Rajesh Khanna’s love for fast cars: 10 things we bet you didn’t know about Kaka

Rajesh Khanna’s love for fast cars: 10 things we bet you didn’t know about Kaka
Rajesh Khanna was Bollywood’s original superstar. We bring you 10 things that only his die-hard fans will know.
By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 19, 2016 10:34 am

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary Rajesh Khanna appeared in more than 160 feature films and 17 short films. He was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987. (Source: Express Archive)Bollywood’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna introduced Bollywood to fan mania. Known for his typical mannerisms, Rajesh — born Jatin Khanna — appeared in more than 160 feature films and 17 short films. The highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987, he gave 15 hits back-to-back.

We bring you 10 facts about the first superstar which only Kaka’s — as he was called fondly — die-hard fans will know.

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary Film star Rajesh Khanna and Om Prakash. (Source: Express Archive photo)1. Actor Rajendra Kumar sold his bungalow ‘Dimple’ to Rajesh Khanna. The house had proved unlucky for Rajendra but Rajesh renamed it Aashirwaad and went on to deliver 15 hits in a row while living there. He also married Dimple some time later!

2. Even as a struggling actor, Rajesh Khanna used to drive a MG sports car.

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary Film star Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan in film Namak Haram. (Source: Express Archive photo)3. Rajesh Khanna was interested in astrology. He could discuss horoscopes for hours.

 

4. Rajesh Khanna studied the horoscope of his grandson Aarav, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s son, and predicted he would be a Bollywood superstar.

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary A bronze statue of legendary actor Rajesh Khanna was unveiled at Bandra Bandstand in the presence of wife Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle and son-in-law Akshay Kumar. (Source: Express Archive photo by Dilip Kagda)

5. The actor was also a great cook. His friends used to love the dal cooked at his home if Rajesh would give tadka to it.

6. Rajesh Khanna’s best friends in the industry were Kishore Kumar and RD Burman.

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary Rajesh Khanna with his wife Dimple Kapadia after appearing for a case related to Income tax. (Source: Express Archive photo by Mohan Bane)

7. Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz never gave a flop together.

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary

Actor-turned-politician Rajesh Khanna with his wife Dimple Kapadia and daughters Twinkle and Rinki during an election campaign. (Source: Express Archive photo)8. Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna appeared in the maximum number of films (15) together.

Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna death anniversary

Rajesh Khanna with his wife Dimple Kapadia and his daughter Twinkle Khanna. (Source: Express Archive photo)

9. Rajesh Khanna’s Aakhri Khat was India’s entry to Oscars but didn’t make it to final five.

10. Rajesh Khanna was very fond of son-in-law Akshay Kumar and would call him Buddy.

सुपर स्टार राजेश खन्ना

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सुपर स्टार राजेश खन्ना

  • जन्म : जतिन खन्ना
  • 29 दिसंबर, 1942
  • अमृतसर , पंजाब , ब्रिटिश भारत
  • मर गए 18 जुलाई 2012 (69 आयु वर्ग)
  • मुंबई , महाराष्ट्र , भारत
  • मौत का कारण कैंसर
  • निवास आशीर्वाद, मुंबई , महाराष्ट्र
  • दुसरे नाम जतिन खन्ना
  • काका
  • आरके
  • रोमांस के मूल राजा
  • हिंदी सिनेमा के पहले सुपरस्टार
  • जातीयता पंजाबी
  • बायो फिल्म अभिनेता, निर्माता, राजनीतिज्ञ
  • सक्रिय वर्ष 1966-2012 (अभिनेता)
  • 1991-1996 (राजनीति)
  • 1971-1995 (निर्माता)
  • पति (ओं) डिंपल कपाड़िया (1973-2012)
  • बच्चे : ट्विंकल खन्ना & रिंकी खन्ना
  • रिश्तेदारों अक्षय कुमार (दामाद कानून)
  • पुरस्कार इंडस्ट्रीज़ पद्म भूषण BAR.png पद्म भूषण 2,013
  • हस्ताक्षर

राजेश खन्ना हस्ताक्षर :

राजेश खन्ना ( इस ध्वनि के बारे में उच्चारण  का जन्म जतिन खन्ना, 29 दिसंबर 1942 – 18 जुलाई 2012) एक था बॉलीवुड अभिनेता, फिल्म निर्माता और राजनीतिज्ञ। उन्होंने कहा, “पहले सुपरस्टार के रूप में जाना जाता है औरमूल सुपरस्टारभारतीय सिनेमा । उन्होंने लगातार 15 एकल में अभिनय के लिए 1971 की अवधि 1969 में फिल्मों को हिट

उन्होंने साथ 1966 में अपनी शुरुआत की आखिरी खत । अपने कैरियर के माध्यम से वह 160 से अधिक फीचर फिल्मों और 17 लघु फिल्मों में दिखाई दिया। वह प्राप्त फ़िल्मफ़ेयर सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता पुरस्कार पुरस्कार तीन बार और सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार (हिन्दी) चार बार। 1991 में , वह सम्मानित किया गया फिल्मफेयर विशेष पुरस्कार और 2005 में, वह प्राप्त फिल्मफेयर लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट पुरस्कार । वह 1970-1987 सबसे अधिक भुगतान भारतीय अभिनेता जहां अमिताभ बच्चन 1980-1987 खन्ना के साथ ही टैग साझा ।

उन्होंने यह भी एक था लोकसभा के सदस्य भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस नई दिल्ली सीट से 1992 से 1996 तक

उन्होंने शादी डिंपल कपाड़िया 1973 मार्च में, अपनी पहली फिल्म बॉबी से पहले आठ महीनों से जारी है और शादी से दो बेटियां थी। उनकी बड़ी बेटी ट्विंकल खन्ना अभिनेता से शादी की है अक्षय कुमार , जबकि वे भी एक छोटी बेटी है रिंकी खन्ना ।

गंभीर रूप से बीमार होने के बाद, खन्ना 18 जुलाई 2012 को निधन हो गया खन्ना को मरणोपरांत भारत के तीसरे सर्वोच्च नागरिक सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया पद्म भूषण । 30 अप्रैल 2013 को आधिकारिक तौर पर वह खिताब दादा साहेब फाल्के अकादमी पुरस्कार में भारतीय सिनेमा के पहले सुपरस्टार के साथ दिया गया था उन्होंने यह भी एक डाक टिकट और उसकी समानता की मूर्ति के साथ सम्मानित किया गया है, और एक सड़क उनके सम्मान में नाम दिया जा रहा ।

प्रारंभिक जीवन :

29 दिसंबर 1942, में जन्मे अमृतसर के राज्य में पंजाब , जतिन खन्ना के रूप में, चुन्नी लाल खन्ना और लीला Wati खन्ना खन्ना को अपनाया और पालक माता पिता द्वारा उठाया गया था कौन थे रिश्तेदारों उसके जैविक मातापिता का अपने पिता के बाद से चले गए थे पूर्व विभाजित पाकिस्तान के शहर में गली Tiwarian को अमृतसर । अपने जैविक मातापिता लाला हीरानंद और चन्दरानी खन्ना और लाला एम सी उच्च के प्रधानाध्यापक के रूप में काम कर रहे थे Burewala में स्कूल (वर्तमान में पाकिस्तान ,) वेहारी जिला , पंजाब, पाकिस्तान । उनके दत्तक माता पिता रेलवे ठेकेदारों का एक परिवार है जो बंबई में लाहौर से ले जाया गया था के थे 1935 खन्ना में रहते थे सरस्वती निवास ठाकुरद्वार में पास गिरगांव , मुंबई। उन्होंने भाग लिया सेंट सेबस्टियन गोवा हाई स्कूल वहाँ, उसके दोस्त रवि कपूर, जो बाद में मंच का नाम ले लिया साथ साथ जीतेंद्र । खन्ना धीरेधीरे थिएटर में रुचि लेने लगे और अपने स्कूल और कॉलेज के दिनों में मंच और थिएटर नाटकों का एक बहुत कुछ किया है और कई पुरस्कार जीते इंटर कालेज नाटक प्रतियोगिताओं में। 1962 में खन्ना एक घायल सैनिक गूंगा नाटक अंधा युगमें निभाई है और अपने प्रदर्शन से प्रभावित मुख्य अतिथि ने उसे सुझाव जल्द ही फिल्मों में मिलता है। खन्ना एक दुर्लभ नवागंतुक बन गया है जो अपने ही में संघर्ष एमजी स्पोर्ट्स कार थिएटर और जल्दी साठ के दशक में फिल्मों में काम पाने के लिए। खन्ना अपने पहले दो में कला स्नातक के वर्षों था Nowrosjee वाडिया कॉलेज में 1961 से 1959 के पुणे में दोनों मित्र बाद में अध्ययन में के.सी. कॉलेज , मुंबई। खन्ना ने भी अपनी पहली फिल्म ऑडिशन के लिए जीतेंद्र tutored। खन्ना के चाचा केके तलवार ने राजेश खन्ना की पहली करने के लिए नाम बदल जब खन्ना फिल्मों में शामिल होने का फैसला किया। अपने दोस्तों और उसकी पत्नी उसे काका (अर्थ बच्चे पंजाबी में सामना करना पड़ा लड़के) कहा जाता है।

जल्दी कैरियर (1966-1975) :

राजेश खन्ना 1,965 अखिल भारतीय प्रतिभा प्रतियोगिता दस हजार से अधिक प्रतियोगियों में से यूनाइटेड प्रोड्यूसर्स और फिल्मफेयर द्वारा आयोजित आठ फाइनल में से एक था। बाद में, खन्ना प्रतियोगिता जीत ली। ​​ बीआर चोपड़ा, बिमल रॉय, जीपी सिप्पी, एचएस रवैल, नासिर हुसैन, जे ओम प्रकाश, मोहन सहगल, शक्ति सामंत और सुबोध मुखर्जी और दूसरों को बनाया था यूनाइटेड प्रोड्यूसर्स का मिश्रण है और प्रतियोगिता के जजों थे। उन्होंने कहा कि उनकी पहली फिल्म 1966 फिल्म में किए गए आखिरी खत निर्देश द्वारा चेतन आनंद , द्वारा पीछा Raaz रविंद्र दवे, जो दोनों के अखिल भारतीय यूनाइटेड प्रोड्यूसर्स प्रतिभा प्रतियोगिता जीतने के लिए अपने पूर्व निर्धारित पुरस्कार का एक हिस्सा थे द्वारा निर्देशित। जीपी सिप्पी और नासिर हुसैन के बाद पहली बार वह राजेश खन्ना पर हस्ताक्षर करने थे प्रतियोगिता जीत ली। आखिरी खत भारत के हिंदू अखबार को दिए एक साक्षात्कार में 1967 में 40 वें ऑस्कर खन्ना अकादमी पुरस्कारों में सर्वश्रेष्ठ विदेशी भाषा फिल्म के लिए प्रवेश ने कहा, “हालांकिआखिरी खत मेरी पहली फिल्म थी, मैं प्राप्त मेरी रविन्द्र दवे की, 1967 में मेरे नायिका राजमें मुख्य अभिनेता के रूप में पहला ब्रेक बबीता, तो था पहले से ही एक लोकप्रिय अभिनेत्री। हालांकि मैं आत्मविश्वास के बहुत सारे थे, मैं शुरू में कैमरा का सामना करना पड़ में शर्म आ रही थी। मेरी पहली तीन शॉट में, मैं अपने शरीर की भाषा और संवाद अदायगी पर तनाव के साथ प्रदर्शन किया था। हालांकि मैं अपने संवादों के साथ सही था, मेरे आंदोलनों के निशान से ऊपर नहीं थे। रविन्द्र दवे मुझे मेरे दृश्यों और आंदोलनों समझाया बहुत स्पष्ट रूप से चलने की मेरे रास्ते को सही। यूनाइटेड प्रोड्यूसर्स के साथ अनुबंध के तहत किया जा रहा है, वह औरत, डोली और इत्तेफाक जैसी परियोजनाओं के लिए मिला है। इसके बाद वे अपने अभिनय के लिए जैसी फिल्मों में देखा गया था बहारों के सपने , औरत (1967), डोली, आराधना और इत्तिफाक Bahraon के सपने, रन के 1 सप्ताह में सार्वजनिक फिल्म के समाप्त होने से प्रतिक्रिया के लिए मजबूर करने के मामले में 2 सप्ताह से खुश एक के लिए एक दुखद एक से परिवर्तित करने की । बाद में वहीदा रहमान असित सेन सुझाव खामोशी में मुख्य भूमिका के लिए खन्ना लेने के लिए। आराधना के माध्यम से वह तत्काल राष्ट्रीय ख्यातिके लिए गुलाब और फिल्म आलोचकों भारत के पहले सुपरस्टार के रूप में उसे करने के लिए भेजा। कि इस फिल्म में राजेश खन्ना एक डबल रोल (पिता और पुत्र) के सामने में डाली गई थी शर्मिला टैगोर और फरीदा जलाल । इस फिल्म में भी किशोर कुमार, जो अंततः राजेश खन्ना की आधिकारिक आवाज बन गए प्लेबैक के पुनरुत्थान देखा। वे एक साथ काम किया 1987 और उनके संयोजन के गाने में किशोर की मौत 1991 तक जारी जब तक 1971 में, वह में अभिनय किया हाथी मेरे साथी , जो कि साल के सर्वाधिक कमाई करने वाली फिल्म है और यह भी तब तक की सबसे बड़ी कमाई कभी बन गया। खन्ना यह भी देने का श्रेय जाता है सलीम खान और जावेद अख्तर अपने पहले उन्हें हाथी मेरे साथी में काम की पेशकश के द्वारा पटकथा लेखकों बनने का मौका। जावेद Akhthar “एक साक्षात्कार में स्वीकार किए जाते हैं एक दिन, वह Salimsaab के पास गया और कहा कि श्री देवर था उसे एक बड़ी राशि पर हस्ताक्षर करने के साथ जो वह अपने बंगले Aashirwad के लिए भुगतान को पूरा कर सकता दी। लेकिन फिल्म की स्क्रिप्ट संतोषजनक से दूर जा रहा था। उन्होंने हमें बताया कि अगर हम सही स्क्रिप्ट तैयार कर सकती है, वह करना होगा यकीन है कि हम दोनों को पैसे और क्रेडिट मिला है। राजेश खरीदा राजेंद्र कुमार 1970 में 31 लाख के लिए कार्टर रोड में है बंगला नामित डिंपल और Ashirwaad के रूप में यह नाम दिया।

साल 1972 में, खन्ना 11 विज्ञप्ति में काम किया, तेलुगु फिल्म बंगारू बाबू वीबी राजेंद्र प्रसाद द्वारा निर्देशित बुलाया में एक अतिथि भूमिका भी शामिल है। उनकी हिंदी फिल्मों दुश्मन , अमर प्रेम , अपना देश और मेरे जीवन साथी , एक साथ 5 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक की कमाई की।

राजेश के साथ अभिनय किया मुमताज आठ फिल्मों में। वे पड़ोसी थे और बहुत अच्छी तरह से साथ मिल गया है, जो स्क्रीन पर अनुवाद किया। मुमताज ने कहा मैं अपने पैर खींचने के लिए और निम्नलिखित। जब भी राजेश के एक होटल में प्रवेश किया उसके प्रशंसक के बारे में उसे तंग होगा मद्रास , वहाँ उसे आधी रात में देखने के लिए इंतजार कर 600 लड़कियों में से एक कतार थी। एक परिणाम के रूप में, मैं भी कुछ महत्व, के रूप में प्राप्त होगा लोगों को अपने ऑटोग्राफ के लिए के रूप में अच्छी तरह से पूछना होगा। वह अपने सहयोगियों के साथ बहुत उदार था, और एक बहुत पार्टी होगी।

अपने कैरियर के चरम के दौरान उन्होंने सार्वजनिक दिखावे के दौरान घेर लिया किया जाएगा। प्रशंसकों ने उनके कार है, जो लिपस्टिक के निशान के साथ कवर किया जाएगा चूमा, और सड़क लाइन, उत्साही और उसका नाम जप। महिला प्रशंसकों उसे उनके खून में लिखा पत्र भेजा है। वहाँ हर दिन अपने बंगले के बाहर उनके उत्पादकों की कारों और पागल प्रशंसकों की एक पंक्ति हुआ करता था। अभिनेता महमूद में उसे पैरोडी गोवा में बंबई जहां चालक और बस के कंडक्टर राजेशऔर खन्नाकहा जाता था। आज भी, वह अनुकरण कलाकारों, जो अपने ट्रेडमार्क शैली और संवाद अदायगी की नकल की पसंदीदा बनी हुई है। अमर प्रेम की शूटिंग के दौरान एक दृश्य में फिल्माया जाना जरूरी है कि वहाँ था हावड़ा ब्रिज शर्मिला पुल के नीचे जाने के साथ खन्ना ले जा रही एक नाव के साथ। अधिकारियों को इस दृश्य की संभावना से इनकार के रूप में उन्हें एहसास हुआ कि अगर जनता को पता चला है कि फिल्म का हीरो होगा, यह पुल पर ही समस्या पैदा कर सकता है, और यह लोगों की राशि के कारण पतन एक झलक पाने के लिए कोशिश कर सकते हैं कि अपने पसंदीदा अभिनेता के। फिल्म समीक्षक Monojit लाहिड़ी को याद करते हैं, “लड़कियों को खुद राजेश खन्ना की तस्वीरों से शादी की, उनकी उंगलियां काटने और के रूप में सिंदूर। राजेश रक्त आवेदन करने वाले परमेश्वर था ऐसे हिस्टीरिया वहाँ कभी नहीं रही है।

कई द्वारा गाया गीत किशोर कुमार ने 1970 के दशक में राजेश खन्ना पर आधारित थे। आराधना में गीत मेरे Sapnon की रानीकी शूटिंग के दौरान शर्मिला टैगोर एक शूटिंग कर रहे थे सत्यजीत रे फिल्म और निर्देशक शक्ति सामंत उनके दृश्यों को अलग से गोली मार और फिर पर्दे एक साथ शामिल होने के लिए किया था। 1970 के दशक में रसायन विज्ञान के साथ अपने शर्मिला टैगोर , मुमताज , आशा पारेख , जीनत अमान और हेमा मालिनी भी दर्शकों के साथ लोकप्रिय थे।

बीबीसी 1973 में उस पर एक फिल्म बॉम्बे सुपर स्टार शीर्षक बनाया है, जिसके लिए शूटिंग एक ही समय शुरू हुआ जब उन्होंने शादी कर ली और उनकी फिल्म दाग प्रीमियर हुआ। वीडियो में यह देखा जा सकता है कि खन्ना शूटिंग कर रहा था आप की कसम के लिए। एक पाठ्यपुस्तक द्वारा निर्धारित मुंबई विश्वविद्यालय में एक निबंध, ‘राजेश खन्ना का करिश्मा!’ निहित।

शर्मिला टैगोर को साक्षात्कार में कहा इंडियन एक्सप्रेस कि महिलाओं की तादाद में बाहर आया देख काका। वे स्टूडियो के बाहर कतार में खड़े एक झलक पाने के लिए होगा, वे अपनी तस्वीरों से शादी होगी, वे अपने कपड़े पर खींच जाएगा। दिल्ली की लड़कियों पागल थे मुंबई लड़कियों की तुलना में उसके लिए। उन्होंने पुलिस सुरक्षा की जरूरत है जब वह सार्वजनिक रूप से किया गया था। मैं पहले और बाद से इस तरह कुछ भी कभी नहीं देखा है।

संगीत में अपने कैरियर के दौरान सभी राजेश खन्ना की फिल्मों के सबसे बड़े आकर्षणों में से एक बने रहे। खन्ना की फिल्मों के लिए संगीत स्कोर में से कई ने बना रहे थे लक्ष्मीकांतप्यारेलाल सचिन देव बर्मन और आरडी बर्मन । राजेश खन्ना की तिकड़ी किशोर कुमार और आरडी बर्मन सहित लोकप्रिय फिल्मों के एक नंबर बनाने के लिए पर चला गया कटी पतंग , अमर प्रेम , Shehzada , अपना देश , मेरे जीवन साथी , आप की कसम , अजनबी , नमक हराम , महा चोर , कर्म , फिर वही रात , आंचल , कुदरत , अशांति , Agar Tum Na Hote , आवाज़ , Hum Dono और Alag Alag

राजेश खन्ना 1969 और 1971 के बीच लगातार 15 हिट फिल्मों एकल था ये आराधना, डोली, बंधन, Ittefaq, Do रास्ते, खामोशी, सफर, ट्रेन, कटी पतंग, सच्चा झूठा, आन मिलो सजना, महबूब थे Ki मेहंदी, Dushmun, आनंद और हाथी मेरे साथी। वह था नेतृत्व जो 15 एकल नायक फिल्मों और 2 गैर एकल नायक फिल्मों शामिल 1969-1972 नायक के रूप में 17 लगातार हिट फिल्मों अंदाज (1971 फिल्म) और मर्यादा (फिल्म)

खन्ना अपनी मूर्तियों होना करने के लिए गुरुदत्त, मीना कुमारी और गीता बाली माना जाता है। खन्ना ने एक साक्षात्कार में कहा: “मेरे प्रेरणास्त्रोत शामिल हैं, दिलीप कुमार के समर्पण और तीव्रता, राज कपूर की सहजता, देव आनंद । शैली और शम्मी कपूर की ताल” 1974 और 1976 में, बीबीसी ने अपने बारे में एक फिल्म बॉम्बे सुपर स्टार शीर्षक बनाया है।

1976-1978 :

1976 और 1978 के बीच, खन्ना 5 बॉक्स ऑफिस हिट फिल्मों में काम किया और नौ फिल्मों में है कि व्यावसायिक रूप से सफल नहीं रहे थे। असफल फिल्मों के सात समीक्षकों द्वारा प्रशंसित थे और दर्शकों के बीच पिछले कुछ वर्षों में मजबूत पंथ का दर्जा हासिल किया है और इन फिल्मों शामिल महबूबा , Bundal बाज़, Tyaag, Palkon की छाँव में, नौकरी, Chakravyuha और जनता हवलदार द्वारा निर्देशित किया गया है जो शक्ति सामंत, शम्मी कपूर, दीन दयाल शर्मा, Meraj, ऋषिकेश मुखर्जी, बासु चटर्जी और महमूद क्रमश। खन्ना ने अपनी बहन को भाभी को कास्ट करने के लिए राजी सामंत सिम्पल कपाड़िया में उसके विपरीत अनुरोध । फिल्में राजेश खन्ना अभिनीत और शक्ति सामंत के निर्देशन में व्यावसायिक तौर पर सफल होने के लिए खड़ा है, लेकिन महबूबा एक अपवाद था। बदलें कार्रवाई उन्मुख बहु starrers को रोमांटिक और सामाजिक फिल्मों से कुछ हद तक बॉक्स ऑफिस रेटिंग के मामले में खन्ना के करियर की गिरावट का कारण बना। भारत में आपात स्थिति की घोषणा की जनता को नाराज कर दिया था और इस नेतृत्व चरित्र भ्रष्टाचार बनने सफलताओं खिलाफ बगावत होने फिल्मों में मदद की। अभिनेता जॉय मुखर्जी बनाया Chhailla बाबू , 1977 में एक सस्पेंस थ्रिलर है, जो अपने से ही सफल फिल्म बन गई एक निर्देशक के रूप में और की अप्रत्याशित सफलता Chhailla बाबू खन्ना के कैरियर को बढ़ावा दे दी है। हालांकि, खन्ना इस युग के दौरान एकल नायक सामाजिक शांत घरेलू सार्थक फिल्मों में मूल रूप से जारी रखा और विभिन्न शैलियों की फिल्मों में पात्रों की एक किस्म निभाई। इस चरण के दौरान भी वह बॉक्स ऑफिस की तरह हिट था महा चोर , Chhailla बाबू , अनुरोध , कर्म और भोला भला ।

1979-1991 :

1978 के बाद, खन्ना समीक्षकों द्वारा प्रशंसित व्यावसायिक रूप से सफल फिल्मों में अभिनय किया जैसे अमर दीप, फिर वही रात, Bandish, थोड़ी सी बेवफाई, दर्द, कुदरत, Dhanwan, Ashanti (1982 फिल्म), अवतार, Agar Tum Na Hote, सौतन, जानवर, आशा ज्योति, आवाज़, नया कदम, Hum Dono , बाबू , Aaj Ka विधायक राम अवतार , शत्रु, इंसाफ मुख्य Karoonga , Anokha Rishta , Nazrana , अंगारे, अधिकार, अमृत, अवाम (1979-1991)। निदेशक भारतीराजा अपने 1978 तमिल बॉक्स ऑफिस खन्ना एक मनोरोगी की भूमिका निभा साथ हिंदी में हिट फिल्म ‘Sigappu Rojakkal “रीमेक का फैसला किया। कमल हासन की भूमिका निभाई जो तमिल में वही भूमिका किरदार के लिए दक्षिण फ़िल्मफ़ेयर सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता पुरस्कार जीता। लेकिन हिंदी फिल्म, पारंपरिक और रूढ़िवादी हिंदी जाने वालों से विवादास्पद रूप में देखा जाता है और एक व्यावसायिक सफलता नहीं था, हालांकि खन्ना के प्रदर्शन बाद में दर्जा दिया गया है मूल की तुलना में आलोचकों द्वारा अधिक है।

टीना मुनीम और राजेश खन्ना पर और जैसी सफल फिल्मों के साथ 80 के स्क्रीन जोड़ी बंद अग्रणी बन गया Fiffty Fiffty , सुराग सुराग , सौतन , Aakhir क्यूं, Bewafai , इंसाफ मुख्य Karoonga और अधिकार । राम Awatar अग्निहोत्री ने लिखा है कि टीना मुनीम समर्पित अभिनेत्री वह फिल्मों में बन जाएगा “Alag Alag” और अधिकार“, दोनों खन्ना के साथ की पहली स्पार्क्स दिखाया। शबाना आजमी, स्मिता पाटिल, पद्मिनी कोल्हापुरे और पूनम ढिल्लों के साथ स्क्रीन जोड़ी पर उनका भी लोकप्रिय था अस्सी के दशक उन्होंने यह भी मराठी में अभिनय किया 1981 में फिल्म सुंदरा सातारकर मारा

खन्ना सहित सफल बहुस्टार फिल्मों में प्रदर्शन राजपूत , धर्म Aur Qanoon , Paapi पालतू Ka Sawaal हाई, ज़माना , दिल-Nadaan और घर का चिराग । : वह जीतेंद्र के साथ तीन फिल्मों किया धरम कांता , Nishaan और मकसद । 1984 में, मकसद बॉक्स ऑफिस के परिणाम के संदर्भ में दूसरी सर्वोच्च स्थान पर फिल्म, 8.5 करोड़ की कमाई की थी। में आज का विधायक राम अवतार , खन्ना एक भ्रष्ट राजनीतिज्ञ की भूमिका निभाई। दर्शकों ने इस फिल्म में उनकी भूमिका की प्रशंसा की। 1985 में उन्होंने उत्पादित Alag Alag । गार्जियन ब्रिटेन के अनुसार, वह वर्ष 1985 में 11 फिल्मों में सोलो लीड हीरो के रूप में 11 विज्ञप्ति था और उनमें से आठ हिट थे। 1985 में, फिल्म Bewafai नेतृत्व नायक और negetive भूमिका में रजनीकांत के रूप में, खन्ना के साथ, जारी और asuccess बन गया है और उस वर्ष बॉक्स ऑफिस पर 11.95 करोड़ रुपये की कमाई की। में शामिल होने से राजनीति करने से पहले, अपने अंतिम फिल्मों में से एक के रूप में नेतृत्व नायक थे स्वर्ग 1990 डेविड धवन ​​के संबंध में जारी स्वर्ग अपने पसंदीदा निर्देशित फिल्म के रूप में।

