Aashiqui actor Rahul Roy returns to Bollywood

Mar 09, 2018, 16:10 IST
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    Rahul Roy was born on February 9, 1968, to Deepak and Indira Roy. His maternal uncle is Corey Walia, a renowned name in Bollywood and the fashion circuit. All pictures/mid-day archives and YouTube

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    Rahul Roy co-debuted with Anu Aggarwal in 1990 with Mahesh Bhatt's directorial 'Aashiqui' a romantic musical, which transformed him into an overnight sensation

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    Following the success of his debut 'Aashiqui', Rahul Roy worked in several romantic films that did not do well, although his performances in 'Majhdhaar', 'Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare', 'Pyar Ka Saaya' (a remake of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Ghost') and 'Jaanam' were liked

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    Rahul Roy with Karisma Kapoor in a still from 'Sapna Saajan Ke' (1992). The film was an average grosser at the box-office

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    After mostly starring in romantic roles, Rahul Roy went against type in 'Junoon' (1992) in which he co-starred with Pooja Bhatt and Avinash Wadhawan. The film was a horror-thriller in which he was cast as the antagonist. Rahul's portrayal as a man who transforms into a tiger earned him plaudits from fans and critics and even a Filmfare Award nomination

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    Rahul Roy with Mamta Kulkarni in a still from 'Bhookamp' (1993)

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    Rahul Roy and Mamta Kulkarni worked in the films 'Bhookamp' and 'Naseeb' respectively

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    Rahul Roy shared the screen with Nagma in the 1992 film 'Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare'

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    In 1993, Rahul Roy starred alongside Pooja Bhatt in 'Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee' in which his role was inspired by the filmmaker himself

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    Rahul Roy on the sets of 'Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee'

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    Rahul Roy with Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt on the sets of 'Gumrah' (1993). Rahul essayed a character with negative shades in the film

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    Rahul Roy with Pooja Bedi at the 100 days celebration of the film 'Lootere'

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    Rahul Roy with co-stars Vikram Razdan and Sheeba on the sets of the film 'Baarish'

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    Rahul Roy with Lisa Ray in a still from 1994 supernatural comedy 'Hanste Khelte'

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    Rahul Roy with Meenakshi Seshadhri at the launch of the film 'Mallika'

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    Rahul Roy with frequent co-star Pooja Bhatt at a party. They collaborated in 'Junoon', 'Jaanam' and 'Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee'

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    Rahul Roy with actress Bhagyashree, her husband Himalay Dasani and Viven Shah

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    Rahul Roy signing autographs

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    Rahul Roy with Suman Ranganathan. They were linked-up in the 1990s

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    Rahul Roy with his then wife Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar at their wedding reception

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    Rahul Roy wed former model Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar in 2000. They divorced in 2014

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    Rahul Roy and wife Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar at an event

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    Rahul Roy in conversation with Jimmy Nirula

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    Rahul Roy with actress Asha at the launch of the Marathi film 'Chhava'. He was set to make his foray into Marathi filmdom with the movie but it never materialised

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    Rahul Roy participated in the first season of the popular reality TV show 'Bigg Boss' in 2006 and won

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    Rahul Roy signed a number of films in the late 90s and early 2000s but most of them were either shelved or failed to do well at the box-office

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    Rahul Roy's upcoming film Welcome To Russia, kicked off in Russia last week. Talking about his character Arsan, a Russian-Indian official with vested interests, Roy says, "I play a high-ranking cop in Russia, one who is also a marksman. He is corrupt and involved with the Russian mafia. You do not learn if Arsan plans to help the government, or become a Russian don until the end."

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He charmed his way into people's hearts with a series of romance sagas in the '90s, but Rahul Roy couldn't bank on his early successes to make a mark in Bollywood like his contemporaries, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. However, the actor is set to try his luck in cinema yet again with Welcome To Russia, a comedy-drama to be helmed by debutante director Nitin Gupta. We take a look at Rahul Roy's journey so far

 

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