Rajesh Khanna: The man we all loved

Wed, July 18, 2012 5:19pm UTC by 13 Comments
Rajesh Khanna: The man we all loved

The superstar lived a good life even as he died onscreen. And now the myriad memories of the characters he played will live on through lifetimes

He died in Anand, with a smile on his lips and a song playing in the background. And he died over again, in Namak Haram, Aradhana and Safar, with that typically graceful last breath. This time, today, that scene became real, as Rajesh Khanna, superstar in every way we can think of, passed away after an illness that took him in and out of hospital over the past few weeks. “My father-in-law has gone to a heavenly place,” his son-in-law , actor Akshay Kumar says.

“I hate tears,” Khanna said in Amar Prem. And we, the Bollywoodlife team, remember Rajesh Khanna as the man who brought romance alive as he made love with his co-stars – Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman and Hema Malini and then a new generation with Tina Minum, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Padmini Kolhapure and Poonam Dhillon – and sang unforgettable songs with that special look in his liquid eyes and that charming tilt of the head and wave of the hand. But even as we watch the reruns of his best known films on television, which we know will happen soon, we can only hum that lovely music and agree with Rajesh Khanna as he wondered, “Zindagi, kaisi hai paheli…hai!”Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • krishnamurthy,g

    RajeshKhanna has really moved me while i saw his movies and i was new to hindi films and i was accustomed to see masala movies then in 60s and 7os and i really liked kakas emotional actions especially in roti,Anand,namakharam etcand most of his songs were hits and his histrionic ability was tremendous and marvellous moving all comman men to take a tilt from their chairs in moviehalls.

  • pratik desai

    May the soul rest in peace you will always remain in our hearts

  • Rana sonia

    He is my papa ‘s fevrit hero and also mine he is legend and no one can give his place i salut him allah unko jannt ata farmaye inshaallah.we all always love him

  • SHALINI

    Bachpan se Rajesh Khanna ki movies dekhti aai hoon.Aur almost sab movies na jane kitni baar dekhi hai.Itni pyari smile shayad hi kisi aur ki ho.YOU WILL BE MISSED Mr.Rajesh Khanna.

  • dolly.

    thanks to the team of bollywoodlife.com to post done a tremandus job to keep in touch our hero our beloved kaka. thanks

  • geerish

    Rajesh Khanna has been impressive not only as an actor or a politician but also by his art of living.
    Very few men can win back both love n respect from their deserted wives.The untold message in his case seems to be his wife saying: I left n came back for u r the best.
    The last spoken words are meaningfull signalling to all that life is just a journey and to part is normal.
    Thx,Sir for giving so many beautiful moments to the generation of baby boomers.
    Know that u will love for long in the hearts of so many fans around the world.
    Geerish
    Mauritius

  • sk

    unforgatable movies like anand,safar,aradhana,amarprem,ittefaque,aavishkar,bavarchi,namakharam,katipatang,the train,dushman,roti,sachcha jootha,amardeep,raaz,do-rashte,prem nagar,daag,baharon ke sapne,aan milo sajna,amrit,avtar,souten,akhir kyon,mehbooba,kudarat,dard,shatroo,prem bandhan,raja rani,palko ki chchaon me,tyaag,karma,chaila baboo,baboo,aurat,rajput,dharam aur kanoon,swarg,bandish,ham dono,ham shakal,gora,bandal baaz,chalta purja,papi pet ka sawal hai,bewafaai,khudai,zamana,maksad,ashanti,ajanabi,masterji,naya kadam,agar tum na hote,DHANWAAN,hathi mere sathi,naukari……..many more….i saw 90% of his movies and many of them planty of time….all time fav.star for ever…no one can replace….

  • Ranjit kumar swain

    Rajesh khanna the real hero of indian cinema.he was both super star & super actor.others are zero infront of him.

  • Francis

    Rajesh kanna is great Mega Star. Super hit Songs and movies.
    Haati Mere saati,Apna Desh,Saccha Juta,aradhana etc. We saw his Aradhana/Haati Mere Saati/Kati Patang full houses in 1970 !

  • V Manohar

    Dear friends All fans of KAKA, we have a special information for you some thing to be very proud about type the name Rajesh Khanna in google and just see the number of links which appear – 5 CRORES 88 LAKHS and continously increasing , second only to Salman Khan who has 6 .5 Crores , Amitabh Bachchan has 4.50 Crores , Shaharukh 3.20 Crores , Aamir 4.50 Crores , Dev Anand – 45 lakhs , Shammi Kapoor 33 lakhs , Shashi Kapoor 33 lakhs , Dilip Kumar 46 lakhs , Raj Kapoor 55 lakhs, Dharmendra 66 lakhs , Hrithik Roshan 1.50 Crores . And at the pace its increasing he may overtake Salman too , in the morining when i saw it was 5.20 Crores its now close to 6. Now its responsibility of the fans of Rajesh Khanna and the media to highlight this … The Tiger roars again

    Now the whole world has come to know the real and true Super Star Rajesh Khanna of Indian Cinema. No actor can even match that Talent. My Salute to the one and only King of Romance. Even though there were few good actors from Bollywood. Now thinking back. We truly feel no one had the edge like Rajesh Khanna. May God bless his soul. He is true and complete actor. It seems acting comes naturally for him. Such a rare talent.

    • taraknath

      Is it true? Than why we are not celebrating in a big way. Google should break the new to the public.

  • Nitesh

    Rajesh khanna was the hero of common indian

  • Chandrasekar

    Rajesh Khanna is the greatest super star of India, nobody in the present is comparable even the so called big b. I miss him a lot, but his movies and songs gives the joy that he still lives with us. May the Heavenly God give his soul rest in peace. May the Almighty God give strength to his bereaved wife, daughters, son-in-laws & grand children.

    Chandrasekar


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