त्रासदी एक psycopath, अवाम में राजनीतिक साहसिक, कल्पना Bundalbaaz और जानवर में, अपराध फिर वही रात और Angarey, Chakravyuha और Iteefaq में कॉमेडी में रहस्य में के रूप में Redrose में एक रिक्शा चालक के रूप में बाबू, थ्रिलर: वह विभिन्न शैलियों की फिल्मों में काम किया जोरू का गुलाम, बावर्ची , हम दोनों और मास्टरजी, अशांति और ज़माना, और परिवार के नाटकों में कार्रवाई आंचल, अमृत और Agar Tum Na Hote में विभिन्न मुद्दों और सामाजिक सरोकारों Avtaar, नया कदम, आखिर क्यूं के मुद्दों को संबोधित फिल्मों संबोधित करते हुए। [ प्रशस्ति पत्र की जरूरत ] उन्होंने कुदरत में पुनर्जन्म विषय, मालिक में अध्यात्मवाद, अपरिपक्वता Anokha Rishta, Nazrana और Dil E Nadan में की तरह प्यार में पड़ने की तरह है, जबकि विभिन्न विषयों की फिल्मों से किया था। Palkon Ki Chaon Mein में एक डाकिया, एक वकील, जो साबित करता है कि उसके वरिष्ठ बलात्कार के 25 साल में पहले कुदरत के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है, Aaj Ka विधायक राम अवतार में एक राजनेता, एक युवा संगीतकार द्वारा मजबूर: वह लीड हीरो के रूप में पात्रों की एक किस्म खेला भाग्य आशा ज्योति, आवाज़, प्रेम बंधन, प्रेम Kahanai में एक देशभक्त में एक मछुआरे में एक पेशेवर वकील में दो महिलाओं से शादी करने के लिए, बंधन में और एक मुसलमान थे और महबूब की मेहंदी में एक वेश्या की बेटी से प्यार हो जाता के रूप में एक धर्मी किसान के रूप में।

उन्होंने साथ एक करीबी रिश्ता साझा आरडी बर्मन और किशोर कुमार । तिकड़ी दोस्त थे और तीस दो फिल्मों में एक साथ काम किया है। किशोर कुमार भी उनके पुनरुत्थान के लिए राजेश खन्ना का श्रेय दिया था, इतना तो है कि वह के लिए गाया Alag Alag कुछ भी चार्ज के बिना, राजेश खन्ना द्वारा निर्मित पहली फिल्म । 1985 में पंचम पाया खुद कुछ फिल्मों की असफलता के बाद दरकिनार किया जा रहा है, लेकिन राजेश खन्ना कुछ है जो उसके द्वारा खड़ा करने के लिए जारी रखा के बीच था। राजेश और पंचम फिल्मों में किशोर की मौत के बाद भी एक साथ काम किया जय शिव शंकर , अप्रकाशित फिल्म पुलिस के पीछे पुलिस (दोनों खन्ना द्वारा उत्पादित) और सौतेला भाई । खन्ना भी ममता की छाँव में, जो इस फिल्म के पूरा होने से पहले मर गया किशोर द्वारा निर्देशित आखिरी फिल्म को पूरा करने में लीना Gangully और अमित कुमार की मदद की।

प्यारेलाल के लक्ष्मीकांतप्यारेलाल की जोड़ी के एक साक्षात्कार में उद्धृत किया कि राजेश खन्ना हमारे लिए भाग्यशाली था और हम उसके लिए भी भाग्यशाली रहे थे। 1,969 Do रास्ते से 1986 अमृत के लिए, हम एक साथ हिट दे दी है दोनों फिल्मों के रूप में और संगीत स्कोर के रूप में । जब हम 1984 में हमारी पहली विदेशी संगीत कार्यक्रम के दौरे पर गए थे, वह आ गया और तीन गाने के लिए नृत्य किया था। वह अपने संगीत के बारे में बहुत खास था और एक टेप घर ले जाने के लिए अगर वह एक गीत का आकलन नहीं कर सकता है। वह तो एक के बाद अपनी प्रतिक्रिया देना होगा या दो दिन। लेकिन अगर वह बैठक में एक गाना पसंद है, वह जोर से चिल्लाना वाह होगा! वाह! “प्रशंसा में । यह भगवान का आशीर्वाद है कि हम उसके लिए हिट गाने के इस तरह के एक विशाल रेंज के साथ आया था, अपने घर के निर्माण में भी शामिल रोटी और फिल्मों की तरह था Chhailla बाबू , Chakravyuha , Fiffty Fiffty , अमर दीप और अनुरोध । संयोग से, वह में हिस्सेदारी की थी महबूब की मेहंदी भी है। वह था संगीत में बहुत रुचि है और राग भी है। उनका संगीत पंचम (आरडी बर्मन) का प्रभुत्व है की एक अच्छी भावना और हमें और हम शक्ति सामंत के अनुरोध को स्वीकार कर लिया ही है क्योंकि राजेश खन्ना था तब और उसके साथ काम करने के लिए नहीं करना चाहता था पंचम के साथ कुछ गलतफहमी। खन्ना हमेशा संगीत निर्देशकों का अनुरोध किशोर कुमार में फिट करने के लिए जहां भी संभव होगा। वास्तव में, Kishoreda बहुत गाने के लिए तेरा Waada Waada” में अनिच्छुक था दुश्मन और सुझाव लक्ष्मीकांत प्यारेलाल पाने के लिए यह रफी ने गाया है। तब लक्ष्मीकांत Kishoreda सफर राजेश खन्ना और खन्ना लक्ष्मीकांत पर winked और Kishoreda बताया कि उस मामले में गाना खत्म कर दिया जाना चाहिए। सुनवाई पर इस किशोर तुरंत खन्ना के लिए खुद के द्वारा इसे गाने के लिए सहमति व्यक्त की।

अभिनेताओं जो उनकी फिल्मों के अधिकांश के कलाकारों का हिस्सा थे शामिल अशोक कुमार, सुजीत कुमार, प्रेम चोपड़ा, मदन पुरी, असरानी, बिन्दू, विजय अरोड़ा, रूपेश कुमार, दीना पाठक और ए के हंगल, जो अपने कामटीम का हिस्सा बने रहे देर से अस्सी के दशक में जब तक शुरुआत के बाद से। गीतकार जिसे वह अपनी फिल्मों के लिए पसंद किया गया आनंद बख्शी । फिल्मों शक्ति सामंत के नेतृत्व में खन्ना के साथ, संगीत से पंचम द्वारा गीत और आनंद बख्शी से अधिक लोगों को swooning था। फिल्मों सामंत अस्सी के दशक में खन्ना के बिना निर्देशित चिथड़े थे। फिल्म उद्योग से उनकी अन्य करीबी दोस्तों में शामिल राज बब्बर, जे ओम प्रकाश, प्रेम चोपड़ा, डी रामा नायडू और जीतेंद्र ।

पोस्ट-2000 युग की हस्तियाँ, मधुर भंडारकर की तरह है, का कहना है कि वे आज भी कार्टर रोड में कम से कम तीन या चार ले जाता है केवल खन्ना देखने के लिए। इमरान खान की तरह युवा पीढ़ी सितारों अभी भी कोई है जो सब समय के सबसे रोमांटिक हीरो के रूप में शीर्ष स्थान ले जाएगा के रूप में राजेश खन्ना मानते हैं। शाहरुख खान और राजेश खन्ना idolises ने कहा है, “राजेश खन्ना आप को छूने नहीं कर सकते। अनुपम खेर ने कहा, “किशोर कुमार, संजीव कुमार, एसडी बर्मन, आरडी बर्मन, राजेश खन्ना, स्मिता पाटिल भारतीय सिनेमा का चेहरा बदल दिया है। वे फिल्मों है कि वे क्या से याद कर रहे हैं।अभिनेता टॉम ऑल्टर कबूल कोर, न जीवन से भी बड़ा है, इसलिए भारतीय और वास्तविक को रोमांटिक – – “मैं अभी भी राजेश खन्ना की जा रही है, 1970 के दशक में, सपना मेरे लिए वह केवल हीरो था वह मेरे हीरो था;। कारण है कि मैं फिल्मों में आया और वह अब भी है। अभिनेता इरफान खान ने एक साक्षात्कार में कहा,” राजेश खन्ना ने भी देखा सनक की तरह किसी के द्वारा दोहराया नहीं किया गया है। उन्होंने कहा कि सबसे बड़ा और सबसे असली स्टार बॉलीवुड का उत्पादन किया गया था। मैं कह सकता हूँ कि स्टारडम अपनी मूर्ति के पास जा रहा है कि लग रहा है,। आप उत्साह के साथ इतने अभिभूत आप वास्तविकता के साथ संपर्क खो रहे हैं । शर्ट पर गुरु कुर्ते और बेल्ट पहनने की प्रवृत्ति सत्तर और अस्सी के दशक में खन्ना की वजह से प्रसिद्ध हो गया जावेद Akhthar खन्ना के स्टारडम के बारे में अपने अनुभव के बारे में एक साक्षात्कार में कहा, “बैंगलोर एक राज्य लॉटरी किया करते थे और सरकार उसे भाग्यशाली संख्या में आकर्षित करने के लिए कहा। वे एक स्टेडियम में यह आयोजन किया। के रूप में हम कुछ पटकथाएं चर्चा कर रहे थे कि मैं उसके साथ था। मैं नहीं जानता कि यदि मैं फिर से अनुभव करेंगे, 50,000 लोग हांफते की आवाज (जब वे उसे देखा था)। उन्होंने कहा कि सीजर की तरह था। यह अविश्वसनीय था।

बाद में कैरियर (1991-2012) :

नब्बे के दशक से, जबकि कांग्रेस के रूप में सेवारत सांसद 1991-1996, वह अभिनय करने के लिए लौट नेतृत्व में खेल रहा है, खुदाई , (1994), जो एक पिता और पुत्र दोनों एक ही औरत के लिए प्यार में पड़ने के बारे में था। 1992 के बाद, वह केवल 10 फिल्मों में दिखाई दिया और सबसे फिल्म प्रस्तावों मना कर दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि एक वापसी के रूप में बनाया एक एनआरआई में आ अब लौट चलें (1999), और क्या दिल ने कहा (2002) 2001 में, Kaash Mere Hote में 2009 में और 1996 में फिल्मों में एकल बढ़त बना सौतेला भाई खेला जाता है, प्यार Zindagi Hai, Wafaa 2008 और 2013 में उन्होंने Riyasaat अवधि 2,000-2,009 में 4 टेलीविजन धारावाहिकों किया था।

टेलीविजन :

खन्ना अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म और टेलीविजन रिसर्च सेंटर, अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म और टेलीविजन क्लब और जीवन का एक सदस्य था फिल्म एंड टेलीविजन के एशियाई अकादमी । उन्होंने एशियन स्कूल मीडिया स्टडीज के कम से विशेष पाठ्यक्रम सिनेमाके अतिथि संकाय था। पर 10 अप्रैल 1999 खन्ना सपा Balasubramanyam का लाइव कॉन्सर्ट पंचम करने के लिए एक श्रद्धांजलि के रूप में लाल बहादुर शास्त्री स्टेडियम में हैदराबाद में आयोजित उद्घाटन किया। 2001 और 2002 में, राजेश मुख्य भूमिका निभाई दो टेलीविजन धारावाहिकों में: आपने पराई (बी 4 यू और डीडी मेट्रो ) और इत्तेफाक (जी टीवी)। उन्होंने एक वीडियो टैगोर के गीत (रवींद्र संगीत) भुगतान के बिना पर आधारित एल्बम में प्रदर्शन किया। उन्होंने यह भी स्टार एसई सुपरस्टार Tak समर्थन किया – 2007 में एक टैलेंट हंट प्रोग्राम और दान में एक सोने की ट्रॉफी 1 करोड़ रुपये की। 14-15 मार्च 2008 को अपनी रजत जयंती प्रकरण में, किशोर के लिए कश्मीर एक राजेश खन्ना विशेष प्रसारित किया गया। उन्होंने कहा कि 2007 में क्रिएटिव आई बैनर (धीरज कुमार) के साथ एक टीवी सीरियल में अभिनय करने के लिए पर हस्ताक्षर किए, और 2008 में अपने सहकलाकार के रूप में, एक टीवी धारावाहिक, Bhabhima में प्रदर्शन लीना गांगुली के साथ। उसके सफल टीवी धारावाहिक रघुकुल रीत सदा चली Aayi नवंबर 2008 में शुरू हुआ था और सितंबर 2009 में समाप्त हो गया उसे 2001 के बाद उन्होंने फिल्मों में ज्यादा दिखाई नहीं दे खन्ना के लिए कारण के रूप में फिल्मों में उसके जैसे अभिनेताओं के लिए अच्छी भूमिकाओं की कमी का हवाला दिया टीवी धारावाहिकों ऐसा करने के अपने फैसले के बारे में पूछे जाने पर एक साक्षात्कार में कहा, “टीवी की पहुंच बहुत आज सिनेमा की तुलना में अधिक है और मेरा धारावाहिक के एक एपिसोड के लिए एक सुपर हिट फिल्म की तुलना में अधिक लोगों ने देखा होने की संभावना है।” 2009 में, अपने 67 वें जन्मदिन पर, शेमारू एंटरटेनमेंट उनकी फिल्मों जारी की है और एक गीत संग्रह शीर्षक स्क्रीन महापुरूषराजेश खन्नासुपरस्टार मूल। मई 2012 में, हैवेल्स , प्रशंसक बना रही कंपनी खन्ना ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में अपने नए के लिए समर्थन किया विज्ञापन अभियान एकल विज्ञापनों में उसे विशेषता है।

राजनीतिक और व्यापार कैरियर :

राजीव गांधी के आग्रह पर वे 1984 के बाद से कांग्रेस के लिए चुनाव प्रचार शुरू कर दिया 1991 के लोकसभा चुनाव में नई दिल्ली सीट के लिए चुनाव में, खन्ना 1,589 मतों के मामूली अंतर जिसके बाद खन्ना पर खड़ा था द्वारा लालकृष्ण आडवाणी को खो दिया है मतगणना स्टेशन आग्रह है कि वह एक जीत के साथ धोखा किया गया था पर जमीन। उपचुनाव जगह ले ली और खन्ना 25,000 मतों के अंतर से शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा को हराने के द्वारा 1992 में एक ही सीट जीत ली। ​​ राजेश खन्ना संसद के एक सदस्य था के लिए भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस से नई दिल्ली विधानसभा क्षेत्र है, जहां वह उपचुनाव 1,992 जीता, 1996 तक अपनी सीट को बनाए रखना है जिसके बाद वह सक्रिय राजनीति में कोई दिलचस्पी नहीं थी। जब सांसद खन्ना था, वह नई अभिनय assignements को स्वीकार नहीं किया है लेकिन केवल फिल्म खुदाई (1994) में अभिनय किया। संसद छोड़ने के बाद, वह कांग्रेस के लिए एक राजनीतिक कार्यकर्ता थे और जब तक पार्टी के लिए चुनाव प्रचार 2,012 पंजाब चुनाव ।

खन्ना और विदेशी निवेशकों के एक समूह में जमीन खरीदी शिरडी , जिस पर वे शिरडी के साईं बाबा के चेलों के लिए एक धार्मिक रिसोर्ट का निर्माण करने की योजना बनाई।

बॉक्स ऑफिस रिकॉर्ड :

अपने कैरियर के दौरान, खन्ना 74 फिल्मों है कि 50 से अधिक निरंतर सप्ताह के लिए सिनेमाघरों में दिखाया गया है, और 22 फिल्मों है कि 25 से अधिक है, लेकिन कम से कम 50 हफ्तों के लिए दिखाया गया है में मुख्य भूमिका निभाई।

निजी जीवन :

देर से 1960 के दशक और 1970 के दशक में, खन्ना तो फैशन डिजाइनर और अभिनेत्री के साथ प्यार में गिर गई अंजू महेन्द्रू । वे सात साल के लिए एक रिश्ते में थे। महेन्द्रू कहा गया है कि जोड़ी के टूटने के बाद 17 साल के लिए एक दूसरे से बात नहीं की। बाद में खन्ना से शादी की नवोदित अभिनेत्री डिंपल कपाड़िया 1973 मार्च में, पहले कपाड़िया की पहली फिल्म बॉबी कि साल के नवंबर में जारी किया। वे शादी से दो बेटियां हैं, ट्विंकल और रिंकी । । खन्ना और कपाड़िया 1984 में अलग हो, लेकिन तलाक की कार्यवाही को पूरा नहीं किया था अस्सी के दशक में टीना मुनीम प्यार में खन्ना के साथ काम करते हुए खन्ना के साथ शामिल किया गया था 1980 से 1987 के मुनीम से 11 फिल्में उसे स्कूल के दिनों से राजेश के एक प्रशंसक किया गया था। वेबसाइट बॉलीवुड मंत्र संवाददाता के अनुसार, टीना के साथ संबंध 1987 में समाप्त हो गया जब खन्ना उससे शादी करने के रूप में उनकी शादी पर बुरा प्रभाव पड़ेगा से इनकार कर दिया उसके बेटियों। खन्ना और कपाड़िया हालांकि एक सौहार्दपूर्ण संबंध है, जहां वे दोनों पार्टियों और परिवार के कार्यों में एक साथ देखा गया था बनाए रखा। कपाड़िया भी खन्ना के चुनाव के लिए अभियान चलाया और उनकी फिल्म में काम किया जय शिव शंकर (1990)

खन्ना की बड़ी बेटी ट्विंकल खन्ना, एक इंटीरियर डेकोरेटर और एक पूर्व फिल्म अभिनेत्री, अभिनेता से शादी की है अक्षय कुमार ने अपनी छोटी बेटी जबकि रिंकी खन्ना , यह भी एक पूर्व हिंदी फिल्म अभिनेत्री, एक लंदन स्थित निवेश बैंकर से शादी की है समीर सरन। पर 17 जुलाई 2012, एक महिला अनीता आडवाणी ने दावा किया कि वह नामित खन्ना के लिवइन पार्टनर गया था, और मुआवजे के लिए पूछ उनके परिवार के सदस्यों को एक कानूनी नोटिस भेजा है। परिवार से इनकार किया दावा है।

बीमारी और मृत्यु :

जून 2012 में यह बताया गया है कि राजेश खन्ना के स्वास्थ्य में कुछ समय के लिए बिगड़ती गई थी, 23 जून को वह करने के लिए भर्ती कराया गया था लीलावती अस्पताल स्वास्थ्य जटिलताओं के कारण मुंबई में। वह अस्पताल से छुट्टी दे दी गई और 8 जुलाई को कथित तौर पर ठीक किया गया था।

14 जुलाई को, खन्ना लीलावती अस्पताल में पुनर्स्वीकृत गया था, लेकिन 16 जुलाई को छुट्टी दे दी गई। उन्होंने 18 जुलाई 2012 को निधन हो गया, उनके बंगले, Aashirwad पर, मुंबई में। सूत्रों ने पुष्टि की है कि उनके स्वास्थ्य में जुलाई 2011 से बिगड़ती किया गया था के रूप में वह कैंसर के साथ का निदान किया गया था। उनकी मृत्यु उनके सहकलाकार के बाद मुमताज ने कहा कि खन्ना पिछले वर्ष की अवधि के लिए कैंसर से पीड़ित था और कीमोथेरेपी से गुजरा था सत्र। उनका अंतिम संस्कार 11:00 पर 19 जुलाई को हुई थी। उनका अंतिम संस्कार लगभग 9 लाख लोगों ने भाग लिया और अपने प्रशंसकों सूरत, अहमदाबाद, कैलिफोर्निया, सिंगापुर जैसी जगहों से और अन्य देशों से आए थे लाठीचार्ज करने के लिए प्रशंसकों जो श्मशान को खन्ना के बांद्रा घर से जुलूस के लिए एकत्र हुए थे की भीड़ को नियंत्रित करने के लिए पुलिस का सहारा था। उन्होंने कहा कि उनकी पत्नी डिंपल कपाड़िया की उपस्थिति में मृत्यु हो गई, बेटियां ट्विंकल खन्ना और Rinkie खन्ना, दामाद अक्षय कुमार कानून, भव्य बच्चों, अंजू महेन्द्रू और अन्य करीबी रिश्तेदारों। उनकी चिता उनके पोते, आरव, अक्षय कुमार की सहायता से से जलाया गया था। अमिताभ बच्चन उद्धृत किया है कि खन्ना के अंतिम शब्द थे, ‘समय नहीं है‘ ‘पैक अप। अपने परिवार, दोस्तों और प्रशंसकों जो अपने ‘chautha “पर खेला गया था करने के लिए अपने विशेष संदेश रिकॉर्ड में उन्होंने धन्यवाद दिया और अपने दोस्तों को सलाम और प्यार वे उस पर बरसाई के लिए प्रशंसकों। 25 जुलाई 2012, उसकी राख में डूबे थे गंगा अपनी पत्नी से डिंपल कपाड़िया और बेटी रिंकी खन्ना ।

राजेश खन्ना की प्रार्थना बैठक में हस्तियाँ

उनकी मृत्यु के बाद, वहाँ बॉलीवुड बिरादरी के भीतर से प्रतिक्रियाओं की एक त्वरित बाढ़ था।

भारत के राष्ट्रपति प्रतिभा पाटिल के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त अभिनेता। एक प्रेस विज्ञप्ति में उन्होंने कहा, “मैं राजेश खन्ना के निधन के बारे में जानने के लिए दुखी हूँ। एक अभिनेता के रूप में अपने उत्कर्ष में वह 1970 के दशक, जो उसे और उसकी शैली पर खुद को मॉडल करने की कोशिश की युवा पीढ़ी के अभिनेता था।

अन्य हस्तियों जो उनकी मृत्यु के बाद उसके घर पर उसे श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित शामिल मनोज कुमार , आशा पारेख , रंजीत , जितेंद्र , राकेश रोशन , यश चोपड़ा , रणधीर कपूर , ऋषि कपूर , शबाना आजमी , अमिताभ बच्चन , धर्मेन्द्र , विनोद खन्ना , असरानी , प्रेम चोपड़ा , गोविंदा अरुण आहूजा सलमान खान , शाहरुख खान , आमिर खान और साजिद खान । उनकी प्रार्थना सभा, बांद्रा के ताज लैंड एंड होटल में एक भव्य तरीके से आयोजित, पर -21 जुलाई, 2012 को हुआ था कई रीना रॉय, पद्मिनी कोल्हापुरे, नीलम, जया प्रदा, अमर सिंह, बिंदु, पूनम ढिल्लन, नीतू कपूर, जया बच्चन, आमिर खान, किरण राव, रणबीर कपूर, मिथुन चक्रवर्ती, शक्ति कपूर, शशि कपूर, सुरेश ओबेराय ने भाग लिया, परमेश्वर गोदरेज, तब्बू, सोनाली बेंद्रे और जैकी श्रॉफ।

शाहरुख खान पर प्रतिक्रिया व्यक्त ट्विटर लिखित रूप में:।।।। इरादे के साथ रहते हैं और किनारे करने के लिए चलने के लिए त्याग के साथ खेलने के लिए, कोई अफसोस के साथ चयन मुस्कान और हमें एक ही सर ऐसा बना दिया है, तो आप हमारे युग परिभाषित जब भी जीवन कठिन महसूस किया यू हमें बनाया कैसे प्यार यह सब बदल सकता लग रहा है। RIPमुमताज यह भी कहा कि वह उनके साथ काम करने के लिए होने की यादें था और कहा कि वह पूरी सुबह रो रही थी, लेकिन खुश था कि वह जून 2012 में मुंबई में बीमार खन्ना से मुलाकात की थी जब दो कैंसर के साथ उनके संबंधित लड़ाई पर चर्चा की। जबकि शाहिद कपूर भी पर लिखा ट्विटर : “। रोमांस के 1 राजा को चीर राजेश खन्नासुभाष घई । कहा कि खन्ना हिंदी फिल्म उद्योग के बिजलीघर था मुझे मिले उसे के सेट पर अराधना , वह ऊर्जा का किसी तरह का था और जब वह आप के आसपास है आप शुल्क लिया जाएगा। उसका नाम सुनहरे शब्दों में लिखा जाएगा। माधुरी दीक्षित पर लिखा ट्विटर किहिन्दी सिनेमा के दिग्गजों में से एक और गुजरता है, राजेश के रूप में ।।। खन्ना ने अपने परिवार के लिए हमारी ईमानदारी संवेदना हम उसे लाड़ से याद करेंगे अमिताभ बच्चन पर लिखा ट्विटर : ‘शब्दसुपरस्टार उसके लिए आविष्कार किया गया था, और यह मेरे लिए कभी अपने रहेगा, और कोई दूसरों .. !! उनकी पीढ़ी और पीढ़ियों का पालन करें कि, कभी नहीं का वर्णन है, या उसकी घटना को समझने में सक्षम हो जाएगा .. !! “। हेमा मालिनी ने कहा किहम हमेशा सोचा था कि वह वापस [अस्पताल से] आ जाएगा। हम अभी सदमे में हैं। उसका दामाद कानून अक्षय कुमार ने अपनी मौत के बारे में संवाददाताओं को बताया और कहा किवह एक अच्छा और स्वर्गीय जगह पर चला गया है। मुझे खुशी है कि वह वहाँ से चला गया हूँ और आशा है कि हर कोई उसके लिए प्रार्थना करेंगे।

वैजयंती माला ने टिप्पणी की कि उनकी मृत्यु के उद्योग के लिए एक बड़ा नुकसान है। यह मेरा दुर्भाग्य है कि मैं उसके साथ काम करने का मौका नहीं था। मुझे याद है, क्योंकि वह बहुत बाद में आया था, जब वह कुछ फिल्म के लिए चेन्नई के लिए आया था कॉलेज की लड़कियों गोली मार । जब वह अपने स्टूडियो करने के लिए जा रहा था उसके बारे में एक झलक पाने के लिए पागल हो गया था मन्ना डे ने कहा,” वह एक महान अभिनेता को सही मायने में एक सुपरस्टार इसके बारे में कोई संदेह नहीं था, मैं उसके लिए प्लेबैक किया है करने के लिए सम्मानित कर रहा हूँ मैं।। उसके जैसे एक दुर्लभ हैं कई फिल्मों और अभिनेताओं में उसके लिए काम किया है। मृणाल सेन याद आया कैसे खन्ना उनकी फिल्मों में से एक में उसे डाली करना चाहता था, लेकिन बाद की तारीख समस्याओं की वजह से प्रबंधन नहीं कर सकता। हम उसकी तारीख समस्याओं की वजह से कई बार मुलाकात की थी। एक बार जब मैं अपनी फिल्मों में से एक है, लेकिन किसी भी तरह उसे डाली है कि बाहर काम नहीं किया चाहता था।

बुद्धदेव दासगुप्ता ने कहा कि खन्ना के अभिनय भविष्य में युवा अभिनेताओं को प्रेरित करने के लिए जारी रहेगा। । वह एक महान अभिनेता थे और उन्होंने पहले सुपरस्टार था की तुलना में एक बहुत बड़ा सितारा था अमिताभ बच्चन ।। उनका अभिनय आने वाली पीढ़ी के युवा अभिनेताओं को प्रेरित करने के लिए जारी रहेगारितुपर्णो घोष ने कहा, “फिल्म आनंदखन्ना भारतीय सिनेमा की सबसे यादगार संवादों के कुछ दिया। अमिताभ बच्चन, जो फिल्म में एक बंगाली डॉक्टर खेला लिए शब्द बाबू moshai’ का उपयोग करते हैं, इतनी गहराई से भारतीयों के मन में etched है कि यह लगभग लिए एक पर्याय बन गया है बंगालियों देशवासियों के बाकी। एक धोती और कुर्ता में आप भारत के बाकी कैसे सही मायने में सुरुचिपूर्ण बंगाल था पता चला हैमधुर भंडारकर ने कहा, “सुपरस्टारडम के प्रतीक और नहीं हमारे बीच है। वहाँ कोई नहीं था, कोई नहीं है और वहाँ किसी भी तरह आप kakaji नहीं होगा।

फिल्म इतिहासकार एस एम एम Ausaja कहा: “वह एक में कभी काम किया बंगाली सिनेमा लेकिन सही करने के लिए 70 के दशक से 1960 के दशक में वह शीर्ष सितारा था और उनके युग, जिनमें से ज्यादातर बंगाली थे के शीर्ष निर्देशकों के साथ काम किया।।वहाँ भी थे प्रतिक्रियाओं से गली Tiwaria जहां उनके पैतृक घर गया था, और तब से अपने दान के माध्यम से एक मंदिर में तब्दील कर दिया गया था। अपनी फिल्मों से गाने के रूप में खेले थे उसकी मौत की खबर में जाना गया। उसके पालक भाई मुनि चंद ​​खन्ना ने कहा कि वह क्रिकेट खेलने के लिए जब वह यहां रहते थे प्यार करते थे। वह एक साधारण लड़का था, जब वह यहां रहते थे और इतना प्राप्त करने के बाद भी एक साधारण जीवन का नेतृत्व किया।के रूप में के रहने वाले थे Burewala , पाकिस्तान।

