Sooraj R. Barjatya is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and distributor, predominantly working in Hindi cinema. He is the current chairman of the Indian media conglomerate Rajshri Productions.
Barjatya began his career as an assistant director to Mahesh Bhatt. He made his directorial debut with the 1989 film Maine Pyar Kiya, a romantic musical film about friendship. He followed it with the film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, which became one of the most commercially successful Bollywood films worldwide at the time. This was produced by his father Rajkumar Barjatya for Rajshri Productions. In 1999, Barjatya directed the commercially and critically successful film Hum Saath-Saath Hain. In 2006, Barjatya directed and produced Vivah, which established Shahid Kapoor as a leading actor in Bollywood. In 2015, the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, again written and directed by him,
Sooraj Barjatya was born in a Marwari Jain family in Mumbai. He attended St. Mary’s School, Mumbai and The Scindia School in Gwalior. Encouraged by his paternal grandfather, He married Vineeta Barjatya in 1986 and the couple have three children.