Remembering Rajesh Khanna on his fourth Death Anniversary, the 'first superstar' of Indian cinema

Updated On : 18 Jul,2016 ,11:54 AM
Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna is known as the ‘original superstar’ of Indian cinema. He had reigned in Hindi cinema between 1969 and 1974 wherein he had to his credit an amazing 16 blockbusters; most of them broke the record. He spelled magic on the viewers with his magnificent presence on-screen. He breathed his last on July 18 2012, leaving everyone disappointed. Today is the actor’s fourth death anniversary. Here are some of the facts about Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka of Indian cinema that you should know.

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Bollywood started his career from 'Aakhri Khat', which was nominated for Oscar from India in 1967. 

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna alias Kaka had delivered eight blockbuster films with actress Mumtaz and 15 with Hema Malini. 

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

The famous song 'Roop Tera Mastana' from Aradhana, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, made history in Hindi cinema as the first single-take one. 

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

His 15 consecutive hit movies were Aradhana, Doli, Bandhan, Ittefaq, Do Raaste, Khamoshi, Safar, The Train, Kati Patang, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Dushmun, Anand and Haathi Mere Saathi.

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, 8 months before Dimple's debut film Bobby released in theatres. 

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, 8 months before Dimple's debut film Bobby released in theatres. 

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Not only was he a successful actor but a good politician too. He left film industry in 1991 and became a Member of Parliament from the Congress party.  

Fourth anniversary of Kaka Facts you need to know about Rajesh Khanna

Not only he ruled the 70 mm screen, Rajesh played the main lead in two serials 'Ittefaqe' and 'Apne Paraye' on television during 2001-02, 'Bhabhimaa' and in 'Raghukul: Reet Sada Chali Aayi' in 2008-09.