Gulshan Rai was born on 2 March 1924, in Lahore. He moved to Bombay in 1947 and, within a short span of two years, became a film distributor. He released more than 180 films in Bombay territory, 40 of which have celebrated silver jubilees. Besides Mumbai, he also opened distribution offices in West Bengal, Punjab and Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. He has taken more than 15 films on world right basis and almost 50 films for overseas distribution.
In 1970, Gulshan Rai started his production company “Trimurti Films” and the first film he produced was Johny Mera Naam, starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini. The movie became a big blockbuster.
Gulshan Rai then produced Joshila (1973), again starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini. The film, directed by Yash Chopra, flopped unfortunately. ...» read full biography