Remembering Rajesh Khanna, Indian cinema's first superstar

Jul 18, 2018, 16:15 IST
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    Rajesh Khanna and Tina Ambani. They worked together in 11 films from 1980 to 1987

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    Rajesh Khanna with wife Dimple Kapadia and daughter Twinkle Khanna at an event

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    Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia maintained an amicable relationship where they both were seen together at parties and family functions. Kapadia also campaigned for Khanna's election and worked in his film 'Jai Shiv Shankar' (1990)

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    An old picture of Rajesh Khanna with R. D. Burman

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    Many of the musical scores for Rajesh Khanna's films were composed by R.D. Burman

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

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    Rajesh Khanna forayed into politics after Rajiv Gandhi's insistence and remained politically active till 2012

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    Rajesh Khanna meeting former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao

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    When Rajesh Khanna was a member of Parliament for the Indian National Congress he did not take up any film project, however, acted in the film 'Khudai' (1994)

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    During his career, Rajesh Khanna played the lead in 74 films that were shown in cinemas for more than 50 consecutive weeks

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    Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, before Kapadia's debut film Bobby, which released in the same year

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    Rajesh Khanna shares his birthday, December 29 with daughter Twinkle Khanna

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    Rajesh Khanna with Jaya Bhaduri (now Bachchan) in a still from 'Bawarchi'

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    A snap of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's much-hyped wedding

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    Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore starred together in several films and their chemistry was popular with audiences

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    Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore teamed up for movies like 'Aradhana' (1969) and 'Amar Prem' (1972) among others

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    Khanna and Waheeda Rehman in 'Khamoshi'

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    Rajesh Khanna with Amitabh Bachchan in a still from 'Namak Haram'

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    Rajesh Khanna in a still from Aradhana

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    Rajesh Khanna in a still from 'Anand'

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    Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in a still from 'Amar Prem'

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    Rajesh Khanna with R. D. Burman and B. R. Chopra

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    Rajesh Khanna and frequent co-star Mumtaz in a still from a film

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    Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh in a still from 'Kati Patang'

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    Rajesh Khanna with Leena Chandavarkar in 'Mehboob Ki Mehndi'

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    Rajesh Khanna and Poonam Dhillon in 'Red Rose'. The film was a remake of the Tamil film 'Sigappu Rojakkal' starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi

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    Rajesh Khanna's on-screen chemistry with Hema Malini in 'Prem Nagar' was appreciated by fans and critics alike

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    Rajesh Khanna with of his frequent co-stars from the 1970s, Zeenat Aman

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    During the filming of the song 'Mere Sapnon Ki Rani' in 'Aradhana', Sharmila Tagore was shooting for a Satyajit Ray film. Hence, director Shakti Samanta had to shoot their scenes separately and then join the scenes together

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    Rajesh Khanna with Dimple Kapadia. Although their marriage didn't last long both remained on amicable terms till Khanna's passing

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    Rajesh Khanna with director Hrishikesh Mukherjee

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    Rajesh Khanna with former Chief Minister Narasimha Rao

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    Rajesh Khanna in a still from 'Aradhana'

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    A life-size portrait of a young Rajesh Khanna

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    Rajesh Khanna with Anju Mahendru and Dimple Kapadia

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On the legendary Rajesh Khanna's 6th death anniversary, we remember the phenomenon with a collection of some vintage photos from his life and career

 

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