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Rajesh Roshan (born Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath 24 May 1955 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India) is a Hindi Cinema music composer. Rajesh Roshan is the son of Hindi film composer Roshan and brother of film director and Actor Rakesh Roshan. He is also uncle to actor Hrithik Roshan. His teacher was Faiyaz Khan.

Rajesh Roshan delivered several hit music scores pairing with his brother Rakesh, who had emerged as a director of great stature. The two worked on films like Kishan Kanhaiya, King Uncle, Karan Arjun, and Koyla. Rajesh scored the music for "Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai", the launch vehicle of Hrithik Roshan, and one of his brother's most ambitious projects. The film achieved significant success. The composer also won Film-Fare award for Best Music. He has composed the music of several Hrthik-starer, Rakesh Roshan-directed films, such as Koi...Mil gaya, Krrish, Kites.


Rajesh Roshan had a successful association with Basu Chatterjee, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. He shot to fame with the score for Julie for which he won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award. He is the first music director who made superstar Amitabh Bachchan to sing. He usually composes music for the films that his brother Rakesh Roshan either produced or directed, such as Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and Krrish (2006). He also composed the song "Jaane Tamanna" for the internationally acclaimed film Valley of Flowers (2006) by Pan Nalin.

Rajesh Roshan scored well in Khuddar and Inkar. His super-duper hit song filmed on Helen, i.e. "Mungda...Mungada..." is still the landmark in cabre songs in bollywood. His another hits in khuddar i.e. "Mach gaya shor sari nagari re..." being played regularly on the day of krishna Janmashtami. The song from the same film, "Angreji me kahate hai ke I Love you", is one of the hits of Amitabh. In his brother's Kamchor the song "Tumse badhkar is duniya me" is till remembered as the marvellous one. In the film Yarana, the song, "Sara jamana" was the great hit of its time.

In the 1990s, when even the mighty Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the doughty Bappi Lahiri gradually lost their bearings, Rajesh has endured through films like Jurm and Bahaar Aane Tak (1990) — and after another dull phase, Karan Arjun and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Papa Kahte Hain (1996), Koyla (1997), Laawaris, Daag, Kaun Sachaa Kaun Jhootha and Dastak (1996), and Dandnayak and Main Solah Baras Ki (1998).

Rajesh Roshan, like most bollywood music directors, has been accused of frequent plagiarism. On more than two occasions, he has used Vangelis's themes for the soundtrack of his movies without giving credit to him. For example, the soundtrack of Vangelis's 1492: Conquest of Paradise was used throughout the movie of Koyla. Also, Vangelis's theme for Voices was used in the movie Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai.

Besides Vangelis, he has copied Kingston Trio's A Hundred Miles, Bond (band)'s Victory , Ceddin Deden's march song for movie Krrish, and Michael Jackson's They Don't Really Care About Us for the movie Koyla.


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