In the fickle
world of Hindi cinema, Rajiv Rai is one name that spells
success. super success. He's the director who has perfected the art
of making movies that seamlessly and effectively blend action, music
and romance -- the three elements that can turn a movie into a
blockbuster anywhere in the world. Lavishly mounted movies that
delight the audience without offending critics is Rai's forte.
banner of Trimurti Films Pvt Ltd., founded by his movie maker
father Gulshan Rai, Rajiv Rai has made five Hindi movies.
Three of these have become super hits - a success ratio that has
been rarely seen in the history of Indian cinema. Today, Rai is the
director as well as creative force behind Trimurti Films Pvt. Ltd.
and is involved in every aspect of movie making. From story to
screenplay, music to editing, every movie under the Trimurti Films
banner bears the unmistakable Rajiv Rai stamp.
Born in Bombay
in 1955, Rai had an exclusive public school education (Doon School,
Dehra Dun) and later graduated from the prestigious St. Xavier's
College in Bombay.
assisted Yash Chopra, one of the best directors in Indian cinema,
Rai came into his own as an independent director with Yudh
(1980). This was followed by Tridev (1989), Vishwatma
(1992), Mohra (1994) and Gupt (1997).
unerring ear for music, it is but natural that all Rajiv Rai movies
boast of chartbusting music. Rai launched a music company -
Trimurti Sounds - in 1995. He is also the director of
Modern Movies (distribution company), Trimurti
Exhibitors and Trimurti Exports.
Rajiv Rai is a
happily married man - wife Sonam was a movie star and leading lady
of his movies once - a devoted father to son Gaurav. Rai balances
his private and professional life with equal ease. As easily as he
balances technical finesse with music and romance in his movies.
creative hunger undiminished, and his sights set on distant marquees
in faraway lands, Rajiv Rai is destined to don the mantle of an
international movie mogul. That too in not so distant a future.
Rajiv Rai is putting the finishing touches on his latest venture
'Pyaar, Ishq aur Mohabbat' to be released in June 2001.