Rajesh Khanna life and biography

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Rajesh Khanna biography

Date of birth : 1942-12-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Amritsar, Punjab
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-11-02
Credited as : Bollywood actor, former politician, films: Amar Prem, Kudrat, Rajput

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Indian movie actor Rajesh Khanna is a legendary actor who has also served as a MP in Indian politics for five long years.

Rajesh Khanna came from an affluent family. His father was against his professional career. He started his career with renowned film maker Chetan Anand. But the film couldn`t bring success for him. But very soon Rajesh Khanna became one of the common name in the industry and the actor persisted and exceeded all expectations through his work. His previous theatrical background assisted him with the characterization of the personas of the cinema which he portrayed effortlessly and naturally. He is Hindi cinema`s first officially acknowledged Superstar. The young girls used to take his name with warm heart and full of passion. In March, 1973 Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia, a Bollywood actress who had just made her film debut in Raj Kapoor`s Bobby. At that time Dimple Kapadia was sixteen years old and Rajesh Khanna thirty-one. So there was a huge difference between them. They became the parents of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, and after some time of that they did drift apert. Dimple again resumed Bollywood career and Rajesh Khanna was still rocking. In the year 1966 Rajesh won the All India Talent Contest and just after that he joined the film media and made the debut in `Akhri Khat`.He was glamorous as well as a versatile star. His acting in `Amar Prem` and `Aap ki kasam` were unforgottable. In the late 1970s and 1980s he switched his style and shifted his image from a romantic hero to an action protagonist. But this attitude of his decline the actor`s career in term of box office rating, he continued to play central characters or guest roles in multi-starrer films as well such as `Disco Dancer`, `Kudrat`, `Rajput`, `Dharam Aur Kanoon`, `Ashanti` etc. He also took great risk and experimented with negative roles in `Red Rose` where he played a psycopath and in `Dhanwaan`, where he played an arrogant businessman . By the early 1990s he quit acting for many years and served as a M.P from 1991-96. He made his acting comeback in `Aa Ab Laut Chale` and `Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa` where he played elderly father roles of Tushaar Kapoor, son of Jeetendra.

In 2006 he appeared in one mid line movie and in 2007 he has officially announced his second innings and has signed about ten new films and a new TV serial also. He is also participating as Celebrity Judge in a reality show at Sony Channel called K for Kishore. The serial is based on the legendary singer late Kishore Kumar Ganguly. In 2001-2002, Rajesh Khanna was very much into television and played two major roles in two television serials namely `Aapne Parai` and `Ittefaqu`. He also performed in a video album based on Tagore`s songs. But he did it free of cost. Currently he is busy in processing his own music channel viz. R.K. Music Channel. He has recently endorsed a talent hunt programme namely `Star se Superstar tak` as the First Superstar of Indian Cinema, under the banner of Red Carpet Entertainment and donated a Gold Trophy of Rs.1 Crore with Ms. Priyanka Chopra. Recently he has signed a TV serial with Creative Eye Banner. He is also going to perform in a T.V. Serial `Bhabhima` with Leena Ganguly as Lead Pair of the serial. He is the life member of International Film And Television Research Centre and International Film And Television Club Of Asian Academy Of Film & Television as well. Indian movie actor Rajesh Khanna has been awarded many a times under many heads in his lifetime. In 1982 Rajesh Khanna was awarded Best Actor Award for his outstanding double role performance in `Dard` by Lions Club,New Delhi by Sri Dilip Kumar, in 1994 he was awarded Best Actor Award for `Khudai` at Ujvegistan at Russian Film Festival, in 1995 Rajesh Khanna was honoured with the `Kala Ratna` Award by Punjabi Kala Sangam at Delhi by the then Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Arjun Singh. In 2001, Khanna was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sansui Film Awards. In April of 2003, he had been chosen for the Maharastra state government`s Raj Kapoor Award. He had also been chosen for his contribution to the film industry. In January of 2004, he was honoured with the Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award as well. In March of 2004, he has bagged the Bollywood Awards 2004`s Lifetime Achievement Award and also received the Lifetime of Glamour award at the Kingfisher Bollywood Fashion Awards at USA. He was also awarded the `Pride of Film Industry` by the Stardust Awards on February 21, 2005. He is the recipient of the "Outstanding Contribution to the Motion Picture Industry of India" Awards at the eighth annual Bollywood Movie Awards in Trinidad (Centre of Excellence) on June 10, 2006. On February 4, 2006, he was awarded with `Yugantar Gaurav Puraskar`. He is a recipient of the `Glory of India Award` by IIAF, London. Last but not the least he got the Best Actor or Life Time achievement Awards of international and national repute.