इसके अतिरिक्त, राजनीतिक स्पेक्ट्रम है कि उनके प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त की भीतर उन प्रधानमंत्री शामिल मनमोहन सिंह ने कहा है कि वह संप्रेषित [एस] शोक संतप्त परिवार और अनगिनत प्रशंसकों और श्री राजेश खन्ना के प्रशंसकों के सदस्यों को अपनी हार्दिक संवेदना व्यक्त की।कांग्रेस राष्ट्रपति सोनिया गांधी भी उसके दु: ख व्यक्त किया। क्षेत्रीय राजनीतिक नेता हैं जो अपने संवेदना व्यक्त की पेशकश शामिल पश्चिम बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी ने कहा:राजेश खन्ना हमेशा रोमांस का प्रतीक था उनका मुस्कुराता हुआ चेहरा और कम से कम लोगों के साथ कनेक्ट करने की क्षमता उसे लोकप्रिय बनाया था हम एक बड़ा पोल खो दिया है। फिल्मी दुनिया में आज स्टार; ” साथ ही बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में नीतीश कुमार ने जो कहा कि उनकी मृत्यु हिंदी सिनेमा को अपूरणीय क्षति हुई है।

संवेदना भी पाकिस्तान जहां प्रधानमंत्री राजा परवेज अशरफ ने खन्ना एक महान अभिनेता जिसका योगदान फिल्मों और कला के क्षेत्र में लंबे समय तक याद किया जाएगा बुलाया से आया है। बड़े प्रशंसक सीमाओं के पार निम्नलिखित [वह एक था] और अपने उत्कृष्ट अभिनय कौशल के साथ दर्शकों को मोहित । अली जफर पर लिखा ट्विटर : “। राजेश खन्ना चीर अपनी फिल्मों और गीतों से तो कई अच्छी यादें,” जबकि सैयद नूर ने कहा, “राजेश खन्ना उपमहाद्वीप कि वह कई वर्षों के लिए लोगों द्वारा याद किया जाएगा की इतनी बड़ी अभिनेता था आने के लिए वह युग पर राज्य इस उपमहाद्वीप के किसी भी अन्य अभिनेता से अनुभवी होने की संभावना नहीं है।। जियो टीवी भी अभिनेता, फिल्म निर्माताओं और संगीतकारों से योगदान के साथ लगभग एक घंटे तक श्रद्धांजलि प्रसारित किया गया।

एक डाक टिकट, उसके चेहरे असर, द्वारा जारी किया गया था इंडिया पोस्ट मई 2013 को 3 उसे सम्मानित करने के लिए अपनी पहली पुण्यतिथि पर, राजेश खन्ना की एक कांस्य प्रतिमा बांद्रा बैंडस्टैंड, मुंबई में अनावरण किया गया था। एक चौक (चौराहे) में गिरगांव उनकी स्मृति में सुपर स्टार राजेश खन्ना चौकनाम दिया गया है।

पुरस्कार :

खन्ना बंगाल फिल्म जर्नलिस्ट एसोसिएशन पुरस्कारों में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता चार, और 25 नामांकन प्राप्त हुए। उन्होंने कहा कि तीन फिल्मफेयर सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता पुरस्कार, 1973 में एक फिल्म फेयर विशेष अतिथि अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता है, और 1991 में फिल्मफेयर विशेष पुरस्कार प्राप्त किया, हिंदी फिल्म उद्योग में 25 साल के बाद। उन्होंने कहा कि 2005 में 50 वीं वर्षगांठ के फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार समारोह में फिल्म फेयर लाइफ टाइम अचीवमेंट पुरस्कार प्राप्त किया।

निर्माता :

साल फ़िल्म

  • 1,985 Alag Alag
  • 1,989 पुलिस Ke पीछे पुलिस
  • 1,990 जय शिव शंकर

सहनिर्माता :

साल फ़िल्म दुनिया भर में सकल

  • 1,971 महबूब की मेहंदी 2,80,00,000
  • 1974 रोटी 4,00,00,000
  • 1,995 बरसात 19,25,00,000

पार्श्व गायक :

साल गाना फ़िल्म सह गायक

  • 1,967 : “ओ मेरे सजना ओ मेरे Balma” – बहारों के सपने लता मंगेशकर के साथ
  • 1,969 : “Baagon Mein Bahaar Hai” – आराधना रफी और लता मंगेशकर के साथ
  • 1,970 : “नदिया चले चले रे धारा” – सफ़र मन्ना डे के साथ
  • 1,972 : “रैना Beeti जाए” – अमर प्रेम लता मंगेशकर के साथ
  • 1,972 : “Rimjhim Rimjhim Dekho बरस Rahee Hai” Shehzada – किशोर कुमार और लता मंगेशकर के साथ
  • 1,972 “ना ना Jaeeyo Jaeeyo Chhod Ke ना Jaiyo मेरी रानी” Shehzada – किशोर कुमार और लता मंगेशकर के साथ
  • 1,973 “Main Kya करने के लिए Haan” – राजा रानी मुकेश और लता मंगेशकर के साथ
  • 1,973 “मुख्य करने के लिए Kuchh Bhi Nahin” – दाग: प्यार की एक कविता
  • 1974 “इक हसीना Ajnabi Se यूं Mulaqat हो गई” Ajanabee किशोर कुमार के साथ
  • 1974 ‘एक Muamma Hai Samjh Ne Ka ” प्रेम नगर किशोर कुमार के साथ

राजेश खन्ना फिल्मोग्राफी

राजेश खन्ना एक था बॉलीवुड अभिनेता और निर्माता। अपने कैरियर के दौरान उन्होंने 180 से अधिक फिल्मों में दिखाई दिया।  वह जीत के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार , तीन बार प्राप्त फिल्मफेयर स्पेशल अवार्ड 1991 में सम्मानित किया गया था और फिल्मफेयर लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट अवार्ड 2005 खन्ना में बुलाया गया है ” भारतीय सिनेमा के पहले सुपरस्टार “। 

फिल्मोग्राफी

साल फ़िल्म भूमिका रिमार्क्स
1,966 आखिरी खत गोविंद
1,967 राज कुमार / सुनील दोहरी भूमिका
1,967 बहारों के सपने रमिया
1,967 औरत सुरेश 1,966 तमिल फिल्म की रीमेक ‘Chithi’
1,968 Shrimanji स्वयं विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,969 आराधना अरुण / सूरज प्रसाद सक्सेना (दोहरी भूमिका) के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार के लिए । के रूप में पुनर्निर्माण किया Sivakamiyin Selvan
1,969 Ittefaq दिलीप रॉय के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,969 डोली] अमर कुमार
1,969 बंधन Dharmchand “धर्म”
1,969 क्या रास्ते सत्यन गुप्ता
1,970 खामोशी श्री अरुण चौधरी (रोगी # 24)
1,970 ट्रे सीआईडी ​​इंस्पेक्टर श्याम कुमार रीमेक के 1968 में तमिल फिल्म Neelagiri एक्सप्रेस
1,970 सच्चा झूठा भोला / रंजीत कुमार (दोहरी भूमिका) जीता सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार के लिए ।
Ninaithadhai Mudippavan के रूप में तमिल में पुनर्निर्माण किया।
1,970 सफ़र अविनाश के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,971 कटी पतंग कमल सिन्हा के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
1,971 आनंद आनंद सहगल वोन सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
वोन BFJA पुरस्कार सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए
अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता
1,971 आन मिलो सजना अजित
1,971 अंदाज राज अतिथि भूमिका
1,971 मर्यादा राजा बाबू / राजन राम बहादुर
1,971 छोटी बहू मधु तेलुगू फिल्म का रीमेक Muddu Bidda KBTilak द्वारा
1,971 हाथी मेरे साथी राज कुमार “राजू” नाला Neram के रूप में तमिल में रीमेक
1,971 गुड्डी स्वयं विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,971 महबूब की मेहंदी यूसुफ उत्पादन में हिस्सेदारी धारक
1,971 बदनाम फ़रिश्ते हिंदी वकील विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,972 बंगारू बाबू तेलुगू फिल्म में विशेष भूमिका 
1,972 दुश्मन सुरजीत सिंह / दुश्मन के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,972 अमर प्रेम आनंद बाबू के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता
1,972 अपना देश आकाश चंद्र रीमेक के 1969 तमिल फिल्म वियतनाम Naadu
1,972 दिल दौलत Duniya विजय
1,972 बावर्ची रघु (बावर्ची) जीता सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,972 Joroo का गुलाम राजेश
1,972 मेरे जीवन साथी प्रकाश
1,972 मालिक राजू
1,972 Shehzada राजेश
1,972 अनुराग गंगाराम सहायक भूमिका
1,973 राजा रानी राजा
1,973 दाग: प्यार की एक कविता सुनील कोहली के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
1,973 नमक हराम सोमनाथ (Somu) / चंदर सिंह वोन BFJA पुरस्कार सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए
1,973 बंबई सुपरस्टार बंबई सुपरस्टार बीबीसी राजेश खन्ना पर वृत्तचित्र फिल्म बनाई और 1973 में मैन अलाइव श्रृंखला का हिस्सा के रूप में यह जांच की और जैक Pizzey रिपोर्टर था।
1974 Avishkaar अमर जीता सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार के लिए 1975
1974 हमशकल्स राम / लक्ष्मण (दोहरी भूमिका) Oorukku Uzhaippavan के रूप में तमिल में रीमेक
1974 आप की कसम कमल भटनागर के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1974 प्रेम नगर Chhotey Kunver करण यू सिंह के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार के लिए 1975
1,971 तेलुगू फिल्म का रीमेक प्रेम नगर
1974 अजनबी रोहित कुमार सक्सेना अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता
1974 रोटी मंगल सिंह राजेश खन्ना द्वारा सह-निर्मित 1975 नामांकित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1974 Badhti का नाम Dadhi विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,975 Prem Kahani राजेश कमलेश्वर नारायण के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,975 Aakraman करनैल सिंह विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,976 सावा लाख Se Ek Ladaun कव्वाली गायक पंजाबी फिल्म में विशेष उपस्थिति
1,976 महा चोर राजू खान / राजेश्वर सिंह ए / जॉनी फर्नांडीस (दोहरी भूमिका)
1,976 Bundal बाज़ राजाराम “गोकू” “राजा”
1,976 जिनी Aur जॉनी इंस्पेक्टर विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,976 महबूबा प्रकाश / सूरज के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,977 Tyaag चेतन
1,977 कर्म अरविंद कुमार
1,977 Chhailla बाबू बाबू Chhailla
1,977 Chalta Purza अमर गुप्ता
1,977 अनुरोध अरुण चौधरी / संजय कुमार / प्रीतम नाथ घायल के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,977 आशिक हूं बहारों का अशोक शर्मा
1,977 Aaina अशोक जे राव विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,977 Hatyara विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,977 टिंकू विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,977 Palkon की छाँव में रवि राज सिन्हा (डाक बाबू) पुनर्निर्माण के रूप में Sajjanpur में आपका स्वागत है
1,978 Chakravyuha अमित नारायण के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,978 भोला भला राम कुमार वर्मा / नाथू “Nathiya” सिंह डबल रोल
1,978 नौकरी रंजीत गुप्ता “रोनू”
1,979 नया बकरा व्यक्ति विजिटिंग Coutesean विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,979 सिनेमा सिनेमा विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,979 मुकाबला कव्वाली गायक विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,979 जनता हवलदार जनता प्रसाद / jantu / जनता हवलदार
1,979 शैतान मुजरिम विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,979 Majnoon
1,979 Bebus
1,979 अमर दीप राजा / सोनू के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,979 प्रेम बंधन किशन / मोहन खन्ना
1,980 फिर वही रात डॉ विजय
1,980 Bandish किशन
1,980 थोड़ी सी बेवफाई अरुण कुमार चौधरी के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
1,980 लाल गुलाब आनंद रीमेक के 1978 तमिल फिल्म Sigappu Rojakkal
1,980 आंचल शंभू के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,981 कुदरत मोहन कपूर / माधो जीता अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) कलकत्ता में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार ।
1,981 सुंदर सातारकर मराठी फिल्म में विशेष उपस्थिति
1,981 Dhanwan विजय कुमार सक्सेना के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,981 दर्द दीपक श्रीवास्तव / विकास “विक्की” (दोहरी भूमिका) के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
दिल्ली में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए शेर के क्लब का पुरस्कार जीता।
1,981 नसीब स्वयं विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,981 दुश्मन दोस्त
1,981 Bharosa
1,981 Fiffty Fiffty किशन सिंह
1,981 खून और पानी विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,982 दिल-ए-Nadaan आनंद तमिल फिल्म की रीमेक इलमई Oonjal Aadukirathu CVSridhar द्वारा
1,982 Ashanti पुलिस इंस्पेक्टर कुमार चंद्र सिंह
1,982 सुराग कव्वाली गायक विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,982 राजपूत धीरेंद्र सिंह
1,982 धर्म काँटा राम / शंकर
1,982 Ayaash विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,982 डिस्को डांसर मास्टर राजू सहायक भूमिका
1,983 जानवर राजू
1,983 Nishaan
1,983 सौतन श्याम मोहित के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,983 Avtaar अवतार कृष्ण के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता। 1985 में हे Thandri Teerpu के रूप में तेलुगु में पुनर्निर्माण किया।
1,983 Agar Tum Na Hote अशोक मेहरा
1,983 फिल्म हाय फिल्म विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,984 Paapi पालतू Ka Hai Sawaal
1,984 धर्म Aur Qanoon जस्टिस दीवान / राजन डबल रोल
1,984 आवाज़ अधिवक्ता जयंत के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,984 Aaj Ka विधायक राम अवतार राम अवतार जीता अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) कलकत्ता में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,984 आशा ज्योति दीपक चंदर
1,984 मकसद राजेश्वर
1,984 नया कदम रामू
1,985 Oonche लॉग राय बहादुर सिंह Rajdev / राजू / जगदेव सिंह /
1,985 ज़माना इंस्पेक्टर विनोद कुमार एस
1,985 Hum Dono राजा / डॉ शेखर (दोहरी भूमिका) के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार ।
1,979 तेलुगू फिल्म का रीमेक Sommokadidhi Sokkadidhi
1,985 मास्टरजी मास्टरजी रीमेक के 1983 तमिल फिल्म Mundhanai Mudichu
1,985 इंसाफ मुख्य Karoonga कप्तान रवि खन्ना
1,985 Durgaa वकील विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,985 आखिर क्यों? आलोक नाथ
1,985 Bewafai अशोक नाथ
1,985 Alag Alag नीरज राजेश खन्ना द्वारा उत्पादित
1,985 बाबू बाबू 1,971 तमिल फिल्म बाबू की रीमेक।
के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,985 राम तेरे कितने वियतनाम स्वयं विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,985 आर पार स्वयं विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,985 Bayen हाथ का खेल
1,985 आवारा बाप
1,986 शत्रु इंस्पेक्टर अशोक शर्मा
1,986 ओम
1,986 Waapsi
1,986 मोहब्बत की कसम कृष्णा
1,986 Angaaray रवि
1,986 अमृत ​​ अमृत ​​लाल शर्मा वोन BFJA पुरस्कार सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए
अखिल भारतीय क्रिटिक्स एसोसिएशन (Aica) सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता
1,986 अधिकार Vishal के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,986 Nasihat
1,986 अनोखा रिश्ता रॉबर्ट बॉब Kanamarayathu की रीमेक
1,987 सीतापुर की गीता रामू विशेष भूमिका, भोजपुरी में डब
1,987 Nazrana (1987 फ़िल्म) रजत वर्मा
1,987 अवाम कप्तान अमर कुमार के लिए नामित सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए BFJA पुरस्कार
1,987 Goraa
1,987 राज कपूर स्वयं
1,988 वो फिर Aayegi
1,988 विजय अजीत भारद्वाज सहायक भूमिका
1,989 मैं तेरा दुश्मन शंकर अतिथि कलाकार
1,989 ममता की छाँव में विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,989 पुलिस के पीछे पुलिस राजेश खन्ना द्वारा उत्पादित
1,989 घर का चिराग कुमार
1,989 पाप का चींटी विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,990 स्वर्ग श्री कुमार
1,990 जय शिव शंकर राजेश खन्ना द्वारा उत्पादित; के रीमेक Vartha
1,990 दुश्मन विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
1,991 घर परिवार
1,991 Rupaye दस Karod
1,991 बेगुनाह Jeevanlal “जेवी” के रूप में पुनर्निर्माण किया महानदी (फिल्म)
1,994 खुदाई राज आनंद रूसी फिल्म महोत्सव, Ujvegistan में सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरस्कार जीता
1,994 Birodh शत्रु करार दिया और बांग्लादेश में जारी
1,995 किस Kaam Ke Yeh Rishte
1,996 सौतेला भाई मास्टर तुलसीराम
1,999 आ अब लौट चलें बलराज खन्ना
2,001 Pyaar Zindagi Hai हृदयनाथ के रीमेक Aasai
2,002 क्या दिल ने कहा सिद्धार्थ सहायक भूमिका
2,006 प्यार में जान … चलो पतन हामिद विशिष्ट व्यक्ति के रुप मे उपस्थित होना
2,007 शांति स्वयं उसका चेहरा ग्राफिक्स के माध्यम से इस्तेमाल किया
2,008 वफा: एक घातक लव स्टोरी अमृतलाल चोपड़ा
2,010 दो दिलों Ke खेल Mein करो जोगिंदर सिंह सहायक भूमिका
2,012 Jaanleva काले रक्त सीआईडी विलंबित, अभी तक जारी किया
2,014 रियासत साहेब 18 जुलाई 2014 को जारी करते

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Original Super Star Rajesh Khanna

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Rajesh Khanna

  • Born Jatin Khanna
  • 29 December 1942
  • Amritsar, Punjab, British India
  • Died 18 July 2012 (Aged 69) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Cause of death Cancer
  • Residence : Aashirwad, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Other Names :

  • Jatin Khanna
  • Kaka
  • RK
  • The Original King of Romance
  • The Original Superstar of Indian Cinema
  • Ethnicity : Punjabi
  • Occupation : Film Actor, Producer & Politician
  • Years active 1966–2012 (Actor)
  • 1991–1996 (Politics)
  • 1971–1995 (Producer)
  • Spouse : Dimple Kapadia (1973–2012)
  • Children – Female : Twinkle Khanna & Rinke Khanna
  • Relatives Akshay Kumar (Son-in-law)
  • Awards IND Padma Bhushan BAR. Padma Bhushan 2013

Rajesh Khanna born Jatin Khanna 29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012) was a Indian Bollywood Actor, Film Producer and Politician. He is referred to as the “First Super Star” and the “Original Superstar” of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971.

He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat. Through his career he appeared in more than 160 feature films and 17 short films. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award award three times and the BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) four times. In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award and in 2005, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 where Amitabh Bachchan shared the same tag with Khanna from 1980 to 1987.

He was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996.

He married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, eight months before her debut film Bobby was released and had two daughters from the marriage. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna is married to actor Akshay Kumar, while they also have a younger daughter Rinke Khanna.

After being critically ill, Rajesh Khanna died on 18 July 2012. Rajesh Khanna has been posthumously awarded India’s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan. On 30 April 2013 he was officially bestowed with the title The First Superstar of Indian cinema at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards He has also been honored with a stamp and statue of his likeness, and a road being renamed in his honor.


Early Life :

Born on 29 December 1942, in Amritsar in the state of Punjab, as Jatin Khanna, Rajesh Khanna was adopted and raised by foster parents – Chunni Lal Khanna and Leela Wati Khanna, who were relatives of his biological parents after his father had migrated from pre-partitioned Pakistan to Gali Tiwarian in the city of Amritsar. His biological parents were Lala Hiranand and Chandrani Khanna and Lala worked as headmaster of the MC High School in Burewala (in present day Pakistan), Vehari District, Punjab, Pakistan. His adopted parents belonged to a family of railway contractors who had moved from Lahore to Bombay in 1935. Rajesh Khanna lived in Saraswati Niwas in Thakurdwar near Girgaon, Mumbai. He attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School there, along with his friend Ravi Kapoor, who later took the stage name Jeetendra. Rajesh Khanna gradually started taking interest in theatre and did a lot of stage and theatre plays in his school and college days and won many prizes in the inter college drama competitions. In 1962 Rajesh Khanna played a wounded dumb soldier in the play ‘Andha Yug’ and impressed with his performance the Chief Guest suggested him to get into films soon. Rajesh Khanna became a rare newcomer who struggled in his own MG sports car to get work in theatre and films in the early sixties. Rajesh Khanna did his first two years of Bachelor of Arts in Nowrosjee Wadia College in Pune from 1959 to 1961. Both friends later studied in K. C. College, Mumbai. Khanna also tutored Jeetendra for his first film audition. Khanna’s uncle KK Talwar changed Khanna’s first name to Rajesh when Khanna decided to join films. His friends and his wife called him Kaka (meaning baby faced boy in Punjabi).


Early Career (1966 – 1975) :

Rajesh Khanna was one of eight finalists in the 1965 All India Talent Contest organised by United Producers and Filmfare from more than ten thousand contestants. Subsequently, Rajesh Khanna won the contest. BR Chopra, Bimal Roy, GP Sippy, HS Rawail, Nasir Husain, J. Om Prakash, Mohan Saigal, Shakti Samanta and Subodh Mukherji and others had created the United Producers’ Combine and were the judges of the contest. He made his film debut in the 1966 film Aakhri Khat directed by Chetan Anand, followed by Raaz directed by Ravindra Dave both of which were a part of his predetermined prize for winning the All-India United Producers’ Talent Competition. G.P. Sippy and Nasir Hussain were the first to sign Rajesh Khanna after he won the contest. Aakhri Khat was India’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Oscar Academy Awards in 1967. Rajesh Khanna in an interview to Hindu newspaper said,”Though “Aakhri Khat” is my first film, I received my first break as a leading actor in Ravindra Dave’s, “Raaz” in 1967. My heroine was Babita, already a popular actress then. Though I had lots of confidence, I was shy in facing the camera initially. In my first three shots, I had to perform with stress on my body language and dialogue delivery. Though I was right with my dialogues, my movements were not up to the mark. Ravindra Dave explained me my scenes and movements very clearly correcting my way of walking”. Being under contract with United Producers, he got projects like Aurat, Doli and Ittefaq. He was then noticed for his performances in films like Baharon Ke Sapne, Aurat (1967), Doli, Aradhana and Ittefaq. In case of Bahraon Ke Sapne, the response from the public in 1st week of run forced the film’s ending to be changed from a tragic one to happier one from the 2nd week. Later Waheeda Rehman suggested Asit Sen to take Rajesh Khanna for the lead role in Khamoshi. Through Aradhana he rose to “instant national fame” and film critics referred to him as the first superstar of India. In that film, Rajesh Khanna was cast in a double role (father and son) opposite Sharmila Tagore and Farida Jalal. The film also saw the resurgence of Kishore Kumar, who eventually became the official playback voice of Rajesh Khanna. They worked together until Kishore’s death in 1987 and songs of their combination released until 1991. In 1971, he acted in Haathi Mere Saathi, which became that year’s highest grossing film and also the biggest grosser ever till then. Rajesh Khanna is also credited with giving Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar their first chance to become screenplay writers by offering them work in Haathi Mere Saathi. Javed Akhthar accepted in an interview “One day, he went to Salimsaab and said that Mr. Devar had given him a huge signing amount with which he could complete the payment for his bungalow Aashirwad. But the film’s script was far from being satisfactory. He told us that if we could set right the script, he would make sure we got both money and credit.” Rajesh bought Rajendra Kumar’s bunglow named Dimple in Carter Road for 31 lakhs in 1970 and renamed it as Ashirwaad.

In the year 1972, Khanna acted 11 releases, including a guest appearance in Telugu movie called Bangaru Babu directed by V.B. Rajendra Prasad. His Hindi films Dushman, Amar Prem, Apna Desh and Mere Jeevan Saathi, together earned more than Rs.5 crore.

Rajesh acted alongside Mumtaz in eight films. They were neighbours and got along very well, which translated onto the screen. Mumtaz stated “I would pull his leg and tease him about his fan following. Whenever Rajesh entered a hotel in Madras, there was a queue of 600 girls waiting to see him at midnight. As a result, even I would get some importance, as people would ask for my autograph as well. He was very generous with his associates, and would party a lot.”

During the peak of his career he would be mobbed during public appearances. Fans kissed his car, which would be covered with lipstick marks, and lined the road, cheering and chanting his name. Female fans sent him letters written in their blood. There used to be a line of cars of his producers and hysterical fans outside his bungalow every day. Actor Mehmood parodied him in Bombay to Goa where the driver and conductor of the bus were called ‘Rajesh’ and ‘Khanna’. Even today, he remains the favourite of mimicry artists, who copy his trademark style and dialogue delivery. During the filming of Amar Prem there was a scene that needed to be filmed at Howrah Bridge with a boat carrying Khanna with Sharmila moving under the bridge. The authorities ruled this scene out as they realised that if the public found out that the hero of the film would be there, it may create problems on the bridge itself, and that it might collapse due to the amount of people trying to get a glimpse of their favourite actor. Film critic Monojit Lahiri remembers “Girls married themselves to photographs of Rajesh Khanna, cutting their fingers and applying the blood as sindoor. Rajesh was God, there has never been such hysteria.”

Several songs sung by Kishore Kumar in the 1970s were based on Rajesh Khanna. During the filming of the song ‘Mere Sapnon Ki Rani’ in Aradhana, Sharmila Tagore was shooting for a Satyajit Ray film and director Shakti Samanta had to shoot their scenes separately and then join the scenes together. In the 1970s, his chemistry with Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman and Hema Malini were also popular with audiences.

The BBC made a film on him, titled Bombay Superstar, in 1973, the shooting for which began the same time when he got married and his film Daag premiered. In the video it can be noticed that Khanna was shooting for Aap Ki Kasam. A textbook prescribed by the Mumbai University contained an essay, ‘The Charisma of Rajesh Khanna!’.

Sharmila Tagore said in interview to The Indian Express that “women came out in droves to see Kaka. They would stand in queues outside the studios to catch a glimpse, they would marry his photographs, they would pull at his clothes. Delhi girls were crazier for him than Mumbai girls. He needed police protection when he was in public. I have never seen anything like this before and since.”

Music remained one of the biggest attractions of all Rajesh Khanna films throughout his career. Many of the musical scores for Khanna’s films were composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal Sachin Dev Burman and R. D. Burman. The trio of Rajesh Khanna, Kishore Kumar and R.D. Burman went on to make a number of popular films, including Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Shehzada, Apna Desh, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajnabee, Namak Haraam, Maha Chor, Karm, Phir Wohi Raat, Aanchal, Kudrat, Ashanti, Agar Tum Na Hote, Awaaz, Hum Dono and Alag Alag.

Rajesh Khanna had 15 consecutive solo hit films between 1969 and 1971. These were Aradhana, Doli, Bandhan, Ittefaq, Do Raaste, Khamoshi, Safar, The Train, Kati Patang, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Dushmun, Anand and Haathi Mere Saathi. He had 17 consecutive hit films as the lead hero from 1969 to 1972 which included 15 solo hero films and 2 non solo hero films Andaz (1971 film) and Maryada (film).

Khanna considered Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari and Geeta Bali to be his idols. Rajesh Khanna said in an interview: “My inspirations include, Dilip Kumar’s dedication and intensity, Raj Kapoor’s spontaneity, Dev Anand’s style and Shammi Kapoor’s rhythm.”

In 1974 and 1976, the BBC made a film about him, titled Bombay Superstar.


