Sooraj R. Barjatya
() is an Indian Hindi
film director. His films are produced under the Rajshri Productions
banner which was first founded in 1947 by his late grandfather Tarachand Barjatya
. As a director he is most known for his early hits, Maine Pyar Kiya
(1989) and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
Barjatya was born in Mumbai
. He attended The Scindia School
. Encouraged by his grandfather Tarachand Barjatya, he directed his first film Maine Pyar Kiya
for Rajshri at the young age of 24.
He made his directorial debut with Maine Pyar Kiya
(1989) starring Salman Khan
which was a huge box office hit and launched both his and Salman's careers. He teamed up with Salman again for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
(1994) which became one of the highest all-time blockbusters and We Stand United
(1999) which was a huge hit as well.
His fourth film, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
starring Hrithik Roshan
, Kareena Kapoor
, and Abhishek Bachchan
, was the first film directed by him to fail at the box office. He bounced back with his latest film Vivah
(2006) starring Shahid Kapoor
and Amrita Rao
, which has proved to be one of the biggest blockbusters in his career. He has named the lead actor of all his movies 'Prem'.
He is a trendsetter and ushered in an era of family based themes in Indian Cinema. Many successful young directors incorporated aspects from his vision into their films. At a time when video piracy and satellite TV threatened the survival of the Indian film industry,... Read More