Rajesh Khanna, the superstar of Indian Cinema, entered Hindi films in the latter half of the 1960s and did 180 films - 163 feature films and 17 short films. By 2011, he held record for maximum number of films as the solo lead hero and least number of multi star cast films in Hindi Cinema. Of the 163 films 106 were solo hero films and 22 were multi star films. He first tasted success with hit films like Baharoan Ke Sapne, Raaz and Aurat and he was appreciated for his performances in Aakhri Khat.Rajesh Khanna achieved super-stardom with Shakti Samantha's 'Aradhana" (1969).He became the craze of the nation, and critics across India started calling him the First Superstar of both Indian Cinema (No. 1 Actor) and Hindi Films and remained so alone as the Superstar for 7 years (1969-1975) and had to share the status with Amitabh from 1977-1991 till he left films to join politics in 1991.He overtook his predecessors Dev-Dilip-Raj, Shammi Kapoor,Rajendra Kumar in terms of popularity with audience and critics, quality of performances, variety of films by doing quickly 41 films in 9 years which included 35 Golden Jubilee Hits and 2 silver silver jubilee hits from 1966-1975. He also made the world record of having 17 successive super-hits in 3 years from 1969-71 which included 15 consecutive solo super-hit films. The main difference between him and his predecessors,successors, contemporaries was that Khanna's films ran successfully in whole of India and not just Hindi speaking areas and he did films of every genre simultaneously and has more critically acclaimed films to his credit than all other Hindi Actors of every generation. He stands out even by selection of his films as he regularly did both offbeat alternate cinema along with commercial potboiler films and had success in both.He introduced intelligent cinema to the masses with ease.
Anju Mahendru was his girl friend in 1966-1972, the then aspiring actress but they had breakup in 1972 when Anju was not ready for marriage and Khanna married his fan Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, 8 months before Raj Kapoor's Bobby released in theaters.
Khanna's pairing with Mumtaz always produced much success as they had all of their 8 films together as major platinum jubilee hits.His films with Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh and Zeenat Aman was a favorite with audiences too in 70's.
From 1976 onwards till 1978, he had 5 box office hits as lead hero, 2 more in guest appearance and 9 films flopped unexpectedly although his performances and the film's music were praised by critics and thereby his successful run at the box office ended.
K.Balaji wanted to establish himself in Hindi film industry as a producer and thereby wanted to remake his Tamil film Sivaji Ganeshan starer Dheepam in Hindi. At a time when Khanna's films were not working at the box office, Khanna got this film out of the blue and went on to become a big hit. Khanna bounced back with Amardeep and then again started giving many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including 35 Golden Jubilee Hits and 18 SJH starting from 1979 till 1991. In the 80's his films opposite Tina Munim, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Poonam Dhillon were big hits.
He produced three films and co-produced 4 films. He left film industry in 1991 and entered politics by joining the Congress Party in 1991 and became a member of parliament. Khanna was awarded Filmfare Special award in 1991 for having starred in 101 films as the solo lead hero and just 21 two hero films having appeared in 153 films in short span of 25 years. He is still adored and fondly remembered by the masses. Songs from his films adorn the lips of youth and adolescents. He was the first mega-star and has left behind a storehouse of the finest moments in film history.
Jatin Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 73 Golden Jubilee Hits - which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 25 Golden Jubilee Hits & in addition had 24 Silver Jubilee Hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Known as the most versatile of all actors who later regionally were given superstar status in media. In his on screen career, he has convincingly carried off a variety of roles without the aid of complicated costumes or make up. In fact, some of his most popular roles have required him to play two contrasting characters in a single movie. He had no prior connections in the industry and he made it all by his lonesome self. Khanna despite his reclusive ways came across as someone, the fans can identify with. His co actors (male and female) described him as the perfect gentleman, honest, bold, generous and grounded but an introvert. He was revered by fellow actors.
When Jatin took an interest in acting, his rich foster father disapproved, however, Jatin persisted and won first prize in the Filmfare Talent Contest where he was chosen in final eight from among 10000 contestants who participated in the 1965.His uncle K.K.Talwar advised him to replace his first name from Jatin to Rajesh while entering in contest.
He made his debut in the off-beat 'Aakhri Khat' opposite Indrani Mukherjee, thus was born Rajesh Khanna.
He married to Dimple Kapadia in 1973. Subsequently he became the father of Twinkle, born in 1974 on the same date as he himself, who would later become actress in her own right. His second daughter, Rinke, was born on 29 June 1977, and also became an actress.
