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Rajesh Khanna (1942-2012) was a well-known Indian actor, producer and politician. On the peak of his profession, he loved a God-like standing amongst his followers and have become the primary Celebrity of the Indian Cinema. He’s identified for starring in 17 consecutively hit movies from 1969 to 1971, a report that has but to be damaged. He has labored in tremendous hit movies corresponding to ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966), ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Do Raaste’ (1969), ‘Kati Patang’ (1971), and ‘Namak Haram’ (1973). Rajesh Khanna handed away on the age of 69 because of most cancers.

Wiki/Biography

Rajesh Khanna was born as Jatin Khanna on Tuesday, 29 December 1942 (age 69 years; on the time of his loss of life) in Amritsar, Punjab, British India (now India). His zodiac signal was Capricorn. He studied at St. Sebastian’s Goan Excessive College alongside along with his pal and well-known film star, Jeetendra. Rajesh Khanna additionally studied at Hill Grange Excessive College. In 1959, he attended Pune’s Nowrosjee Wadia Faculty and accomplished the primary two years of his B.A. Later, he joined the Ok.C. Faculty in Mumbai. He loved appearing at school and faculty performs. In 1962, he had a small position within the play ‘Andha Yug’, the place he performed a mute, wounded soldier. The chief visitor praised his efficiency and instructed he get into movies. Rajesh Khanna died on 18 July 2012.

Bodily Look

Peak (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Color: White

Eye Color: Black

Rajesh Khanna image

Household & Caste

Rajesh Khanna was born in a Punjabi Hindu Khatri household.

Mother and father & Siblings

Rajesh Khanna’s father, Lala Hiranand Khanna, was a headmaster on the MC Excessive College in Burewala, Pakistan, and his mom was Chandrani Khanna. He was adopted by his father’s elder brother, Chunnilal Khanna, a businessman and Leelawati Khanna, who didn’t have any children of their very own.

Rajesh Khanna with his parents, Lala Hiranand and Chandrani Khanna

Rajesh Khanna along with his dad and mom, Lala Hiranand and Chandrani Khanna

From his organic dad and mom, Rajesh Khanna had an elder brother, Narinder Khanna, whom he would typically introduce as his cousin. He had one other brother, Jatin Khanna and 4 sisters, Chanchal, Vijay, Kamlesh, and Manju Khanna.

Spouse & Youngsters

On 27 March 1973, Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia, a well-known Indian actress who was solely 15 years previous on the time. In an interview, Dimple talked about her pleasure about marrying Rajesh Khanna and stated,

The largest excessive for me was to marry Rajesh Khanna. That was a excessive and I don’t assume my success was as a lot of a excessive as getting married to this famous person. I was an enormous fan of his, it was dream come true.”

Wedding ceremony of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia

Wedding ceremony ceremony of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia

After marriage, Dimple stop appearing on the request of Rajesh Khanna. The couple quickly discovered themselves in an sad relationship and separated in 1982, however by no means divorced. Dimple resumed her appearing profession in 1984. The couple have two daughters, Twinkle and Rinke Khanna. Twinkle Khanna is a well known columnist, writer, producer and former actress who’s married to well-known Indian actor, Akshay Kumar. Rinke Khanna is a former actress who married Samir Saran, an entrepreneur and businessman.

Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia with Twinkle and Rinke Khanna

Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia with Twinkle and Rinke Khanna

Relationships/Affairs

Rajesh Khanna was in a 7-year relationship with Anju Mahendru, a budding actress earlier than he married Dimple Kapadia as a rebound for his dangerous break up with Anju. Famously, he even acquired his ‘Baraat’ (marriage ceremony processions) to go from in entrance of the home of Anju simply to spite her. They broke up as a result of Rajesh needed her to stop appearing, which she wasn’t able to do. Based on Anju, they didn’t communicate to one another for 17 years after their breakup.

Anju Mahendru with Rajesh Khanna

Anju Mahendru with Rajesh Khanna

After his separation from Dimple, Rajesh Khanna was in a relationship with fellow actress, Tina Munim. Tina needed him to divorce Dimple and marry her. Rajesh Khanna wasn’t prepared for it as he thought it’d negatively impression his daughters and ultimately, they broke off their relationship. He talked about his relationship with Tina in an interview and stated,

I married Dimple on the rebound and Tina was a balm on my wounds.”