1976 – 1978 :

Between 1976 and 1978, Khanna acted in 5 box office hits and in nine films that were not commercially successful. Seven of the unsuccessful films were critically acclaimed and have achieved strong cult status over the years among the viewers and these films included Mehbooba, Bundal Baaz, Tyaag, Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Naukri, Chakravyuha and Janta Hawaldar which were directed by Shakti Samanta, Shammi Kapoor, Din Dayal Sharma, Meraj, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and Mehmood Ali, respectively. Khanna persuaded Samanta to cast his sister-in-law Simple Kapadia opposite him in Anurodh. Films starring Rajesh Khanna and directed by Shakti Samanta tended to be commercially successful, but Mehbooba was an exception. The change from romantic and social movies to action oriented multi-starrers caused the decline of Rajesh Khanna’s career in terms of box office ratings to some extent. The declaration of emergency in India had angered the masses and this helped films having the lead character revolting against corruption becoming successes. Actor Joy Mukherjee made Chhailla Babu, a suspense thriller in 1977, which became the only successful film of his as a director and the unexpected success of the Chhailla Babu gave a boost to the career of Khanna. However, Khanna continued basically in solo hero social sober household meaningful films during this era and played a variety of characters in films of various genres. During this phase too he had box office hits like Maha Chor, Chhailla Babu, Anurodh, Karm and Bhola Bhala.


1979 – 1991 :

After 1978, Rajesh Khanna starred in critically acclaimed commercially successful films such as Amar Deep, Phir Wohi Raat, Bandish, Thodisi Bewafaii, Dard, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Ashanti (1982 film), Avtaar, Agar Tum Na Hote, Souten, Jaanwar, Asha Jyoti, Awaaz, Naya Kadam, Hum Dono, Babu, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, Shatru, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Anokha Rishta, Nazrana, Angaarey, Adhikar, Amrit and Awam (from 1979 to 1991). Director Bharathiraja decided to remake his 1978 Tamil box office hit film “Sigappu Rojakkal” in Hindi with Khanna playing the role of a psychopath. Kamal Haasan who played the same role in Tamil won South Filmfare Best Actor Award for his portrayal. But the Hindi movie was seen as controversial by traditional and orthodox Hindi moviegoers and was not a commercial success, although Khanna’s performance has been rated later higher by critics than the original.

Tina Munim and Rajesh Khanna became the leading on and off screen couple of the 80’s with hits like Fiffty Fiffty, Suraag – The Clue, Souten, Aakhir Kyun, Bewafai, Insaaf Main Karoonga and Adhikar. Ram Awatar Agnihotri wrote that Tina Munim showed the first sparks of the dedicated actress she would become in the films “Alag Alag” and “Adhikar”, both with Khanna. His on screen pair with Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Padmini Kolhapure and Poonam Dhillon was also popular in the eighties He also acted in the Marathi hit film “Sundara Satarkar” in 1981.

Khanna performed in successful multi-star films including Rajput, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai, Zamana, Dil-E-Nadaan and Ghar Ka Chiraag. He did three movies with Jeetendra: Dharam Kanta, Nishaan and Maqsad. In 1984, Maqsad was the second-highest ranked film in terms of box office results, earning 8.5 crores. In Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, Khanna played the character of a corrupt politician. Viewers praised his role in the film. In 1985 he produced Alag Alag. As per Guardian UK, he had 11 releases as solo lead hero in 11 films in the year 1985 and eight of them were hits. In 1985, the film Bewafai, with Khanna as the lead hero and Rajnikanth in negetive role, released and became asuccess and grossed Rs 11.95 crore at the box office that year. Before joining politics, one of his last films as the lead hero was Swarg released in 1990. David Dhawan regards Swarg as his favourite directorial venture.

He worked in films of different genres: tragedy in Babu as a rickshaw puller, thriller in Redrose as a psycopath, political adventure in Awam, fantasy in Bundalbaaz and Jaanwar, crime in Phir Wohi Raat and Angarey, suspense in Chakravyuha and Iteefaq, comedy in Joru Ka Ghulam, Bawarchi, Hum Dono and Masterji, action in Ashanti and Zamana, and family dramas addressing different issues in Aanchal, Amrit and Agar Tum Na Hote and films addressing issues of social concerns Avtaar, Naya Kadam, Akhir Kyun.[citation needed] He did films of different themes like reincarnation theme in Kudrat, spiritualism in Maalik, immaturity while falling in love like in Anokha Rishta, Nazrana and Dil E Nadan. He played a variety of characters as the lead hero: a postman in Palkon Ki Chaon Mein, a lawyer who proves that his senior has committed a rape 25 years earlier in Kudrat, a politician in Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtaar, a young musician forced by fate to marry two women in Asha Jyoti, a professional advocate in Awaaz, a fisherman in Prem Bandhan, a patriot in Prem Kahanai, as a righteous farmer in Bandhan and as a Muslim who falls in love with a prostitute’s daughter in Mehboob Ki Mehendi.

He shared a close relationship with R. D. Burman and Kishore Kumar. The trio were friends and have worked together in thirty two films. Kishore Kumar had even credited Rajesh Khanna for his resurgence, so much so that he sang for Alag Alag, the first film produced by Rajesh Khanna without charging anything. In 1985 Pancham found himself being sidelined after failure of few films but Rajesh Khanna was among the few who continued to stand by him. Rajesh and Pancham worked together even after the death of Kishore in the films Jai Shiv Shankar, the unreleased film Police Ke Peechhe Police (both produced by Khanna) and Sautela Bhai. Khanna even helped Leena Gangully and Amit Kumar in completing Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein, the last film directed by Kishore who died before the completion of the film.

Pyarelal of Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo quoted in an interview that “Rajesh Khanna was lucky for us and we were lucky for him too. From the 1969 Do Raaste to the 1986 Amrit, we gave hits together both as films and as music scores…. When we went on our first overseas concert tour in 1984, he came and danced to three songs. He was very particular about his music and would take a tape home if he could not assess a song. He would then give his feedback after a day or two. But if he liked a song at the sitting, he would loudly shout “Wah! Wah!” in appreciation…. It was God’s blessing that we came up with such a vast range of hit songs for him, including in his home productions Roti and films like Chhailla Babu, Chakravyuha, Fiffty Fiffty, Amar Deep and Anurodh. Incidentally, he had a stake in Mehboob Ki Mehndi too. He had great interest in music and a terrific sense of melody too. His music is dominated by Pancham (R.D. Burman) and us and we accepted Shakti Samanta’s Anurodh only because Rajesh Khanna had some misunderstanding with Pancham then and did not want to work with him.” Khanna would always request music directors to fit in Kishore Kumar wherever possible. In fact, Kishoreda was very reluctant to sing “Waada Tera Waada” in Dushman and suggested Laxmikant Pyarelal to get it sung by Rafi. Then Laxmikant made Kishoreda meet Rajesh Khanna and Khanna winked at Laxmikant and told Kishoreda that in that case the song should be scrapped. On hearing this Kishore immediately agreed to sing it by himself for Khanna.

Actors who were part of the cast of most of his films include Ashok Kumar, Sujit Kumar, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri, Asrani, Bindu, Vijay Arora, Roopesh Kumar, Dina Pathak and A. K. Hangal, who remained part of his ” working team” since the start until the late eighties. The lyricist whom he preferred for his movies was Anand Bakshi. Films by Shakti Samanta with Khanna in the lead, music by Pancham and lyrics by Anand Bakshi had people swooning over. The films Samanta directed without Khanna in the eighties were duds. His other close friends from the film industry include Raj Babbar, J. Om Prakash, Prem Chopra, D. Rama Naidu and Jeetendra.

Celebrities of the post-2000 era, like Madhur Bhandarkar, say that they take at least three or four turns in Carter Road even today only to see Khanna. The younger generation stars like Imran Khan still regard Rajesh Khanna as someone who would take the top slot as the most romantic hero of all time.[101] Shahrukh Khan idolises Rajesh Khanna and has opined,”Rajesh Khanna you can’t touch”. Anupam Kher said “Kishore Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, S. D. Burman, R. D. Burman, Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil changed the face of Indian cinema. They’re remembered by the films that they do.” Actor Tom Alter confessed “I still dream of being Rajesh Khanna. For me, in the early 1970s, he was the only hero – romantic to the core, not larger than life, so Indian and real – he was my hero; the reason I came into films and he still is.” Actor Irrfan Khan stated in an interview, “The kind of craze witnessed by Rajesh Khanna has not been duplicated by anyone. He was the biggest and the most real star Bollywood has produced. I’d say stardom is that feeling of being possessed by your idol; you are so overwhelmed with euphoria you lose touch with reality.” The trend of wearing guru kurtas and belt on shirts became famous in seventies and eighties because of Khanna. Javed Akhthar told in an interview about his experience about Khanna’s stardom “Bangalore used to have a state lottery and the government asked him to draw the lucky number. They organised it in a stadium. I was with him as we were discussing some scripts. I don’t know if I will experience that again, the sound of 50,000 people gasping (when they saw him). He was like Caesar. It was unbelievable”.


Later Career (1991–2012) :

From the early nineties, while serving as Congress M.P. from 1991 to 1996, he returned to acting, playing the lead in Khudai (1994), which was about a father and son both falling in love for the same woman. After 1992, he appeared in only 10 films and declined most film offers. He made a comeback as a NRI in Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999), and Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) and played the solo lead in films Sautela Bhai in 1996, Pyar Zindagi Hai in 2001, Kaash Mere Hote in 2009, Wafaa in 2008 and Riyasaat in 2013. He did 4 television serials in the period 2000–2009.


Television :

Khanna was a life member of the International Film And Television Research Centre, the International Film And Television Club and the Asian Academy of Film & Television. He was the Guest Faculty of ‘Specialised Cinema Courses At Asian School Of Media Studies’. On 10 April 1999 Khanna inaugurated the live concert of S.P. Balasubramanyam held at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad as a tribute to Pancham. In 2001 and 2002, Rajesh played the lead in two television serials: Aapne Parai (B4U & DD Metro) and Ittefaq (Zee TV). He performed in a video album based on Tagore’s songs (Rabindra Sangeet) without payment. He also endorsed Star se Superstar tak – a talent hunt programme in 2007 and donated a Gold Trophy of Rs.1 crore. In its Silver Jubilee Episode on 14–15 March 2008, K for Kishore aired a Rajesh Khanna special. He signed on to star in a TV serial with Creative Eye Banner (Dhiraj Kumar) in 2007, and in 2008 performed in a TV serial, Bhabhima, with Leena Ganguly as his co-star. His successful TV serial Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi began in November 2008 and ended in September 2009. Khanna cited the lack of good roles for actors like him in the films as the reason for him not appearing much in films after 2001. He said in an interview on being queried about his decision to do TV serials, “The reach of TV is much more than cinema today and one episode of my serial is likely to be watched by more people than a super-hit film”. In 2009, on his 67th birthday, Shemaroo Entertainment released his films and a song collection titled Screen Legends-Rajesh Khanna-the Original Superstar. In May 2012, Havells, the fan making company endorsed Khanna as Brand Ambassador for their new ad campaign featuring him in solo advertisements.


Political and Business Career :

At the insistence of Rajiv Gandhi, he started campaigning for Congress since 1984. In the election for New Delhi seat in the 1991 Lok Sabha election, Khanna lost to L.K. Advani by a narrow margin of 1589 votes after which Khanna stood on the ground at the counting station insisting that he had been cheated of a win. A by-election took place and Khanna won the same seat in 1992 by defeating Shatrughan Sinha by 25,000 votes. Rajesh Khanna was a member of Parliament for the Indian National Congress, from the New Delhi constituency, where he won the 1992 by-election, retaining his seat until the 1996 after which he was not interested in active politics. When Khanna was MP, he did not accept new acting assignements but only acted in the film Khudai (1994). After leaving parliament, he was a political activist for the INC and campaigned for the party till the 2012 Punjab election.

Khanna and a group of foreign investors bought land in Shirdi on which they planned to build a religious resort for disciples of Sai Baba of Shirdi.


Box Office Record :

During his career, Khanna played the lead in 74 films that were shown in cinemas for more than 50 continuous weeks, and 22 films that were shown for more than 25 but less than 50 weeks.


Personal Life :

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Rajesh Khanna fell in love with the then fashion designer and actress Anju Mahendru. They were in a relationship for seven years. Mahendru states that the couple did not speak to each other for 17 years after the break-up. Later Khanna married the budding actress Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, before Kapadia’s debut film Bobby released in November of that year. They have two daughters from the marriage; Twinkle and Rinke. Rajesh Khanna and Kapadia separated in 1984 but did not complete the divorce proceedings. In the eighties Tina Munim was romantically involved with Rajesh Khanna while working with Rajesh Khanna in 11 movies from 1980 to 1987. Munim had been a fan of Rajesh Khanna since her school days. According to website Bollywood Mantra reporter, relation with Tina ended in 1987 when Rajesh Khanna refused to marry her as their marriage would have bad impact on his daughters. Khanna and Kapadia however maintained an amicable relationship where they both were seen together at parties and family functions. Dimple Kapadia also campaigned for Rajesh Khanna’s election and worked in his film Jai Shiv Shankar (1990).

Rajesh Khanna’s elder daughter Twinkle Khanna, an interior decorator and a former film actress, is married to actor Akshay Kumar while his younger daughter Rinke Khanna, also a former Hindi film actress, is married to a London-based investment banker Samir Saran. On 17 July 2012, a woman named Anita Advani claimed that she had been Khanna’s live-in partner, and sent a legal notice to his family members asking for compensation. The family denied the claims.

Rajesh Khanna’s funeral procession held in Mumbai on 19 July 2012.In June 2012, it was reported that Rajesh Khanna’s health had been deteriorating for some time, On 23 June he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai due to health complications. He was discharged on 8 July from the hospital and was reportedly fine.

On 14 July, Khanna was readmitted to the Lilavati Hospital but was discharged on 16 July. He died on 18 July 2012, at his bungalow, Aashirwad, in Mumbai. Sources confirmed that his health had been deteriorating since July 2011 as he was diagnosed with cancer. After his death his co-star Mumtaz said that Khanna was suffering from cancer for the duration of the prior year and had undergone chemotherapy sessions. His funeral took place on 19 July at 11:00. His funeral was attended by nearly 9 lakh people and his fans had come from places like Surat, Ahmedabad, California, Singapore and from other foreign countries Police had resort to lathi-charge to control the crowd of fans who had gathered for the procession from Khanna’s Bandra house to crematorium. He died in the presence of his wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinkie Khanna and Twinkle Khanna, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, grand children, Anju Mahendru and other close relatives. His pyre was lit by his grandson, Aarav, with the assistance of Akshay Kumar. Amitabh Bachchan cited that Khanna’s last words were ‘Time is up’, ‘Pack up’. In his special recorded message to his family, friends and fans which was played on his “chautha” he thanked and saluted his friends and fans for the love they showered on him. On 25 July 2012, his ashes were immersed in Ganges by his wife Dimple Kapadia and daughter Rinke Khanna.


Reactions and Legacy :

Celebrities at Rajesh Khanna’s prayer meet

Following his death, there was a quick spate of reactions from within the Bollywood fraternity.

The President of India Pratibha Patil condoled the passing away of the actor. In a press release she said “I am saddened to learn about the passing away of Rajesh Khanna. In his prime as an actor he was the heartthrob of the young generation of 1970s, who tried to model themselves on him and his style.”

Other celebrities who paid homage to him at his house after his death included Manoj Kumar, Asha Parekh, Ranjeet, Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan, Yash Chopra, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Asrani, Prem Chopra, Govinda Arun Ahuja Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Sajid Khan. His prayer meeting, organised in a grand way at the Taj Land’s End hotel in Bandra, on 21st July, 2012 was attended by many including Reena Roy, Padmini Kolhapure, Neelam, Jaya Prada, Amar Singh, Bindu, Poonam Dhillon, Neetu Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Ranbir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborthy, Shakti Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Parmeshwar Godrej, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Jackie Shroff.

Shahrukh Khan reacted on Twitter in writing: “To live with intention and walk to the edge. Play with abandon, choose with no regret. Smile and made us do the same. Sir, you defined our era. Whenever life felt tough u made us feel how love could change it all. RIP.” Mumtaz also added that she had memories of having working with him and said she was crying the whole morning, but was happy that she had met the ailing Khanna in Mumbai in June 2012, when the two discussed their respective battles with cancer. While Shahid Kapoor also wrote on Twitter: “RIP to the 1st king of romance … Rajesh Khanna.” Subhash Ghai added that Khanna “was the powerhouse of Hindi film industry. I met him on the sets of Aradhna, he had some kind of energy and you will be charged when he is around you. His name will be written in golden words.” Madhuri Dixit wrote on Twitter that “as another of Hindi cinema’s giants passes, Rajesh Khanna. Our sincere condolences to his family. We will miss him dearly.” Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter: “The word ‘superstar’ was invented for him, and for me it shall ever remain his, and no others .. !!His generation and the generations that follow, shall never be able to describe, or understand his phenomena .. !!”. Hema Malini said that “we always thought he would come back [from the hospital]. We are in shock right now.” His son-in-law Akshay Kumar told reporters about his death and added that “he has gone to a nice and heavenly place. I am happy that he has gone there and hope that everyone will pray for him.”

Vyjayanthimala commented that “his death is a big loss to the industry. It’s my bad luck that I didn’t have the chance to work with him because he came much later. I remember when he came to Chennai for some film shoot the college girls went crazy to catch a glimpse of him when he was going to his studio.” Manna Dey said: “He was a great actor, truly a superstar no doubt about it. I am honoured to have done playback for him. I have worked for him in several movies and actors like him are a rarity.” Mrinal Sen recollected how Rajesh Khanna had wanted to cast him in one of his films, but the latter could not manage due to date problems. “We had met several times. Once I had wanted to cast him in one of my films but somehow that didn’t work out due to his date problems.”

Buddhadeb Dasgupta said Rajesh Khanna’s acting would continue to inspire young actors in future. “He was a great actor and was the first superstar. He was a much bigger star than Amitabh Bachchan. His acting will continue to inspire young actors of the coming generations.” Rituparno Ghosh said: “In the film ‘Anand’, Rajesh Khanna delivered some of Indian cinema’s most memorable dialogues. The use of the word ‘babu moshai’ for Amitabh Bachchan, who played a Bengali doctor in the film, is so deeply etched in the minds of Indians that it has almost become a synonym for Bengalis for the rest of the countrymen. “In a dhoti and kurta, you showed the rest of India how truly elegant Bengal was” Madhur Bhandarkar said, “The epitome of superstardom is no more amongst us. There was none, there is none and there won’t be any like you Kakaji.”

Film historian S. M. M. Ausaja added: “He never acted in a Bengali cinema. But right from the late 1960s to the 70s he was the top star and worked with the top directors of his era, most of whom were Bengalis.” There were also reactions from the Gali Tiwaria where the his ancestral house was, and had since been converted to a temple through his donation. Songs from his movies were played as the news of his death became known. His foster brother Muni Chand Khanna said that “he used to love to play cricket when he lived here. He was a simple boy when he lived here and led a simple life even after achieving so much.” As were the residents of Burewala, Pakistan.

Additionally, those within the political spectrum that offered their condolences included Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who said that he “convey[s] my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and countless fans and admirers of Shri Rajesh Khanna.” INC President Sonia Gandhi also expressed her sorrow. Regional political leaders who offered their condolences included Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee who said: “Rajesh Khanna was always a symbol of romance. His smiling face and the ability to connect with people at ease had made him popular. We lost a big pole star in the film world today;” as well as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who added that “his death has caused irreparable loss to Hindi cinema.”

Condolences also came from Pakistan where Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf called Khanna a “great actor whose contribution to the field of films and arts would be long remembered. [He had a] large fan following across the borders and captivated audiences with his excellent acting skills.” Ali Zafar wrote on Twitter: “Rajesh Khanna – RIP. So many fond memories from his movies and songs,” while Syed Noor said: “Rajesh Khanna was such a huge actor of the subcontinent that he will be remembered by the people for many years to come. The era he reigned over is unlikely to be experienced by any other actor of this subcontinent.” Geo TV also aired a nearly hour-long tribute with contributions from actors, filmmakers and musicians.

A postage stamp, bearing his face, was released by India Post to honour him on 3 May 2013. On his first death anniversary, a bronze statue of Rajesh Khanna was unveiled at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. A chowk in Girgaon has been named “Superstar Rajesh Khanna Chowk” in his memory.


Awards :

Khanna won four Best Actor Awards in the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, and received 25 nominations. He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards, one Filmfare Special Guest Actor Award in 1973, and received a Filmfare Special Award in 1991, after 25 years in the Hindi film industry. He received the Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award at the 50th anniversary Filmfare award ceremony in 2005.


Super Star Rajesh Khanna Filmography

Rajesh Khanna was a Bollywood actor and producer. During his career, he appeared in over 180 films. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor three times, received the Filmfare Special Award in 1991, and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Khanna has been called the “First Superstar” of Indian cinema.

Filmography :

Year

Film

Role

Remarks

1966

Aakhri Khat

Govind

1967

Raaz

Kumar / Sunil

Dual Role

1967

Baharon Ke Sapne

Ramaiya

1967

Aurat

Suresh

Remake of 1966 Tamil movie ‘Chithi’

1968

Shrimanji

Himself

Special Appearance

1969

Aradhana

Arun / Suraj Prasad Saxena (Dual Role)

Nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Remade as Sivakamiyin Selvan

1969

Ittefaq

Dilip Roy

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1969

Doli

Amar Kumar

1969

Bandhan

Dharmchand “Dharma”

1969

Do Raaste

Satyan Gupta

1970

Khamoshi

Mr. Arun Choudhury (Patient No. 24)

1970

The Train

CID Inspector Shyam Kumar

Remake of 1968 Tamil movie Neelagiri Express

1970

Sachaa Jhutha

Bhola / Ranjit Kumar (Dual Role)

Won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Remade in Tamil as Ninaithadhai Mudippavan.

1970

Safar

Avinash

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1971

Kati Patang

Kamal Sinha

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1971

Anand

Anand Saigal.

Won Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Won BFJA Awards for Best Actor
Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award

1971

Aan Milo Sajna

Ajit

1971

Andaz

Raj

Guest appearance

1971

Maryada

Raja Babu / Rajan Ram Bahadur

1971

Chhoti Bahu

Madhu

Remake of Telugu film Muddu Bidda by K.B.Tilak

1971

Haathi Mere Saath

Raj Kumar “Raju”

Remade in Tamil as Nalla Neram

1971

Guddi

Himself

Special Appearance

1971

Mehboob Ki Mehndi

Yusuf

Stake holder in the production

1971

Badnaam Farishte

Lawyer

Special Appearance

1972

Bangaru Babu

Special Appearance in Telugu Film

1972

Dushman

Surjit Singh / Dushman

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1972

Amar Prem

Anand Babu

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award

1972

Apna Desh

Akash Chandra

Remake of 1969 Tamil film Nam Naadu

1972

Dil Daulat Duniya

Vijay

1972

Bawarchi

Raghu (Bawarchi)

Won the BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1972

Joroo Ka Ghulam

Rajesh

1972

Mere Jeevan Sathi

Prakash

1972

Maalik

Raju

1972

Shehzada

Rajesh

1972

Anuraag

Gangaram

Supporting role

1973

Raja Rani

Raja

1973

Daag: A Poem of Love

Sunil Kohli

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1973

Namak Haraam

Somnath (Somu) / Chander Singh

Won BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1973

Bombay Superstar

Bombay Superstar

BBC made documentary film on Rajesh Khanna and screened it as part of Man Alive Series in 1973 and Jack Pizzey was the reporter.

1974

Avishkaar

Amar

Won 1975 Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1974

Humshakal

Ram / Laxman (Dual Role)

Remade in Tamil as Oorukku Uzhaippavan

1974

Aap Ki Kasam

Kamal Bhatnagar

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1974

Prem Nagar

Chhotey Kunver Karan U. Singh

Nominated for 1975 Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Remake of 1971 Telugu film Prem Nagar

1974

Ajnabee

Rohit Kumar Saxena

Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award

1974

Roti

Mangal Singh

Co-Produced by Rajesh Khanna
Nominated for the 1975 BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1974

Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi

Special Appearance

1975

Prem Kahani

Rajesh Kamleshwar Narain

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1975

Aakraman

Karnail Singh

Special Appearance

1976

Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun

Qawwali Singer

Special Appearance in Punjabi Film

1976

Maha Chor

Raju Khan / Rajeshwar A. Singh / Johnny Fernandes (Dual Role)

1976

Bundal Baaz

Rajaram “Goku” “Raja”

1976

Ginny Aur Johnny

Inspector

Special Appearance

1976

Mehbooba

Prakash / Suraj

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1977

Tyaag

Chetan

1977

Karm

Arvind Kumar

1977

Chhailla Babu

Babu Chhailla

1977

Chalta Purza

Amar Gupta

1977

Anurodh

Arun Choudhury / Sanjay Kumar / Pritam Nath Ghayal

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1977

Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka

Ashok Sharma

1977

Aaina

Ashok J. Rao

Special Appearance

1977

Hatyara

Special Appearance

1977

Tinku

Special Appearance

1977

Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein

Ravi Raj Sinha (Dak Babu)

Remade as Welcome to Sajjanpur

1978

Chakravyuha

Amit Narayan

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1978

Bhola Bhala

Ram Kumar Verma / Nathu “Nathiya” Singh

Double Role

1978

Naukri

Ranjit Gupta “Ronu”

1979

Naya Bakra

Person Visiting Coutesean

Special Appearance

1979

Cinema Cinema

Special Appearance

1979

Muqabla

Qawwali Singer

Special Appearance

1979

Janata Havaldar

Janta Prasad/Jantu/ Janta Hawaldar

1979

Shaitan Mujrim

Special Appearance

1979

Majnoon

1979

Bebus

1979

Amar Deep

Raja / Sonu

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1979

Prem Bandhan

Kishan / Mohan Khanna

1980

Phir Wohi Raat

Dr. Vijay

1980

Bandish

Kishan

1980

Thodisi Bewafaii

Arun Kumar Choudhary

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1980

Red Rose

Anand

Remake of 1978 Tamil film Sigappu Rojakkal

1980

Aanchal

Shambhu

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1981

Kudrat

Mohan Kapoor / Madho

Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award at Calcutta
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor.

1981

Sundara Satarkar

Special Appearance in Marathi film

1981

Dhanwan

Vijaykumar Saxena

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1981

Dard

Deepak Srivastav / Vikas “Vicky” (Dual Role)

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Won the Lion’s Club Award for Best Actor in Delhi.

1981

Naseeb

Himself

Special Appearance

1981

Dushman Dost

1981

Bharosa

1981

Fiffty Fiffty

Kishan Singh

1981

Khoon Aur Paani

Special Appearance

1982

Dil-E-Nadaan

Anand

Remake of Tamil film Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu by C.V.Sridhar

1982

Ashanti

Police Inspector Kumar Chandra Singh

1982

Suraag

Qawwali Singer

Special Appearance

1982

Rajput

Dhirendra Singh

1982

Dharam Kanta

Ram / Shanker

1982

Ayaash

Special Appearance

1982

Disco Dancer

Master Raju

Supporting role

1983

Jaanwar

Raju

1983

Nishaan

1983

Souten

Shyam Mohit

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1983

Avtaar

Avtaar Krishen

Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor
Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award. Remade in Telugu as O Thandri Teerpu in 1985.

1983

Agar Tum Na Hote

Ashok Mehra

1983

Film Hi Film

Special Appearance

1984

Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai

1984

Dharm Aur Qanoon

Justice Diwan / Rajan

Double Role

1984

Awaaz

Advocate Jayant

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1984

Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar

Ram Avtaar

Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award at Calcutta
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1984

Asha Jyoti

Deepak Chander

1984

Maqsad

Rajeshwar

1984

Naya Kadam

Ramu

1985

Oonche Log

Rai Bahadur Rajdev Singh / Raju /Jagdev Singh/

1985

Zamana

Inspector Vinod S. Kumar

1985

Hum Dono

Raja / Dr. Shekhar (Dual Role)

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor.
Remake of 1979 Telugu Film Sommokadidhi Sokkadidhi

1985

Masterji

Masterji

Remake of 1983 Tamil film Mundhanai Mudichu

1985

Insaaf Main Karoonga

Captain Ravi Khanna

1985

Durgaa

Advocate

Special Appearance

1985

Aakhir Kyon?

