– 9 June 1991
) was one of the top directors
films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was known as a "women's director" because he showcased actresses at their best. He is often credited for the success of actors such as Dev Anand
He was trained to be a classical singer, but Dev Anand
felt he had other talents and hired him to be Guru Dutt
's assistant on films, and eventually he became director. His most famous films are C.I.D.
(1956) (which introduced Waheeda Rehman
to Hindi audiences and made her a star), Woh Kaun Thi?
(1964) (which gave Sadhana
her signature role of the "mystery girl"), Do Badan
(1966) (which made Asha Parekh
into a serious actress and won Simi Garewal
the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
), Do Raaste
(1969) (which made Mumtaz
into a household name), Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
(1978) (which won Nutan
the Filmfare Best Actress Award
at a mature age).
He died in Mumbai
on 9 June 1991
He was known for his excellent song picturizations, probably stemming from his musical background.Raj Khosla initially entered the Film Industry with hopes of making it as a playback singer. He however went on to become one of the great directors of Hindi Cinema.
He assisted Guru Dutt and in 1954 got a break with Milap
, starring Dev Anand
and Geeta Bali
. In this film, not only Raj Khosla made a debut as a Director, but a new Music Director, N. Dutta gave a debut music. Despite excellent music, the film... Read More