Rajesh Khanna with Tina Munim

Rajesh Khanna with Tina Munim

Anita Advani claims to be the final lover and shut aide to Rajesh Khanna earlier than his loss of life. She talked about her relationship with him in an interview and stated,

I name myself his surrogate spouse. I’ve lived-in with him at Aashirwad for round eight years. Throughout this era, I took care of him like a spouse would.”

Rajesh Khanna with Tina Munim

Rajesh Khanna with Tina Munim

Rajesh Khanna had by no means publicly admitted their relationship. After the loss of life of Rajesh Khanna, she filed a case in opposition to Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar citing home violence and claiming Rs. 10 lakh month-to-month as a recompense. The case was quashed by the excessive court docket quickly after it was filed.

Tackle

Aashirwad Bungalow, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400050

Signature/Autograph

Rajesh Khanna signature

Rajesh Khanna signature

Profession

Movie

Rajesh Khanna made his debut on this planet of cinema in 1966 with ‘Aakhri Khat’,  enjoying the position of Govind. The movie was chosen in 1967 for India’s entry on the fortieth Academy Awards because the Greatest International Language Movie.

Rajesh Khanna in a still from Aakhri Khat

Rajesh Khanna in a nonetheless from Aakhri Khat

In 1967, he had a double position in ‘Raaz’, enjoying the position of dual brothers, Kumar and Sunil. In 1969, he starred within the thriller thriller, ‘Ittefaq’, as Dilip Roy. In the identical yr, he starred in ‘Aradhana’, enjoying the double of father and son, Flight Lieutenant Arun Verma and Suraj Kumar Verma respectively.

Rajesh Khanna in a still from Aradhana

Rajesh Khanna in a nonetheless from Aradhana

In 1970, he starred within the thriller movie, ‘The Practice’ as CID Inspector Shyam Kumar. In 1971, he starred in ‘Anand’, enjoying the lead position, Anand.

When Rajesh Khanna Spoke About How He Became A Superstar

In the identical yr, he starred within the superhit movie, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ as Raj Kumar (Raju). In 1972, he starred within the critically acclaimed musical comedy, ‘Bawarchi’ as Raghunandan (Raghu Bawarchi) / Professor Prabhakar.

Rajesh Khanna in a still from Bawarchi

Rajesh Khanna in a nonetheless from Bawarchi

In 1973, he starred in ‘Daag’ as Sunil Kohli / Sudhir. In the identical yr, he starred in one other box-office hit, ‘Namak Haram’, enjoying the lead position of Somnath Chander Singh (Somu).

Rajesh Khanna on the poster of Mehbooba

Rajesh Khanna on the poster of Mehbooba

In 1976, he starred within the critically acclaimed movie, ‘Mehbooba’ as Prakash/Suraj. In 1979, he starred in ‘Amar Deep’, enjoying the position of Raja/Sonu. In 1980, he starred in ‘Pink Rose’ as Anand.

Rajesh Khanna on the poster of Red Rose

Rajesh Khanna on the poster of Pink Rose

In the identical yr, he starred within the horror movie, ‘Phir Wahi Raat’ as Dr. Vijay. In 1983, he starred within the critically acclaimed movie, ‘Avtaar’, as Avtaar Kishen. In 1984, he gave a extremely acclaimed efficiency as Ram Avtar within the movie, ‘Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar’.

Rajesh Khanna in a still from Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar

Rajesh Khanna in a nonetheless from Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar

In 1990, he starred in ‘Swarg’ as Mr. Kumar. In 1999, he starred in ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’ as Balraj Khanna. In 2014, his final movie, ‘Riyasat’, was launched two years after his loss of life, during which he performed the position of Saheb.

Rajesh Khanna in a still from Riyasat

Rajesh Khanna in a nonetheless from Riyasat

Tv

In 2001, he entered the tv trade and starred in ‘Ittefaq’ as Mr. Gopal. In 2002, he appeared in ‘Apne Paraye’. In 2008, he appeared in ‘Brahma’. In the identical yr, he starred in ‘Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi’.

