R.I.P. Rajesh Khanna
July 18, 2012 @ 14:00 pm
In the fond memory of the king of romance.
Rajesh Khanna also known as Kaka,RK,King of Romance the superstar of Indian Cinema, entered Hindi films in the latter half of the 1960s. He first tasted success with hit films like Baharoan Ke Sapne, Raaz and Aurat and he was appreciated for his performances in Aakhri Khat.Rajesh Khanna achieved overnight super-stardom with Shakti Samantha's 'Aradhana" (1969). His role in Khamoshi were greatly appreciated.He became the craze of the nation, and critics 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 (1969-1975) and had to share the status with Amitabh from 1977-1991 till he left films to join politics in 1991.
Anju Mahendru was his girl friend in 1966-1972, the then aspiring actress but they had to breakup in 1972 when Anju was not ready for marriage and Khanna married his fan Dimple Kapadia in March 1973.
From 1976 onwards till 1978, his films started flopping unexpectedly although his performances and the film's music were praised by critics and thereby his successful run at the box office ended.
He produced three films and co-produced 3 films. He left film industry in 1991 and entered politics by joining the Congress Party in 1991 and became a member of parliament. Khanna was awarded Filmfare Special award in 1991 for having starred in 101 films as the solo lead hero and just 21 two hero films in short span of 25 years. He is still adored and fondly remembered by the masses. Songs from his films adorn the lips of youth and adolescents. He was the first mega-star and has left behind a storehouse of the finest moments in film history.Rajesh Khanna passes away. The yesteryear actor was discharged from hospital on Tuesday afternoon, his third hospitalisation since he was diagnosed with a kidney problem.
Sources said that the actor was not responding to medicines, and had been put on IV and had been grasping for breath since morning. He had been put on life support to the actor. His family was present with him and his doctor and physician are also next to him. He was 69.
May his soul rest in peace.
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