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Short Biography of Rajesh Khanna First Super star of Bollywood

Short Biography of Rajesh Khanna First Super star of Bollywood

Name - Rajesh Khanna, Kaka, or RK
His friends and his wife call him Kaka.
Real Name – Jatin Khanna

Birth Date - 29 December 1942 Place - Amritsar
Spouse – Dimple Kapadia
Children - Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna
Profession - Actor, Producer and Politician

9 Cases were filed against him regarding Tax payments.

Rajesh Khanna was a Member of Parliament for the Congress Party, from the New Delhi constituency, where he won the 1992 by-election, retaining his seat until the 1996 election

He was adopted and raised by foster parents who were relatives of his biological parents

He attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, along with his friend Ravi Kapoor, who later took the stage name Jeetendra.
Both friends studied in Kishinchand Chellaram College (KC)

He won many prizes in the inter college drama competitions

Superstar Concept started with the Rajesh Khanna giving super hit movies one after another in Bollywood.

Rajesh Khanna gave 15 consecutive solo super hits between 1969 to 1972, which is still an unbroken record in Bollywood.
In six years, he gave 15 super hit movies.
In calculation of the 15 films, 2 hero films like Maryada,Andaz and films with box office result as hits were excluded -Mere Jeevan Saathi, Choti Bahu and Shehzada.

In 1965, Rajesh Khanna won All India Talent Contest organized by United Producers and Filmfare from more than ten thousand contestants.

He made his debut in 1966 with movie Aakhri Khat and Movie Raaz
Both movies were a part of his predetermined prize for winning the All-India United Producers’ Talent Competition.
Aakhri Khat was India’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Oscar Academy Awards in 1967.

With the Movie Aradhana, he rose to "instant national fame" and film critics referred to him as the first superstar of India.
Whenever Rajesh Khanna entered a hotel in Madras, there was a queue of 600 girls waiting to see him at midnight.
Fans kissed his Car and Girls sent him letters written in Blood.

In those days, Mumbai’s 2-kilometre Opera House to Grant Road stretch was crammed with a dozen movie-halls, and it was not unusual to find the best of them concurrently running Khanna’s movies to crammed houses for 25 or more weeks.

Kishore Kumar singer and Actor Rajesh Khanna became one as a team both gave many super hit songs, which rule today and which will rule tomorrow also.

The BBC made a film on him, titled Bombay Superstar, in 1974

He also acted in the Marathi hit film "Sundara Satarkar" in 1981

His favorite city in the whole world to shop was San Francisco.

Rajesh Khanna enjoyed a drink or two of Johnny Walker Red Label every evening. He never added soda and had it with just plain water.
He would never eat any snacks along with his drinks.

He served as M.P. of New Delhi Constituency from 1991 to 1996.
As a politician and MP, he said job of Politician is full time and it is not for the person like him.
He failed as a politician. He did not attend parliament regularly as MP 

During that period, 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.

He did four television serials in period 2000-2009.
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)
He also endorsed Star se Superstar tak – a talent hunt programme in 2007
In 2008 performed in a TV serial, Bhabhima
His successful TV serial Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi began in November 2008 and ended in September 2009

In May 2012, Havells, the fan making company endorsed Khanna as Brand Ambassador for their new ad campaign featuring him in solo advertisements.

He is 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 is the Guest Faculty of 'Specialized Cinema Courses at Asian School of Media Studies'.

Relationships –
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Khanna fell in love with the then fashion designer and actress Anju Mahendru.
They were in the relationship for seven years but they broke up and did not speak with each other for 17 years.
Live in relationship, he gave her bungalow to live

In March 1973, Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia before the release of super hit movie Bobby the debut film of Dimple Kapadia.
When he married to dimple, she was just 16 years of old and Rajesh Khanna was 31 years old.
Bobby became super hit movie after that Dimple Kapadia got many offers but Rajesh Khanna did not allow his wife to act in movies.

Khanna and Dimple Kapadia separated in 1984 but did not complete divorce proceeding.
An intelligent decision by couple why to waste time by visiting Courts.
In India, it is not easy to get divorce, because the Judiciary also sees that couple should not get divorce.

In the eighties Tina Munim was romantically involved with Khanna.
Tina Munim and Rajesh Khanna became the leading on and off screen couple of the 80’s with hits like Fiffty Fiffty, Suraag, Souten, Aakhir Kyun, Bewafai, Insaaf Main Karoonga and Adhikar

Children –
Twinkle Khanna, an interior decorator and a former film actress, is married to actor Akshay Kumar.
Younger daughter Rinke Khanna, also a former Hindi film actress, is married to a London-based investment banker Samir Saran.

Rajesh Khanna appeared in 163 feature films of which 106 had him as the solo lead hero and 22 were two hero projects and 17 short films

Producer 3 Movies –
1985     Alag Alag
1989     Police Ke Peeche Police
1990     Jai Shiv Shankar

Co-Producer 3 Movies –
1971     Mehboob Ki Mehndi
1974     Roti
1995     Barsaat

21 Top Super Hit Movies of Rajesh Khanna including 15 solo consecutive
Super hit movies

Aradhana (1969)

Do Raaste (1969)

Bandhan (1969)

Doli (1969)

Khamoshi (1969)

Ittefaq (1969)

Safar (1970)

Kati Patang (1970)

The Train (1970)

Sachaa Jhutha (1970)

Aan Milo Sajna (1970)

Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971)
Dushmun (1971)

Andaz (1971)

Maryada (1971)

Amar Prem (1972)

Anand (1971)

Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)

Shehzada (1972)

Chhoti Bahu (1971)

Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)

Watch the video of the song
Mere Sapnon Ki Rani  - Rajesh Khanna & Sharmila from moive Aradhana

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Tags – Autobiography, Biography Rajesh Khanna


MEcoy July 15, 2012  

9 cases seriously??

Destination Infinity July 15, 2012  

Good to know his short biography. Did he and Dharmendra act together in any movie? I am not very familiar with old bolly movies...

Destination Infinity

abhay July 23, 2012  

o shitt kaka died

V. Manohar August 01, 2012  

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.