Alok Nath

1985

Bewafai

Ashok Nath

1985

Alag Alag

Neeraj

Produced by Rajesh Khanna

1985

abu

Babu

Remake of 1971 Tamil film Babu.
Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1985

Ram Tere Kitne Nam

Himself

Special Appearance

1985

Aar Paar

Himself

Special Appearance

1985

Bayen Haath Ka Khel

1985

Awara Baap

1986

Shatru

Inspector Ashok Sharma

1986

Om

1986

Waapsi

1986

Mohabbat Ki Kasam

Krishna

1986

Angaaray

Ravi

1986

Amrit

Amrit Lal Sharma

Won BFJA Awards for Best Actor
Won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award

1986

Adhikar

Vishal

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1986

Nasihat

1986

Anokha Rishta

Robert Bob

Remake of Kanamarayathu

1987

Sitapur Ki Geeta

Ramu

Special Appearance, Dubbed into Bhojpuri

1987

Nazrana

Rajat Verma

1987

Awam

Captain Amar Kumar

Nominated for BFJA Awards for Best Actor

1987

Goraa

1987

Raj Kapoor

Himself

1988

Woh Phir Aayegi

1988

Vijay

Ajit Bhardwaj

Supporting Role

1989

Main Tera Dushman

Shankar

Guest Artist

1989

Mamta ki Chhaon Mein

Special Appearance

1989

Police Ke Peechhe Police

Produced by Rajesh Khanna

1989

Ghar Ka Chiraag

Kumar

1989

Paap Ka Ant

Special Appearance

Special Appearance

1990

Swarg

Mr. Kumar

1990

Jai Shiv Shankar

Produced by Rajesh Khanna; Remake of Vartha

1990

Dushman

Special Appearance

1991

Ghar Parivar

1991

Rupaye Dus Karod

1991

Begunah

Jeevanlal “J.V.”

Remade as Mahanadi (film)

1994

Khudai

Raj Anand

Won the Best Actor Award at Russian Film Festival, Ujvegistan

1994

Birodh

Shatru dubbed and released in Bangladesh

1995

Kis Kaam Ke Yeh Rishte

1996

Sautela Bhai

Master Tulsiram

1999

Aa Ab Laut Chalen

Balraj Khanna

2001

Pyaar Zindagi Hai

Hridaynath

Remake of Aasai

2002

Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa

Siddharth

Supporting role

2006

Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love

Hamid

Special Appearance

2007

Om Shanti Om

Himself

His face used through graphics

2008

Wafa : A Deadly Love Story

Amritlal Chopra

2010

Do Dilon Ke Khel Mein

Joginder Singh

Supporting role

2012

Jaanleva Black Blood

CID

Yet to be released

2014

Riyasat

Saheb

Releasing on 18 July 2014

Producer :

Year – Film

  • 1985 – Alag Alag

  • 1989 – Police Ke Peeche Police

  • 1990 – Jai Shiv Shankar

Co-Producer :

Year – Film – Worldwide Gross

  • 1971 Mehboob Ki Mehndi : Rs. 2,80,00,000

  • 1974 Roti : Rs. 4,00,00,000

  • 1995 Barsaat : Rs. 19,25,00,000


Rajesh Khanna as Playback Singer :

Year – Song – Film – Co-Singer

  • 1967 “O Mere Sajna O Mere Balma” – Baharon Ke Sapne with Lata Mangeshkar.

  • 1969 “Baagon Mein Bahaar Hai” – Aradhana with Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar

  • 1970 “Nadiya Chale Chale Re Dhara” – Safar with Manna Dey

  • 1972 “Raina Beeti Jaaye” – Amar Prem with Lata Mangeshkar

  • 1972 “Rimjhim Rimjhim Dekho Baras Rahee Hai” – Shehzada with Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

  • 1972 “Naa Jaeeyo Naa Jaeeyo Chhod Ke Naa Jaiyo Meri Rani” – Shehzada with Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

  • 1973 “Haan To Main Kya” – Raja Rani with Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar

  • 1973 “Main To Kuchh Bhi Nahin” – Daag : A Poem of Love

  • 1974 “Ik Ajnabi Haseena Se Yun Mulaqat Ho Gayi” – Ajanabee with Kishore Kumar

  • 1974 “Ek Muamma Hai Samjh Ne Ka” – Prem Nagar with Kishore Kumar.


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RAJESH KHANNA : The untold story of India First Super Star

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Rajesh Khanna was on a roll. He monopolized almost all theatres throughout 1970 with a succession of hit films. This was turning out to be a grand year for him. His roles in Kati Patang, The Train and Aan Milo Sajna were greatly loved by his fans. His movies were not only commercial successes but also musical blockbusters. With Kati Patang, the trio of Rajesh Khanna, R.D. Burman and Kishore Kumar became an iconic partnership. Songs like ‘Yeh Shaam Mastani’, ‘Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai’ and ‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’ are signature Rajesh Khanna numbers. Yet again, he was able to outshine Asha Parekh in the heroine centric Kati Patang. He was the golden goose. His charm seemed to be affecting more and more people with every passing day. And the queue of producers lining up to sign him on only grew longer. One of the films he signed in this phase was Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand. Hrishikesh Mukherjee had talked to some other actors for the lead role in Anand, but ultimately he zeroed in on Rajesh Khanna. Being the disciplined film-maker that he was, Hrishikesh wanted to finish Anand very quickly. But Rajesh had no time even to read the script. He was working day and night like a machine. He was overworked and growing increasingly restless during shoots. He recounts in an interview later, ‘Nobody knows this, but Anand was shot during the busiest phase of my career. I was turning hysterical with work pressure. I got a sore throat telling everyone I couldn’t sign more new films, but nobody cared and nobody listened. … Now I had films by kilos and no dates. I was being criticized for being overworked, for being disorganized, for being greedy. I wasn’t any of these. My problem was that I didn’t know how to say “no”… The more fan letters I received the more confused I became. It’s strange, but the true struggle of an actor begins only after success. Because the expectations became too many. Under pressure, Rajesh resorted to having friends over every evening to join him for drinks. This helped him to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work. As the drinks flowed, the conversations and laughter deepened. They would take him back to his theatre days where many new ideas and plans had materialized in such sessions. He invited the best from the industry every evening and offered them the best of food and drinks. Even on outdoor shoots, these mehfils continued, with him being the magnanimous host. Senior journalist Bharathi S. Pradhan recalled that if you were his guest, you were served the best. At his parties Rajesh personally ensured that every plate was filled with piping hot food. According to Pradhan, ‘Once, while having dinner at his hotel suite, I was so busy talking that I didn’t notice that every time a fresh hot roti was brought in, Rajesh Khanna would quietly take the cold one from my plate and put it on his own, making sure that the garam rotis came to me. Honestly, I don’t know of any other superstar or even minor celebrity who could play host as wonderfully as Rajesh Khanna did.’ But these sessions were soon growing into an unhealthy habit. Rajesh started depending on them to counter his maddening work schedule. He was in constant need of companionship as his stardom increasingly kept him from living a regular life. These evening drinking sessions would go on generally till late in the night. Rajesh would compensate for them by sleeping till late the next morning and, therefore, he would reach his sets late. Across the country, millions of girls were ready to do anything to win Rajesh Khanna’s heart. But the superstar’s girlfriend was Anju Mahendroo. She had taken upon herself the duty to decorate  Aashirwad and spent most of her time there. She was almost like a live-in girlfriend, a concept that was considered quite bold for that era. The entire staff of Rajesh Khanna used to call her ‘memsaab‘. Prashant Roy recalls, ‘Anju memsaab used to look after the entire bungalow. If there was any party or function, it used to be under her supervision. Although Chaaiji wasn’t overtly fond of her. She was very modern… All of us at Aashirwad thought that sooner or later Kakaji would marry her and she would be our boss.’ Their personalities were as different as chalk and cheese. Rajesh was a shy person from a Punjabi family. Anju, on the other hand, was a New Age girl belonging to a modern family where women had an equal say in all the important decisions. In her family, women could pursue their dreams without any restrictions. But when people are falling in love, such matters are rarely discussed or given a second thought. As Rajesh’s success became more and more bewildering with each passing film, perhaps Anju was unhappy with the way her career was shaping up. But Rajesh Khanna never wanted his girlfriend to pursue a career in films. In his Punjabi family, the men would work and the women were essentially homemakers. He had similar expectations from his future life partner. He now believed that being a superstar he had everything, and therefore Anju need not work. Possibly, he could never understand that it was Anju’s dream too to make a successful career in films. This topic became a bone of contention between them. Rajesh being the big star he was could have easily facilitated Anju’s career as an actress. But this never happened. Instead, with regular disagreements on this issue, perhaps Rajesh Khanna began to fear that Anju wouldn’t abide by his wishes. These kinds of disagreements happened even before Khanna’s phenomenal success. A famous anecdote goes that during one such fight with Khanna, Anju happened to meet the famous cricket player Gary Sobers. Those were times when the West Indies was the best cricket team in the world and Gary its star cricketer. Gary and Anju started making public appearances at parties and cricket stadiums together. Anju was still grappling with her new feelings for Gary when something unexpected happened. Gary Sobers proposed to Anju with an engagement ring at a party in Calcutta. When the news reached Rajesh Khanna, he became hysterical. Anju returned to Bombay, and a loud argument broke out between the two. Anju remembers, ‘To tell you the truth, at that time I was in a relationship with Kaka. We had a fight over something and then I had an affair with Gary. But it doesn’t mean that I disliked Gary. I don’t know what would have happened if Rajesh Khanna hadn’t come back in my life. I called up Gary from Kaka’s home and broke off the engagement.’ Rajesh Khanna had distanced himself from the world. But then around this time, came an offer from the famous advertising agency Lowe Lintas. This was an ad for Havells fans, with a novel concept. Rajesh had never worked in ad films even in his heyday, so there was little chance of doing it now at a junction when he had given up on life and cut himself off. The well-known ad-film-maker and director of the awardwinning movie Paa, R. Balki, came on board to direct the ad. Balki strongly felt that there was no other person who could match the profile of Khanna to suit the concept they had in mind. The storyboard of the ad film was shared with Khanna. It was about a man who was surrounded by a huge fan following and ended with the star reminiscing about his glory days with the punch line: ‘My “fans” can never leave me’, with a special emphasis on the word ‘fans’ as a pun with an obvious reference to the Havells fans in the background. For the shoot they needed a huge stadium and the organizers had been able to book this in Bangalore. Surprisingly, Rajesh Khanna agreed to do the ad. Against all odds and against medical advice, Rajesh confirmed his availability and willingness to travel to Bangalore. Rajesh Khanna went fully prepared and had taken along a hairstylist and helper boy. Director R. Balki reached Bangalore the same night. Post dinner they sat down to discuss the script. It was decided that Khanna would use his trademark mannerisms to the chorus of the famous song ‘Yeh Shaam Mastani’ (from his movie Kati Patang) playing like an anthem in the background. Rajesh Khanna loved the idea. In a way the ad film was a salute to Rajesh Khanna’s magical superstardom. It very movingly took the viewers down memory lane when Rajesh Khanna was the uncrowned king of the film industry, and ended with the superstar stating what he always believed – that his fans would never leave him. Khanna very sportingly took the tongue-in-cheek humour in the right spirit. Before leaving for his room a limping Khanna showed Balki his famous walk that was to be used in the film. Seeing his courage Balki just said, ‘Hats off to him.’ Limping from a fracture injury, not being able to stand up straight and constantly fighting cancer with every ounce of remaining energy, the ghost of a superstar was preparing for his last shoot in Bangalore’s stadium with the same enthusiasm as he had for perhaps his first shoot. What was it about the city that almost called out to him? The next day was the shooting. Khanna came to his vanity van and got ready, put on make-up and donned a tuxedo with a white collared shirt and bow. The shoot was to take place inside the stadium and his vanity van was parked at the gates. As it was difficult for him to walk, he traveled the distance on a wheelchair.


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Rembering Kaka : Sharmila Tagore pens foreword on india’s first ever super star

 

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Rajesh Khanna with Sujit Kumar, Uttam Kumar, Shakti Samanta and RD Burman

(Photos: HT Archives; Harper Collin)


 

The last time I met Rajesh Khanna was at an event in Kolkata. I was late and the dignitaries were already assembled on the stage. As I hurried to join them, a khadi-clad man with longish hair stood up and extended me an elaborate greeting. With my focus on the audience, I put him down as a politician. And then I heard him say ‘Hi’ and saw him smile.

 

With a shock I realized that this was Kaka. He was very thin but his eyes twinkled and his smile hadn’t lost any of that old Rajesh Khanna magic. For someone who had been a close witness to his stardom, it was heartbreaking to see him so frail. It was on the sets of Aradhana that I first met Rajesh Khanna. He had just been discovered by the United Producers Combine of which Shakti Samanta was a member. Samanta was planning a big film with Shammi Kapoor but since he didn’t have his dates, he thought of making a small film with me and his new find.

Aradhana turned out to be a colossal hit, and for Rajesh Khanna there was no looking back. Those were the days of star pair craze and Sharmila Tagore-Rajesh Khanna became the newest addition. It was arguably the most popular on-screen partnership of the era, and one of the most successful partnerships in Hindi cinema ever.

Rajesh Khanna is remembered primarily as a romantic actor. He had a vulnerable, lost air about him that made women of all ages feel very protective. As a friend used to say, he made the old feel young and the young, frantic.

Also read: Rajesh Khanna was the greatest actor ever: Dimple Kapadia

I remember there were these long queues of women from nine to ninety outside the studios where we worked. Some garlanded his car, some married his photograph, and others sent letters written in blood. The hysteria was unprecedented.

Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in Aavishkar (1974) (Photos: HT Archives; Harper Collins)

In films like Safar and Anand, he went beyond his romantic image. His sensitive portrayal of a man struggling against an unrelenting destiny with enduring humour and courage, will always be counted as amongst the finest. Although there have been better actors in India and in Hindi cinema than Rajesh Khanna, somehow these roles seemed custom-made for him and one felt nobody could have done them better.

There is nothing more difficult in Hindi cinema than ‘acting’ in a song, and film students can learn a lot by observing him lip-sync ‘Chingari koi bhadke’ in Amar Prem, a full six minutes in the confined space of a boat on the River Hooghly. How beautifully understated he is and how effectively he communicates the turmoil and the contradictions of his situation.

He probably didn’t have the attributes that are normally associated with a hero; what he had was a disarming smile, youthful energy, an innate sense of drama and a well-modulated voice which he used to his fullest advantage.

Dialogues such as ‘I hate tears, Pushpa’ (Amar Prem), ‘Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahin, Babumoshai’ (Anand), ‘Main marne se pehle marna nahin chahta’ (Safar) have been absorbed in our everyday spoken language.

Head slightly tilted, nodding on cue, and a voice guaranteed to wreak havoc in a female heart, he delivered some of the most cherished lines ever in Hindi cinema. He starred in fifteen consecutive hits, a record that still stands. The ‘guru’ shirt, his unbranded fashion statement, became a rage across class and gender. Undoubtedly, he was everyone’s hero – and he was a phenomenon. But all this adulation came to an abrupt halt.

Also read: The 1 a.m. call from Rajesh Khanna

The tidal wave of the Rajesh Khanna craze receded as suddenly as it had begun. And like any elemental disaster, it left a scarred Kaka in its wake. One minute everyone was swooning over him, and another moment they had turned away. This too was a phenomenon. How could it happen?

Rajesh Khanna with Asrani and Nirupa Roy in Anurodh (Photos: HT Archives; Harper Collins)

Perhaps the question is best left to film scholars to answer rather than a friend. Rajesh Khanna was a man of contradictions and complexities. I have seen him being very generous with his friends and colleagues, showering them with expensive gifts. Sometimes he even bought them a house. But, in return, he expected far too much which ended up putting a strain on the relationship.

But what affected me personally was his habit of coming late to work. I went to the studios at 8 a.m. and wanted to be back with my family by 8 p.m. But this was impossible since Kaka never arrived before 12 for a 9 a.m. shift. And we could never finish on time. As a result, the entire unit would pressurise me to work overtime and complete the schedule.

This became the norm and since I had many films with Kaka, I found myself in a quandary. So, I opted to work with other actors more and more despite the fact that our pairing had been so successful. Probably even Kaka felt it was not such a good idea to have so many films with one actress- one runs the risk of becoming stale. Whatever it was, we found ourselves working together in less and less films. And I must confess it was a huge relief.

Like his friendships, Kaka didn’t nurture his stardom and allowed it to slip from his grasp. He failed to notice that the audience was changing, and that the roles he had been doing were becoming less and less relevant. Kaka either couldn’t or didn’t reinvent himself to remain contemporary, so much so that he became almost a caricature of himself and people began to mock him.

I am glad that at last there is a book on Rajesh Khanna. If ever a Hindi cinema star deserved a book, it is surely he. It is one of life’s ironies that while other contemporaries of Kaka, Amitabh Bachchan in particular, continued to go from strength to strength, Kaka was rendered inconsequential.

Also read: Superstar Rajesh Khanna breaks millions of hearts, says goodbye

Over the last decade or so, songs from his films have been immensely popular on radio and TV channels which thrive on the music of that era. However, the rediscovery of these songs, while connecting R.D. Burman and Kishore Kumar to a new generation, somehow failed to do the same for Kaka. I am happy Gautam Chintamani corrects this aberration. It is refreshing that he concentrates on the cinema of Rajesh Khanna and does not delve into personal issues which seem to be the rage these days.

Rajesh Khanna presenting the Filmfare award to producer Gulshan Rai (Photos: HT Archives; Harper Collins)

In the process, the reader discovers the romance of the time and what it meant to be Rajesh Khanna. I am sure this book would have made Kaka happy and I wish he was here to enjoy it. It is infinitely sad that it took that final advertisement of Havells fans and his subsequent death to reinstate him in popular discourse.

It is apt what Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri says in his book Icons from Bollywood (Penguin Books India): unlike bigger icons and stars, ‘Rajesh Khanna’s claim to greatness basically lies in his achievements over a period of barely three years. There have been actors in the limelight for longer durations, more talented artistes who have shaped opinion and have continued to be talked about across generations. None of these hold true for Rajesh Khanna … But on the strength of those three years, 1969 to 1972, he will always find a place in any discussion on Hindi cinema. For, in those years, he was Hindi mainstream cinema.’

I don’t think there’s another actor who can make the same claim on posterity. More than four decades after Aradhana, and over thirty years after his last hit, the consensus is that there has never been and never will be anything to remotely match the appeal of this man at his peak. It is only right that now we have a book which celebrates Rajesh Khanna, India’s first-ever superstar.

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Sharmila Tagore – Divas of Super Star Rajesh Khanna

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Super Star Rajesh Khanna, also called the ‘King of Romance’ worked with many popular Bollywood actresses in his career. Here is a glimpse of his on screen chemistry with Sharmila Tagore. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore worked in many films together. Their chemistry in the song ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ set the screen on fire. ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Aradhana’, ‘Chhoti Bahu’, ‘Daag’ and ‘Safar’ are some of their popular films together. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in a still from the movie ‘Amar Prem’. His dialogue from the film ‘Pushpa I hate tears’, became very popular. Aradhana – 1969 : The film Aaradhna with Sharmila Tagore where he played a dual role as a father first and then the son gave him instant stardom; plummeting his career to great heights. Amar Prem – 1971 : In Bibhutibhushan Bandhopadhyay’s Amar Prem, Rajesh Khanna was seen alongside Sharmila Tagore again playing an unhappily married businessman who falls for a courtesan Pushpa. It is in this film that the clichéd dialogue appears where Khanna tells Sharmila Tagore “Pushpa, I hate tears”. During the shooting of Amar Prem the the director had to cancel a boat sequence with Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, fearing that the Howrah Bridge would collapse if all his fans gathered over there. Sharmila Tagore shared how his superstardom was to be seen to be believed. She claimed that no one has seen success the way Rajesh Khanna did. He is no doubt the first superstar of the industry whose euphoria is yet to be matched by anyone even today. She said that wherever she went with him, there will be queues of people waiting to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon called Rajesh Khanna.

Rajesh Khanna – Original Super Star of Indian Cinema

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Date of Birth 29 December 1942, Amritsar, Punjab, British India (now India)

Date of Death 18 July 2012, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Birth Name Jatin Chunnilal Khanna
Nicknames Kaka
RK
Shehzada
The Original King of Romance
Pasha of Passion
First Indian Superstar
Height 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

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Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits – (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.Rajesh entered Hindi films in the year 1965 when he began shooting for Raaz and did 180 films – 163 feature films and 17 short films. By 2011, he held record for maximum number of films as the solo lead hero and least number of multi star cast films in Hindi Cinema. Of the 163 films – 106 were solo hero films and 22 were multi star films and 29 films had him in special effective guest appearances(though only 97 solo and 20 two hero films only released and 11 unreleased from 1966 till 2013).He ranked first and won the United Producers All India Contest held in 1965 by beating 10000 candidates and the prize of it was acting in films Akhri Khat and Raaz. He first tasted success as an actor with 3 consecutive hit films like Aakhri Khat,Raaz and Aurat.His first brush with super-stardom was when outburst from his fans forced the director to change the story of Baharaon Ke Sapne’s ending from a tragic one to a happy one after 1 week of its release. Though Baharaon Ke Sapne was average in some centers it was declared flop in most places. In 1969 Rajesh Khanna achieved super-stardom with Shakti Samantha’s ‘Aradhana” (1969).He became the craze of the nation, and critics across India started calling him the First Superstar of both Indian Cinema (No. 1 Actor) and Hindi Films and remained so alone as the Superstar for 7 years (1969-1976) and had to share the status with Amitabh from 1977-1991 till he left films to join politics in 1991.He overtook his predecessors Dev-Dilip-Raj, Shammi Kapoor,Rajendra Kumar in terms of extreme popularity with audience and critics, quality of performances, variety of roles and films by doing quickly 47 films from 1966-75 which included 36 Golden Jubilee Hits(21 of the 36 were platinum) and 4 silver silver jubilee hits and only 7 flops in 9 years. He also made the world record of having 17 successive super-hits in 3 years from 1969-71 which included 15 consecutive solo super-hit films and 2 two hero films namely Andaz and Maryada. The main difference between him and his predecessors,successors, contemporaries was that Khanna’s films ran successfully in whole of India and not just Hindi speaking areas and he did films of every genre simultaneously and has more critically acclaimed films to his credit than all other Hindi Actors of every generation. He stands out even by selection of his films as he regularly did both offbeat alternate cinema along with commercial potboiler films and had success in both.He introduced intelligent cinema to the masses with ease. Those 15 consecutive hit solo lead hero films from 1969-71 were Aradhana, Doli, Bandhan, Ittefaq, Do Raaste, Khamoshi, Safar, The Train, Kati Patang, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Dushmun, Anand and Haathi Mere Saathi. His next release Maalik flopped ending thereby the record.

Anju Mahendru was his girl friend in 1968-1972, the then aspiring actress but they had breakup in 1972 when Anju was not ready for marriage while Khanan wanted to marry her, and Khanna married his fan Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, 8 months before Dimple’s debut film Bobby released in theaters.

Khanna’s pairing with Mumtaz always produced much success as they had all of their 8 films together as major platinum jubilee hits.His films with Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh and Zeenat Aman was a favorite with audiences too in 70’s.

From 1976 onwards till 1978, he had 5 box office hits as lead hero(2 silver jubilee hits, 2 platinum hits, 1 average hit), 3 hits in guest appearances, 1 flop in guest appearance and 8 films of him as the main lead flopped unexpectedly although his performances and the film’s music were praised by critics and thereby 76-78 is considered his bad phase.

K.Balaji wanted to establish himself in Hindi film industry as a producer and thereby wanted to remake his Tamil film Sivaji Ganeshan starer Dheepam in Hindi. At a time when Khanna’s films were not working at the box office, Khanna got this film out of the blue and went on to become a big hit. Khanna bounced back with twin success of Amardeep and Prem Bandhan then again started giving many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including 35 Golden Jubilee Hits(includes 25 platinum) and 14 SJH starting from 1979 till 1991 and had 9 average hits from 1976-1996. In the 80’s his films opposite Tina Munim, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Poonam Dhillon were big hits.

He produced three films and co-produced 4 films. He had total 105 box office hits(91 as lead hero and 14 in guest appearance) from 1966-1991.He left film industry in 1991 and entered politics by joining the Congress Party in 1991 and became a member of parliament. Khanna was awarded Filmfare Special award in 1991 for having starred in 101 films as the solo lead hero(92 solo film released till 1992 and includes 7 unreleased solos and Anuraag) and having done just 21 two hero films(only 19 released till 1991) but having appeared in 153 films in short span of 25 years between 1966-1991. Has won most number of All India Critics Award for Best Actor for a record 7 times and was nominated for same 10 times.He holds record for being the actor to win maximum BJFA awards for Best Actor – 4 and was nominated the most for it – 25 times.He is still adored and fondly remembered by the masses. Songs from his films adorn the lips of youth and adolescents. He was the first mega-star and has left behind a storehouse of the finest moments in film history.

Jatin Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits – (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Known as the most versatile of all actors who later regionally were given superstar status in media. In his on screen career, he has convincingly carried off a variety of roles without the aid of complicated costumes or make up. In fact, some of his most popular roles have required him to play two contrasting characters in a single movie and he used to work in 2 movies in the same day for most of the time in his career especially from 1969-1991, with each film having him in completely different characters. He had no prior connections in the industry and he made it all by his lonesome self. Khanna despite his reclusive ways came across as someone, the fans can identify with. His co actors (male and female) described him as the perfect gentleman, honest, bold, generous and grounded but an introvert. He was revered by fellow actors.

When Jatin took an interest in acting, his rich foster father disapproved, however, Jatin persisted and won first prize in the Filmfare Talent Contest where he was chosen in final eight from among 10000 contestants who participated in the 1965.His uncle K.K.Talwar advised him to replace his first name from Jatin to Rajesh while entering in contest. The contest gave him his debut film Raaz. But his first release was off-beat ‘Aakhri Khat’ opposite Indrani Mukherjee.

He married Dimple Kapadia in 1973. Subsequently he became the father of Twinkle, born in 1974 on the same date as he himself, who would later become actress in her own right. His second daughter, Rinke, was born on 29 June 1977, and also became an actress.

Rajesh was the sole Superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema from 1969-1976 but had a bad phase from 1976-78 and so has to share Superstar of Hindi Films status with Amitabh from 1977-1991. Khanna acted as the main lead hero from 1966 to 1991 till the time he joined politics in 1991 and gave 105 box office hits from 1966-1996.In the period 1976-78 Khanna continued to act in 5 box office hits as lead hero, 3 hits in guest appearance and had 8 flops as lead hero. Of the 9 flops – 7 were critically acclaimed movies from 1976-78. Violent movies, along with multi star films became popular in this period from 1976-78 and due to emergency declared in India are analyzed as reason for failure of those films. Khanna tasted success at box office again from 1979 beginning with twin success of Amardeep and Prem Bandhan in the year 1979 and then continued to have hits till 1991. Due to being constantly paired up opposite Khanna, Tina Munim fell in love with Khanna after Khanna had separated from Dimple in 1984. Tina and Khanna were the top most romantic pair in the eighties. Tina decided to discontinue her film career in 1987, when Khanna rejected her proposal for marriage as he continued to love Dimple and cared for his children. Relation between Dimple and Khanna blossomed by 1990 and they even did a film together Jai Shiv Shankar and always went to parties, functions as a couple from 1990-2012.

Rajesh decided to join politics in 1991 and was elected Member of Parliament from 1992 through to 1996 representing New Delhi as his constituency. He also starred in 3 movies during this period. He continued to appear on the tinsel screen as the central character in few films post 1996 like Sautela Bhai, Wafa, Pyar Ki Zindgi.

Rajesh played the main lead in two serials ‘Ittefaqe’ and ‘Apne Paraye’ on television during 2001-02, Bhabhimaa and in Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi in 2008-09.

He has won Filmfare Best Actor Awards for 3 times and was nominated for 14 times. Has also won Filmfare Award for effective special appearance for Anuraag in 1973 and Filmfare special award in 1991 for his record of maximum solo hero films till 1991- 101 in 25 years(includes 7 unreleased solos and Anurag till 1991).Has won most number of All India Critics Award for Best Actor for a record 7 times and was nominated for same 10 times.He holds record for being the actor to win maximum BJFA awards for Best Actor – 4 and was nominated the most for it – 25 times.

