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Same Name – Different Artistes – Roshan


1. Roshan – Roshanlal Nagrath, better known by his first name Roshan, was a music director in Indian films. He was the father of the actor and film director Rakesh Roshan and music director Rajesh Roshan and paternal grandfather of Hrithik Roshan. He is known for his music in Bawre Nain (1950), Barsaat Ki Raat (1960), and Taj Mahal (1963).

2. Roshan Kumari – Roshan Kumari is an Indian classical dancer, actor and choreographer. She is the daughter of famous playback singer Zohrabai Ambala Wali. Considered by many as one of the foremost exponents of the Indian classical dance form of Kathak. She follows the Jaipur Gharana and is the founder of Nritya Kala Kendra, Mumbai, an academy promoting Kathak. A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1975, she received the fourth highest Indian civilian honor of Padma Shri from the Government of India in 1984.

She performed in few Hindi films including Parineeta (1953), Waris (1954), Mirza Ghalib (1954) and Basant Bahaar (1956). Her most notable dance performance was in Satyajit Ray’s 1958 film, Jalsaghar.

3. Roshan – Roshan was a starlet who appeared in many Pakistani films as a side-hero and in character roles including Maa ke Aansoo (1963), Aik Dil Do Deewane (1964) and Mohabbat (1972).

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