Rajesh Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician who is best known for his work in the Hindi cinema. He is referred to as the “First Superstar” of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films from 1969 to 1971, a record unbroken.


BIRTHDAY 29 December, 1942 (Tuesday)
BIRTH PLACE Amritsar , Punjab
AGE (in 2012) 69 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Capricorn
HEIGHT in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 88 kg
in Pounds- 194.01 lbs

Rajesh Khanna with a real birth name as “Jatin Khanna” was adopted and brought up by Leelawati Khanna and Chunnilal Khanna.
He along with his adoptive parents lived in Bombay. Khanna completed his school level education from St. Sebastian’s Goan High School.There he made friends with Ravi Kapoor( Actor Jeetendra). This is the place where he started taking interest in theatre. Later he attended college and obtained his BA degree in Nowrosjee Wadia College in Pune. He received his name as “Rajesh” from his uncle KK Talwar when he decided to start his film career.
As said, he created an era of his own during his life dedicated to Indian Cinema, Rajesh Khanna was the highest paid actor during the period of 1970 to 1987, sharing the tag with Amitabh Bachchan for 1980 to 1987. The actor made his career debut with film “Akhri Khat” in 1966. After that, he never looked back. He had been featured in more than 168 feature films and many short films. He received many prestigious awards along with India’s third highest civilian honor ‘Padma Bhushan” after his death. The actor was known as an ultimate romantic hero with a larger female fan following. He delivered few of best romantic films like Aradhana, Aan Milo Sajna, and Amar Prem. The line ‘Pushpa, I hate tears’ remains immortal even after his death. Kaka’s journey in Hindi cinema was quite interesting with many rumors and fame stories. He had also served as a Congress Member of Parliament. Some of his memorable films include Haathi Mere Saathi, Bawarchi, and Anand among various others.

Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2013 Arts

Death Info

Rajesh Khanna died on 18-07-2012 at the age of 69 years in Mumbai, Maharashtra. During death, he was in his bungalow (Aashirwad). His health had been worsed for some time in June 2012. Due to his health complications, he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai as he was suffering from cancer and had given chemotherapy sessions.

18 July, 2012 Mumbai, Maharashtra India

Rajesh Khanna Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Lala Hiran and Chandrani Khanna were his biological parents who resided in Burewala (in present-day Pakistan). was adopted and brought up by Chunnilal Khanna and Leelawati Khanna. He married actress Dimple Kapadia in March 1973. The couple was not experiencing a happy marriage. After the birth of their two children namely, Twinkle Khanna (Actress and wife of superstar Akshay Kumar) and Rinkle Khanna (Actress).The couple separated in 1984 but never completed the divorce proceedings. Bollywood actor Karan Kapadia is his nephew.