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Raj Kanwar Indian film director and producer, died from kidney failure he was 51


Raj Kanwar was a Bollywood film director, writer and film producer based in Mumbai, India died from kidney failure he was 51.

(1961 – 3 February 2012)

Career

Kanwar began his career directing plays in Delhi. He then moved to Mumbai where he worked as an assistant to directors like Raj Kumar Santoshi. His directorial debut was Deewana. Released in 1992, the film was a box office success and marked the screen debut of Shahrukh Khan. He directed several other box office hits like Jeet (1996), Judaai (1997), Daag: The Fire (1999) and Badal (2000). Kanwar went on to discover actors like Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra who he cast in his film Andaaz in 2003.[1] His last film was Sadiyaan (2010).

Personal life

The veteran filmmaker, Raj and Anita Kanwar had two sons, Karan Raj Kanwar
and Abhay. On 3 February 2012, he died due to a kidney ailment in
Singapore. He was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun.

Filmography

Director

Writer

  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
  • Andaaz (2003) (story)
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
  • Badal (2000) (story)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999)
  • Itihaas (1997) (story)
  • Jeet (1996)

Producer

  • Sadiyaan (2010)
  • Raqeeb (2007)
  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
  • Ab Ke Baras (2002)
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999)
  • Itihaas (1997)

Assistant director

  • Ghayal (1990)
  • Ram-Avtar (1988)
  • SUHAIL (2013)

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