Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan is a veteran actor and current times’ successful filmmaker. After giving a number of hits, he is now busy with the work of Krrish 4. He was born on September 6, 1949. Born in a Punjabi family, Roshan’s father was the Bollywood music director Roshan, and his younger brother Rajesh Roshan is also a music director. He started his career with film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani as a supporting actor.
He did films like Man Mandir, Khel-Khel Mein, Bullet, Hatyara, Aankh Michauli, Khoobsurat, Paraya Dhan, Kaamchor etc. Although he was a good-looking hero but he always wanted to make films rather than doing acting in them.
After a flop acting career, he started his film production company Filmkraft in 1980. He made his first film Aapke Deewane which was a super flop film. After giving a few flops, he vowed before the God that if his next film will become a hit he will be bald forever as he will give his hair as a tribute to the God. Then he produced the film Khudgarz which did well at the box office. Rakesh Roshan told in an interview that, when he was travelling in his Mercedes with his wife to reach the premiere of the film Khudgarz, Rakesh told his wife that if this film would become a flop this will be our last rite in this car. But he thanked God as this film became the turning point of his life.
His next venture was Kaamchor, also produced by him, which became a hit, but the success of this film was attributed to its music and the heroine. His next solo hero film Shubkaamna, directed by K. Vishwanath, was a hit. He made his directorial debut with Khudgarz (1987) and went on to direct box office hits such as Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Karan Arjun (1995), and the Madhuri Dixit starrer Koyla (1997).
Did you know about Rakesh’s ‘K’ factor? His every film’s title starts from ‘K’. For example, Khoon Bhari Maang, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Karan Arjun etc. The reason behind this is – When in 1982 Rakesh made the film Kaamchor, it became a super hit. Then he made a film Jaag Utha Insaan in 1984 which became a flop, then a priest told him to use ‘K’ word as it is lucky for him. He then made Khudgarz which again became a hit and he found the ‘K’ logic true for his success and continued using ‘K’ for the title of his films.