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Actor , Also worked as Producer, Singer
Birth date: 
Dec 29, 1942 (age 81)
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Birth place: 
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Debut date: 
Jul 18, 2012
7 (includes nominations)


Rajesh Khanna is a Actor and also worked as Producer, Singer. Rajesh Khanna has mostly worked in Hindi and has worked in languages like Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali.

Rajesh Khanna, originally named Jatin Khanna was born in a middle class family on December 29, 1942.His parents named him as Jitendra but very few people know him by that name. And mostly he was known as kaka in his family and Jatin to his friends. Theatre and acting was his dream since childhood, He was the popular actor in intercollegiate drama competition in Bombay. When he got the chance to work on the Hindi film Raaz, his uncle choose the name Rajesh as his three names were not appropriate for screen and everyone including his wife Dimple got agree with the new name Rajesh whose meaning is King.Raaz did not do well in the box office and the next movie Chetan Anand’s Aakhri Khat could not give him enough money. The next few movies couldn’t bring success until Shakti Samanta’s Aaradhana released which gave name and fame to him after whom he never looked back, got a lot of fans around him cheering and chanting his name. He also proved his capability in movies like Anand, Safar, Khamoshi, Amar Prem, Baawarchi, Avtaar, Amrit and Namak Haram and in this movie he got his competitor Amitabh Bachchan.And suddenly in next five years he had lots of flop movies in his line. He got married to Dimple Kapadia and had two daughters Twinkle and Rinkle but the marriage was also not successful .In early 1990 he quit film and joined politics.

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