Rahul Roy is an Indian film actor who is known as the first Indian film actor to sport the long hair. He was born in 1968 on 9 February. He is a talented and young actor who has made a name for himself in the modeling and acting sector over the years. He is famous for his movies and as the winner of the big boss.
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He was born in the year 1968 in the city of Kolkata. His parents name are Deepak Roy and Indira Roy. He was educated at the Lawrence school, Sanwawar. His maternal uncle, Cory Walia is a famous man in tinsel town and the fashion industry in India. Rahul Roy married Rajalakshmi Khanvilkar, who is a famous model in Bollywood.
On July 26th, 2014, Rahul and Rani his wife filed for a divorce. Rahul Roy has been honored with the life membership award at the International Film and Television Club of Asian Academy of Film and television.
Rahul Roy Acting Career
In the year 1990, Rahul Roy featured in the Mahesh Bhatt Production Aashiqui. He acted along with Anu Agarwal in this movie. This movie was a super hit and made him into one the most popular actors of his generation. This made him so popular amongst the younger generation that young crowd went to the barbers and asked for a haircut similar to Rahul Roy in Aashiqui. The 1991 death rumors of Rahul Roy sent his fans into a frenzy.
Next he started working on the 1992 blockbuster Sapne Sajan Ke opposite the beautiful Karishma Kapoor. In between this spell he signed 40 movies. He is also noted for performing in Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Ayi based on the autobiography of Mahesh Bhatt.
Performance in Junoon
Rahul Roy is most noted for his excellent performance in Junoon. He played the role of half man and half tiger in this movie. He won a Filmfare for an outstanding performance in this movie. This award in 1992 gave him a mass popularity that produced mass hysteria in certain territories like Rajasthan where the movie broke many records.
He appeared in multiple supporting roles in many movies and lead roles in many movies. He was offered the lead role in Gumrah, which later turned into a cameo role because Sanjay Dutt took his place.
His Life Post-Junoon
After his acting career had diminished, he did not act in films for many years. After four years he made his comeback with the hit film, Meri Aashiqui in 2005. He was the lead actor in this movie and made an excellent acting performance. His most recent film was the situational comedy film, naughty Boy (2006).
He also appeared in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the famous celebrity game show big brother and won that as well. He was a crowd favorite and won the program on the sheer strength of public votes on the 26 th of January 2007. He not only appeared in the Indian movie industry limelight after that but also won a whopping 1 crore rupees for it.
Rahul Roy Biography
Name: Rahul Roy
Date of Birth: 9 February 1968
Reality Show: Bigg Boss 1
Marital Status: Married