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Rajesh Khanna (Jatin Chunnilal Khanna (Kaka, RK, Shehzada, The Original King of Romance, Pasha of Passion, First Indian Superstar, Most Versatile Superstar of Hindi Cinema, Sivaji Ganeshan of Hindi Films)) was born on 29 December, 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, British India [now India], is an actor,music_department,producer. At 70 years old, Rajesh Khanna height is 5 ft 6 in (169.0 cm).
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|Popular As||Jatin Chunnilal Khanna (Kaka, RK, Shehzada, The Original King of Romance, Pasha of Passion, First Indian Superstar, Most Versatile Superstar of Hindi Cinema, Sivaji Ganeshan of Hindi Films)|
|Rajesh Khanna Age||70 years old|
|Born||29 December 1942|
|Birthplace||Amritsar, Punjab, British India [now India]|
|Date of death||18 July, 2012|
|Died Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Nationality||British India [now India]|
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Rajesh Khanna Weight & Measurements
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Not Available|
Who Is Rajesh Khanna's Wife?
His wife is Dimple Kapadia (1973 - 18 July 2012) ( his death) ( 2 children)
|Wife||Dimple Kapadia (1973 - 18 July 2012) ( his death) ( 2 children)|
Rajesh Khanna Net Worth
He net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-22. So, how much is Rajesh Khanna worth at the age of 70 years old? Rajesh Khanna’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from British India [now India]. We have estimated Rajesh Khanna's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2022||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2021||Pending|
|Salary in 2021||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Actor|
Rajesh Khanna Social Network
Only Hindi actor with the highest number of films as the solo lead hero - 106 and lowest multi star movies - 22. This figure 106 includes 97 released solo hero films and 9 unreleased solo hero films till 2013. Riyasat is his 106th solo hero film and 97th released solo hero film.
By 2011, he held record for maximum number of films as the solo lead hero and least number of multi star cast films in Hindi Cinema.
Father of actresses 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.
Was a Member of the Indian Parliament representing the New Delhi constituency from 1992-1996. He has campaigned for Congress Party at the insistence of Rajiv Gandhi and gave election speeches supporting Congress since 1984 and continued to do so till January 2012. He came close to defeating L.K. Advani in Delhi elections in 1991 but lost by 1589 votes after-which he stood at the counting station saying cheating has taken place and controversy erupted and Advani had to vacate the constituency. Rajesh then got elected in by-elections defeating BJP leader by 25000 votes at the same constituency.
He left film industry in 1991 and entered politics by joining the Congress Party in 1991 and became a member of parliament.
Supported R.D.Burman in the period 1985-94 when many of producers had started avoiding RD and ensured producers of his films take R.D.Burman as the music director for his film. Even after death of Kishore Kumar, he worked with R.D.Burman till R.D's death(from Baharaon Ke Sapne in 1967 to Sautela Bhai in 1996). Similarly Khanna backed Kishore Kumar, during Kishore's lean phase as playback singer and insisted to producers and composers to make Kishore sing songs in his films from 1969-72 which helped Kishore resurrect his singing career and offers for him to sing in films across genres and for other actors-directors kept increasing from 1971-1987. Kishore worked with Rajesh from 1969 till 1987.
Khanna bounced back with twin success of Amardeep and Prem Bandhan then again started giving many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including 35 Golden Jubilee Hits(includes 25 platinum) and 14 SJH starting from 1979 till 1991 and had 9 average hits from 1976-1996. In the 80's his films opposite Tina Munim, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Poonam Dhillon were big hits. He produced three films and co-produced 4 films.
From 1976 on-wards till 1978, he had 5 box office hits as lead hero(2 silver jubilee hits, 2 platinum hits, 1 average hit), 3 hits in guest appearances, 1 flop in guest appearance and 8 films of him as the main lead flopped unexpectedly although his performances and the film's music were praised by critics and thereby 76-78 is considered his bad phase. K. Balaji wanted to establish himself in Hindi film industry as a producer and thereby wanted to remake his Tamil film Sivaji Ganeshan starer Dheepam in Hindi. At a time when Khanna's films were not working at the box office, Khanna got this film out of the blue and went on to become a big hit.
Holds record for most number of win for Best actor award in Bengal Film Journalist Association Awards (4 awards) and most number of nominations in BFJA awards (25 nominations) for Best Actor. He has won Filmfare Best Actor Awards for 3 times and was nominated for 14 times. Has also won Filmfare Award for effective special appearance for Anuraag in 1973 and Filmfare special award in 1991 for his record of maximum solo hero films till 1991- 101 in 25 years.Has won most number of All India Critics Award for Best Actor for a record 7 times and was nominated for this award 10 times.
