Legendary actor Rajesh Khanna passed away exactly a year ago on July 18, 2012. Here we remember him and his achievements on his first death anniversary.
Rajesh Khanna was born as Jatin Khanna on 29 December, 1942. He was also known as 'Kaka'
Known as the 'first superstar' of Indian cinema, he made his film debut in the 1966 film 'Aakhri Khat', directed by Chetan Anand.
He gave us gems like ‘Aradhna’, ‘Anand’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Raaz’ and ‘Haathi Mere Saathi.
Rajesh Khanna had 15 consecutive solo superhits between 1969 to 1972.This remains an unbroken record in Indian film history.
The jodi of Rajesh and Mumtaz was one of the best in Bollywood. They have a record of eight successful films together.
Singer Kishore Kumar was his official playback voice.
He won three Filmfare best actor awards during his career.
He has acted in 163 films.
Rajesh Khanna had a huge fan following, especially among women. Female fans wrote letters to him with their own blood.
Rajesh Khanna was in a relationship with fashion designer and actor Anju Mahendroo. After seven years of living together, they separated.
Later, he married the much younger Dimple Kapadia. They have two daughters - Twinkle and Rinke Khanna who also had stints as Bollywood actresses.
Actress Tina Munim was also romantically linked with him in the 80s.
He has also acted in TV serial 'Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi'
His last film was 'Do Dilon Ke Khel Mein' in 2010.
He did an ad for Havells fan where he said, 'Mere Fans mujhse koi nahin cheen sakta'. How true this line is indeed!
A year on, we still remember Kaka and celebrate his memorable journey in Indian cinema.
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