Dimple Kapadia (1973 – 18 July 2012) (his death) (2 children)

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Father of actresses Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna. Became a grandfather when Twinkle gave birth to a son, Araav in 2002 and then again in 2004 when Rinke gave birth to a daughter.

He was adopted by his rich parents who were relatives of biological parents.

Was a Member of the Indian Parliament representing the New Delhi constituency from 1992-1996. He has campaigned for Congress Party at the insistence of Rajiv Gandhi and gave election speeches supporting Congress since 1984 and continued to do so till January 2012. He came close to defeating L.K. Advani in Delhi elections in 1991 but lost by 1589 votes after-which he stood at the counting station saying cheating has taken place and controversy erupted and Advani had to vacate the constituency. Rajesh then got elected in by-elections defeating BJP leader by 25000 votes at the same constituency.

Enjoyed a godlike status in the period 1969-1976 with female fans writing letters in blood to him that is for eight years. His fans used to kiss the dust unsettled by the tires of his car and females used to apply the mud along the path through which Khanna walked as the sin-door on their forehead.Girls even married his photographs and elderly women prayed to gods if he fell ill. The hysteria was unique and unseen before Khanna came into the film industry & has not been repeated by any other actor.

Jeetendra and Rajesh Khanna studied as batch-mates in same school St. Sebastian Goan High School in Girgaum and but Rajesh went to Kishinchand Chellaram College for college. and Jeetendra went to Siddhant College.Khanna encouraged actor Jeetendra to go into movies and even taught Jeetendra how to by heart and deliver lines when Jeetendra went for his first film audition for Geet Gata Patharone. Later after Rajesh Khanna became superstar since 1969, Jeetendra and Rajesh acted in 3 hit commercial films- Dharm Kanta, Nishaan, Maqsad. Also Jeetendra made guest appearance in Rajesh’s home production Roti and also in Begunnah.

Father-in-law of superstar Akshay Kumar.

He was a life member of International Film And Television Research Centre and International Film And Television Club Of Asian Academy Of Film And Television.
Known as the first Superstar of Hindi Cinema since 1969 after release of Aradhana and known as the only Hindi film hero with maximum solo hero films since 1987. He is know as Pehnomenon for giving 17 Consecutive Golden Jubilee Hits from Aradhana to Haathi Mere Saathi which includes 15 consecutive solo hit films and 2 multi-star-cast films Andaz and Marayada.

Holds record for most number of win for Best actor award in Bengal Film Journalist Association Awards (4 awards) and most number of nominations in BFJA awards (25 nominations) for Best Actor. He has won Filmfare Best Actor Awards for 3 times and was nominated for 14 times. Has also won Filmfare Award for effective special appearance for Anuraag in 1973 and Filmfare special award in 1991 for his record of maximum solo hero films till 1991- 101 in 25 years.Has won most number of All India Critics Award for Best Actor for a record 7 times and was nominated for this award 10 times.

The pair Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz holds the record for being the only romantic on screen pair in both Indian and Hindi Cinema to have had 100% success ratio at the box office. Rajesh Khanna has 8 successive platinum jubilee blockbusters opposite Mumtaz and all of them were critically acclaimed.

Used to sit for music sessions with the music directors and singers for the films with him in lead role. He used to select the tune best suited for the film and used to give suggestions to the music directors.

Supported R.D.Burman in the period 1985-94 when many of producers had started avoiding RD and ensured producers of his films take R.D.Burman as the music director for his film. Even after death of Kishore Kumar, he worked with R.D.Burman till R.D’s death(from Baharaon Ke Sapne in 1967 to Sautela Bhai in 1996). Similarly Khanna backed Kishore Kumar, during Kishore’s lean phase as playback singer and insisted to producers and composers to make Kishore sing songs in his films from 1969-72 which helped Kishore resurrect his singing career and offers for him to sing in films across genres and for other actors-directors kept increasing from 1971-1987. Kishore worked with Rajesh from 1969 till 1987.

Kishore Kumar and R.D.Burman were Rajesh Khanna’s closest friends in the film industry. He always insisted on having Anand Bakshi as the lyricist of the songs in his films.

Highest paid Indian actor in 1969-1987 and shared the highest paid actor tag with Amitabh in 1980-1987 period.

Khanna has done 180 films in 47 years from 1966-2012 before his death. Of them 163 are feature films as an actor and 17 short films. His 106 solo hero films includes 97 released solo hero films and 9 unreleased solo hero films. His 22 multi-star films includes 2 unreleased.

The Punjabi film Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun in 1976, starring Dara Singh as the lead hero, had Khanna in special appearance for a Qawalli song and the film turned out to be the biggest box office hit of 1976 in Punjabi films and biggest gross ever.

Had 36 Golden Jubliee hits in short span of 1967-1975 of which 22 were platinum jubilee hits. In 1976-1978 his only Golden Jubliee Hits were Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Anurodh, Chhailla Babu and of them Anurodh and Chailla Babu became platinum jubilee hit and his guest appearances in Hatayara and Ginny Aur Jhonny became silver jubilee hits and Karm became a average hit. In 1979-1996 he had 35 more Golden Jubliee hits, of which 25 became platinum jubilee hits and in addition had 14 silver jubilee hits and 9 average hits.

Record Holder of 74 Golden Jubilee Hits (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee Hits) and 22 Silver Jubilee Hits from 1967-1991 and 9 average hits from 1976-1996.

Aakhri Khat, Rajesh Khanna’s first ever released film, was selected for the Oscars in the best foreign language entry in 1967 and was a box office hit in 1966.

Only Indian actor with minimum average of 2 films releasing every year for 25 years continuously as the Main Lead Hero from 1969-1991. Has 6 releases as main lead hero in the years 1970 and 1974, 5 each in 1969, 1980 and 1983, 7 in 1971, 1984 and 1986, 9 in 1972 ,8 in 1977, 4 each in the years 1981, 1982 and 1987, 3 each in 1967,1973,1976, 1978, 1979 and 1991 and a record of 11 releases as the main lead hero in 1985.

Had eight hits in the year 1985 from the 11 films with him as the lead hero which were Hum Dono, Babu, Zamana, Masterji, Akhir Kyun, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Durgaa and Bewafai.

He was first choice for Mr. India but Khanna declined it telling the director that invisibility factor was the real hero and that actor of his stature was not needed, so it was better to use a newcomer.

Only Hindi actor with the highest number of films as the solo lead hero – 106 and lowest multi star movies – 22. This figure 106 includes 97 released solo hero films and 9 unreleased solo hero films till 2013. Riyasat is his 106th solo hero film and 97th released solo hero film.

Had a minimum of one super-hit film every year from 1967-1991. Rajesh had a minimum of 2 super-hits every year from 1969-1977 and from 1979-1987 and in the years 1989 and 1991.

82 of the 127 films with Khanna as the lead protagonist (of them 117 released and 11 unreleased) were critically acclaimed films with ratings above 4 stars out of 5 by film reviewers of various newspapers unanimously .

Had a minimum of 3 platinum jubilee hits among the films released each year from 1969-74 and 1980-86 where each of those 3 films ran for at-least 75 weeks successfully.

Of the 74 Golden Jubilee Hits he had from 1966-1991, 48 were platinum Jubilee Hits which ran more than 75 weeks in each theater across India.

He received the tag of Superstar,from critics across India immediately after his performance was noticed in Aradhana. After making the record of 17 consecutive Golden Jubuliee Hits from 1969-1971 which includes 15 solo super-hit films at the box office and includes 2 multi-star films – Andaz and Marayada from 1969-1971, he was given the tag of Phenomenon.

First Indian hero who had fans from Spain, California and Europe coming over to India to meet him during the period 1969-91. Before his debut, fans of Hindi film stars were limited to Hindi speaking areas of India like Maharasthra, Punjab, and few northern states and Pakistan and their films did not run in southern and north eastern India and did not have much market in other western states. His contemporary heroes and their films were not popular in non-Hindi speaking areas especially in South India, Bengal and north-eastern states and did not run in these areas with exception of Sholay.

Khanna made an exception by charging only half his market rate in films directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee as Mukherjee’s films were low budget films.

Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore were the ‘Cerebral Pair’ of Hindi Cinema.as the duo introduced intelligent cinema into mainstream film and had all their 9 films as a pair as critically acclaimed. Their 7 critically acclaimed hits include Aradhana, Safar, Choti Bahu, Amar Prem, Raja Rani, Daag, Aavishkaar: whereas Maalik and Tyaag though critically acclaimed were flops.

Rajesh Khanna gave 91 box office hits in the period 1966-2012 of the 128 films he appeared in as the main lead protagonist in the period 1966-2012. 0f these 128 films – 117 released and 11 unreleased. Of these 117 released films – 91 box office hits and 26 were flops.

Rajesh Khanna starred in Souten, which was the first ever film of any country to be shot in Mauritius. The film was platinum Jubilee hit across India, Asia and Mauritius too.

First ever Hindi Film Hero whose films ran for more than 50 weeks and some even 75 and 100 weeks across theaters even in non-Hindi speaking areas – 4 states of South India and north eastern Indian states and ran in , Gujrat, Punjab, Rajasthan and other northern sates as well and in other Asian countries in the period 1969-1987. No other Hindi star after him and before him has had their films running in southern and north eastern states this successfully.

All of his 5 released films as the main lead hero in 1969 were box office hits and similarly 6 films in 1970 and 7 films in 1971. This is a world record with 17 consecutive box-office hits, which includes 15 successive solo super-hits and 2 multi-star cast film Andaz and Marayada.

Rajesh Khanna starred in Aradhana which was the first Hindi film to celebrate 100 week run in theaters in non Hindi speaking areas – Madras, Trivandrum, Hyderbad, Banglore and other big cities of the southern Indian states and also in north eastern Indian states of present day Assam,Manipur and others and even in rural areas of central India. Others films of Rajesh to complete 100 week run even in these places were Kati Patang, Sachaa Jhutha, Haathi Mera Saathi, Amar Prem ,Aap Ki Kasam, Roti, Prem Kahani, Kudrat, Rajput, Avtaar, Souten, Maqsad and Hum Dono. Only Non RK film to have run in these areas in this way was Sholay alone.

His biological parents were Lala Hira Nand Khanna and Chandrani Khanna. His foster parents were Chunnilal Khanna and Lellawati Khanna. His foster father ran Chunnilal Khanna and Company in Thakurdwar, Charni road from 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.His biological father worked as a headmaster in MC School in Burewala, Pakistan and so had an ancestral house named ‘Khanna Haveli’ in Burewala, district Vehari, Province of Punjab, Pakistan from 1920’s. Rajesh Khanna was born at his mother’s hometown in Amritsar. Rajesh Khanna’s parents’s hometown was Amritsar, where they shifted back in 1948 immediately after Partition leaving the Burewala ancestral house.

He was called Kaka, since childhood, which meant Baby faced Boy in Punjabi. He was called this name by his parents since his childhood and later by his wife, his school and college friends and by his friends in the film industry.

His jackets and suits of different types in Prem Nagar, Hum Dono, Redrose and Dhanwan were very popular style statements in 70’s and 80’s. The Guru Kurta, which was once only worn by poor farmers on festivals and humble politicians, came into fashion when Rajesh Khanna started wearing it. The Kurta continues to be in vogue both among young men and women from the 1966 till date. The trend of wearing sunglasses became fashionable from 1971 in India due to the way he wore it in Andaz. The use of musical lighter increased after release of Ittefaq, Dhaka topi after Aradhana,over sized sunglasses after Andaz and use of mandarin collared, colorful, guru kurtas became a fashion since Haathi Mere Saathi released. The use of brass band drums, horns, clarinets for weddings increased and the song Meri Pyari Behnaiya was always played in Indian Baraats since release of Sachca Jhuta in 1970 and continues till date and Jacquard print pants, ruby red velvet vest and blazer, clunky rings, showy glares became a party wear in fancy parties after Apna Desh released.

Was a student of K. C. College from 1961-1963 and was actively involved in stage shows and intercollegiate dramas.

Asha Parekh was paired with Khanna in ‘Bahraon Ke Sapne’ in 1967 when she was a bigger star at that point of time and this film was the pair’s first film together. After Khanna became a Superstar in 1969, the pair did 3 hit films – Aan Milo Sajna, Kati Patang and Dharm Aur Kanoon.

Did his first two years of Bachelor of Arts at Wadia College in Pune, India from 1959 to 1961.

Has all his 4 box-office super-hits of the 4 films he did opposite each of the heroines – Asha Parekh, Reena Roy, Padmini Kolhapuri, Sridevi. Had 5 hits of 5 films he did each opposite Rekha and Jaya Prada. 3 hits of 3 films each with both Nanda and Rakhee. He had all 7 of his films with Shabana Azmi as hits. With Mumtaz all his 8 films were platinum jubilee hits.Had 11 hits of 15 films he did opposite Hema Malini. Has 7 hits of 9 films with Sharmila Tagore.Had 5 hits of 6 films he did with Smita Patil. He worked in 6 films with Poonam – 4 were hits, 1 unreleased, 1 flop.

Rajesh Khanna was paid for various films in the range of above 10 lacs in 1970, then 20-27 lakhs in 1974-77 later 30-57 lakhs in 1978-1982 and 50-70 lakhs from 1981-1989. No other lead actor was paid a higher salary in this period. Pran’s salary was in the range of 10-20 lakhs, depending on his role in 1970-1982. Pran was the highest paid supporting actor in Hindi film industry. So producers shied away from casting them together in a single project of Rajesh as solo lead hero from 1971-1982. Aurat and Maryada were multi-star-cast films.

Rajesh Khanna was the first choice for playing the male lead in the films – Paraya Dhan, Amanush, Savera, Meri Aawaz Suno, Palay Khan, Aaj Ki Awaaz, Aankh Micholi, Resham Ki Dori, Anand Ashram and Jheel Ke Us Paar but due to date issues had to back out and producers had to replace with another actor.

Rajesh Khanna personally considered his best performances were in Aradhana, Dushman, Anand, Amar Prem, Avishkar, Roti, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajnabee, Prem Nagar, Prem Kahani, Chakravyuha, Amardeep, Red Rose, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Avtaar, Awaaz , Babu, Hum Dono and Anokha Rishta. Among multi-star films he did, his favorites are Ashanti, Rajput, Maqsad, Dharm Aur Kanoon and Zamana.

Khanna considered Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari and Geeta Bali as his idols, His inspirations include, Dilip Kumar’s dedication and intensity, Raj Kapoor’s spontaneity, Dev Anand’s style and Shammi Kapoor’s rhythm. His other favorite actors were Ashok Kumar, Pran, Balraj Sahni, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran aka MGR, Gregory Peck, Tyrone Power and Jeffrey Hunter.

Southern film industry referred Rajesh Khanna as Sivaji Ganeshan of Hindi film Industry.

Rajesh Khanna considered Kamal Hassan to be the only Indian actor after himself, to be doing variety of roles in Indian Cinema continuously from the start of his career and considered Kamal to be as versatile as himself. None of Rajesh’s contemporaries accepted variety of roles from 70’s till 90’s as they either respective career did 80% movies of a particular genre – like only romantic( like Shammi, Rajendra Kumar in 1959-1971 period, Dev Anand ,Rishi Kapoor in their career of initial 25 years) or did only angry young man action or formula based mas-ala ( like Dharmendra, Amitabh, Jeetendra, Mithun, Anil Kapoor did for major part of their career) films. Admired the southern heroes Mamooty and Mohanlal as well and considered none from Hindi films after 1992 to be really versatile while doing more than 2 films in a year.

India’s First Actor to be given Superstar Status is Rajesh. The second person to be called Superstar was Amitabh Bachchan and Khanna alone reigned as Superstar from 1969-1976 and Big B shared the Superstar status with Kaka from 1977-1991.

Khanna’s favorite songs were sung by Kishore Kumar pictured on him are Kal Tak Main Akela Tha from Bhola Bhala, Joshe Jawani Tauba Re Tauba from Hum Dono, Bye Bye Miss Goodnight from Prem Nagar, Mere Sang Sang from Rajput, Chala Jata Hun from Mere Jeevan Saathi, Ek Ajnabee from Ajanbee, Main Babu Chailla from Chhialla Babu, Lehron Ki Tarah from Nishaan, Dil Kya Chahe and Tera Ghar from Oonche Log,Aisa Rangeen Sama from Aanchal, Ruk Meri Jaan from Bundalbaaz, Mere Diwanepan Ki from Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Zindagi K a Safar from Safar, Zindagi Ek Safar from Andaz, Zindagi Ke Safar from Aap Ki Kasam,2 solo songs from Mehbooba, 3 solos each from films Roti, Kati Patang, Amar Prem ,Bhola Bhala and Jaanwar and all 4 solos from Anurodh .

Mohan Kumar wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna for Amir Garib in 1974 but Khanna said Mohan would have to wait for 1 more year if he wants him.So Mohan made Amir Garib with Devanand and later Mohan could get Khanna’s dates only 9 years later for Avtaar. Later Mohan directed Amirt in 1987 with Khanna.

Had eight hits in the year 1985 from the 11 films with him as the lead hero which were Hum Dono, Babu, Zamana, Masterji, Akhir Kyun, Insaaf Main Karoonga as Golden Jubilee hits and Durgaa and Bewafai being average grossers.

Though the 1966 box office hit Akhri Khat was his first release as the lead hero, his debut film is Raaz. In the very first film Raaz for which he shot, he was given a double role and his performance was critically acclaimed and Raaz was a box office hit.

Rajesh Khanna had 11 double role films. The first film for which he began shooting was Raaz, where he had a double role. His other films where he had double role were Aradhana, Sachcha Jhuta , Kudrat , Dard, Dharm Aur Kanoon, Hum Dono, Humshakal, Mahachor , Mehbooba and Bhola Bhala .

The last song recorded by Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna was Mera Geet Adura Hai, recorded in August 1987. Kishore Kumar was the director of the film Mamta Ki Chaon Mein and this song picturised on Khanna as riding a horse was directed by Kishore himself in September 1987. Kishore died in October 1987, but later Amit Kumar completed the film with help from Rajesh Khanna and it was released in 1989.

Tere Mere Pyar Ka Nata Aisa Hai – This was the last song released of the combination of Kishore Kumar singing for Rajesh Khanna. It was recorded by Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna in August 1987 but the shooting of film Begunaah started only in 1989 and got completed by 1990 and was released in 1991 and became another solo hit film of Khanna.

Rajesh Khanna was diagnosed with cancer in September 2011 but he asked his family to not disclose this to media and friends and was discharged after treatment in October 2011. He lost 30 kilograms between September 2011-May 2012 and looked from Jan 2012 as thin as he was in his debut film Raaz in 1967. He even campaigned for Congress for Jan 2012 elections in Punjab and gave election speeches expressing his support for Congress in Jan 2012. He came at Apsara Awards 2012 accept award for his contribution to Indian Cinema in Jan 2012. In April he was admitted for the 2nd time in hospital but went on to shoot the Advertisement directed by Balki in April 2012 immediately after being discharged from hospital and none of the Balki’s crew members or Balki or the media were aware that Khanna had cancer – which was the real cause for him loosing weight drastically and appearing very weak.

Kashmir was like a second home to Rajesh and he was fond of getting at-least one song from his films shot at Kashmir and would insist about this to directors . Shooting of songs from his 15 films – Aan Milo Sajna, Roti, Aap Ki Kasam, Chhailla Babu, Bundalbaaz, Prem Bandhan, Dard ,Avtaar, Asha Jyoti, Awaaz, Alag Alag, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Awara Baap, Bewafai and Adhikar took place in Kashmir. Amarnath temple appears in both Aap Ki Kasam and Avtaar. Aradhana and Anurodh were shot in Darjeeling in Sikkim, Raaz and Aakhri Khat in Kulu Manali and Kudrat in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and Karm was extensively shot in Rishikesh and the school scenes of Karm show campus of Hampton Court School of Mussorie in Dehradun district in Uttarkand and also the Mohkampur area of the Doon valley . Ghar Ka Chirag was shot in Wynberg Allen school in Mussorie. ‘Daag’ was the first film to be shot in Chail Palace in Shimla and Kati Patang made Nainital’s Bhimtal Lake and Naini Lake in Uttarakhand and also Kandala a famous tourist destination. Mehbooba was shot at Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens and Haathi Mere Saathi across Ooty, Nungambakkam and Madras. Joroo ka Ghulam ‘s certain scenes were shot in Bombay right on Carter Road and near National College Bandra and even in Aakhri Khat – places like Mahim (St. Michael’s church), and Sitla Devi Temple, Mahim Creek are shown.First Indian film ever to be shot at Mauritius was Souten and first film of Rajesh shot abroad was Ashiq Hun Baharon Ka in 1977 in Switzerland.

Rajesh underwent chemotherapy sessions in Jan-Feb 2012 and apart from family, only few from film industry like Reena Roy, Mumtaz, Rakhee were allowed by Khanna in the period Jan-July 2012, when his health began deteriorating, to know that he had cancer and he allowed them to meet him at his home. Khanna asked his family members the very first time he was admitted in hospital in Sep 2011, that the real cause of his illness should not be told to media and film industry. Media and rest of film-industry came to know only on day of his death that he was having cancer and media was of opinion that he was critically ill so was losing weight since October 2011, but were not sure of the reason for illness. He appeared very thin when he attended Apsara Awards 2012 in Jan 2012 but his voice was energetic as usual. He even campaigned for INC and gave election speeches in Jan 2012 in Punjab asking people to support Congress always. He appeared weaker in the advertisement he shot in April 2012.

Rajesh Khanna started accepting unconventional roles right from his age of 23 in 1966 and even after getting Superstar status at age of 26 continued to do variety of roles as the hero till age of 50 in 1991.No other star in Hindi films other than Khanna have after acquiring success at young age accepted such under-hero unconventional roles, as others preferred to do romantic films or over the top characters and action films while being in age bracket of 26-45. Only other Hindi actors to do this was Sanjeev Kumar from his age of 30 in 1968 with Sangharsh and then Ranbir Kapoor who began accepting unconventional roles from age of 27 in 2009 (but Ranbir after Rocket Singh,Wake Up Sid did many romantic roles and every movie of his that followed had kissing scenes including Rockstar, Barfi, Rajneeti and Ranbir was called a superstar from age 30 when Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani happened). Other Indian actors who did unconventional roles from their age of below 30 other than Khanna were Sivaji Ganesan, MGR and Kamal Hasan.

First Indian hero to do a double role in his debut film Raaz in 1966.

After he won the Filmfare-United Producers Contest, beating 10000 contestants, he was given his first break by G.P.Sippy in the film Raaz and was given a double role.The female winner of the contest was Fardia Jalal and male runner up was Vinod Mehra and female runner up was Leena Chandravarkar.

Rajesh has played varied roles as the lead hero in his career like – pop-singer, dacoit, thief, air-force pilot, painter, artist, religious person, atheist, college student, army officer, inspector, commissioner of police, advocate, judge, paper seller, postman, pa-than, florist, Christian, arrogant man, woman hater, a psychopath, a rapist, a mental patient, a truck driver, innocent man, school teacher, soldier, defense personnel, hospital patient, don, smuggler, farmer, villager, rickshaw-puller, corrupt politician, medical student, doctor, cameraman, family patriarch, retired man, unemployed youth, a playboy, industrialist, stable lad, captain, CID, NRI, convict ,fisher-man, an insurance agent, blind person, story writer, prince of estate, road-singer, radio-singer, juggler, a laborer, gardener, advertising executive, a model, illiterate man.Rajesh holds the record for maximum different characters done by a Hindi film hero.

Rajesh was first admitted to hospital in October 2011, after which he lost weight and looked as thin as he was in his debut film Raaz in 1967 from Nov 2012 onwards. His voice remained energetic even in his appearance in Jan 26,2012 at Apsara Awards 2012, where he received an award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. He was hospitalized again in April 2012 for 2 days but, immediately after being discharged, he shot an advertisement directed by R.Balki. He appeared even more weaker in the Ad, but did not disclose the reason for his weakness to the media. On 22nd June Rajesh became aware that medications are not working on him but chose to come outside his bungalow to wave at his fans as reports of him having stopped taking food had spread in media.From the 2nd week of July, he stopped having food and began losing his voice. He was again hospitalized on 15 July, but Khanna asked to be discharged and expressed that he would like to die at his home. He died on 18 July 2012 at 11am.

Rajesh Khanna funeral saw one of the largest turnovers in the country as it was attended by 9 lakh people on 19 July 2012 with fans from all over India and some even from California, Spain, Australia, Singapore landed in the morning of 19th July . For first time in 21st century for any actor’s death day, funeral day and prayer meeting held on 4th day – all 3 occasions were extensively covered by media. This kind of respect was earlier seen only in cases of funeral of Kishore, Rafi and MGR.

After the success of Aradhana, Rajesh Khanna had declared that he had only wanted Kishore Kumar as his voice. As Rajesh Khanna was the ruling icon at the time, the producers had no choice but to agree to his request. Following in his footsteps, it wasn’t long before other artists of the film fraternity started to have the same request – they wanted Kishore Kumar to sing their songs. This was a turbulent moment in Rafi Saheb’s career especially from 1969-1976. Rafi kept getting offers but got very less songs to sing and very few songs from 1969-1976 became popular.Rafi’s songs on Rajesh Khanna were big hits. Rafi’s big stage comeback happened only in 1977 when RD gave Rafi the song – Chand Mera Dil for him to sing.

Rajesh Khanna’s favorite Kishore Lata Duets from his films are Kora Kagaz Tha from Aradhana, Acchha Toh Hum from Aan Milo Sajna, Chupke Se Dil De from Maryada, Kehdo Kehdo from Sachcha Jhuta, Kajra Lagake from Apna Desh, Karvatein Badalte and Paas Nahi Aana from Aap Ki Kasam, Gore Rang Pe from Roti, Chal Dariya Mein and Prem Kahani Mein from Prem Kahani, Hum Dono and Bheegi Bheegi from Ajanabee, Main Tumse Pyar Karti Hun from Mahachor, Iam in Love from Ashiq Hun Baharaon Ka, Hum Tum Tum Hum from Tyaag, Jhuk Gayi Aankhen from Bhola Bhala, Bas Meri Ja Bas from Aanchal, Sang Mere Nikle The Sajan from Phir Wohi Raat, Main Tere Pyar Me Pagal from Prem Bandhan, Chandni Raat Mein from Dil-E-Nadan, Shayad Meri Shaadi from Souten, Bulbul Mujhe Bata from Masterji and Kuch Humko from Alag Alag.

Rajesh Khanna’s favorite 22 Kishore Asha Duets from his films are Mera Chain Khoya Hua Hai from Joroo Ka Ghulam, Satra Baras KI Chokariya from Ajanbee, Tandi Hawaone Gorika from Prem Nagar, Yaar Dil Dar Mujhe Paisa from Chhailla Babu, Kore Kagaz Pe Likhwa Le from Tyaag, Maine Dekha Tujhe from Karm, Humko Nikaloge Gharse and Kal Raat Sadak Pe Ek from Chhailla Babu, Shaadi Karne Se from Chakravyuha, Pyar Ka Wada from Fiffty Fiffty, Mere Hosh Lelo and Arey Bhago Arey Dhaudo from Bandish, Paise Ka Kajal from Aanchal, Kiski Sadayen from Redrose, Pyar Ka Dard Hai from Dard, Dil Se Dil Ki Baat Hogayi from Dharm Aur Qanoon , Zindagi Sau Baras Ki from Awaaz, Tukur Tukur Dekha Karun from Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtaar, Ek Baat Hai Humse from Zamana, Phool Jahan Wahan from Naya Kadam, Jab Tanhai Mein Do Badan from Masterji and Sunle Zameen Aasman from Hum Dono.

Rajesh as lead hero had 2 hits each in the years 1967, 1989 5 hits each in years 1969, 1974 and 1983, 6 hits in 1970, 1982 and 1986, 7 in 1971 and 1984, 8 hits in 1972 and 1985, 1 in 1966, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1990 and 1996, 3 hits each in 1973, 1977, 1979, 1987 and 1991, 4 hits each in 1980 and 1981. Rajesh had total of 105 box-office hits which includes 14 films with Khanna in guest appearances like Bangaru Babu, Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Disco Dancer, Guddi, Hatyara, Sundar Satarkara, Ginny Aur Jhonny, Naseeb, Main Tera Dushman, Muqabla, Suraag of 153 Hindi films from 1966-1991. Of the 128 films with Rajesh as main lead hero – 11 are unreleased and 117 released till 2013. Of these 128 films, 91 were box-office hits Khanna had as the lead hero which excludes all the above 14 guest appearances.

