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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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