He is a director, an Indian producer and former actor in Bollywood films. He did around 74 films as an actor during 70s, 80s and 90s. He is the father of famous actor Hritik Roshan. He did movies such as Khoon Bhari Maang, Khudgarz, Karan Arjun, Kishen Kanhaiya, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish. He won the Filmfare award for the best director for Kaho naa pyaar hai and Koi mil gaya. He hails from a family of famous actors. His younger brother, Rajesh Roshan is a famous music director. He completed his 10th standard from Sainik School, Satara, and Maharashtra. He is honored with International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji for his contribution to mainstream cinema and Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA) for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema over the past 35 years.
Rakesh Roshan was born on September 6, 1949 in Bombay, Maharashtra, Indiaas Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath .He is a member of the famous Roshan film family; his father was the legendary Bollywood music director Roshan and his brother, Rajesh Roshan, is also a music director. Rakesh himself is married to film actress Pinky Roshan who is a daughter of noted Hindi film director J. Om Prakash, and Rakesh's son, Hrithik Roshan, is currently one of the most popular and sought-after actors in the industry.
Rakesh Roshan is that bald actor of yesteryears who got away with a wig for a very long duration without anyone even realising that he had a toupee on. Success came to him in the form of a shimmering baldpate, which he boldly exposed after he hit it big with his directorial venture Khudgarz . As an actor Rakesh Roshan was never considered lead actor most of his films are multi starer and it will be unfair to say that he did not left any mark as an actor, He was always there as first choice of 70s film makers to be in second lead , Films like Khel Khel Mein, Bullet, Khatta Meetha , Khandaan and Khubsoorat are few to be name as best of his work as an actor . With Aap Ke Deewane he turned producer and has produced good colourful entertainers, although most of them have been lifted from Hollywood blockbusters like "Kane and Abel" from where "Khudgarz" was made or "Return To Eden" from where "Khoon Bhari Maang" was made. "Khudgarz" was the film which mark him as a noted producer and director in Bollywood and after launching his son Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai he has made some huge box office collectors like Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish . His last release Krazzy 4 did not do well in the BO. Currently Rakesh Roshan is busy with Kites under production and Krrish 2, being planned by him.