Rakesh Roshan (born Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath on 6 September 1949) is an Indian producer, director, screenwriter, editor, former actor and music director in Hindi films. He is the son of Roshanlal Nagrath, who was born in the [Gujranwala]], Punjab. He appeared in 84 films throughout the 1970s and 1980s till 1989. As an actor, he was mostly known for his supporting roles in big-budget films starring Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. Later, he achieved fame for directing films with titles beginning with the letter "K" since 1987. As a filmmaker, his most notable work includes the drama Khudgarz (1987), the revenge drama Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), the comedy-drama Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), the crime thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the romance Kaho Naa. . . Pyaar Hai (2000), the science fiction Koi. . . Mil Gaya (2003) and the superhero Krrish film series (2006—2013). Roshan won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for directing the films; Kaho Naa. . . Pyaar Hai and Koi. . . Mil Gaya. He is father of iconic star Hrithik Roshan.