Remembering Rajesh Khanna (December 29, 1942 – July 18, 2012)

Wed, July 18, 2012 3:53pm UTC by 16 Comments
Remembering Rajesh Khanna (December 29, 1942 – July 18, 2012)

The superstar breathed his last at his home today

Yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away this afternoon at his residence Aashirwad in Bandra, Mumbai at the age of 69. Rajesh had been ailing for sometime and undergoing dialysis processes. Just last month his fans had got hope when he waved to them from the balcony of his bungalow, accompanied by son-in-law Akshay Kumar. He had seemed thin and weak, but healthy. Unfortunately, he had a relapse and Rajesh breathed his last today.

Rajesh’s demise brings to an end a golden era of Bollywood. He was the original superstar, an actor whose fame spread even to the otherwise insulated south Indian states. Women – young and old alike – were known to write love letters to him in blood and marry his photographs. His trademark smile and head tilt sent women swooning over him. Rajesh made his debut in 1966 with Akhri Khat. Since then he starred in 163 films of which he was the solo hero in 106. Some of his most memorable movies include Aradhana, Baharon Ke Sapne, Kati Patang, Roti, Raaz, Aap Ki Kasam and Daag. His charisma remained unmatched and Rajesh, or Kaka as he was fondly known, ruled Bollywood for several years. His performance was appreciated in two hero films too, especially in Anand, Namak Haram and Safar. Later, he went on to play character roles in movies such as Swarg and Disco Dancer, but that didn’t diminish his appeal. In 1991, he entered politics and was the Member of Parliament from the New Delhi constituency till 1996. He continued to be a Congress party member for several years. In 2007-08, he starred in a couple of television serials but didn’t return once they ended. His last film was the highly forgettable Dil Dilon Ke Khel Mein.
During his career, Rajesh created a kind of hysteria that was unseen till then. He has been referred to as “the original superstar” and as “the phenomenon” for the huge fan following he generated. He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • D. P acharya

    Death of Rajesh Khanna is really a hard hitting blow to Bollyhood. I have been a great fan of him and there millions. We miss you KAKA(Nepali)

    • prakashray

      Really sock it is really he was a discover romance acting no more substitude if Rajesh Khanna

  • pradip

    THE DEATH OF KAKA IS SHOCKING NEWS FOR ME .I AM GREAT FAN OF KAKA AND SEEN MOST OF HIS FILMS

  • kalim shaikh

    FAST SUPERSTAR OF BOLLYWOOD IS DEATH……………

    • Umesh Thami

      We, miss you a lot our favourate actor of bollywood, we lost our romantic hero of the bollywood, we always remember you in our heart, Kahin door jab din dhal jaye, saaj k dulhan badan churaye Chupkay say aaye.

    • AKASH

      KYA LIKHBA RE !! SAMAJAH ME NAHI AYA

    • AKASH

      ABE, BHUTANI KE TU KEHNA KYA CHAHTA HAI, CHAY PIYA KYA ??

  • GAJANAND

    RIGHTLY SAID ZINDAGI KA SAFAR HAI YEH KAISA SAFAR, KOI SAMAJHA NAHAI, KOI JAANA NAHI……………YOU WILL
    ALWAYS BE ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS !! YOUR SONGS HAVE
    GIVEN INSPIRATION TO MANY PEOPLE. ” MAY YOUR SOUL PREVAIL IN HEAVEN”

  • anup

    It was a very shocking news m a great fan of Mr.rajesh khanna (KAKA)…i must say we have lost a great indian cinema legend…..mai shayar badnam…..o ho mai chala mai chala…….RIP

  • Indrani

    The whole world will miss you……..Our prayers will be there tomorrow @ 11am and thereafter throughout.We love you a lot still ,just like those days!Finally it’s the God’s decission,isn’t it?????Let the God decide the rest too,I know as a child how much I was crazy for you & for your acting.Our whole family loved you.Saw the same film 6-7 times at the theater.Lit candles/incense for your pictures…I was madly in love with you,with matuarity came out of it.My deepest sympathies.To dear Dimple,Twinkle,the other daughter,let’s pray together for a peaceful release of his soul…Thank GOD to have given him to us for the last 69 years.May the Divine Mothers blessings be there with him thrugh out his journey ahead…love-

  • Ashirbad

    A final salute to star Rajesh Khanna, he who defined stardom…

  • Ashirbad Dash, Bangalore

    During his career, Rajesh created a kind of hysteria that was unseen till then. He has been referred to as “the original superstar” and as “the phenomenon” for the huge fan following he generated. He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace.

  • Karan Nirankari

    He was a super duper hero. And my favourite hero. I have shoked after listen the news of death of Rajesh Khanna. And i am feeling very very bad till now. He was my no 1 hero. He was so much simple and good looking. My almighty god bless him a moksh……………, heavens…….

    Thank u.

  • PARESH BHAI I PATEL

    AE BABU MOSHAI,ZINDAGI AUR MAUT UOARWALE KE HAATH ME HAI.USSE NA AAP BADAL SAKTE HAIN NAA MAIN——–ANAND MARA NAHIN.ANAND MARTE NAHIN ‘RAJESH KHANNA’WE LOVE YOU.AAPNE HAME ROMANCE SIKAYA,STYLE SIKAYA.WELL MISS YOU,WE ARE SAD,WE WELL NOT CRY—-KYONKI AAPNE KAHA HAI.MAINE TUMSE KITNI BAAR KAHAN HAI KI.PUSPA–MUJHSE YE AANSU DEKHE NAHI JAATE.I HATE TEARS, AAP HAMERE DIL ME BESE HO.HAMARI PYAR BHARI SHRADHANJALI. WITH MY FAMLIY FROM JHAGADIA DIST BHARUCH GUJARAT PIPATEL

  • 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.

  • Daniall Durrani

    The actor with so much success and global fans such people never die they fade away with time but there contribution and devotion is left an an example for others to come.

    He will live on as Kishore Kumar of Bollywood.

    God bless his soul


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