Rajesh Khanna drove MG Magnette Mark IV , MG Midgit Sports Cars and MG MGA Roadster 1600 model in late 1950’s and in 1960’s which his father had bought . After his debut purchased a 1967 model red Toyota Corona. After he became a superstar, his first car from his earnings were Standard Herald’s white car bought in 1971 and after his marriage bought two-door Chevrolet Impala Convertible model in 1973 followed by a Lotus Elan Sport car (this is a limited edition car with only 25 cars made in the world) in 1978 after he became a father of 2 girls. Rajesh later owned Mercedes Benz 220 Diesel from 1980 and also bought BMW car in 1991. Later in 2007, bought metal blue color Mercedes Benz 220 and used it till he died. Rajesh Khanna gifted a BMW to his younger daughter Rinke from the money he got from his TV commercial of Havells fans in May 2012.

Rajesh Khanna won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award for a record 7 times – for Anand(1971), Amar Prem(1972), Ajanabee(1974), Kudrat(1981), Avtaar(1983), Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar(1984) and Amrit(1986) and was nominated for Prem Kahani(1975), Chakravyuha(1978), Amardeep(1979).

Rajesh Khanna was nominated for Best Actor award at Bengal Film Journalist Association for a record 25 times , which is the highest for any actor at this award function. Khanna was nominated for his performances in Ittefaq, Safar, Anand, Dushman, Bawarchi, Namak Haram, Aap Ki Kasam, Roti, Prem Kahani, Mehbooba, Anurodh, Chakravyuha, Amardeep, Aanchal, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Avtaar, Souten, Awaaz, Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avatar, Hum Dono, Babu, Amrit, Ankha Rishta and Awam. He won it 4 times again most by any actor at BFJA awards – for Anand, Bawarchi, Namak Haram and Amrit.

Other than the songs sung by Kishore-Lata-Asha in his various films, Rajesh was also extremely fond of the song Sochta Hun Ke from Raaz sung by Rafi-Krishna Kalle, the S.P.B-Asha duet from Masterji – Yeh Kya Hua, Suresh Wadkar-Asha duet Yeh Hawayien Sard from Nasihat, the Suresh Wadkar-Usha Mangeshkar duet – Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki from Disco Dancer, Mahinder Kapoor-Asha duet songs like Teri Aankhon Mein Dhundli Maine from Awam, Chalo Bulawa Aya Hai from Avtaar,Muqabla Hai Muqabla from Muqabla and also the Kishore-Anuradha Pudwal song Tere Payal Ki Jhankar from Asha Jyot, O Meri Pehle Se Tung Thi Choli from Souten and duet song of Kishore-Salma Agha Tu Mera Kya Lage from Oonche Log and Amit Kumar-Lata duet Dushman Na Kare from Akhir Kyun.He also loved the solo song sung by Mahinder Kapoor – Aa Jao Aa Bhi Jao for him in Bandhan, Papa Mere Papa sung by Mohammad Aziz from Ghar Ka Chirag,Yeh Kismat Hai Kya sung by Amit Kumar from Ghar Ka Chirag and the duet song Aaj Ki Duniya Main Beta of Kishore Kumar and Suresh Wadkar in Papi Pet Ka Sawal and the solo song Ek Baras Mein Ek Baar Hi from Insaaf Main Karoonga sung by Bappi Lahiri.He also loved Manna Dey songs for him Zindagi kaisi hai paheli (Anand, 1971), Tum bin jeewan kaisa jeewan and Bhor Aaye Gaya Andhera (Bawarchi, 1972), Nadiya Chale Re” (song sung with Rajesh), Hasne ki chah ne kitna mujhe (Avishkaar, 1973) and Gori tori paijaniya (Mehbooba, 1976) and songs sung by Anwar like Teri Ankhon Ki Chahat Mein, Humse Kya Bhool Hui from Janta Hawaldar and song by Mohammad Aziz like Ek Andhera Lakh Sitare.

Rajesh’s most favorite duets sung by Rafi-Lata from his films are Mujhse Bhala Yeh Kajal from The Train and Itna Toh Yaad Hai Mujhe from Mehboob Ki Mehendi – both being his most favorites followed by Kaheko Bhulaya from Humshakal, Baghaon Mein Bahar Hai from Aradhana, Nagma Hamre from Bundalbaaz, title duet song of Aan Milo Sajna, Chupgaye Sare from Do Raaste, Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat from Sachhca Jhoota.Yeh Jo Chiman Hai from Mehboob Ki Mehendi again. Rajesh is fond of Rafi Asha duets like Gunguna Rahe Hai from Aradhana, Woh Nazar Leke from Suraag and Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga from Dharam Kanta.

Rajesh Khanna started accepting unconventional roles right from his age of 23 in 1966 and even after getting Superstar status at age of 26 continued to do variety of roles as the hero till age of 50 in 1991. No other star in Hindi films other than Khanna have after acquiring success at young age accepted such under-hero unconventional roles, as others preferred to do romantic films or over the top characters and action films while being in age bracket of 27-45.Only other Hindi actors to do this was Ranbir Kapoor who began accepting unconventional roles from age of 27 in 2009 (but Ranbir’s every next film had kissing scenes like Rockstar,Rajneeti,Barfi etc and Ranbir was called a superstar only from age 30 when Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani happened whereas Rajesh Khanna never had kissing scenes in his films from 1966 with exception being Alag Alag in 1985) and Sanjeev Kumar from age of 30. Other Indian actors who did this were Sivaji Ganesan, MGR and Kamal Hasan.

Rajesh hated the term Bollywood and continued to use the word Hindi Film Industry. Often used the term Hindi motion pictures instead of words like Hindi flicks. Said in an interview Bollywood is a term used only from late 1990’s and all the classics from 1940-1985 are part of Hindi Film Industry.

Only Indian actor in Hindi films , who after becoming a superstar, has had an average of 4.5 films releasing as the main lead hero every-year for 22 years. Khanna had 101 films as main lead hero, after getting super-star status, from 1969-1991 in 22 years (excluding all guest appearances for less than 7 minutes and Disco Dancer and excluding his 4 films released before 1969 and if Anuraag is added as well). All other actors including Amitabh(from 1970-1999 as hero), Jeetendra, Dharmedra, Aamir, Sharukh, Salman, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan have lesser than average of 4.5 films releasing every-year continuously after they becoming a famous star.(Rajesh’s did 128 films as lead hero from 1966-2013 – but 117 films in lead role were released from 1966-2013 and 11 films with him in lead role remain unreleased).

Rajesh Khanna’s ‘permanent’ choice for a room for hotel stay was at the Chola Sheraton in 1970-1991 period whenever he came to Tamil Nadu for any occasion. He would have for his breakfast hot idlis and coffee prepared at the New Woodlands hotel.
Rajesh Khanna’s movie Haathi Mere Saathi – which was shown at the Royal cinema at Maxwell Road in Penang state in Malaysia for first time in 1972 which holds the record for being the longest-running movie ever shown in local cinemas in Malaysia.

Rajesh Khanna was brought up in Saraswati Niwas, which was built by landlady Varsha Josji’s grandfather in 1940’s in Thakurdwar near Girgaon and Rajesh continued to own the 3BHK home till 2000, when he decided to sell the flat to Hiral Thakkar.

Rajesh Khanna’s 1978 film Bhola Bhala recovered its cost within 8 weeks of its release and was a hit and ran for 15-20 weeks but since it did not complete a 25 week run at box-office it was not publicized as a hit in 1978 and critics came down heavily on the film for one sole reason that Rajesh Khanna’s second character as a villain in the film did not have voice of Khanna but instead was dubbed by some-one else. So producer V.Gopalkrishna and distributors smartly got film released in rural areas and north-eastern and central India to make the film a hit whereas the film flopped in city areas.
Though Rajesh Khanna is known as the Prince of Romance for his realistic presentation of romance, he has done only 23 full length films and each of them handled different subjects of romance. Khanna starred in very few romance dramas Aradhana, Kati Patang, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Amar Prem, Mere Jeevan Saathi , Daag, Aap Ki Kasam, Prem Nagar, Prem Kahani, Mehbooba, Anurodh, Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, Palkon Ki Chaon Mein, Prem Bandhan, Kudrat, Fiffty Fiffty, Dil-E-Nadaan, Souten, Asha Jyoti, Bewafai, Alag Alag, Oonche Log and Anokha Rishta. Unlike doing run of the mill romantic comedy like Aamir-Salman-SRK did in 1990’s to 2006 or like that of Rishi Kapoor’s career from 1973-1999 or Imran Khan after 2010, Rajesh did not do all films in romantic genre, Other Rajesh Khanna’s films belonged to different genres but always had romance just as an constant element in the film.

In many of the Rajesh Khanna’s films between 1967 to 1974 – the heroine’s name would appear ahead of his in the credit titles, as a mark of respect for the woman – especially when actresses junior to him – Sharmila Tagore (in Aradhana and Amar Prem alone), Mumtaz (in Dushman and Aaina alone) and those senior to him like Nanda, Mala Sinha, Sadhana, Asha Parekh, Padmini were given credits first before Rajesh Khanna’s name was displayed in the on-screen credits as mark of respect for them being seniors to him. Rajesh even in 1980’s asked no credits be mentioned in films Durgaa and asked Smita Patil be credited first in Angaray.

When Rajesh Khanna was shooting in Nainital for Kati Patang in 1970, the boots around Naini Lake were moored for 3 days. There were thousands of people thronging the shooting that even the police had a tough time controlling them. Kati Patang was amongst one of the first movies to be shot in Nainital and the film’s popularity put the hill station on the tourist map. When Rajesh Khanna returned to Nainital after 33 years to shoot for ‘Jaana’, old women and collegians alike thronged him again and he was floored by the reception he got.

97 films with Rajesh Khanna as the solo-lead hero released between 1966-2013.He had overtaken Dev Anand’s tally of 88 solo hero films in 1988. By the time Rajesh last film Released in 2013, he had done 106 solo hero films though only 97 solo hero films were released from 1966 till 2013(and other 11 either unreleased or unfinished). His contemporaries Dharmendra had 85 solo hero films from 1960 till 2006, Jeetendra did 92 from 1965 till 1997, Shashi Kapoor did 61 solo hero films from 1961-1986, Vinod Khanna did 48 solo hero films from 1971-2007 and Amitabh had done only 42 solo hero films from 1971-2013. Rajesh Khanna’s title as the hero with most title role was intact from 1987-2013 and is yet to be broken.

It was Dev Anand who held record for being the only actor with most number of solo hero Hindi films starting from 1957 – when Dev already had 40 solo hero films and by 1985 he had 88 solo hero films, which was the maximum by a Hindi hero. Rajesh Khanna broke Dev Anand’s record in 1988 as by start of the year 1988, Rajesh Khanna became the only Hindi hero with maximum solo hero films (ie. film where whole film revolves around his character and others support his character) with 91 released solo hero films by 1988 and 6 unreleased solo hero films by 1988 making his total solo hero films to 97. Rajesh Khanna’s record of most solo hero Hindi films increased from 91 released solo hero films to 97 by 2013. Rajesh Khanna’s bears the name of Hindi hero with maximum solo hero films since 1988 till 2013 and is yet to be broken.As of 2013, Rajesh Khanna has done 97 released solo hero films and 9 more unreleased solo hero films.

The attire that Rajesh Khanna donned as hero were trend-setting. No high designers or labels or ramp shows or promos were used, The Rajesh Khanna hair-cuts of Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kudrat and Anurodh, safari-suit/Safari Jacket from Mere Jeevan Saathi, Tuxedos in Baharoan Ke Sapne and Prem Nagar, Tracksuits in Bewafai and Maqsad , Morning dress in Karm, Guru-kurta pyjama in Anand, dhoti-kurta of Amar Prem, pin-striped suits in Hum Dono, polo-neck sweaters with muffler in Andaz., Leisure suit in Roti and Chhailla Babu, Shiny White And White Stripe Ton in Prem Nagar, Pink suit in Ajnabee, Jacket lapel in Ajanabee , Mehbooba and Aap Ki Kasam, Western business attire in Prem Bandhan and Amardeep , Drape suits in Kudrat, Dhanwan, Double breasted Suits in Prem Nagar,Souten and Sherwanis in Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Rajput , Fiffty Fiffty became famous fashion statements in India with the release of these specific films.Rajesh Khanna famously set the above fashion trends, be it his unique hairstyle, his bell-bottom trousers, his safari suits, his style of wearing belt on shirts, or his famous short kurta.

Rajesh formed a great team with Singer Kishore Kumar and Music Director R D Burman and together they have given such songs which are immensely popular even today.Pancham composed music for 40 films of Rajesh Khanna and Kishore sang in 91 films for Khanna. The RD-Kishore- Rajesh Khanna combination worked in 32 films. Rajesh enjoyed a great personal and professional relationship with composers Laximikant Pyarelal who composed music for 26 films with Khanna as the lead hero.
Rajesh has done female-oriented films, which had him as the lead hero but in secondary role to that of heroine as well – beginning with Aurat and Aradhana and after becoming a superstar, continued to be part of such films regularly -Maryada, Aaina, Durgaa, Akhir Kyun, Angaaray, Sitapur Ki Geeta. In all most all his films, where he was the main lead hero and female lead’s role was secondary in the films even there the role of the female character was never trivial or that of just running around trees, but had strong characters as seen in Amar Prem, Avishkaar, Ajanabee, Dushman, Aap Ki Kasam, Tyaag, Dard, Aanchal, Anokha Rishta etc.

Rajesh Khanna performed double role or dual roles in 11 films – his debut film Raaz, Aradhana, Sachcha Jhuta, Humshakal, Mahachor, Mehbooba, Bhola Bhala, Kudrat, Dard, Dharm Aur Qanoon and Hum Dono.

Regular character actors in solo hero films of Rajesh were Ashok Kumar, Madan Puri, Asrani, Bindu, Prem Chopra, A.K.Hangal, Sujith Kumar, Roopesh Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Dina Pathak right from early 1970’s to 1991 and Shafi Inamdar(from 1986-90).
The film Bobby was actually made to pay the debts incurred due to failure of Mera Naam Joker. By Raj Kapoor and Raj wanted to make a love story with Rajesh Khanna in the lead and he did not have money to cast superstar Rajesh Khanna in the film. So Raj decided to cast Rishi Kapoor in the the lead and converted the story Bobby into a teen love story and thus Rishi made his debut as an adult actor by default.

Rajesh Khanna’s comic timing was appreciated in films like Joru Ka Ghulam, Dil Daulat Duniya, Bhola Bhala, Bawarchi and Hum Dono.

Actors like Ashok Kumar(in 11 films), Raj Kapoor(Naukri), Amol Palekar(in Aanchal) Sanjeev Kumar(Aap Ki Kasam), Amitabh(Anand & Namak Haram), Shashi Kapoor(in Prem Kahani & Alag Alag), Vinod Khanna(in 5 films Aan Milo Sajna, Sachcha Jhoota, Prem Kahani, Kudrat, Rajput), Vinod Mehra(in 4 films – Amar Prem, Anurodh, Amardeep, Dharm Aur Qanoon and Rajesh appeared in guest appearance in Anurrag, Naya Bakra)have played supporting roles in the solo lead hero films of Rajesh Khanna where story revolved around character played by Rajesh only.

Rajesh’s favorite songs sung by Mukesh for him are the 2 solos – Maine Tere Liye and Kahin Door Jab from Anand, the Mukesh duet with Lata – Haan Toh Main Kya from Raja Rani, Dil Sambhale Sambhalta Nahin from Raaz and Phool Ahista Pheko from Prem Kahani, solo song Jis Gali Main from Kati Patang,Zuban Pe Dard from Maryada,Bina Badra Ke Bijuria from Bandhan.

Rajesh Khanna has done art films like Aavishkaar, Akhiri Khat, Maalik, Dushmun, Khudai and Parallel Cinema/ Offbeat films like Khamoshi,Safar, Anand, Bawarchi, Amar Prem, Anuraag , Namak Haraam, Aaina, Naukri, experimental films/ coming of age Cinema like Aaina, Palkaon Ki Chaon Mein, Anokha Rishta , Chakravyuha, Pyaar Zindagi Hai song-less thriller Ittefaq, and played negative character in Redrose, Dhanwan and also impactive films with social message based on different topics like Aurat, Do Raaste, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Roti, Kudrat, Aanchal, Souten ,Avtaar, Naya Kadam, Awaaz, Babu, Aakhir Kyon?, Amrit, Adhikar.

Rajesh Khanna has also played as the hero whose character belongs to lower castes in films like Bandhan, Roti, Prem Bandhan, Aanchal, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar and also played Muslim in Mehboob Ki Mehendi and played a Chirstain in Anokha Rishta.

In the movie Shatru in 1986 – Rajesh Khanna asked director to put in opening credits the lines – “Inspired from Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s crusade against Red-tap-ism and corruption – the greatest enemy of country’s progress.” and these words appear in on-screen credits at the beginning of the film. Rajiv Gandhi, was fan of Rajesh Khanna since 1969 but became real life friends after 1984, when Rajiv watched Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar and Naya Kadam and asked Rajesh Khanna to campaign for Congress.
Many of films starring Rajesh Khanna were remade in Tamil with Sivaji Ganesan in the lead like Namak Haram was remade as Unakkaga Naan, Aradhana as Sivakamiyin Selvan, Dushman remade as Neethi, Avtaar as Vazhkai and similarly movies starring Sivaji in Tamil were remade in Hindi with Rajesh Khanna in lead like Tamil film Babu(1971) remade by original’s director as Babu(1985) in Hindi, Vasantha Maligai remade by same producer into Prem Nagar and Dheepam was made by its producer K.Balaji into Amardeep in Hindi. Director Jambhulingam who made Nam Naadu starring MGR, remade it in Hindi with Rajesh in the lead as Apna Desh, then MGR remade Hindi films of Rajesh Khanna into Tamil like Ninaithadhai Mudippavan was remake of Sachcha Jhuta, Haathi Mere Saathi into Nalla Neram, Humshakal into Oorukku Ozhaipavan and Jaishankar remade Dharm Aur Qanoon into Ezhudada Sattungal.

Saroja Devi once in an interview in 2012 said that many actors from Hindi films had come before Rajesh Khanna and many came even after him from Hindi film industry but none of them managed to create even a fraction of the impact that Rajesh Khanna had on South Indian audiences from 1969-1991. Many South Indians from 1969-1991 used to appreciate his movies, sing songs without knowing the full meaning of some, and his movies increased the desire in them to learn the language Hindi. Many South Indians were named Rajesh from 1969-1991 and are continued to be named so even today.

Rajesh Khanna featured among top 10 greatest Bollywood Stars from among all actors from 1913-2013 and Rajesh Khanna was ranked the 9th most popular Hindi Movie actor in a survey cum poll done in UK in 2013 conducted by a British Asian weekly daily Eastern Eye as it conducted its survey of ‘100 Greatest Bollywood Stars’ ever from 1913-2013. The survey was based on audience votes which came through social networking sites, box-office records, influence created through cinema and acclaim showered by critics.

Rajesh Khanna was highly influential as a major uniting factor during the prevalent turbulent North-South divide on the declaring Hindi as the national language and Southern state especially Madras opposing Hindi language and this issue existed in India between 1965-1985 but he was loved by the audiences from South very much that his films always did well there and had huge fan following. This clearly symbolized his charisma and significance as a true super-star of Indian Cinema. Infact many of his movies used to run for minimum of 100-150 days in the various cities of southern states of India and some of his films even completed golden and platinum jubilee.
Subhash Ghai had went with story of Kalicharan to NN Sippy and said he wanted to direct his first film. N.N.Sippy got ready to produce after few days but wanted to cast only Rajesh Khanna in the lead role of Kalicharan. Then only when N.N.Sippy confirmed with Rajesh Khanna that Rajesh did not have dates for the years 1976 and 1977, Sippy asked Subhash Ghai to go ahead with the script and direct Kaalicharan with Shatrughan Sinha in the lead.

As per India’s first online video service iStream.com, in Internet the most searched and watched movies of Rajesh Khanna based on an analysis of over 10000 views on iStream.com. are (in order top 15) Aradhana, Haathi Mere Saathi, Joru Ka Ghulam, Aavishkaar, Amar Prem, Namak Haram, Apna Desh, Mere Jeevan Saathi , Hum Dono , Amardeep, Dil Daulat Duniya, Naya Kadam, Kudrat, Red Rose, Anokha Rishta , Mehbooba, Aanchal, Prem Kahani, Ajanabee, Shatru.

Rajesh Khanna gifted to one of his fan named Vipin Oberoi a small amount of money and asked him to open an eatery in a particular area in Delhi in early 1990’s .Now since early 1990’s this eatery has become famous by the name ‘The Treat’. Khanna used to come to this outlet regularly when he visited Delhi and visited about 500 times till 2011 with other film-stars and politicians, mostly at night.

Many actors tended to copy Rajesh Khanna inimitable dance moves, body language and personality in 70’s and 80’s none succeeded . In the song Tera Husn Allah Allah from 5 Rifles, I.S.Johar made Rakesh Khanna do all Rajesh Khanna gimmicks and typical expressions in one single package. In the film Shub Din actors like Rajesh Lehar and Shahsi Kiran copied Rajesh Kahnna’s style. Even Mahendra Sadhu copied Rajesh in films like Madhosh(1974) Goonj and then Kiran Kumar in many films like Bhoola Bahtka,Jalte Badan, Abhi Toh Jee Le .

Has a sister named Kamla who is a dentist in UK.

Rajesh khanna famously set quite a few fashion trends, be it his unique hairstyle, his bell-bottom trousers, his safari suits, his style of wearing belt on shirts, or his famous short kurta.

Stardust, the famous magazine was launched in October 1971 with Rajesh Khanna on its cover. The cover story read – “Is Rajesh Khanna married ?”.

Rajesh Khanna received the Filmfare Best Actor trophy from Sharmila Tagore at the 18th Annual Filmfare Awards Function held at the Shanmukhananda Hall in Bombay on April 18, 1970, from Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in 1971 for Anand and from Hema Malini, at the 22nd Annual Filmfare Awards Function held in Bombay on March 30, 1975.

Rajesh Khanna had lots of interaction with students and staff of two of Mussoorie’s well-known schools namely Hampton Court and Wynberg Allen during the making of Karm in 1977 and Ghar Ka Chirag in 1989 respectively endeared him to them. There are a number of scenes in Karm which shows the lovely campus of Hampton Court School (CJM) and the Mohkampur area of the Doon valley (The railway crossing). Wynberg Allen school, one of the oldest institutions in the region, appeared in Rajesh Khanna’s 1989 film Ghar Ka Chiraag Karm was extensively shot in both Mussorie and Rsihikesh.
In the late 1961 when he was in KC college for his final year, he used to do lots of plays and during free time used to hung out on the pavement outside Churchgate’s once-trendy Gaylord restaurant. Girls would hang out from the balconies in the adjoining buildings to chat with the wannabe actor but the movie producers/merchants run away saying otherwise Khanna would pester them up. Khanna used to go up to any person belonging to film industry who used to visit Chruchgate area and start asking them to give him small junior artiste roles or supporting roles. He spoke Hindi fluently, displayed attitude and the Churchgate college girls would swoon that from certain angles he looked like Alain Delon. Music composers Shankar-Jaikishan who were regulars at the Gaylord disclosed in 1969 after Aradana became a hit that they had seen many times Rajesh Khanna in 1962-63 period in that hotel but they never had interacted with him.

The building in Thakurdwar, Girgaon, Mumbai, where Rajesh Khanna spent his childhood bore the name plate of his adoptive father, Shri Chunnilal Khanna till 2000 when Khanna sold the flat.

Besides Simple Kapadia, Rajesh Khanna had another sister in law – Reema Kapdia who did just one film as an actress. She appeared alongside Rakesh Roshan and Marc Zuber in Keshu Ramsay’s ‘Haveli’ (1985).

Baldev Pathak was the proprietor of ‘Srimaan Costumes’ at Churchgate and he designed the Guru Kurta and safari’s worn by Rajesh Khanna, which became a rage with the masses. People from as far as Kolkata used to come and buy clothes from him. He once sold about 2,000 Guru Kurtas after Rajesh Khanna wore it in one of his films. Baldev Pathak was husband of Dina Pathak and father of Ratna Pathak Shah & Supriya Pathak.

It is to the credit of Rajesh Khanna, that he very successfully balanced both sides of film media: commercial and art cinema in his career and always maintained his dignity and gravity as a refined, versatile and a very sober household actor-star in his career for 25 years from 1966-1991. Besides, he simultaneously worked with well established North Directors/Producers on the one hand like B. R. Chopra, Hrisikesh Mukherjee, Shakti Samanta, Vijay Anand and at the same time with totally new directors in their debut films like Ismail Shroff, Danny Denzongpa, Miraj, Rishi Kapoor and also with A grade Soutern directors and producers like K.Balaji, D.Rama Naidu, A.C Trilogcnader, A.Bhimsingh, C.V.Sridhar, Devar and also worked with the already famous directors in Southern Cinema world but new entrants in Hindi films in their debut Hindi films like K.Balachander, IV Sasi and Bharatiraja and also working with southern directors who were active in Hindi Cinema like S. S. Vasan, S.S.Balan, K.Raghavendra Rao, Dasari Narayan Rao.

During the 1980-81, Rajesh Khanna outstandingly characterized totally negative characters (without any extreme prosthetic make-up or light effects, but only with change in classic facial expressions) in two films: Red Rose and Dhanwan, in completely versatile manner and thereby established himself as a stalwart performer. Both these characters had a totally different outlook, style and he used to changed personality in a very graceful manner for both roles.

He regarded his best dialogs came in films like Amar Prem where he advices Sharmila, in Bawarchi where he interacts on various topics with family members, in Aradhana where he acts as if he is drunk to Sharmila, in Anagarey where he says why he disrespects his father, then in Namak Haram scene where he confronts Amitabh softly, in Roti where he says he wants to lead a normal life to Mumtaz and even to Pinchoo Kapoor, and the other famous dialogs come from Anand, Safar, Prem Nagar. Dhanwan, Dard, Amardeep,Avataar, Awaaz, Anokha Rishta, Shatru and Rupaye Dus Karod.

Joroo ka Ghulam ‘s certain scenes were shot in Bombay right on Carter Road and one scene was shot at his house Ashirwaad. His address in the movie was his house address ‘2 Carter Road’. They also show National College (Bandra) when Kaka goes in his car to fetch Nanda from her college in this film.

Aashirwad, Cater Road, Bandra. He stayed in this bungalow from 1970 till his death in 2012 [July 2012]

Rajesh Khanna was devotee of Shridi Sai Baba. He used to make frequent visits to the shrine since the 1980s. His last visit to Shirdi Temple was on 24th January 2011 when he was accompanied by his friend and co-star Zeenat Aman as well. He gave a speech there and it was recorded by some TV news channels and temple authorities.

Rajesh Khanna was good at playing drums and Gongo since his secondary school days. He had immense interest in music and that’s why music directors would sit with him while deciding on final tunes for his films. His only weakness was he never had learned dancing as he entered theatre by age of 10 and acted in films from age of 23. But he had a good interest in music so could give extremely nice effect while performing in songs such that viewer would feel Rajesh was himself feeling the words in lyrics and singing the song. He would move himself in exact synchronization with the music beat, sound from the musical instrument and mood of the song.