Rajesh Khanna in a still from Ittefaq

Rajesh Khanna in a nonetheless from Ittefaq

Politics

Rajesh Khanna began campaigning for Congress after 1984 and acquired near Rajiv Gandhi, on whose insistence, he determined to run for the Lok Sabha election. Rajesh Khanna filed his nomination on 26 April 1991 as a Congress candidate from the New Delhi constituency. Rajesh Khanna had an enormous assist from Rajeev Gandhi, who was a fan of his.

Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi casting their votes for Rajesh Khanna

Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi casting their votes for Rajesh Khanna

Bhupesh Raseen, a detailed pal of Rajesh Khanna, talked concerning the election speeches of Rajesh Khanna with Yasser Usman for Rajesh Khanna’s biography and stated,

His allure was infectious. He used to say a number of traces and would finish his speech with a well-known
dialogue or shayari. Generally he used to name lyricist Anand Bakshi to put in writing traces for his speech.”

Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna, and Rinke Khanna have been additionally seen beside Rajesh Khanna, campaigning for him.

Rajesh Khanna with Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle and Rinke Khanna

Rajesh Khanna with Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle and Rinke Khanna

At first part of the counting of votes, it appeared that Rajesh Khanna could be a transparent winner. By the top, the tables had turned and senior chief, L.Ok. Advani, a serious contender for the seat defeated him by a small margin of 1589 votes. This upset Rajesh Khanna a lot that he needed a recounting of the votes. As luck would have it, L.Ok. Advani, who had fought the election from one other seat and gained with an enormous margin in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, had moved there and the seat was able to have one other bout of election. This time, Rajesh Khanna had a simple win in opposition to fellow actor Shatrughan Sinha, promoted by L.Ok. Advani himself as his alternative and have become a member of the Parliament. After changing into an MP, he did admit that elections are a totally totally different ball sport than appearing and stated,

Successful an election is one factor after which utilizing that platform to get the precise work completed for odd folks runs into a complete new set of challenges . . . I did grow to be an expert politician, however couldn’t grow to be a political famous person. Kismet kahin to kum karegi.”

In 1996, he misplaced his seat to the BJP candidate, Jagmohan, with a margin of 58,315 votes. His pal, Pankaj Vohra printed a bit on his political profession in Hindustan Instances and wrote,

Rajesh Khanna’s curiosity in politics at all times remained intact. He instructed me as soon as that the Congress was going to appoint him to Rajya Sabha. It by no means occurred and he by no means hid his disappointment.”

Awards & Honours

Rajesh Khanna was a a number of award-winning actor with a number of awards in his title, together with the Padma Bhushan award.

Rajesh Khanna posing with his numerous awards

Rajesh Khanna posing along with his quite a few awards

  • In 1971, he gained the Filmfare Award for Greatest Actor for ‘Sachaa Jhutha’.
  • In 1972, he gained the Filmfare Award and Bengal Movie Journalists’ Affiliation Award for Greatest Actor for the movie, ‘Anand’.
    Rajesh Khanna with his Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Anand

    Rajesh Khanna along with his Filmfare Award for Greatest Actor for Anand

  • In 1973, he gained the Filmfare Particular Award for ‘Anuraag’.
  • In 1973, he gained the Bengal Movie Journalists’ Affiliation Award for Greatest Actor for ‘Bawarchi’.
  • In 1974, he gained the Bengal Movie Journalists’ Affiliation Award for Greatest Actor for ‘Namak Haraam’.
  • In 1975, he obtained the Filmfare Greatest Actor Award for ‘Avishkaar’.
  • In 1985, he gained the All-India Critics Affiliation (AICA) Award for Greatest Actor for Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
  • In 1987, he gained the Bengal Movie Journalists’ Affiliation Award for Greatest Actor for ‘Amrit’.
  • In 1991, he obtained the Filmfare Particular Award for finishing 25 years within the Indian Movie Trade.
  • In 1995, he obtained the Kala Ratna Award by Punjabi Kala Sangam in Delhi.
  • In 2001, he gained the Zee Cine Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Indian Cinema
  • In the identical yr, he gained the Lifetime Achievement Award on the third Sansui Movie Awards
  • In 2003, he obtained the Raj Kapoor Award offered by the Maharashtra State Authorities.
    Rajesh Khanna receiving the Raj Kapoor Award

