Be it his sideways nod, his deep-throated dialogue delivery, or his trademark kurtas, Rajesh Khanna was a phenomenon and the first true superstar of Bollywood. Kaka, as he is fondly called, is not only known for his blockbuster movies, but also for his back-to-back hit songs. We take a look at some of his evergreen numbers!
Mere Sapno Ki Rani (Aradhna) Even though he debuted with 'Aakhri Khat' in 1966, it was the 1969 cult classic 'Aradhna', oppostite Sharmila Tagore that made him an irresistible crowd-puller. The catchy 'Mere Sapno Ki Rani' is still considered a classic and this song marked the coming together of Khanna with Kishore Kumar and the beginning of a successful music journey!
Jai, Jai, Shiv Shankar (Aap Ki Kasam) If there is ever a list made of the best hangover songs in Bollywood, this Kishore-Lata gem would be right on top. Mumtaz' simmering dancing style and Kaka's trademark hand gestures make this number uber sexy. It's one of those songs that you can listen to over and over again and not get bored.
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Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mei (Ajnabee) Zeenat Aman's sheer dress coupled with Kaka'a rustic charm makes this song one of the sexiest monsoon numbers. It has been remixed more times than any other Khanna hit and the reason is quite obvious, isn't it?
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Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat (Saccha Jhoota) Rajesh Khanna does his typical sideway swing movements in this melodious Lata-Rafi number. Set on a yacht, this song is the epitome of the 70s, what with Mumtaz' figure-hugging saree, bouffant, and serenading music!
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Yeh Jo Muhabbat Hai (Kati Patang) Every lover who has had a bitter breakup has sung this number and shed copious amount of tears. This soulful Kishore-da classic is also the perfect number to get drunk to! Kaka pulled off the 'drunk and bitter' jilted lover character with elan.
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Accha Toh Hum Chalten Hain (Aan Milo Sajna) This fun song that is filled with flirty dialogues is a perfect conversation starter and has been used as a pick-up line by a generation of youngsters. Asha Parekh and Khanna's sizzling onscreen chemistry added the right amount of zing to this number!
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Zindagi Ek Safar (Andaz) This breezy number has one of the best yodels by Kishore da. Set on the roads of Mumbai, with Khanna wooing Hema Malini on his bike, this is the perfect youth song. If 'being carefree' is the maxim, then this song is the perfect anthem!
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Chngari Koi Bhadke (Amar Prem) This thought-provoking number is clearly one of the highlights of Amar Prem. Soothing and soulful, this sad number tugs at your heart and is considered one of the best works of Kishore Kumar.
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Gore Rang Pe (Roti) Another Khanna-Mumtaz song, this 1974 number is one of the finest 'ched chad' songs of Bollywood that has Kaka actually grooving! Shot at a garden, with rains as a prop, this flirty number became a massive hit and is still a favorite.
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