Facts

He was adopted by his parents. He was Member of Parliament once, for New Delhi. Enjoyed a godlike status in his prime time (early 70s) with female fans writing letters in blood to him. The hysteria was unique till 'ShahRukh Khan' 'exploded' in early 1990's and created a comparable mania.He recommended actor Jeetendra to go into movies.Father-in-law of superstar Akshay Kumar.He is a life member of International Film And Television Research Centre and International Film And Television Club Of Asian Academy Of Film And Television.Known as the first Superstar of Hindi Cinema. He formed a great team with Singer Kishore Kumar and Music Director R D Burman and together they have given such songs which are immensely popular even today.

Father of actress Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna. Became a grandfather when Twinkle gave birth to a son, Araav in 2002 and then again in 2004 when Rinke gave birth to a daughter.

OTHER AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS :

• In 1982 Rajesh Khanna was awarded Best Actor Award for his outstanding double role performance in Dard by Lions Club, New Delhi by Sri Dilip Kumar. • in 1994 he was awarded Best Actor Award for Khudai at Ujvegistan at Russian Film Festival. • In 1995 Rajesh Khanna was honoured with the Kala Ratna Award by Punjabi Kala Sangam at Delhi by the then Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Arjun Singh. • In 2001, Khanna was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sansui Film Awards • In April of 2003, he had been chosen for the Maharastra state government's Raj Kapoor Award. He had been chosen for his contribution to the film industry.• In January of 2004, he was honoured with the Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award • In March of 2004, he has bagged the Bollywood Awards 2004's Lifetime Achievement Award and also received the Lifetime of Glamour award at the Kingfisher Bollywood Fashion Awards at USA.• He was awarded the "Pride of Film Industry" by the Stardust Awards on February 21, 2005. • He is the recipient of the "Outstanding Contribution to the Motion Picture Industry of India" Awards at the eighth annual Bollywood Movie Awards in Trinidad (Centre of Excellence) on June 10, 2006. • On February 4, 2006, he was awarded with "Yugantar Gaurav Puraskar". • He is a recipient of the "Glory of India Award" by IIAF, London. These are in addition to a number of Best Actor/Life Time achievement Awards of international and national repute and on 30th May, 2008 he was awarded with Phalke Legendary Actor Award at Mumbai.

FILMOGRAPHY :

Tum Mere Ho - (Under Production)
Jaanleva - (Post-Production)
Vijay - Winner All The Way - (Under Production)