    Rajesh Khanna receiving the Raj Kapoor Award

  • In 2004, he gained the Lifetime of Glamour award on the Kingfisher Bollywood Trend Awards.
  • In the identical yr, he gained the Lifetime Achievement Award on the Bollywood Awards
  • In 2005, he obtained the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and the Stardust Delight of Movie Trade Award.
  • In 2006, Chandibai Himmatmal Mansukhani (CHM) Faculty gave him the Yugantar Gaurav Puraskar on their Gaurav Diwas celebration of eminent personalities.
  • In the identical yr, he gained the Award for Excellent Contribution to Indian Cinema at Bollywood Film Awards.
  • In 2009, he gained the IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
    Rajesh Khanna won the IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009

    Rajesh Khanna gained the IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009

  • In 2009, he gained the All India Movie Employees Affiliation Life Time Achievement Award on the Tamil Cine World Awards.
  • In 2010, he gained the Lifetime Achievement Award at Pune Worldwide Movie Competition.
    Rajesh Khanna won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pune International Film Festival

    Rajesh Khanna gained the Lifetime Achievement Award on the Pune Worldwide Movie Competition

  • In 2012, he gained the Lifetime Achievement Award for Main Contribution to Indian Cinema from the Movie and Tv Producers Guild Affiliation
  • Rajesh Khanna has obtained the Glory of India Award from IIFS.
  • Rajesh Khanna has additionally obtained the Mom Teresa Award.
  • In 2013, India Submit launched a postage stamp that featured Rajesh Khanna on the event of 100 years of Indian Cinema.
    Postal stamp of Rajesh Khanna

    Postal stamp of Rajesh Khanna

  • In 2013, his bronze statue was revealed at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai, on his first loss of life anniversary.
    Dimple Kapadia with the bronze statue of Rajesh Khanna

    Dimple Kapadia with the bronze statue of Rajesh Khanna

  • To honour him, an intersection in Girgaon, Mumbai has been named “Celebrity Rajesh Khanna Chowk”.
  • In 2013, he was conferred with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award.
    Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan for Rajesh Khanna

    Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan for Rajesh Khanna

  • Dimple Kapadia inaugurated a health path, named after Rajesh Khanna in Lajpat Nagar Nation Park in 2018.

 Automobile Assortment

  • Chevrolet Impala convertible

Web Price

His internet value was reported as Rs. 100 crore (as of 2009).

Loss of life

Rajesh Khanna handed away on 18 July 2012. He was recognized with most cancers and in line with his co-star, Mumtaz, he had gone by way of chemotherapy within the prior yr. Greater than 9 lakh followers attended his funeral who had come from varied elements of India and overseas.

Favourites

  • Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Details/Trivia

  • From the yr 1969 to 1983, Rajesh Khanna was the highest-paid actor in Indian cinema.
  • He was identified for setting new trend tendencies together with bell-bottom trousers, guru kurtas, belts over shirts, and many others.
  • Since childhood, he was referred to as ‘Kaka’, a time period of endearment for a small baby within the Punjabi language, by his dad and mom and later, even by his spouse and followers
  • In whole, he has starred in 74 Golden Jubilee hits and 48 Platinum Jubilee hits.
  • His movies would typically function the names of heroines earlier than his personal within the credit.
  • He would often take pleasure in smoking cigarettes and ingesting alcohol.
  • In 2013, he was ranked ninth among the many “100 Biggest Bollywood Star” by a UK ballot.
  • He has appeared in a report whole of 106 Hindi movies as a lead solo hero.
  • In 1965, Rajesh Khanna was the winner of the United Producers-Filmfare Expertise Contest (additionally referred to as as All India Expertise Contest) which had over 10,000 contestants.
  • His uncle, Ok.Ok. Talwar gave him his display title, ‘Rajesh’, which suggests the King of kings.
  • He has had a cameo within the Punjabi movie, ‘Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun’ (1976), which was produced and directed by Dara Singh.
  • In his biography, ‘Rajesh Khanna, The Untold Story Of India’s First Celebrity’ by Yasser Usmani, it’s famous that his final phrases earlier than his loss of life have been, “Time up ho gaya… pack up!” (Time is up, pack up!).
  • Throughout his “chautha” (fourth day after the final rites), his pre-recorded message was performed whereby he thanked his followers and described how he grew to become a famous person.
  • In the course of the peak of his fame, he would obtain letters from ladies written in blood.
  • BBC made a documentary on him, titled “Bombay Celebrity” in 1973.

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