25 Interesting Facts About Actor Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna has been the biggest superstar of a time. Everyone dreams of stardom like him, but only one gets it for decades. Rajesh Khanna is also known as Kaka. Let us tell you that Rajesh Khanna made his debut in Hindi films with the film “Aakhri Khat” in 1966 and after that, he never looked back. Let’s know 25 interesting facts about Rajesh Khanna.
FACT#1. Rajesh Khanna was raised not by his parents but by his uncle. Rajesh Khanna’s real name was Jatin Khanna but he changed his name at the behest of his uncle.
FACT#2. In 1965, Rajesh Khanna was selected for films under United Producers and Filmfare. Actually, he was searching for a new hero through a show where about 10 thousand people auditioned and 8 of them were finalized. Out of those eight, Rajesh Khanna was declared the winner.
FACT#3. Rajesh Khanna belonged to an affluent family, where a car used to be a dream for the actors working in films at that time, where Rajesh Khanna used to come by car to ask for work in films.
FACT#4. Rajesh Khanna’s popularity among girls was so much that it is said that girls used to write letters to him with blood. Not only this, many girls got married with his photo. Some got Rajesh Khanna’s name tattooed on their body.
FACT#5. Producer-director used to line up outside his house to take Rajesh Khanna in his film. Not only this, he was ready to pay Rajesh even at an exorbitant price.
FACT#6. It is said that once superstar Rajesh Khanna was admitted to the hospital for a piles operation, the makers booked the rooms around him in the hospital so that they could sign Rajesh for their film as soon as they got a chance.
FACT#7. After the wedding of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, a short video of their wedding was shown in theaters across the country at that time before the film started.
FACT#8. In the film industry, Rajesh is affectionately called Kaka. Along with this, when he was a superstar, there was a famous proverb – “Upar Aaka and Niche kaka”.
FACT#9. Between 1969 and 1971, Rajesh Khanna gave 15 consecutive solo superhit films.
FACT#10. Music composer RD Burman and singer Kishore Kumar have contributed significantly behind the success of Rajesh Khanna.
FACT#11. It is said that when Rajesh Khanna used to go out on the streets with his car, the girls used to fill their demands with the dust of Rajesh’s car. Let us tell you that superstar Rajesh Khanna has also been a Lok Sabha MP in the year 1991. Rajesh Khanna has worked in many great films like ‘Daag’, ‘Anand’, ‘Aradhana’, ‘Kati Pantag’, ‘Roti’ and ‘Amar Prem’ in his career.
FACT#12. In the book ‘The Untold Story of India’s First Superstar’ written on Rajesh Khanna, Yasir Usman says- “There was an elderly woman from Bengal. I asked her what was Rajesh Khanna for her? She said you would not understand. When we used to go to see the film, we and he used to have a date.
FACT#13. Rajesh Khanna’s films were not enough, his style, the way of wearing his collared shirt or looking at the neck by bending the eyelids lightly… all this made him different from all the stars. The situation was that when their white car was parked somewhere, their car would turn pink due to the color of the lipstick of the girls. Not only this, girls used to fill their demands with the dust of Rajesh Khanna’s car. She used to accept him as her husband.
FACT#14. A star who has achieved stardom like Rajesh Khanna has never happened nor ever will be. What was famous about Rajesh Khanna was that he was arrogant and was always late on the sets. Rajesh Khanna never changed his lifestyle for anything. He used to come on the set only when he wanted to, despite its producers and directors lined up to cast him in their film.
FACT#15. Rajesh Khanna got national recognition from the film ‘Aradhana’. No one can compare the time of Rajesh Khanna from 69 to 75. As far as Rajesh Khanna’s popularity went, no one has gone there and probably no one will be able to. The reason was that people saw themselves in him and his smile attracted the girls very much.
FACT#16. Rajesh Khanna worked in more than 180 films in his Bollywood career. He made his Bollywood debut with the 1966 film Aakhri Khat. It was only after this that his journey to becoming a superstar started. But it is said that not every good process in the world remains the same forever. The same happened with Rajesh Khanna. It was said that he could not handle success properly and got lost in oblivion.
FACT#17. In the year 2012, he called this world Alida. His last journey also saw the same frenzy among the people, which was after he achieved stardom in 1970. His body was kept in a transparent coffin decorated with white flowers in a mini-truck and was accompanied by a huge crowd. He was accompanied by his estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, his younger daughter Rinke and son-in-law Akshay Kumar in the actor’s last journey.
FACT#18. After shifting to Mumbai with his family, Rajesh Khanna lived at Mumbai Girgaum Chowpatty and from there he completed his school and college education. Rajesh Khanna’s classmate used to be Ravi Kapoor (actor Jeetendra).
FACT#19. Rajesh Khanna was married to the then famous actress Dimple Kapadia. Let us tell you that Rajesh Khanna has two daughters Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna and see the coincidence that his daughter Twinkle Khanna was also born on 29th December.
FACT#20. During school, Rajesh Khanna was inclined towards theatre. After which he participated in many plays, and won prizes. In the early 60s, Rajesh Khanna was the first newcomer to go to auditions in his MG sports car.
FACT#21. In those days, Rajesh used to tell his friend Ravi Kapoor (Jitendra) as screw the stakes of auditions in films.
FACT#22. Rajesh Khanna was declared the first superstar after the film ‘Aradhana’. Rajesh Khanna did a great job with Sharmila Tagore and Farida Jalal in this film.
FACT#23. Rajesh Khanna was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in the year 2013. Apart from films, he also ventured into politics and became an MP from the Congress party, and also reached the Lok Sabha.
FACT#24. In the year 2012, the first superstar of Hindi cinema, Rajesh Khanna alias Kaka, who was ailing for a long time, died on 18 July at his bungalow Aashirwad.
FACT#25. Rajesh’s 15 hits include ‘Aradhana’, ‘Ittefaq’, ‘Doli’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Do Raaste’, ‘The Train’, ‘Sachcha Jhootha’, ‘Safar’, ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna’. ‘, ‘Anand’, ‘Maryada’, ‘Hathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Andaz’, ‘Dushman’ and ‘Apna Desh’.