Rajiv Rai

Film director

1955 –

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Who is Rajiv Rai?

Rajiv Rai is an Indian film writer, editor and director. He is the son of the late producer Gulshan Rai. He has directed all this films under his father's production company Trimurti Films. He made his debut as a director with the 1985 action film Yudh.

He went on to write and direct several hit films in the action and thriller genres: Tridev, Vishwatma, Mohra, and Gupt.

His films are also notable for their music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji & Viju Shah. Their use of popular songs such as Tirchi Topi Wale in Tridev and Tu Chees Badi Hai Mast Mast in Mohra helped his films become hugely successful.

He married Bollywood actress Sonam, whom he had directed in Tridev and Vishwatma in the 1990s. He has one child with her. In 1997, he had to leave India with his family for the UK after a failed attempt to kill him by hitmen believed to be working for the Mumbai underworld leader Abu Salem.

After a four year hiatus from the Bollywood industry, he returned to directing with his comeback venture Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat. This was an attempt by Rai at directing a romantic drama, a change from his previous action films.

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Born
1955
Mumbai
Also known as
  • Shri. Rajiv Rai
  • Rai, Rajiv
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  • India
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on July 23, 2013

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