Filmmaker Onir confirmed the news on social media and wrote, “Gone too soon. We lost Film maker and Producer @rajkaushal1 this morning. Very Sad. He was one of the producers of my first film #MyBrotherNikhil. One of those few who believed in our vision and supported us. Prayers for his soul.”
Gone too soon. We lost Film maker and Producer @rajkaushal1 this morning. Very Sad. He was one of the producers of my first film #MyBrotherNikhil. One of those few who believed in our vision and supported us. Prayers for his soul. pic.twitter.com/zAitFfYrS7— অনির Onir اونیر ओनिर he/him (@IamOnir) June 30, 2021
Raj Kaushal was a writer, director and producer who has been making Hindi feature films and advertising films for over 22 years. A Bachelor of Science graduate Raj Kaushal began his career in 1989 as a copywriter with Contract Advertising India Private Limited for three years. Between the years 1992- 1996 Raj worked as an assistant director with MAD Films helmed under the Late Mukul Anand. In 1998 Raj Kaushal set up his advertising production company – Fuel. Since then he has directed over 800 commercials, shot in 19 countries, for most of the leading advertising agencies and brands in India.
In 1999 Raj Kaushal directed his first Hindi feature film ‘Pyaar Mein Kabhie Kabhie’. In 2004 Raj Kaushal directed his second feature film ‘Shaadi Ka Laddoo’ starring Ashish Choudhary, Sanjay Suri, Mandira Bedi and Samita Bangargi. And in 2006 ‘Anthony Kaun Hain’ was his third feature film starring Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi. Raj has also produced ‘My Brother…Nikhil’, ‘Ruburu’ and ‘Meerabai Not Out’.
He is survived by wife Mandira Bedi and son Veer and daughter Tara.
Deeply saddened & shocked to know about the sudden demise of #RajKaushal! A friend, a film maker & a very positive man. Have some great memories of working with him & spending time with him few years back. Sorry dearest @mandybedi & family for your irreparable loss. 🙏#OmShanti pic.twitter.com/HrzULdJhYd— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 30, 2021