Raj Khosla

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Raj Khosla (19259 June 1991) was one of the top directors in Hindi 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

Biography

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.

Film work

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...
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