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: Rajesh Khanna Born: December 29, 1942Amritsar, India Occupation: Actor, politicianRajesh Khanna (Born Jatin Khanna on December 29, 1942 in Amritsar) is an Indian Bollywood actor.

Rajesh Khanna

Born: December 29, 1942
Amritsar, India
Occupation: Actor, politician

Rajesh Khanna (Born Jatin Khanna on December 29, 1942 in Amritsar) is an Indian Bollywood actor. He has also served a five year tenure as an MP in the Indian parliament (1991-1996).

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Personal life

Rajesh Khanna came from a well-to-do family. His father was completely against his stage acting hobby during his college days, but nevertheless he pursued his acting career.

Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia, a Bollywood actress. They are the parents of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, both Bollywood actresses. Khanna and Kapadia later separated. Their daughter Twinkle is married to current star Akshay Kumar.

Khanna was a Member of Parliament for the New Delhi constituency (1991-96).

Bollywood career

Rajesh Khanna joined the film industry in 1966 after winning a Filmfare Talent Contest.

Rajesh Khanna was extremely popular in the 1970s. He usually appeared in romantic melodramas, where he was often paired with Mumtaz or Sharmila Tagore. During his heyday he would be mobbed during public appearances. Fans kissed his car, which would be covered with lipstick marks, and lined the road, cheering and chanting his name. Female fans sent him letters written in their own blood http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/sep/13dinesh.htm

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, gritty, violent action films became immensely popular; romantic melodramas were less fashionable. But Rajesh Khanna always maintained his sophisticated status as one of the top most stars as well as a versatile actor and preferred to select central characters in social films.

Political career

During 1991-1996, Rajesh Khanna was a Member of Parliament for the Congress Party, from the New Delhi constituency.

Television career

In 2001-2002, Rajesh Khanna played major roles in two television serials: Aapne Parai (B4U & DD Metro) and Ittefaqu (Zee TV). He also appeared in a video album of Rabindranath Tagore's songs where he performed FREE OF COST.

Awards and recognition

Rajesh Khanna was nominated for the Filmfare best actor award ten years out of the fifteen between 1969 and 1983. He was nominated for fifteen films. He has also won several BEST ACTOR AWARDS, LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BESIDES LIVING LEGEND, YUGANTHAR GAURAV PURASHKAR AND PRIDE OF THE FILM INDUSTRY AWARDS. [1]

Filmfare awards

Filmography

References

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