Do Dilo Ke Khel Mein - (2010)
Kaashh... Mere Hote - (2009)
Wafaa (2008)
Black Mailer - ( 2007)
Wafa - (2007)
Jaana - Let'S Fall In Love - (October 6, 2006)
Kabhi Kabhi - (2006)
Classic - Dance Of Love - (March 18, 2005)
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa - (June 28, 2002)
Maharani - (2001)
Pyaar Zindagi Hai - (September 14, 2001)
Aa Ab Laut Chalen - (January 22, 1999)
Sautela Bhai - (1996)
Kis Kaam Ke Yeh Rishta - (1995)
Begunaah - (1993)
Khudai - (1991)
Rupaye Das Karod - (November 29, 1991)
Ghar Parivar - (1991)
Jai Shiv Shankar - (1990)
Dushman - (1990)
Swarg - (May 18, 1990)
Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein - (1990)
Paap Ka Anth - (December 8, 1989)
Main Tera Dushman - (February 3, 1989)
Ghar Ka Chirag - (1989)
Woh Phir Aayegi - (September 23, 1988)
Vijay - (August 12, 1988)
Gora - (October 2, 1987)
Awaam - (September 11, 1987)
Sitapur Ki Geeta - (May 8, 1987)
Nazraana - (February 6, 1987)
Anokha Rishta - (August 29, 1986)
Shatru - (August 15, 1986)
Naseehat - (July 25, 1986)
Amrit - (June 27, 1986)
Adhikar - (1986)
Angaarey - (1986)
Mohabbat Ki Kasam - (1986)
Insaaf Main Karoonga - (December 27, 1985)
Awara Baap - (November 29, 1985)
Babu - (November 22, 1985)
Ram Tere Kitne Naam - (February 15, 1985) ...... Himself (A Scene From A Movie)
Durga - (February 8, 1985)
Aakhir Kyon - (1985)
Zamana - (1985)
Hum Dono - (1985)
Master Ji - (1985)
Oonche Log - (1985)
Alag Alag - (1985)
Bewafai - (1985)
Awaaz - (November 23, 1984)
Naya Kadam - (October 5, 1984)
Dharam Aur Kanoon - (August 10, 1984)
Maqsad - (May 4, 1984)
Paapi Pet Ka Sawal Hai - (April 27, 1984))
Asha Jyoti - (April 16, 1984)
Aaj Ka MLA Ramavatar - (March 2, 1984)
Agar Tum Na Hote - (November 4, 1983)
Soutan - (June 3, 1983)
Janwar - (April 15, 1983)
Avtaar - (March 11, 1983)
Nishan - (1983)
Disco Dancer (December 17, 1982) - Special Appearance
Dharam Kanta - (August 6, 1982)r
Ashanti - (May 7, 1982)
Rajput - (April 16, 1982)
Suraag - (March 26, 1982)
Ayaash - (1982)
Dil-E-Nadan - (1982)
Naseeb - (1981) - Himself appearing
Fifty Fifty - (November 13, 1981)
Dard - (July 31, 1981)
Dhanwan - (July 24, 1981)
Kudrat - (April 3, 1981)
Bandish - (November 7, 1980)
Aanchal - (September 18, 1980))
Phir Wohi Raat - (August 15, 1980)
Thodi Si Bewafai - (June 13, 1980)
Shaitan Mujrim - (1980)
Red Rose - (1980)
Naya Bakra (1980) ...... Guest Appearance
Til Til Dalekha - (1979)
Chakravyuh - (June 29, 1979)
Amar Deep - (May 18, 1979)
Janta Hawaldaar - (April 27, 1979)
Muqabla - (1979))
Prem Bandhan - (1978)
Naukri - (1978)
Bhola Bhala - (1978)
Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein - (November 4, 1977)
Chalta Purza - (1977))
Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka - (1977)
Tyaag - (1977)
Bundalbaaz - (1977)
Karm - (1977)
Aaina - (1977)
Chhaila Babu - (1977)
Anurodh - (1977)
Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun - (1976)
Maha Chor - (1976)
Mehbooba - (1976)
Jinny aur Jonny - (1975)
Prem Kahani - (1975)
Aakraman (1975) - Guest Appearance - (Cripple Soldier)
Roti - (October 18, 1974)
Prem Nagar - (May 24, 1974)
Aap Ki Kasam - (May 3, 1974)
Five Rifles - (1974)
Ajnabi - (1974)
Aavishkaar - (1974)
Hum Shakal - (1974)
Aaina - (1974)
Namak Haram - (November 23, 1973)
Daag - (1973)
Raja Rani - (1973)
Anuraag - (1972)
Dil Daulat Duniya - (1972)
Joru Ka Gulam - (1972)
Mere Jeevan Saathi - (1972)
Bawarchi - (1972)
Amar Prem - (1972)
Dushman - (1972)
Apna Desh - (1972)
Maalik - (1972)
Shehzada - (1972)
Andaaz - (August 1, 1971)...... Special Appearance
Maryada - (July 16, 1971)
Guddi - (January 1, 1971) ...... Himself Appearing
Aan Milo Sajna - (1971)
Anand - (1971)
Kati Patang - (1971)
Badnam Farishte - (1971)
Chhoti Bahu - (1971)
Mehboob Ki Mehandi - (1971)
Haathi Mere Saathi - (1971)
The Train - (April 10, 1970)
Bandhan - (1970)
Safar - (1970)
Khamoshi - (1970)
Sachcha Jhutha - (1970)
Aradhana - (1969)
Ittefaq - (1969)
Do Raaste - (1969)
Doli - (1969)
Raaz - (1967)
Aurat - (1967)
Baharon Ke Sapne - (1967)
Aakhri Khat - (1966)

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