Rajesh Khanna is said to be the first superstar of Bollywood. He turned his back on life on this very day in 2012.
In the last century, the film in which Rajesh Khanna appeared in the 70’s hit the box office. Rajesh Khanna was one of the actors who gave a record 15 super hit films in his heyday.
Rajesh Khanna was born in 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab. He started his career in 1966 with Chetan Anand’s ‘Last Letter’ and became an overnight star after the release of ‘Aradhana’ in 1969. In this film, he played the double role of father and son.
Rajesh Khanna shook his head in a special way, his unique gait and special eye gestures won the attention of the fans especially the girls and touched their hearts.
She worked with some of the most popular actresses of her time, most notably Sharmila Tagore and Mumtaz. With films like ‘Do Raaste’, ‘Khamoshi’, ‘Anand’ and ‘Safar’, he proved that he can get into the depths of the character. Apart from this, the duo of Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz gave super hit films like ‘Aap Ki Kasam’, ‘Dashman’, ‘Roti’ and ‘Sacha Jhoota’.
According to Saleem Khan, a well-known author of Hindi films, there was a madness for Rajesh Khanna that people had never seen before. His smile attracted the girls. His voice was good, his film songs also proved to be very good.
It is also known that he could not maintain his fame and became very proud. When he arrived on the set, he did not even look at the junior artists and staff, and left quietly. Rajesh Khanna Late Latif was also famous and also brains or arrogance. However, some close associates say that he was like that from the beginning and it is not correct to say that the success of the film made him like that.
In Bollywood his career journey continued as Amitabh Bachchan’s sun began to rise and Rajesh Khanna’s heyday began to fade with the seventies, his films were flopping at the box office.
Rajesh Khanna was married to actress Dimple Kapadia and they have two daughters, Twinkle Khanna and Ranki Khanna. Rajesh Khanna was suffering from cancer. In the film world, he was also known as ‘Kaka’.