Rajesh Khanna was paid for various films in the range of above 10 lacs in 1970, then 20-27 lakhs in 1974-77 later 30-57 lakhs in 1978-1982 and 50-70 lakhs from 1981-1989. No other lead actor was paid a higher salary in this period. Pran's salary was in the range of 10-20 lakhs, depending on his role in 1970-1982. Pran was the highest paid supporting actor in Hindi film industry. So producers shied away from casting them together in a single project of Rajesh as solo lead hero from 1971-1982. Aurat and Maryada were multi-star-cast films.
In 1969 Rajesh Khanna achieved super-stardom with Shakti Samantha's 'Aradhana" (1969). He became the craze of the nation, and critics across India started calling him the First Superstar of both Indian Cinema (No.
1 Actor) and Hindi Films and remained so alone as the Superstar for 7 years (1969-1976) and had to share the status with Amitabh from 1977-1991 till he left films to join politics in 1991.
He also made the world record of having 17 successive super-hits in 3 years from 1969-71 which included 15 consecutive solo super-hit films and 2 two hero films namely Andaz and Maryada. The main difference between him and his predecessors,successors, contemporaries was that Khanna's films ran successfully in whole of India and not just Hindi speaking areas and he did films of every genre simultaneously and has more critically acclaimed films to his credit than all other Hindi Actors of every generation. He stands out even by selection of his films as he regularly did both offbeat alternate cinema along with commercial potboiler films and had success in both. He introduced intelligent cinema to the masses with ease.
Those 15 consecutive hit solo lead hero films from 1969-71 were Aradhana, Doli, Bandhan, Ittefaq, Do Raaste, Khamoshi, Safar, The Train, Kati Patang, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Choti Bahu, Anand and Haathi Mere Saathi. His next release Maalik flopped ending thereby the record.
Anju Mahendru was his girl friend in 1968-1972, the then aspiring actress but they had breakup in 1972 when Anju was not ready for marriage while Khanna wanted to marry her, and Khanna married his fan Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, 8 months before Dimple's debut film Bobby released in theaters. Khanna's pairing with Mumtaz always produced much success as they had all of their 8 films together as major platinum jubilee hits. His films with Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh, Tanuja, Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman was a favorite with audiences too in 70's.
Had 36 Golden Jubliee hits in short span of 1967-1975 of which 22 were platinum jubilee hits. In 1976-1978 his only Golden Jubliee Hits were Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Anurodh, Chhailla Babu and of them Anurodh and Chailla Babu became platinum jubilee hit and his guest appearances in Hatayara and Ginny Aur Jhonny became silver jubilee hits and Karm became a average hit. In 1979-1996 he had 35 more Golden Jubliee hits, of which 25 became platinum jubilee hits and in addition had 14 silver jubilee hits and 9 average hits.
Of the 163 films - 106 were solo hero films and 22 were multi star films and 29 films had him in special effective guest appearances(though only 97 solo and 20 two hero films only released and 11 unreleased from 1966 till 2013).
He overtook his predecessors Dev-Dilip-Raj, Shammi Kapoor,Rajendra Kumar in terms of extreme popularity with audience and critics, quality of performances, variety of roles and films by doing quickly 47 films from 1966-75 which included 36 Golden Jubilee Hits(21 of the 36 were platinum) and 4 silver silver jubilee hits and only 7 flops in 9 years.
He had total 105 box office hits(91 as lead hero and 14 in guest appearance) from 1966-1991.
Rajesh entered Hindi films in the year 1965 when he began shooting for Raaz and did 180 films - 163 feature films and 17 short films.
He ranked first and won the United Producers All India Contest held in 1965 by beating 10000 candidates and the prize of it was acting in films Akhri Khat and Raaz. He first tasted success as an actor with 3 consecutive hit films like Aakhri Khat,Raaz and Aurat. His first brush with super-stardom was when outburst from his fans forced the director to change the story of Baharaon Ke Sapne's ending from a tragic one to a happy one after 1 week of its release. Though Baharaon Ke Sapne was average in some centers it was declared flop in most places.
Was a student of K. C. College from 1961-1963 and was actively involved in stage shows and intercollegiate dramas.
Did his first two years of Bachelor of Arts at Wadia College in Pune, India from 1959 to 1961.
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, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
His biological parents were Lala Hira Nand Khanna and Chandrani Khanna. His foster parents were Chunnilal Khanna and Lellawati Khanna. His foster father ran Chunnilal Khanna and Company in Thakurdwar, Charni road from 1940's, 50's and 60's.His biological father worked as a headmaster in MC School in Burewala, Pakistan and so had an ancestral house named 'Khanna Haveli' in Burewala, district Vehari, Province of Punjab, Pakistan from 1920's. Rajesh Khanna was born at his mother's hometown in Amritsar. Rajesh Khanna's parents's hometown was Amritsar, where they shifted back in 1948 immediately after Partition leaving the Burewala ancestral house.