Rajesh was the sole Superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema from 1969-1976 but had a bad phase from 1976-78 and so has to share Superstar of Hindi Films status with Amitabh from 1977-1991. Khanna acted as the main lead hero from 1966 to 1991 till he the time he joined politics in 1991.In the period 1976-78 Khanna continued to act in 7 critically acclaimed movies but they failed at box office as violent movies, along with multi star films became popular. Khanna tasted success at box office again from 1979 till 1991. The same time, due to being constantly paired up opposite Khanna, Tina Munim fell in love with Khanna after Khanna had separated from Dimple in 1984. Tina and Khanna were the top most romantic pair in the eighties. Tina decided to discontinue her film career in 1987, when Khanna rejected her proposal for marriage as he continued to love Dimple and cared for his children. Relation between Dimple and Khanna blossomed by 1990 and they even did a film together Jai Shiv Shankar and always went to parties, functions as a couple from 1990-2012.
Rajesh decided to join politics in 1991 and was elected Member of Parliament from 1992 through to 1996 representing New Delhi as his constituency. He also starred in 3 movies during this period. He continued to appear on the tinsel screen as the central character in few films post 1998.
Rajesh played the main lead in two serials 'Ittefaqe' and 'Apne Paraye' on television during 2001-02, Bhabhimaa and in Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi in 2008-09.
He has won Filmfare Best Actor Awards for 3 times and was nominated for 14 times. Has also won Filmfare Award for effective special appearance for Anuraag in 1973 and Filmfare special award in 1991 for his record of maximum solo hero films till 1991- 101 in 25 years.Has won most number of All India Critics Award for Best Actor for a record 7 times.
|Dimple Kapadia||(1973 - 18 July 2012) (his death) 2 children|
He was adopted by his rich parents who were relatives of biological parents.
Was a Member of the Indian Parliament representing the New Delhi constituency from 1992-1996. He has campaigned for Congress Party at the insistence of Rajiv Gandhi and gave election speeches supporting Congress since 1984 and continued to do so till January 2012. He came close to defeating L.K. Advani in Delhi elections in 1991 but lost by 1589 votes after-which he stood at the counting station saying cheating has taken place and controversy erupted and Advani had to vacate the constituency. Rajesh then got elected in by-elections defeating BJP leader by 25000 votes at the same constituency.
Enjoyed a godlike status in the period 1969-1976 with female fans writing letters in blood to him that is for eight years. The hysteria was unique and unseen before Khanna came into the film industry.
Jeetendra and Rajesh Khanna studied as batch-mates in same school St. Sebastian Goan High School in Girgaum and went to Kishinchand Chellaram College for college. Khanna encouraged actor Jeetendra to go into movies and even taught Jeetendra how to by heart and deliver lines when Jeetendra went for his first film audition for Geet Gata Patharone.
Father-in-law of superstar Akshay Kumar.
He was a life member of International Film And Television Research Centre and International Film And Television Club Of Asian Academy Of Film And Television.
Known as the first Superstar of Hindi Cinema since 1969 and as the Hindi film hero with maximum solo hero films since 1987. He formed a great team with Singer Kishore Kumar and Music Director R D Burman and together they have given such songs which are immensely popular even today.Pancham composed music for 40 films of Rajesh Khanna and Kishore sang in 91 films for Khanna. The RD-Kishore- Rajesh Khanna combination worked in 32 films.
Holds record for most number of win for Best actor award in Bengal Film Journalist Association Awards (4 awards) and most number of nominations in BFJA awards (25 nominations) for Best Actor. He has won Filmfare Best Actor Awards for 3 times and was nominated for 14 times. Has also won Filmfare Award for effective special appearance for Anuraag in 1973 and Filmfare special award in 1991 for his record of maximum solo hero films till 1991- 101 in 25 years.Has won most number of All India Critics Award for Best Actor for a record 7 times.
The pair Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz holds the record for being the only romantic on screen pair in both Indian and Hindi Cinema to have had 100% success ratio at the box office. Rajesh Khanna has 8 successive platinum jubilee blockbusters opposite Mumtaz and all of them were critically acclaimed.
Used to sit for music sessions with the music directors and singers for the films with him in lead role. He used to select the tune best suited for the film and used to give suggestions to the music directors.
Supported R.D.Burman in the late eighties and ensured producers of his films take R.D.Burman as the music director for his film. Even after death of Kishore Kumar, he worked with R.D.Burman till R.D's death. Similarly Khanna backed Kishore Kumar, during Kishore's lean phase as playback singer and insisted to producers and composers to make Kishore sing songs in his films.
Kishore Kumar and R.D.Burman were Rajesh Khanna's closest friends in the film industry. He always insisted on having Anand Bakshi as the lyricist of the songs in his films.
Highest paid Indian actor in 1969-1979 and shared the highest paid actor tag with Amitabh in 1980-1987 period.
Khanna has done 180 films in 47 years from 1966-2012 before his death. Of them 163 are feature films as an actor and 17 short films. 2 more films - Jaanleva Black Blood and Riyasat would be released in 2013 , after his death to take his tally to 182 films.
