Sooraj Barjatya, the successful director, producer, screenwriter and distributor in the Bollywood industry, celebrated his 55th birthday on 22nd February 2020. Celebrities like Madhuri Dixit and Shatrughan Sinha tweeted warm birthday greetings, wishing the director and Bollywood celebrated by remembering his evergreen releases – Maine Pyar KiyaHum Aapke Hain KounHum Saath-Saath HainVivah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

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Sooraj Barjatya Biography

Sooraj Barjatya was born on 22nd February 1965 in a Marwari Jain family in Mumbai, India. He attended St. Mary’s School in Mumbai and The Scindia School in Gwalior. He is the son of film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya and Sudha Barjatya.

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Barjatya’s debut in filmmaking was with 1989 musical romantic drama film Maine Pyar Kiya which also marked Salman Khan’s debut in a leading role. Four out of Barjatya’s six films have been cast with Salman Khan in the lead role. The film became a box office hit that established both Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya in the Bollywood industry. Out of the 12 nominations that the film secured at the 35th Filmfare Awards, it won 6 major awards including ‘Best Film’ for Rajshri Productions, ‘Best Male Debut’ for Salman Khan and ‘Best Female Debut’ for Bhagyashree.

He directed Salman Khan again in his next film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!. The film which was released in 1994, become one of the highest-grossing films of all time. His next film in 1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, which also had Salman Khan cast in it, turned out to be commercially successful. Barjatya’s fourth direction, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) starring Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan was the first and only film that didn’t garner critic and commercial success. His fifth direction, Vivah (2006) starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao came out as one of the successful films in his career. Vivah, which was one of the highest-grossing films in 2006, also received more than 10 awards nominations, including the Screen Awards Best Actor nomination for Shahid Kapoor and Best Actress nomination for Amrita Rao. The film also established Shahid Kapoor as a leading actor in the industry.

The latest film made by Barjatya was the 2015-romantic drama film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which was one of the highest-grossing films of the year. The film starred Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and Swara Bhaskar in other important roles. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was one of the most expensive Indian films with a budget of INR 1.80 billion.

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With a signature trademark of portraying Indian culture and traditions, Barjatya says that this influence including marriages in most of his films is from his childhood memories. Coming from a Marwari joint family he has witnessed several events and wedding ceremonies in his family. Most of his film clings upon the theme of a marriage and are complemented with Indian classical music, soothing visuals and wide-angle close-ups to highlight emotions.

Sooraj Barjatya Personal Life

Barjatya married Vineeta Barjatya in 1986 and together they have two sons, Devaansh and Avnish and a daughter Eesha. His younger son Avnish is getting ready to make his directorial debut. It was his paternal grandfather, Tarachand Barjatya, who encouraged Barjatya to do his directorial debut Maine Pyar Kiya for Rajshri Productions at the age of 24. Barjatya is the maternal uncle of Vidhi Kasliwal, founder and CEO of Landmarc Films and producers Kavita Kumar Barjatya and Raj Kumar Barjatya are his cousins.

He is also the director of Rajshri Productions, which was founded by Tarachand Barjatya in 1947. Alongside a successful career in the film industry, Barjatya also owns a food joint named Spice and Sweet in Mumbai.

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