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Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna was an Indian actor, also referred to as the \"first superstar\"and the \"original superstar\" of Indian cinema, was also a film producer and politician. He starred in 15 consecutive solos hit films in the period 1969 to 1971, still an unbreakable record. 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. 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 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. He was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996. After being critically ill, Khanna died on July 18, 2012. Khanna has been posthumously awarded India\'s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan. On April 30, 2013, he was officially bestowed with the title The First Superstar of Indian cinema at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.


'Don't spoil classics': Fans respond as remake of Rajesh Khanna-Amitabh Bachchan's Anand announced

May 19, 2022 11:42 am

Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan's cult drama Anand is being remade by original producer N.C. Sippy's grandson Sameer Raj Sippy and Vikram Khakar.

Mumtaz on her extramarital affair: 'It was nothing serious, just a temporary phase'

May 15, 2022 9:41 am

Vetaran actor Mumtaz, now 74, opened up in a recent interview about heartbreak, marriage, infidelity and the price of stardom that actors pay in their lives.

When Rajesh Khanna felt he had lost his 'right hand' after Mumtaz left movies

May 13, 2022 4:19 pm

Mumtaz shared that she and Rajesh Khanna worked in almost a dozen films together but they never had a flop.

Sharmila Tagore's Aradhana encapsulates the phony formula of damsels in distress disguised as strong women

April 24, 2022 9:15 am

Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna starrer Aradhana started the 15 film hit streak for Rajesh Khanna, as Tagore got a rather tough job of playing a damsel in distress who was supposedly strong.

As Anand turns 51, revisiting the film whose code is fast disappearing from India

March 13, 2022 9:39 am

Rajesh Khanna’s Anand is oblivious of any religious affiliations, caste or social status of others. He is equally cordial with Raghu Kaka (the cook at Bhaskar’s home), Mrs Disa and Issabhai.

Rajesh Khanna’s obsession with death and his songs that celebrated mystery of life

December 29, 2021 10:11 pm

The Rajesh Khanna phenomena wouldn't have been possible without the chartbuster music that his films carried. On his 79th birth anniversary today, capturing his stupendous stardom, swift downfall and the mellifluous and melancholic music.

Twinkle Khanna remembers dad Rajesh Khanna on birth anniversary: 'It’s our day together, now and forever'

December 30, 2021 8:30 am

Twinkle Khanna shares her birthday with her late father Rajesh Khanna. She shared a childhood picture of herself with the late actor and remembered him on the special day. Akshay Kumar also wished his wife on her birthday.

Rajesh Khanna biopic to be produced by Nikhil Dwivedi, Farah Khan in talks to direct

December 28, 2021 11:04 am

Ahead of Rajesh Khanna's 79th birth anniversary, Nikhil Dwivedi announced his biopic. Farah Khan is in talks to direct the film.

When Rajesh Khanna was roped in to play desi James Bond

December 29, 2020 1:15 pm

In 1974, Bollywood's reigning superstar Rajesh Khanna was roped in to play the role of the Indian Bond in Narendra Bedi's film 007, which was shelved after a few days of shooting.

Revisiting Bawarchi and Rajesh Khanna's uncomplicated simplicity

July 18, 2020 11:54 am

Revisiting Bawarchi, you can see how the film rests on Rajesh Khanna's inherent charm and even feeds off from his manic energy that was on full display previously in Anand.


Remembering Rajesh Khanna on his 78th birth anniversary

December 29, 2020 11:04 am

Rajesh Khanna's success in films like Namak Haraam, Anand, Amar Prem, Aradhana, Kati Patang, Daag, Anurodh and Safar, among others made him a force to be reckoned with, and his legacy is still cherished by fans of Hindi cinema.

Remembering Rajesh Khanna on his 77th birth anniversary

December 29, 2019 12:43 pm

Rajesh Khanna, who worked in over a hundred movies, is still referred to as the first superstar of Indian cinema.

Happy Birthday Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle Khanna: Some unseen family photos of the original superstar

December 29, 2015 8:51 am

Bollywood's original superstar Rajesh Khanna, who was born on December 29, 1942 would have been 73 today. The superstar, who gave 15 consecutive hits from 1969-71, shares his birthday with his elder daughter Twinkle Khanna also famous as Mrs Funny Bones. <br /><br /> Rajesh Khanna's daughter Twinkle Khanna will celebrate her 41st birthday today. The former actress turned writer is married to actor Akshay Kumar and the couple have two children - Aarav and Nitara. <br /><br /> On the 73rd birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna and 41st birthday of Twinkle, Indian Express brings you some unseen family photos of the Khanna family - Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle and Rinke from our archives.

SRK-Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar-Madhubala: Bollywood's golden couples onscreen

December 11, 2015 9:04 am

There are some pairings in Hindi cinema including Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar Madhubala, Hema Malini-Dharmendra, that struck a chord with audiences and stayed with them after all these years. Here’s a look at Bollywood's golden couples onscreen.

Twinkle Khanna brings in 40th birthday with hubby Akshay Kumar

December 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Twinkle Khanna brought in her 40th birthday in style in the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa with husband, superstar Akshay Kumar.