The Punjabi film Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun in 1976, starring Dara Singh as the lead hero, had Khanna in special appearance for a Qawalli song and the film turned out to be the biggest box office hit of 1976 in Punjabi films and biggest gross ever.
Had 35 Golden Jubliee hits in short span of 1967-1975 of which 22 were platinum jubilee hits. In 1976-1978 his only Golden Jubliee Hits were Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Anurodh, Chhailla Babu and of them Anurodh and Chailla Babu became platinum jubilee hit. In 1979-1991 he had 35 more Golden Jubliee hits, of which 18 became platinum jubilee hits.
Record Holder of 73 Golden Jubilee Hits (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee Hits) and 24 Silver Jubilee Hits from 1967-1991.
Aakhri Khat, Rajesh Khanna's first ever released film, was selected for the Oscars in the best foreign language entry in 1967.
Only Indian actor with minimum of 2 films releasing every year for 25 years continuously as the Main Lead Hero from 1969-1991. Has 6 releases as main lead hero in the years 1970 and 1974, 5 each in 1969, 1980 and 1983, 7 in 1971, 1984 and 1986, 9 in 1972 ,8 in 1977, 4 each in the years 1981, 1982 and 1987, 3 each in 1967,1973,1976, 1978, 1979 and 1991 and a record of 11 releases as the main lead hero in 1985.
Had eight hits in the year 1985 from the 11 films with him as the lead hero which were Hum Dono, Babu, Zamana, Masterji, Akhir Kyun, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Durgaa and Bewafai.
He was first choice for Mr. India but Khanna declined it telling the director that invisibility factor was the real hero and that actor of his stature was not needed, so it was better to use a newcomer.
Only Hindi actor with the highest number of films as the solo lead hero - 106 and lowest multi star movies - 22.
Had a minimum of one super-hit film every year from 1967-1991. Rajesh had a minimum of 2 super-hits every year from 1969-1977 and from 1979-1987 and in the years 1989 and 1991.
81 of the 128 films with Khanna as the lead protagonist (of them 117 released and 11 unreleased) were critically acclaimed films with ratings above 4 stars out of 5 by film reviewers of various newspapers unanimously .
Had a minimum of 3 platinum jubilee hits among the films released each year from 1969-74 and 1980-86 where each of those 3 films ran for at-least 75 weeks successfully.
Of the 73 Golden Jubilee Hits he had from 1966-1991, 48 were platinum Jubilee Hits which ran more than 75 weeks in each theater across India.
He received the tag of Superstar,from critics across India immediately after his performance was noticed in Aradhana. After making the record of 15 consecutive solo super-hit films at the box office from 1969-1971, he was given the tag of Phenomenon.
First Indian hero who had fans from Spain, California and Europe coming over to India to meet him during the period 1969-91. Before his debut, fans of Hindi film stars were limited to Hindi speaking areas of India and Pakistan and their films did not run in southern and north eastern India.His contemporary heroes and their films were not popular in non-Hindi speaking areas and did not run in these areas with exception of Sholay.
Khanna made an exception by charging only half his market rate in films directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee as Mukherjee's films were low budget films.
Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore were the 'Cerebral Pair' of Hindi Cinema.as the duo introduced intelligent cinema into mainstream film and had all their 9 films as a pair as critically acclaimed.
Rajesh Khanna gave 97 box office hits in the period 1966-1991 of the 153 films he appeared in 1966-1991 period.
Rajesh Khanna starred in Souten, which was the first ever film of any country to be shot in Mauritius. The film was platinum Jubilee hit across India, Asia and Mauritius too.
First ever Hindi Film Hero whose films ran for more than 50 weeks and some even 75 and 100 weeks across theaters even in non-Hindi speaking areas - 4 states of South India and north eastern Indian states and in other Asian countries in the period 1969-1987. No other Hindi star after him and before him has had their films running in southern and north eastern states this successfully.
All of his 5 released films as the main lead hero in 1969 were box office hits and similarly 6 films in 1970 and 7 films in 1971. This is a world record with 17 consecutive box-office hits, which includes 15 successive solo super-hits.
Rajesh Khanna starred in Aradhana which was the first Hindi film to celebrate 100 week run in theaters in non Hindi speaking areas - Madras, Trivandrum, Hyderbad, Banglore and other big cities of the southern Indian states and north eastern Indian states.Others films of Rajesh to complete 100 week run even in these places were Sachaa Jhutha, Haathi Mera Saathi, Amar Prem ,Aap Ki Kasam, Chhailla Babu, Kudrat, Rajput, Avtaar, Souten, Maqsad and Hum Dono.Only Non RK film to have run in these areas in this way was Sholay alone.
