Lawrence D'Souza was born in July 1952. D'Souza's first major project was as a camera apprentice on "Gora Kala" starring Rajinder Kumar in a double role, Hema Malini and Rekha.
In 1981 he directed his first movie "Tajurba" . One of his films'"Hatya" won him his first major accolade as Best Cinematographer.It was in 1991 that his third attempt at directing achieved the greatest success of his career so far with Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt starring in "Saajan". The film received international acclaim whilst relaunching the ailing careers of all three of its stars. It was followed by "Dil tera ashiq" which was a reasonabel success. He was also cinematographer for many movies in 90's. In 99 he directed "Arzoo" which was a flop. His last movie he directed was "Indian Babu" which was also a failure