Raj Khosla

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Assistant director

Born: Ludhiana, Punjab, British India


Raj Khosla (राज खोसला; 31 May 1925 – 9 June 1991) was one of the top directors, producers and screenwriters in Hindi films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was known for bringing in neo-noir and style in Indian cinema since black and white times, and also as a womens 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. (1956), Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Mera Saaya (1966), Dostana (1980) and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978), which won the Filmfare Best Movie Award. His early background in classical music ensured that most of his films excelled in music.

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