Rajesh Khanna

1971 magazine cover of Rajesh Khanna

Star & Style 1971 Rajesh Khanna

Bollywood film actor Rajesh Khanna is often considered one of the greatest bollywood actors in films. Born in 1942, Khanna started his acting career in 1966 at the age of 24 in the film Aakhri Khat. After his film debut, his handsome face and physical appeal to audiences paved the way for him to star in a sequence of other mega-hits where he acquired a multitude of female fans, quickly becoming one of the most popular young Bollywood actors in films.  He soon escalated to become one of the most well-paid actors during the 1970s.

His success continued into the eighties when he starred in films including Hindi movies Kati Patang, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Aanchal, Aaj Ka Ram Avtar MLA. and Alag Alag. In the 90s he appeared in Bollywood hits such as Swarg, Ghar Parivar, Khudai, and Sautela Bhai. In addition to acting, in the early 90s, he was a Member of Parliament for New Delhi constituency!

Most recently he has had roles in the 2010 movie Do Dilon Ke Khel Mei and the 2009 film Kash Mere Hote.

All told, Khanna’s film career spans over an astounding 163 films across 4 decades!

Now 69 years old, Khanna’s acting career has been slowing down, along with his health….in June of 2012 it was reported that health complications sent him to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, India for treatment – specifics were not disclosed to the media.

Get to know this actor better by hearing from his own mouth!

Here are some quotes from Rajesh Khanna:

  • At my age, this is the fit role for me. I am taking it as a challenge for myself to prove that the actor in me is still alive and kicking, whatever may be the film’s fate at the box office.
  • To be approached after so many years is indeed a great honour for me and I am delighted to reconnect with my fans once again. Shooting after a gap of so many years has definitely brought back fond memories and I feel that not a lot has changed at all.
  • I would love to live my entire life again and experience the same success,same failures,same women and also the same heartbreaks.

Although we can’t locate an official twitter page on Khanna, here is the latest of what some of the Twitter fans are saying about the actor:

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