Rahul Roy

Rahul Roy (born 9 February 1968) is an Indian film actor, producer, and former model known for his works in Bollywood, and Television.[3][4] Roy began his acting career with the 1990 blockbuster Aashiqui, a Mahesh Bhatt production as the lead actor with newcomer Anu Agarwal. He then appeared opposite Karishma Kapoor in Sudhakar Bokade's romantic film Sapne Sajan Ke (1992).[5][6] Roy has been honoured with life membership of the International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.[7][8][9]

Rahul Roy
Roy at trailer launch of 2016 The End
Born (1968-02-09) 9 February 1968[1][2]
Alma materThe Lawrence School, Sanawar
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Rajalaxmi (2000–2014)

Roy delivered a notable performance in Mahesh Bhatt's 1993 autobiographical Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Roy's character is based on the filmmaker. The film was Zee TV's first mainstream production. Roy then featured in Bhatt's production Jaanam, which was Vikram Bhatt's directorial debut.[10][11][12]

In 2006, Roy participated and won the first season of game show Bigg Boss – the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother, produced by Endemol India for Colors Viacom 18.[12] Roy has ventured into movie production. His company, Rahul Roy Productions, released its first movie, entitled Elaan, on 25 November 2011 in Bihar. It stars Roy and Rituparna Sen as the main lead.[13]

Personal life

Roy was born to Deepak and Indira Roy and educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar. His maternal uncle is Cory Walia, a renowned name in tinsel town, and on the fashion circuit.[14] He was married to Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar (Rani), a fashion model, who had been previously married to Samir Soni.[15]


During the early 1990s, Roy worked in several romantic films that did not do well, although his performances in Majhdhaar, Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare, Pyar Ka Saaya and Jaanam were liked. His best film performance is considered to be in Junoon. In the late 1990s, Roy played supporting actor roles.

After Aashiqui, Roy signed a number of films. Apart from Junoon, most of them did not work. A lot of the films he had signed ended up being shelved. K.Balachander's project Dilon Ka Rishta never saw the light due to the death of producer R. C. Prakash; another important project, Ayudh, was hit by the director's untimely death. Among other films shelved were Premabhishek, Tune Mera Dil Le Liya with Raveena Tandon, N. R. Pachisia's Dil Diya Chori Chori with Karishma Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt's Kalyug, Harry Baweja's Vajra with Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shirodkar and Jab Jab Dil Mile with Karishma Kapoor and Nagma.[16][17]

Roy was to play the male lead in Mahesh Bhatt's Khilona, the Bollywood remake of the Kevin Costner thriller Revenge, but that was shelved as well. Roy returned to acting after four years in Meri Aashiqui (2005), in which he played the lead. His most recent films are the comedy Naughty Boy (2006) and Rafta Rafta, in which he portrayed the role of an underworld Don. He also appeared on the television program Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother in 2006. He won the game show by public votes on 26 January 2007. Roy is making a comeback with Harikrit Films psychological thriller To B or Not to B.[18]


Year Film Role References
1991Pyaar Ka SaayaAvinash 'Avi' Saxena[20]
1992Ghazab TamashaSita Ram[23]
1992Dilwale Kabhi Na HareRahul[24]
1992JaanamAmar S. Rao[25]
1992Sapne Sajan KeDeepak[26]
1993Pehla NashaSelf-filmography[27]
1993GumrahRahul MalhotraMiscellaneous crew-filmography[28]
1993BhookampRahul Singh[29]
1993Phir Teri Kahani Yaad AayeeRahul[31]
1994Hanste KhelteRahul Chopra[32]
1997Dharma KarmaKumar[35]
1998AchanakVijay Nanda[37]
1999Phir KabhiVikram[38]
2000Tune Mera Dil Le LiyaVijay[39]
2001Afsana Dilwalon KaAnwar[40]
2005Meri AashiquiDaniel
2006Bipasha – The Black BeautyLawyer
2006Naughty BoySinghania[41]
2010Crime Partner
2010Ada...A Way of Life
20152B Or Not To BNikhil
20172016 The End
2018Night & FogTanvir Ahmad[42][43]
2019A Thin LineMr. Thapar
2019CabaretRahul Roy

TV Shows


Year Nominee / work Award Result


Film Fare Award Nominated
2001 Majma Ogawa Shinsuke Prize Nominated
2004 Sundar Nagri SCAM Award Won
2007 Bigg Boss Series 1 Won
2014 Life Membership Of The International Film & Television Club Asian Academy Of Film & Television Won
2015 14th Society Interiors Design Competition Society Interiors Award Won


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