In the 70s-80s, when composers Laxmikant-Pyare Lal, R.K. Couples like D. Burman and Kalyan Ji Anandi were dominated, a new musician entered Bollywood at that time. He not only won the audience’s heart with his enchanting melodies, but also made a different identity in the industry. There is talk of famous musician Rajesh Roshan.
He has been active in the industry for the last 5 decades. Meanwhile, Rajesh Roshan as music director in hundreds of films like ‘Karz’, ‘Coal’, ‘Julie’, ‘Karan-Arjun’, ‘Papa Kehta’, ‘Kaho Naa Pyar Hai’, ‘Krish’, ‘Kabil’ Worked. He has also been awarded the Filmfare Best Music Director Award twice for best music in films.
Let us tell you some interesting stories related to Rajesh Roshan’s life today.
1. Wanted to be a government officer
As such, his father Roshan Lal Nagrath was also a well-known musician. But Rajesh Roshan wanted to become a public servant, not a musician, as a child. But after his father’s death, he started taking interest in music. Rajesh Roshan’s first guru was his mother Ira Roshan.
2. Roshan Surname
After the father’s death, his family members left the name Nagarath behind his name. He made his own name his surname to remember his father. Rajesh Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan. These three are very big names in the film industry today.
3. Mahmud gave the first break
Famous comedian and actor Mahmood Sahab gave the first opportunity to Rajesh Roshan. The name of the film was ‘Kunvara Bap’. Mahmood Saheb was looking for a tune for a song of this film, ‘Saj Rahi Galli’. Then someone suggested the name of Rajesh Roshan. Mahmud called him and asked him to make a tune. Rajesh Roshan composed such a tune that Mahmud ji embraced him as soon as he heard it. This is how he got his first film.
4. The song was sung for the first time by Amitabh Bachchan
The music of the film ‘Natwar Lal’ was given by Rajesh Roshan. Amitabh Bachchan sang for the first time in this film. Rajesh Roshan gave this opportunity to him. The song was ‘Mere Paas Aao Mere Friends…’, which is still one of Amitabh Bachchan’s superhit songs.
5. Copyright Controversy
In the year 2008, copyright became controversial with the tune of his film Crazy 4. For this, musician Ram Sampat had also sued Rajesh Roshan. Which Rajesh Roshan lost and he had to pay 2 crore rupees to Ram Sampat as a compromise.
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