Rajesh Khanna was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar. Everyone used to call him Kaka affectionately. His father’s name was Lala Hiranand and his mother’s name was Chandrani Khanna. His father Lala Hiranand was a head master at M.C High School Bore Bala which is now in Pakistan. Later, his close relatives adopted him and his names were Chunnilal Khanna and Lilavati Khanna.
His new parents worked as railway contractors. His new parents immigrated to Mumbai from Lahore in 1935 and Rajesh Khanna lived at the Saraswati residence which is in Mumbai. He did his studies from St Sebastian Goan High School And while studying in high school, he met Ravi Kapoor, the same Ravi Kapoor who later became Jitendra. He used to participate in drama during school and college.
During a drama competition, a judge told him that you should try in films. And after this, during his college, he decided that he would work in films. Though he was pursuing graduation from Nowrozji wadia college pune and after first 2 years he moved to KC College Mumbai And then his uncle KK Khanna changed his name to Rajesh Khanna. During that time United Film producers used to organise a talent hunt In which Rajesh Khanna topped and because of that victory he got the opportunity to perform in front of great producers like:- B.R Chopra, Bimal Roy, G.P. Sippy, Ss Rawail, Nasir hussian, J. omprakash And on being victorious, he was given the contract.
Rajesh Khanna’s Film Career
In 1966, Rajesh Khanna started his film career and the name of the film was Aakhri Khat which was directed by Chetan Anand And later he got a new film Raaz which was directed by Ravindra Dave. His Movie Aakhri Khat was the first entry from india in the best foreign language film category at the oscars. His films were being praised but his film was not earning at the box office. Then the tremendous producer director Shakti Samanta offered him a film But Rajesh Khanna refused to do this film and said that the main role in this film is of heroine, so I will not do this film but Shakti samanta convinced him to do the film and Rajesh Khanna is ready to do this film and he played two roles in the film and the film proved to be a superhit and the Bollywood industry got its first superstar. The film was titled Aradhana. Rajesh Khanna’s pairing with Sharmila Tagore was well appreciated. He saw the madness which no other superstar experienced. His fans would kiss his cars. Girls would grace themselves with the dirt on the road on which his car would pass. lots of girls got married to Rajesh Khanna’s photo. Rajesh Khanna gave 15-16 film super hits together Due to which no one could compete. in the tremendous director Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film Anand, Rajesh Khanna did an act that made people laugh as well as cry.
Rajesh Khanna’s Personal Life
He had an affair with famous model and actress of that time Anju Mahendroo but lates they broke up. In march 1973, Rajesh Khanna was married to Dimple Kapadia though there was a big difference in their age. When Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia, Dimple Kapadia was shooting for the film Bobby and the film was not completed yet. From this marriage, they had two children named Twinkle Khanna and Rinki Khanna. Twinkle Khanna is married to superstar Akshay Kumar. Rajesh Khanna stepped into politics and came as a member of Parliament. Rajesh Khanna was awarded the Best Actor Award thrice and was followed by the Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award. The Indian Postal Service also released a postage stamp in his memory on 3 May 2013.