Rakesh Roshan started as an actor in Bollywood. His father Roshan was a famous music composer as is his brother Rajesh Roshan.
Rakesh's acting career was not particularly successful, but once he turned director and produced films, his portfolio filled up with hits.
Rakesh is known to have a "K" fixation as all his films begin with the letter. He launched his son Hrithik Roshan, who is now one of India's heartthrobs and most successful actors.