Mini Biography : Raj Khosla (born: 1925) was one of the top directors in Hindi films from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. He was known as a “women’s director,” because he showcased actresses at their best. He died in Bombay, India on 9 June 1991. He is often credited for success of actors such as Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan.
He was trained to be a classical singer, but Dev Anand felt he had other talents and hired him to be Guru Dutt’s assistant on films, and eventually he became director. His most famous films are C.I.D. (1956) (which introduced Waheeda Rehman to Hindi audiences and made her a star), Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) (which gave Sadhana her signature role of the “mystery girl”), Do Badan (1966) (which made Asha Parekh into a serious actress and won Simi Garewal the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award), Do Raaste(1969) (which made Mumtaz into a household name), Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978) (which won Nutan the Filmfare Best Actress Award at a mature age).