Posted Thu, July 19, 2012 2:55pm IST

Men tried desperately to ape his inimitable style and women married his photographs. Rajesh Khanna captured the country’s imagination with his iconic status, his charming personality and his unique mannerisms. So what was it about India’s first superstar that seduced one and all?

His youthful charm, his lopsided smile and his naughty wink hypnotised the entire nation. Rajesh Khanna’s silver-screen image – as well as his off screen persona – created the kind of fan frenzy never seen before. We take a look at the key ingredients that made Khanna’s style statement uniquely his own.