Many directors either remade their regional films in Hindi with Rajesh Khanna in the lead or remade Rajesh’s movies in their regional language. Director K.Balachander remade his own Tamil film Arangetram into Aaina and C.V.Sridhar remade his Illaimai Oonjal Aadigirathu into Dil E Nadan and producer of the original Chitti in Tamil remade it as Aurat, K.Ragavendra remade his own Telugu film Trishulam into Naya Kadam, director K. Bapaiah remade his own Telugu film Mundadugu into Maqsad, Bharatiraja remade his Siggappu Rojakal into Redrose, I.V.Sasi remade his own Malayalam directorial venture Kanamarayathu into Anokha Rishta and director Dasari Narayana Rao remade his Telugu films MLA Yedukondalu into Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtaar. Many of Rajesh’s movies were remade in Telugu as well like Avtaar was remade in Telugu as “O Thandri Teerpu” (1985) starring Murali Mohan and Jayasudha and NTR remade Roti into Neram Nadi Kadu Akalidi (1976) and ANR remade Daag into Vichitra Jeevitham and Aap Ki Kasam was remade into Edadugula Bandham (1985) starring Mohan Babu and Jayasudha and director Krishan-Panju remade Anuraag into Neela Malargal with Kamal Hasan and Sridevi.

It was Superstar Rajesh Khanna who asked Devar Films to make Jaanwar Aur Insaan with Shashi Kapoor as after Haathi Mere Saathi(1971). Khanna did not again, so soon, do a film with animals. Later Khanna recommended Shashi Kapoor for the lead role even in Mr. Romeo as he had done a musical love story Mere Jeevan Saathi already. For both the films – Jaanwar Aur Insaan and Mr.Romeo first choice was Rajesh Khanna.
Mrinal Sen wanted to direct Rajesh Khanna in his directorial ventures but due to Khanna’s schedule for various films, the films could never be made – they were the planned remakes of Bengali films of Mrinal Sen – like Padatik and Parashuram in Hindi which was to be made in late 70’s and another untitled thriller which was supposed to be made in 1986.

Kaka had a premonition since Feb 2011 that he would die by age 70. In 2012 when he died he was age 69.

Personal Quotes :

Interview in 2011 : 

 I have had a number of hits but my most memorable performances are in “Aradhana”, “, “Sachaa Jhutha”,”Dushman”, “Anand”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Amar Prem”, “Bawarchi”,”Avishkar”, “Roti”,”Aap Ki Kasam”, “Ajanabee”, “Prem Nagar”, “Prem Kahani”, “Naukri”,”Chakravyuha”, “Amardeep”, “Red Rose”, “Kudrat”, “Dhanwan”, “Avtaar”, “Awaaz” , “Babu”, “Hum Dono” , “Amrit” ,”Shatru” and “Anokha Rishta”. Other favorites include Bandhan, Ittefaq, Kati Patang, Dil Dault Duniya, Anuraag, Tyaag, Chhailla Babu, Mehbooba, Anurodh, Aanchal, Rajput, Ashanti, Souten, Awaaz, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Alag Alag, Zamana, Shatru, Awaam, Rupaye Dus Karod.

Interview in 2000 :

There are lack of good roles for actors like me in the films being made after 2000. I would love to do some off beat roles if I am offered. Today the reach of TV is much more than cinema today and one episode of my serial is likely to be watched by more people than a super-hit film. I have played almost all the roles in the planet from 1966-1991 non stop till I joined full time politics in 1991. I had appeared in around 150 feature films as an actor that too with 100 films as the main solo lead hero in short span of 25 years by 1991 and did just 21 multi hero films till 1991(9 unreleased till 1991) .Satisfied that gave 91 hits as lead hero and 14 in guest appearance from 1966-1996. So just for the sake of my fans I am doing Hindi TV Serials that too yes playing the central character and not side roles.

(2009) Once, Pancham and I were flying together to Delhi for the premiere of Baharon Ke Sapne. When the plane took off and started cruising, he started humming a catchy tune. The moment I heard it, I cajoled him to use it for one of my playback songs. Months later, we were at the sitting of Kati Patang and we just could not get the right tune for a particular song which had a waltz meter. That’s when, fortunately, I could recall the same tune that RD had sung at 32,000 feet. This melody, which was instantly approved by director Shaktida Samanta, was none other than ‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’.

(2008) All the 9 films I did as the main lead for Shakti Samanta as the director, excluding the ones where I had guest role, had memorable performance from me. I believe that was possible because we had the same tastes and shared a great rapport.Same goes the case with the 4 films I did with Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

(2009) RD and I were on a leisure visit to Shiva temple in Kashmir. After listening to the clanging of temple bells during the aarti, we came out and RD instantly hummed a devotional hook line with a folksy flavor. This time, he assured me that he would gift the melody to me. That vibrant duet-song was much later recorded as ‘Jai Jai Shiv Shankar’ from the movie Aap Ki Kasam.

[on versatility in 2011 interview] Versatility for me means acting in films of different genres, not repeating same characters and doing justice to the role one plays. Though I was tagged as a romantic icon I never succumbed to that pressure. By 2011, I have appeared in 163 Indian feature films. I played the lead protagonist in 128 films and of them 106 were solo hero films and 22 were multi star films (though 11 unreleased from 128).I could have played a romantic hero for 25 years as people tend to associate my name with romance or stuck to one genre but I chose right from the start to play variety of characters and romance was just an element in my films.
[when asked in 2006,about Filmfare awards] Though I gave many award worthy performances in my career I was not nominated for Best Actor in Filmfare many times. It was surprising to see me not even getting nominations for Best Actor at Filmfare for my performances especially in Safar, Aap Ki Kasam, Roti, Prem Kahani, Mehbooba, Anurodh, Tyaag, Chakravyuha, Naukri, Redrose, Dhanwan, Kudrat, Souten, Dharm Aur Qanoon , Hum Dono, Babu. Since no Filmfare function was conducted for 2 years I lost the chance to get nominated for Anokha Rishta, Amrit and Awam. Many of my fans till date regret the fact that at none of the award functions I was nominated for Best Actor in leading role especially for Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Tyaag, Naukri, Redrose,Rajput, Agar Tum Na Hote,Dharm Aur Qanoon Infact I should have won the Filmfare Best Actor award for Amar Prem. Bharati Raja expressed his surprise when his Tamil version got many awards but received no nominations for the same film in Hindi in any of the categories. Many below average performances of actors were nominated from 1979 onwards in Filmfare and it continues to happen even now. If an actor has 3 releases in a year and gives 1 classic and gives average performance in other two, even then the same actor got nominations for both the superlative performance in the classic and average performance in a bad film.That I think was unfair on me and my body of work.

[on award functions in 2011 interview]In 70’s & 80’s there were just 3 major award functions and in Filmfare, nominations for Best Actor was restricted to 3 in early 70’s and then to 5 in 80’s. Today you have more than 10 award functions honoring the films of the same year so your work does not get ignored. Its good that today your good performances are recognized and praised. But the issue today is many times even an average performance or even below average by a big star gets nominated for best actor based on his past laurels and that person even wins it at times. On a positive note if you have performed well its definitely gets noticed at functions but most of the times below average performance of a big star gets nominations. In my case it was drastically opposite – where I was not even nominated for many superlative award worthy performances in Filmfare in 1970’s and 1980’s. Only Bengal Journalist Film Awards and All India Critics Association used to recognize some of my good performances in leading role. There have been some of my performances which never got nominated in any of the award functions. Whereas from late 70’s certain other actors if they had 3 releases in year and have given 1 superlative performance and in other two year given below par or done over-acting, still they were nominated for these performances at Filmfare.I don’t care about awards as my biggest award and rewards are when my fans say they loved my performance and content of the film, irrespective of its box office result.

(1990)I had no problems about my wife working.But when i married Dimple, I wanted a mother for my children and didn’t want my children to be brought up by servants.And I had no idea of Dimple’s talent as Bobby was still not released.Besides if I knew at that moment that Bobby would prove her talent I wouldn’t have stooped her.To curb talent is cruel.By the time I saw Bobby our first daughter was already born.

(1990) We cannot be expected to sacrifice our lives for cinema.Its matter of our children’s lives.Today my children have grown up and Dimple is working in my film Jai Shiv Shankar. Dimple and I just developed misunderstandings so were separated for 6 years. I was not against her in acting in films but since I was too busy in films as I always had minimum of 4 films a year , people brainwashed her. We never divorced each other. Though we live separately our relation is sweet and we are there for each-other through out our lives.We continue to love each-other.

Salim-Javed and I had differences.They refused to give Deewar script to Yash Chopra because they wanted only Bachchan.So although Yash wanted me for Deewar in the lead, he had no choice.

[on being asked about his bad phase 1976-78] It saddened me when the good films with great performances by me and the whole cast, good music were flopping in the period 76-78.I remember the next day Balaji offered me Amardeep out of the blue.It gave me second lease to my career.Sohanlal Kanwar, Narinder Bedi, B.R.Chopra, Yash Chopra, Samanta, Shomu Mukherjee and many people from South India stood by me and backed me like producer D. Rama Naidu, C. Dhandayuthapani and directors like Devar, K. Bapaiah, C.V. Sridhar, K. Raghavendra Rao, A.C. Trilogchander and Narayana Rao Dasari.They kept saying commercial failure of those good films in 76-78 had nothing to do with me and I should not let negativity affect me. I am thankful for the scripts they offered me from 1979. I had 35 more Golden Jubliee hits, including 25 became platinum jubilee hits and in addition had 14 other silver jubilee hits and other 9 average hits from 1979-1996.It’s important that producers of my films should make their money and get returns from my film as I believe films must be economically viable projects but what gives me satisfaction is not box office success but when fans appreciate my performances and say the film was good.

(January 28,2012) When I was Congress MP from Delhi, I worked full time as a politician.I have been campaigning for Congress since 1984 till date. It was Rajiv Gandhi who had invited me back in 80’s for my suggestions. I have always stood by the party.Lot of speculations were made when I declined Congress high command’s offer in 2009 to contest elections from Amritsar.It was solely because of health reasons.I would never like to ditch my own people with hollow promises like other politicians. I am of the opinion that when you are not able to serve the masses then don’t make fake promises to them since these are the sins.

[on asked how flop affects him] Its plain bad luck that sweet films, completely different from each-other like Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Tyaag, Bundalbaaz, Naukri, Chakravyuha, Mehbooba had to be unsuccessful at the box office.All of them were good films but that time period (1976-78) was such that multi star films and masala ones were doing more well and not those films with different story ideas.I had 5 box office hits as lead hero ,3 hits in guest appearances and 9 box office flops which include 7 critically acclaimed in the period 76-78 in Hindi.I was not personally affected by it.I had reached a stage where hits flops did not affect me personally or my career. Had already shown my versatility within the period 1966-1975.I anyways from 1979-1996 had 35 more Golden Jubliee hits, of which 25 became platinum jubilee hits and in addition had 14 silver jubilee hits and 9 average hits. I always wished that my producers and distributors should get sufficient returns to run their houses. But what gives me immense satisfaction is when irrespective of box office result of that film during its release, when people watch it later-on and say – This film was really nice, it had a great message and I acted well.

Am really fortunate that I got author backed title lead roles through out my career. Even the 11 double role films I did are completely different from each other.My start in industry was unconventional – got to do double-role for a debut film, Raaz.Aradhana was my second double role and I did another 9 dual character films. Sachcha Jhuta was about same looking men but one a criminal and other an innocent, Dard had me on one end as a helpless convict and other end had me play a young lawyer, Dharam Aur Kanoon was about father and son with different ideologies and Hum Dono was a laughter riot. Remember much before it became a trend to have the hero play double role in formula based films, Sachcha Jhuta was made. I never really had to succumb to pressure of doing meaningless formula based multi star films, the few I did had excellent parts for me.Had brief double role in Humshakal, Mahachor and excellent diverse double role in Mehbooba, Bhola Bhala and Kudrat too.

Tina Munim was a big fan of mine since her child hood and was very excited when she learned about she being part of films starring me in lead role.We worked in 11 films and of them we were romantically paired in 7 films.As a pair we had 6 box office success of the 7.After I separated from Dimple in 1984, Tina became my support system and we became close friends.She was in love with me but was not open about it till 1984. By 1986,Tina insisted on marriage but I always knew Dimple and I will get together soon as it was misunderstanding only and never wanted to make my children feel that their parents don’t love each other.The moment I rejected Tina’s proposal, she decided to discontinue her acting career. By 1989, Dimple and me became closer and friendly. In-fact we continue to love each-other. Thereafter I was busy with politics and Dimple with her acting career. After our children got married, Dimple and I were together.

Anju Mahendroo and I were very true lovers and Anju’s mother was very affectionate towards me. After I achieved super-stardom, somewhere in 1971, my mother insisted that I get married. I had female fans swooning over me and had crazy fan following. It was then that I decided to discuss about marriage with Anju. But I think destiny had some other plans due to which Anju felt its too early to marry and kept evading this topic for at-least a year and said she is not ready for it. She even started to date others just to make me jealous. This resulted in breakup. But by 1989, we had matured and moved on and became friends again.You know what, I still love my wife, Dimple. On the other hand, my ex Anju Mahendroo is one of my best friends today. Dimple, Anju and me have become closest friends.[2000 interview]

Whenever I died on screen, my mother could not watch them and she used to curse the directors for the scenes. I died in at-least 20 movies and 18 of them were super-hits and only 2 flops.

(2008) As I got so much affection from fans and people across the world, it was my responsibility to quality work. I was accepted in all the roles I essayed – romance, action, emotions, drama, comedy. Any genre I did I ensured there was proper message send across and it should not be that my films are just entertaining alone but reflect reality as well without being too preachy. These days people resort to use of abuse, vulgar scenes or use titillating tittles to make their films run. Even on my bad days I never resorted to such tactics.

(2010) I was discovered as an actor at the age of 23 when I won the talent contest. Aakhri Khat made me a star. Aradhana made me the superstar. Anand made me a legend. Amar Prem made me immortal. Amardeep ended my bad run at the box office.

(2008 )What made me popular was my selection of films. I was one of the stars in 1966-91 who, without a second thought, would take up projects which other mainstream actors would think twice before accepting. If I did Aradhana, then the same year I did Ittefaq. I could do Haathi Mere Saathi,Andaz but also do Anand & Dushman.Similarly, Maalik, Bawarchi had Joru Ka Ghulam, Apna Desh. Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Tyaag had Anurodh,Chhailla Babu.If I did Redrose, the same year I had Aanchal, Bandish. For every Prem Nagar, I had Aavishkar. For every Avatar and Agar Tum Na Hote there was Souten.For every Maqsad there was Awaaz, Dharm Aur Qanoon,Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar. I have done Kati Patang, Mehbooba, Kudrat but also Namak Haram, Daag, Chakravyuha, Dhanwan, Babu, Amrit. I could do masala potboiler but at the same time balance it out with parallel films with simple stories.I always tried my hand at something completely out-of-the-box so script-writers, producers, directors were happy to want me.

[on his 100 percent success with certain heroines] Difference between my pairing with Mumtaz and other heroines was that all the 8 films where we were paired together became platinum jubilee hits.As such I have 100% success ratio even opposite Jaya Prada with 5 hits, Rekha with 5 hits, Nanda with 3 hits, Rakhee with 3 hits, Reena Roy with 4 hits, Padmini Kolhapuri with 4 hits, Sridevi with 4 hits and Shabana Azmi with whom I had 7 successful films. But in their case some of the films I did with them were silver jubilees and few golden and few platinum jubilee hits.Moreover even with Poonam Dhillon of the 6 films I worked in – 4 were hits and 1 is unreleased and 1 was flop.Similarly with Smita Patil I had 5 hits and just one flop.

Kishore Kumar was my soul and I was his body.

Whats the need of me doing any Hollwood movie ever? After having done so many author backed lead roles I don’t feel any need to appear in English language movie for some minuscule blink and miss role or some 10 minutes supporting role.I am satisfied with my 180 films work in Indian film industry which itself contains 128 lead roles and rest includes guest appearances, few supporting roles which I did after 2000,then short films and central lead character in 4 TV serials. Offcourse I would always be remembered more for the lead hero roles I did from 1966-1991 more.

[2011 interview]Iam Jatin Khanna and custodian of Rajesh Khanna. I would say there cannot be another Rajesh Khanna ever. Even today I see Rajesh Khanna is split between 3 Khans in different ways and all 3 aspects combined together is Rajesh Khanna. Salman has star aura like I have but he acquired them only after 2003 and more so after 2008 and he specializes more in action comedy genre. Sharukh does his romantic scenes and sentimental scenes like me right from 1995 but does films based on social issues very less often in his career. Aamir after 2000 does scripts of different genres like I did and does not repeat his characters but only difference is I never took much time to get into different characters of films belonging to various genres.I used to do minimum 2 films at a time through out the 25 years from 1966 to 1991 and most of the times I had 3 to 4 releases a year but even then managed to do justice to characters poles apart in different films. Notably all 3 Khans did more of romantic love stories or played college boy in the first 10 years of their career and have faced most of the times – failures if they worked in more than a film at a time or if they have more than 1 0r 2 releases in a year. I never advice Akshay on his career but I would say since 2000 he has done masala films, comedy ones, family dramas, romantic and others. Hope he achieves more success in years to come.

[on what he considers his best award] I always tried my level best to do films of different genres right from 1966 till date. What you call today as cinema for common man or as art or as parallel cinema, – that I have done and its just that my presence in them made it appear as mainstream commercial film, irrespective of its subsequent box office result. That’s an achievement. Films must be progressive and entertaining but should stick to ethical values. Thats the reason I did those films, at a time when low quality movies from 1979-1991 with no clear cut message for viewers. Even if a film flops in my career, when people say it deserved to be a hit and that I and my co-stars worked well in it and ultimately conclude saying that film is good, then that’s the ultimate reward which gives me happiness.

Am not happy with the kind of Hindi movies getting nominated for prestigious award functions or becoming popular especially after 1991. Some of the movies which I liked didn’t become popular but are classics like Suraj Ka Sathva Goda,Rui Ka Bhoj. I like the kind of work southern heroes like Kamal Hasan,Mohanlal and Mamooty are doing since the late 80’s till date. If such movies were continued to be made, I would have never chosen semi retirement since 1996.

[on what he considers his best award] I always tried my level best to do films of different genres right from 1966 till date – what you call today as cinema for common man or art or parallel cinema – I have done it and my presence in it made it appear mainstream commercial, irrespective of box office result. That’s an achievement. Films must be progressive and entertaining but should stick to ethical values. That’s the reason I did those films, at a time when low quality movies from 1979-1991 with no clear cut message for viewers were being made. Even if a film flops in my career, when people say it deserved to be a hit and that I and my co-stars worked well and that film is good, that’s the ultimate reward which gives me happiness.

Salary (62)

Aakhri Khat (1966) 1.5 lakhs INR

Aurat (1967) 2 Lac INR
Baharon Ke Sapne (1967) 5 lakhs INR
Raaz (1967) 1 lakh INR
Aradhana (1969) 7 Lac INR
Ittefaq (1969) 7 Lac INR
Bandhan (1969) 7 Lac INR
The Train (1970) – 10 lakhs INR
Sachaa Jhutha (1970) 15 lakhs INR
Aan Milo Sajna (1970) 12 lakhs INR
Khamoshi (1970) 8 Lac INR
Safar (1970) 10 Lakhs INR
Anand (1971) 8 Lakhs INR
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) 25 lakhs INR
Chhoti Bahu (1971) 15 lakhs INR
Maryada (1971) 14 lakhs INR
Dushmun (1971) 20 lakhs INR
Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971) 20 Lakhs INR
Amar Prem (1972) 20 lakhs INR
Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972) 15 lakhs INR
Dil Daulat Duniya (1972) 15 lakhs INR
Apna Desh (1972) 20 lakhs INR
Shehzada (1972) 15 lakhs INR
Namak Haraam (1973) 20 Lakhs INR
Aap Ki Kasam (1974) 25 Lakhs INR
Prem Nagar (1974) 24 lakhs INR
Avishkaar (1974) 25 lakhs INR
Roti (1974) 27 lakhs INR
Prem Kahani (1975) 25 lakhs INR
Mehbooba (1976) 30 Lakhs INR
Bundal Baaz (1976) 25 Lakhs INR
Chhailla Babu (1977) 30 lakhs INR
Karm (1977) 27 Lakhs INR
Anurodh (1977) 30 Lakhs INR
Bhola Bhala (1978) 27 Lakhs
Prem Bandhan (1979) 35 Lakhs INR
Amar Deep (1979) 35 lakhs INR
Thodisi Bewafaii (1980) 40 lakhs INR
Aanchal (1980) 45 lakhs INR
Bandish (1980) 40 lakhs INR
Kudrat (1981) 40 lakhs INR
Dhanwan (1981) 47 lakhs INR
Fiffty Fiffty (1981) 35 lakhs INR
Ashanti (1982) 45 Lakhs INR
Dil-E-Nadaan (1982) 47 lakhs INR
Jaanwar (1983) 55 Lakhs INR
Avtaar (1983) 65 Lakhs INR
Souten (1983) 57 Lakhs INR
Agar Tum Na Hote (1983) 60 lakhs INR
Maqsad (1984) 45 Lakhs INR
Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984) 50 lakhs INR
Naya Kadam (1984) 55 Lakhs INR
Awaaz (1984) 60 Lakhs INR
Zamana (1985) 45 Lakhs INR
Hum Dono (1985) 60 lakhs INR
Bewafai (1985) 55 lakhs INR
Babu (1985) 55 Lakhs INR
Shatru (1986) 65 Lakhs INR
Adhikar (1986) 55 lakhs INR
Avam (1987) 70 lakhs INR
Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989) 70 Lakhs INR
Rupaye Dus Karod (1991) 70 Lakhs INR

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Rajesh Khanna Filmography – Original Super Star of Indian Cinema

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SUPER STAR RAJESH KHANNA

SUPER STAR RAJESH KHANNA OF INDIAN CINEMA

Year Film:

  1. 1966 Aakhri Khat
  2. 1967 Raaz
  3. 1967 Baharon Ke Sapne
  4. 1967 Aurat
  5. 1968 Shrimanji (SA)
  6. 1969 Aradhana
  7. 1969 Ittefaq
  8. 1969 Doli
  9. 1969 Bandhan
  10. 1969 Do Raaste
  11. 1969 Khamoshi
  12. 1970 The Train
  13. 1970 Sachaa Jhutha
  14. 1970 Safar
  15. 1971 Kati Patang
  16. 1971 Anand
  17. 1971 Aan Milo Sajna
  18. 1971 Andaz (SA)
  19. 1971 Maryada
  20. 1971 Chhoti Bahu
  21. 1971 Haathi Mere Saathi
  22. 1971 Guddi (SA)
  23. 1971 Mehboob Ki Mehndi
  24. 1971 Badnaam Farishte (SA)
  25. 1972 Bangaru Babu – Telugu Movie (SA)
  26. 1972 Dushman
  27. 1972 Amar Prem
  28. 1972 Apna Desh
  29. 1972 Dil Daulat Duniya
  30. 1972 Bawarchi
  31. 1972 Joroo Ka Ghulam
  32. 1972 Mere Jeevan Sathi
  33. 1972 Maalik
  34. 1972 Shehzada
  35. 1972 Anuraag (SA)
  36. 1973 Raja Rani
  37. 1973 Daag: A Poem of Love
  38. 1973 Namak Haraam
  39. 1973 Bombay Superstar – BBC made documentary film on Rajesh Khanna
  40. 1974 Avishkaar
  41. 1974 Humshakal
  42. 1974 Aap Ki Kasam
  43. 1974 Prem Nagar
  44. 1974 Ajnabee
  45. 1974 Roti
  46. 1974 Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (SA)
  47. 1975 Prem Kahani
  48. 1975 Aakraman (SA)
  49. 1976 Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun (SA)
  50. 1976 Maha Chor
  51. 1976 Bundal Baaz
  52. 1976 Ginny Aur Johnny (SA)
  53. 1976 Mehbooba
  54. 1977 Tyaag
  55. 1977 Karm
  56. 1977 Chhailla Babu
  57. 1977 Chalta Purza
  58. 1977 Anurodh
  59. 1977 Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka
  60. 1977 Aaina (SA)
  61. 1977 Hatyara (SA)
  62. 1977 Tinku (SA)
  63. 1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
  64. 1978 Chakravyuha
  65. 1978 Bhola Bhala
  66. 1978 Naukri
  67. 1979 Naya Bakra (SA)
  68. 1979 Cinema Cinema (SA)
  69. 1979 Muqabla (SA)
  70. 1979 Janata Havaldar (SA)
  71. 1979 Shaitan Mujrim (SA)
  72. 1979 Majnoon
  73. 1979 Bebus
  74. 1979 Amar Deep
  75. 1979 Ti Til Daa Lekha – Punjabi Movie
  76. 1979 Prem Bandhan
  77. 1980 Phir Wohi Raat
  78. 1980 Bandish
  79. 1980 Thodisi Bewafaii
  80. 1980 Red Rose
  81. 1980 Aanchal
  82. 1981 Kudrat
  83. 1981 Sundara Satarkar – Marathi Movie (SA)
  84. 1981 Dhanwan
  85. 1981 Dard
  86. 1981 Naseeb (SA)
  87. 1981 Dushman Dost
  88. 1981 Bharosa
  89. 1981 Fiffty Fiffty
  90. 1981 Khoon Aur Paani (SA)
  91. 1982 Dil-E-Nadaan
  92. 1982 Ashanti
  93. 1982 Suraag (SA)
  94. 1982 Rajput
  95. 1982 Dharam Kanta
  96. 1982 Ayaash (SA)
  97. 1982 Disco Dancer (SA)
  98. 1983 Jaanwar
  99. 1983 Nishaan
  100. 1983 Souten
  101. 1983 Avtaar
  102. 1983 Agar Tum Na Hote
  103. 1983 Film Hi Film (SA)
  104. 1984 Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
  105. 1984 Dharm Aur Qanoon
  106. 1984 Awaaz
  107. 1984 Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
  108. 1984 Asha Jyoti
  109. 1984 Maqsad
  110. 1984 Naya Kadam
  111. 1985 Oonche Log
  112. 1985 Zamana
  113. 1985 Hum Dono
  114. 1985 Masterji
  115. 1985 Insaaf Main Karoonga
  116. 1985 Durgaa (SA)
  117. 1985 Aakhir Kyon?
  118. 1985 Bewafai
  119. 1985 Alag Alag
  120. 1985 Babu
  121. 1985 Ram Tere Kitne Nam (SA)
  122. 1985 Aar Paar (SA)
  123. 1985 Bayen Haath Ka Khel
  124. 1985 Awara Baap
  125. 1986 Shatru
  126. 1986 Om
  127. 1986 Waapsi
  128. 1986 Mohabbat Ki Kasam
  129. 1986 Angaaray
  130. 1986 Amrit
  131. 1986 Adhikar
  132. 1986 Nasihat
  133. 1986 Anokha Rishta
  134. 1987 Sitapur Ki Geeta
  135. 1987 Nazrana
  136. 1987 Awam
  137. 1987 Goraa (SA)
  138. 1987 Raj Kapoor (SA)
  139. 1988 Woh Phir Aayegi
  140. 1988 Vijay
  141. 1989 Main Tera Dushman (SA)
  142. 1989 Mamta ki Chhaon Mein (SA)
  143. 1989 Police Ke Peechhe Police
  144. 1989 Ghar Ka Chiraag
  145. 1989 Paap Ka Ant
  146. 1990 Swarg
  147. 1990 Jai Shiv Shankar
  148. 1990 Dushman (SA)
  149. 1991 Ghar Parivar
  150. 1991 Rupaye Dus Karod
  151. 1991 Begunah
  152. 1994 Khudai
  153. 1994 Birodh – Shatru dubbed and released in Bengali Language in Bangadesh
  154. 1995 Kis Kaam Ke Yeh Rishte (SA)
  155. 1996 Sautela Bhai
  156. 1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen
  157. 2001 Pyaar Zindagi Hai
  158. 2002 Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa
  159. 2005 – Classic Dance of Love (SA)
  160. 2006 Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love
  161. 2007 Om Shanti Om (SA)
  162. 2008 Wafa : A Deadly Love Story
  163. 2009 Kaash … Mere Hote
  164. 2010 Do Dilon Ke Khel Mein
  165. 2012 Jaanleva Black Blood
  166. 2014 Riyasat

Sapne Mere Mann Ka – Movie not released

 

 

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Bandhan

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Khamoshi

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Haathi Mere Saathi

Guddi

Mehboob Ki Mehindi Badnam Farishte

Bangaru Babu

Dushman

Amar Prem

Apna Desh

Dil Daulat Duniya

Bawarchi

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Mere Jeevan Saathi

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Anuraag

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Prem Nagar

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