Rahul Roy's candid pictures will make you fall for this chocolate boy once again

Updated: Feb 10, 2020, 09:57
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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. His debut film introduced the 'Rahul Roy haircut' in the salons. He set the trend of long silky black hair with a clean-shaven face. His unique Aashiqui style haircut left a mark that nobody can ever forget.

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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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    Post Rahul Roy's stint in Sapne Saajan Ke (1992), opposite Karisma Kapoor, the actor received a lot of roles, despite the film's average performance at the box office. He played a notable role in Mahesh Bhatt's 1993 autobiographical Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee. Roy's character was 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.

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    After starring in romantic roles mostly, Rahul Roy did something, which he never did before. He starred 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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    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. In fact, 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. Pictured: Rahul Roy with Mamta Kulkarni in a still from 'Bhookamp' (1993). The film also starred Jeetendra and Deepa Sahi.

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    This was not all for this chocolate boy's career to end in the world of showbiz. Among other films that were 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.

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    Soon, the actor disappeared from the silver screen. Rahul Roy once again tried his luck when he played the male lead in Mahesh Bhatt's Khilona, the Bollywood remake of the Kevin Costner thriller Revenge, which was shelved as well. But he did not give up. Roy returned to acting after four years in Meri Aashiqui (2005), in which he played the lead. He also starred in the comedy flick Naughty Boy (2006) and Rafta Rafta, in where he portrayed the role of an underworld don.

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    In 2006, by public vote, Roy won the first season of game show Bigg Boss.

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    Did you know Rahul Roy was offered Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Darr by Yash Chopra?

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

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    Narrating the incident, Rahul said, "After Aashiqui, for the first six months I did not get any movie. But suddenly after that I got almost 49 movies that I did not know which one to take and which one to leave. I remember Yash Chopra ji had called me for a film's narration. I was very occupied with other films and couldn't take up the offer as many of my films were on floor and filmmakers were fighting over my dates."

    Pictured: Rahul Roy with Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt on the sets of 'Gumrah' (1993).

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    He added further, "Well, that film was Darr, which later went to Shah Rukh Khan and shaped his career. His character of Rahul was written thinking about me in mind. I still have the big regret of not signing that film."

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

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    He added that in those days the only things they looked for before signing the film was a good story, good music, solo hero and a renowned actor as co-actor. "But this is life. And I too went out of the industry for a good nine years, and that was my choice. So I can't really complain," he signed off.

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

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    When asked Rahul Roy about his distinctive hairstyling in Aashiquiq, he shared, "It was done by my friend from London during my modeling phase. In fact, when I met Bhatt Sahab for the first time he found my hairstyle and dressing very weird".

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

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    Further, he added, "When he was signing me for this movie each and many directors from the industry warned him against taking me as the lead and assured him that with me as the lead, it will be a failure. A lot of them said that I don't even look like a hero. I remember my hair used to be all scattered and it used to hide my facial expressions. But Bhatt Sahab was adamant about casting me in the film."

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

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    Let's take a look on Rahul Roy's journey in B-town through these candid pictures:

    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 for fans.

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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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    Here's wishing a belated happy birthday to Rahul Roy!

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About The Gallery

He charmed his way into people's hearts with a series of romantic sagas in the '90s. As Rahul Roy turned 53 on February 9, 2020, we take a look at his candid pictures and a remarkable journey so far!