Rajesh Khanna biography

Rajesh Khanna

Birth nameJatin Chunnilal Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
BornJatin Khanna
29 December 1942
Amritsar, Punjab Province,British Raj
Died18 July 2012 (aged 69)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceAashirwad, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
Other namesJatin Khanna
The Original King of Romance[1]
The First Superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema
OccupationFilm actor, producer, politician
Years active1966–2012 (actor)
1991–1996 (politics)
1971–1995 (producer)
Spouse(s)Dimple Kapadia 
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ChildrenTwinkle Khanna
twinkle khanna
twinkle khanna
Rinke Khanna
rinke khanna
rinke khanna


Rajesh Khanna 29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012) was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits - (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits.


As a struggling actor, Rajesh Khanna drove himself to work and back in his own MG sports car. 

His closest friends in Bollywood were singer Kishore Kumar and music director R D Burman.

 Jeetendra and Rajesh went to the same school in Girgaum and then later to KC College too. In fact it was Khanna who inspired and supported Jeetendra to get into movies.

 father in law of actor akshay kumar.

His uncle, who disapproved of his acting aspirations, asked him to change his real name from Jatin if he wanted to act.

Rajesh Khanna had done 180 films in 40 years from 1966-2011.

many kids born in 60’s and 70’s were named ‘Rajesh’ by their parents following Rajesh Khanna’s phenomenal rise.

Rajesh khanna Salary in movies

Aakhri Khat (1966)1.5 lakhs INR
Aurat (1967)2 Lac INR
Baharon Ke Sapne (1967)5 lakhs INR
Raaz (1967)1lakh INR
Aradhana (1969)7 Lac INR
Ittefaq (1969)7 Lac INR
Bandhan (1969)7 Lac INR
The Train (1970)10 lakhs INR
Sachaa Jhutha (1970)15 lakhs INR
Aan Milo Sajna (1970)12 lakhs INR
Khamoshi (1970)8 Lac INR
Safar (1970)10 Lakhs INR
Anand (1971)8 Lakhs INR
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)25 lakhs INR
Chhoti Bahu (1971)15 lakhs INR
Maryada (1971)14 lakhs INR
Dushman (1971)20 lakhs INR
Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971)20 Lakhs INR
Amar Prem (1972)20 lakhs INR
Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972)15 lakhs INR
Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)15 lakhs INR
Apna Desh (1972)20 lakhs INR
Shehzada (1972)15 lakhs INR
Namak Haraam (1973)20 Lakhs INR
Aap Ki Kasam (1974)25 Lakhs INR
Prem Nagar (1974)24 lakhs INR
Aavishkar (1974)25 lakhs INR
Roti (1974)27 lakhs INR
Prem Kahani (1975)25 lakhs INR
Mehbooba (1976)30 Lakhs INR
Bundal Baaz (1976)25 Lakhs INR
Chhailla Babu (1977)30 lakhs INR
Karm (1977)27 Lakhs INR
Anurodh (1977)30 Lakhs INR
Bhola Bhala (1978)27 Lakhs
Prem Bandhan (1979)35 Lakhs INR
Amar Deep (1979)35 lakhs INR
Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)40 lakhs INR
Aanchal (1980)45 lakhs INR
Bandish (1980)40 lakhs INR
Kudrat (1981)40 lakhs INR
Dhanwan (1981)47 lakhs INR
Fiffty Fiffty (1981)35 lakhs INR
Ashanti (1982)45 Lakhs INR
Dil-E-Nadaan (1982)47 lakhs INR
Jaanwar (1983)55 Lakhs INR
Avtaar (1983)65 Lakhs INR
Souten (1983)57 Lakhs INR
Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)60 lakhs INR
Maqsad (1984)45 Lakhs INR
Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984)50 lakhs INR
Naya Kadam (1984)55 Lakhs INR
Awaaz (1984)60 Lakhs INR
Zamana (1985)45 Lakhs INR
Hum Dono (1985)60 lakhs INR
Bewafai (1985)55 lakhs INR
Babu (1985)55 Lakhs INR
Shatru (1986)65 Lakhs INR
Adhikar (1986)55 lakhs INR
Avam (1987)70 lakhs INR
Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989)70 Lakhs INR
Rupaye Dus Karod (1991)70 Lakhs INR


Bollywood Awards

Bollywood Movie Award
Most Sensational Actor

Filmfare Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Avtaar (1983) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Dard (Conflict of Emotions) (1981) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Thodisi Bewafaii (1980) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Amar Deep (1979) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Aavishkar (1974) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Prem Nagar (1974) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) 
Filmfare Award
Filmfare Special Guest Actor Award
Anuraag (1972) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Dushman (1971) 
Best Actor
Amar Prem (1972) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Anand (1971) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Kati Patang (1970) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Sachaa Jhutha (1970) 
Filmfare Award
Best Actor
Ittefaq (1969) 
Best Actor
Aradhana (1969) 

Sansui Viewer's Choice Awards

Sansui Viewer's Choice Award
Lifetime Achivement Award

Screen Weekly Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Zee Cine Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achivement Award
Golden Grade Award

Famous dialogues

Babu Mushoy zindagi badi honi chahiye ... lambi nahin
Movie: Anand

Babu Mushoy, zindagi aur maut upar waale ke haath hai ... usse na toh aap badal sakte hai na main ... hum sab to rangmanch ki kathputliyan hai jinki dor upar waale ki ungliyon mein bandhi hai
Movie: Anand

It is so simple to be happy ... but it is so difficult to be simple
Movie: Bawarchi

Zindagi ke kuch chakkar aaise hote hai jinka mazaa sirf wohi le sakta hai ... joh zindagi ka share jaan-buchkar ghaate mein khareede
Movie: Amar Prem

gar tumhare jaise dost is duniya mein hue ... toh kya zaroorat hai dushmanon ki
Movie: Angaaray

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