 2 bullets at him, one in the arm and other in his chest, near his office on Tilak Road at Santacruz West in Mumbai on a Friday evening. Luckily, Rakesh recovered quickly, got into his car and drove to the Santacruz police station, after which he was taken to the Nanavati Hospital, where Dr. Sharad Pandey, father of actor Chunky Pandey, successfully operated him.
• Before the release of the film Kaabil (2017), Rakesh Roshan (Producer) and Sanjay Gupta (Director), faced an allegation from Sudhanshu Pandey (Actor) that his original script Farmayish was stolen by the duo and later re-titled it with the name 'Kaabil.'
ActorAamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan
FilmBollywood: Queen, Lagaan, 3 Idiots, Koi Mil Gaya
DirectorsRaj Kapoor, Ramesh Sippy, K Vishwanath
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Pinky Roshan
Wife/SpousePinky Roshan (m.1971 - present)
Rakesh Roshan with his wife
Marriage DateYear 1971
ChildrenSon- Hrithik Roshan (Actor)
Daughter- Sunaina Roshan
Rakesh Roshan with his son and daughter
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Maybach S-Class (worth Rs. 3 crore)
Rakesh Roshan Mercedes-Benz

Rakesh Roshan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rakesh Roshan

  • Rakesh was born to a Punjabi father from Bareilly (in Uttar Pradesh) and a Bengali mother from Delhi.
  • His parents came to Mumbai in search of work and stayed in a garage.
  • He was born in a stable next to the garage in Versova, where he parents used to stay.
  • He lost his father at the age of 16, after which he dropped out his filmmaking course in Pune, went back to Mumbai to stay with his family, and later started working as an assistant director.
  • He started his career by assisting film director Harnam Singh Rawail in Sunghursh (1968) starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Sanjeev Kumar.
  • Initially, he used to earn around 200 (INR) per month.
  • Though he wanted to be an actor and even got decent acting opportunities, his acting career didn’t take off.
  • In 1980, he set up a production company called FilmKraft, under which his first production, Aap Ke Deewane (1980), was a box office flop, but his next film under it, Kaamchor (1982), was a hit.
  • His debut directorial film Khudgarz (1987), was a big hit.
  • His son Hrithik wasn’t the first choice for his film  Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000), instead, he wanted to sign Shah Rukh Khan for the film. Rakesh Roshan with Hrithik Roshan during the filming of Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
  • His film title always begins with “K”, as he considers it as lucky for him.
  • His best friends in Bollywood are Jeetendra and Rishi Kapoor.
  • On 8 January 2019, Hrithik Roshan reached social media to share the news about his father, Rakesh Roshan, being diagnosed with an early stage of “throat cancer.”