Rajesh Roshan is one of the successful music composers of Bollywood. Rajesh Roshan was born into a musical family on May 24, 1955 in Mumbai. His father Roshan was a popular music composer of his era. In his childhood, he never wanted to be a musician, rather he was more interested in a 10 to 5 office job. After his father Roshan's death, his mother started taking music lessons from Faiyaz Ahmed Khan. While Rajesh Roshan was used to go along with mother and sit a side, when his mother was taking music lessons. These things gradually increased music interest in Rajesh Roshan. He learnt the minute details of music composing from Faiyaz Ahmed Khan.
Rajesh left his education in between and started assisting the famous music composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Rajesh shared a good relationship with Laxmikant, while Pyarelal was very fond of Rajesh. Rajesh assisted the duo for five years. Roshan worked with the duo for many years from Jal Been Machli to Bobby. Later Rajesh started working independently as music composer.
Rajesh get his first break with comedian Mehmood's Kunwara Baap. He was approached to Mehmood by his friends and Mehmood's brothers Shaukat Ali and Anwar Ali. He gave some hit scores in this film. Later Rajesh Roshan and Mehmood worked together in many movies.
Rajesh get his real break with the film Julie in 1975. In Julie, he gave hit scores like 'Dil Kya Kare Jab Kisi Se', 'Bhool Gaya Sab Kuch', 'My Heart Is Beating', 'Yeh Raaten Nayi Purani, and 'Julie, I love you'. Since then Rajesh Roshan has given many hit songs in films like Swami(1977), Priyatama(1977), Doosara Aadmi(1977), Inkaar (1977), Khatta Meetha (1978), Des Pardes (1978), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Swayamwar (1980), Yaarana (1981), Khuddar and Kaamchor (1982).
He found a good rapport with director Basu Chatterjee, with whom he had given many hits in films like Swami, Khatta Meetha, Baaton Baaton Mein, and Des Pardes. He also lent beautiful music for Amitabh Bachchan starrer films- Mr. Natwarlal, Yaarana, Lawaaris, Do Aur Do Paanch and Khuddar.
Later for some time Rajesh Roshan saw low-phases when Bappi Lahiri's disco theme entered in the film industry. At that time many established music composers saw decline in their career with this new disco theme. But Rajesh came back with the hit music in Jaag Utha Insan (1984) and Khoon Bhari Maang (1988). He later done successful composing for films like Khoon Bhari Maang, Kishen Kanhaiya, Karan Arjun, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Papa Kahte Hain and Koyla.
Rajesh also had given hit songs in his actor-turned-director brother Rakesh Roshan's films like Kishan Kanhaiya, King Uncle, Karan Arjun and Koyla. Rajesh once again came into limelight with the music of brother Rakesh Roshan's film 'Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai'. The film was also a debut film of his nephew Hrithik Roshan. With the film his nephew became an overnight star. It was biggest hit of year 2000, while its music also received many awards and accolades. Later Rajesh also composed music for brother Rakesh in his films Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish. And again music for both the films turned out as hit.
Although being so successful, Rajesh keeps himself low-profile. Rajesh now composes music for those films which are either directed or produced by his brother.
Rajesh Roshan - Hit Songs