48 Facts About Rajesh Khanna

1. Rajesh Khanna is still remembered as the most dramatic and phenomenal star of the industry.

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2. Rajesh Khanna had quit acting when she married Rajesh Khanna since the latter wanted his partner to be a housewife.

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3. Rajesh Khanna married actress Dimple Kapadia in 1973 and the couple had two daughters—Twinkle and Rinke (younger).

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4. Rajesh Khanna was born on December 29, 1942 in Amritsar.

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5. In 1970 Rajesh Khanna bought a sea-facing bungalow called Dimple from actor Rajendra Kumar and renamed it Aashirwad.

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6. Rajesh Khanna was born as Jatin Khanna in Amritsar but not many know he was adopted by his childless uncle and aunt when he was young.

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7. Rajesh Khanna entertained us with his impeccable performances in a career which spanned four decades.

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8. Rajesh Khanna has a special place in our hearts The star.

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9. Rajesh Khanna watched a  lot of Kamal Haasan's films for remake rights.

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10. Rajesh Khanna received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th anniversary Filmfare award ceremony in 2005.

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11. Rajesh Khanna was a much bigger star than Amitabh Bachchan.

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12. Rajesh Khanna died in the presence of his wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinke Khanna and Twinkle Khanna, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, grandchildren, Anju Mahendru and other close relatives.

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13. Rajesh Khanna died on 18 July 2012, at his bungalow, Aashirwad, in Mumbai.

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14. Rajesh Khanna insisted on changing the route of his wedding procession so that it would pass through the front of Anju Mahendru's house.

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15. Rajesh Khanna performed on 9 films which became average grosses.

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16. 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 1996 after which he was not interested in active politics.

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17. Rajesh Khanna 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".

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18. Rajesh Khanna signed on to star in a TV serial with Creative Eye Banner, in 2007, and in 2008 performed in a TV serial, Bhabhima, with Leena Ganguly as his co-star.

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19. Rajesh Khanna endorsed Star se Superstar tak—a talent hunt programme in 2007 and donated a Gold Trophy of Rs.

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20. Rajesh Khanna performed in a video album based on Tagore's songs without payment.

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21. In 2001 and 2002, Rajesh Khanna played the lead in two television serials: Aapne Parai and Ittefaq (Zee TV).

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22. Rajesh Khanna appeared in a rare interview in the show Aap Ki Adalat in 1992, where he quoted to the interviewer Rajat Sharma, "I would just ask if I am arrogant, how come all these producers made so many films with me.

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23. Rajesh Khanna was the biggest and the most real star Bollywood has produced.

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24. Rajesh Khanna had great interest in music and a terrific sense of melody too.

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25. Rajesh Khanna would then give his feedback after a day or two.

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26. Rajesh Khanna enjoyed the mediocre film thoroughly and refused to leave until the end titles.

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27. Rajesh Khanna starred in Hindi remakes of 3 Tamil films originally starring Kamal, and Kamal acted in 2 remakes of Khanna's films.

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28. Rajesh Khanna acted in the Marathi hit film "Sundara Satarkar" in 1981.

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29. Rajesh Khanna persuaded Samanta to cast his sister-in-law Simple Kapadia opposite him in Anurodh.

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30. 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.

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31. Rajesh Khanna had 17 consecutive hit films as the lead hero from 1969 to 1971 which included 15 solo hero films and 2 non-solo hero films; Andaz and Maryada.

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32. Rajesh Khanna had 15 consecutive solo hit films between 1969 and 1971.

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33. Rajesh Khanna needed police protection when he was in public.

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34. Rajesh Khanna was very generous with his associates, and would party a lot.

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35. In 1972, Rajesh Khanna acted in 10 releases, nine of which became successful.

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36. Rajesh Khanna is credited with giving Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar their first chance to become screenplay writers by offering them work in Haathi Mere Saathi.

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37. Rajesh Khanna was cast in a double role opposite Sharmila Tagore and Farida Jalal.

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38. Rajesh Khanna was then noticed for his performances in films such as Baharon Ke Sapne, Aurat, Doli, Aradhana and Ittefaq.

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39. Rajesh Khanna became a rare newcomer who had his own MG sports car, who struggled to get work in theatre and films in the early 1960s.

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40. Rajesh Khanna was adopted and raised by Chunnilal Rajesh Khanna and Leelawati Khanna, who were relatives of his biological parents.

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41. Rajesh Khanna was born on 29 December 1942, in Amritsar in the present-day state of Punjab, as Jatin Khanna.

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42. Rajesh Khanna died on 18 July 2012, after a period of illness.

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43. Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, eight months before her debut film Bobby was released and had two daughters from the marriage.

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44. Rajesh Khanna was a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi from 1992 to 1996.

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45. Rajesh Khanna was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 whereas Amitabh Bachchan shared the same tag with Khanna from 1980 to 1987.

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46. Rajesh Khanna made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat.

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47. Rajesh Khanna acted in only 22 films with multi-star cast.

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48. Rajesh Khanna is referred to as the "first superstar" and the "original superstar" of Indian cinema.

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