1925 – 1991
Who was Raj Khosla?
Rajveer Singh Khosla was one of the top directors, producer and screenwriter in Hindi films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was known for bringing in ‘neo-noir’ and style in Indian cinema since black & white times, and also as a "women's director" because he showcased actresses at their best. He is often credited for the success of actors such as Dev Anand. Starting his career under Guru Dutt, he went on make hit films like, C.I.D., Woh Kaun Thi?, Mera Saaya, Dostana and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, which won the Filmfare Best Movie Award. His early background in classical music ensured that most of his films excelled in music.