Rajesh Khanna, who was referred to as the “first superstar” and the “original superstar” of Indian cinema died on 18 July 2012, at his bungalow, Aashirwad, in Mumbai after battling cancer for a long time. He was 69. After his death his co-star Mumtaz said that Khanna was suffering from cancer for the duration of the prior year and had undergone chemotherapy sessions.
Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away after a long fight with cancer in 2011. His last film Riyasat released in 2014, which means unfortunately, the actor died before seeing his last movie! Twinkle Khanna turns 43 today. Interestingly, the actress-turned-columnist-turned-author shares her birthday with her father, the original superstar of Bollywood late Rajesh Khanna, who would have been 75 this year.
The social media is flooded with wishes for the late actor, but we are here to bring up some shocking facts about late Rajesh Khanna, and we bet you didn’t know them!
Rajesh Khanna gave 15 consecutive superhits as a solo lead hero in the 1969-1971 period. The films were Aaradhna, Do Raaste, Bandhan, Doli, Khamoshi, Ittefaq, Safar, Kati Patang, The Train, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Dushmun, Andaaz and Anand.
As he is a king of romance, Rajesh Khanna was romantically paired for the maximum number which is 15 films with Hema Malini.
Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz gave hits in all the films and you will be shocked to know that they were eight in all that they worked in together.
Rajesh Khanna dated actress Anju Mahendru for around seven years. They broke up in 1972 since, apparently, Mahendru wasn’t ready for marriage.
Rajesh Khanna’s home Aashirwad was bought from another yesteryear superstar, the late Rajendra Kumar which is now demolished!
The ace actor, Rajesh Khanna has done a total of 180 films in a career spanning for 45 years, which is #goals for any celebrity in the industry.
The title role of “Mr India” which was played by Anil Kapoor, was first offered to Rajesh Khanna. He declined it, as he could not relate to the invisible character of the hero. Well, the movie gave Anil a hike and a new nickname!
You wouldn’t be shocked to know , many children born in 1960s and 1970s were named Rajesh, following Rajesh Khanna’s phenomenal rise to stardom.
Rajesh Khanna was an ace actor and he proved it by becoming the first actor to shoot for the song Roop Tera Mastana inAradhana in a single take.
A textbook prescribed by the Bombay University had an essay titled “The Charisma of Rajesh Khanna”, which is written down on the era when the actor was at the peak of his career.
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