His biological parents were Lala Hira Nand Khanna and Chandrani Khanna. His foster parents were Chunnilal Khanna and Lellawati Khanna. His foster father ran Chunnilal Khanna and Company in Thakurdwar, Charni road from 1940's, 50's and 60's.His biological father worked as a headmaster in MC School in Burewala, Pakistan and so had a house in Burewala, district Vehari, Province of Punjab, Pakistan from 1920's. Rajesh Khanna was born at his mother's hometown in Amritsar. Rajesh Khanna's parents's hometown was Amritsar, where they shifted back in 1948 immediately after Partition leaving the Burewala ancestral house.
He was called Kaka, since childhood, which meant Baby Boy in Punjabi. He was called this name by his wife, his school and college friends and by his friends in the film industry.
His jackets and suits of different types in Prem Nagar, Hum Dono, Redrose and Dhanwan were very popular style statements in 70's and 80's. The Guru Kurta, which was once only worn by poor farmers on festivals and humble politicians, came into fashion when Rajesh Khanna started wearing it. The Kurta continues to be in vogue both among young men and women from the 1966 till date. The trend of wearing sunglasses became fashionable from 1971 in India due to the way he wore it in Andaz.
Was a student of K. C. College from 1961-1963 and was actively involved in stage shows and intercollegiate dramas.
Asha Parekh was paired with Khanna in 'Bahraon Ke Sapne' in 1967 when she was a bigger star at that point of time and this film was the pair's first hit. After Khanna became a Superstar in 1969, the pair did 3 more hit films - Aan Milo Sajna, Kati Patang and Dharm Aur Kanoon.
Did his first two years of Bachelor of Arts at Wadia College in Pune, India from 1959 to 1961.
Has 4 box-office super-hits opposite each of the heroines - Reena Roy, Padmini Kolhapuri, Sridevi and 5 hits each opposite Rekha and Jaya Prada and 3 hits with Nanda and 7 with Shabana Azmi.
Rajesh Khanna was paid for various films in the range of above 10 lacs in 1970, then 20-27 lakhs in 1974-77 later 30-57 lakhs in 1978-1982 and 50-70 lakhs from 1981-1989. No other lead actor was paid a higher salary in this period. Pran's salary was in the range of 10-20 lakhs, depending on his role in 1970-1982. Pran was the highest paid supporting actor in Hindi film industry. So producers shied away from casting them together in a single project of Rajesh as solo lead hero from 1971-1982. Aurat and Maryada were multi-star-cast films.
Rajesh Khanna was the first choice for playing the male lead in the films - Paraya Dhan, Amanush, Savera, Meri Aawaz Suno, Palay Khan, Aaj Ki Awaaz, Aankh Micholi, Resham Ki Dori, Anand Ashram and Jheel Ke Us Paar but due to date issues had to back out and producers had to replace with another actor.
Rajesh Khanna personally considered his best performances were in Aradhana, Dushman, Anand, Amar Prem, Avishkar, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajanbee, Prem Nagar, Prem Kahani, Chhailla Babu, Chakravyuha, Amardeep, Red Rose, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Avtaar, Awaaz , Babu, Hum Dono and Adhikar. Among multi-star films he did, his favorites are Ashanti, Rajput, Maqsad, Dharm Aur Kanoon and Zamana.
Khanna considered Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari and Geeta Bali as his idols, His inspirations include, Dilip Kumar's dedication and intensity, Raj Kapoor's spontaneity, Dev Anand's style and Shammi Kapoor's rhythm. His other favorite actors were Ashok Kumar, Pran, Balraj Sahni, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran aka MGR, Gregory Peck, Tyrone Power and Jeffrey Hunter.
Southern film industry referred Rajesh Khanna as Sivaji Ganeshan of Hindi film Industry.
Rajesh Khanna considered Kamal Hassan to be the only Indian actor after himself, to be doing variety of roles in Indian Cinema continuously from the start of his career and considered Kamal to be as versatile as himself.
India's First Actor to be given Superstar Status is Rajesh. The second person to be called Superstar was Amitabh Bachchan and Khanna alone reigned as Superstar from 1969-1976 and Big B shared the Superstar status with Kaka from 1977-1991.
Khanna's favorite songs were sung by Kishore Kumar picturised on him are Kal Tak Main Akela Tha and Dheere Dheere Nach from Bhola Bhala, Joshe Jawani Tauba Re Tauba from Hum Dono, Bye Bye Miss Goodnight from Prem Nagar, Mere Sang Sang from Rajput, Chala Jata Hun from Mere Jeevan Saathi, Ek Ajnabee from Ajanbee, Main Babu Chailla from Chhialla Babu, Lehron Ki Tarah from Nishaan, Dil Kya Chahe and Tera Ghar from Oonche Log,Aisa Rangeen Sama from Aanchal, Ruk Meri Jaan from Bundalbaaz, Mere Diwanepan Ki from Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Zindagi K a Safar from Safar, Zindagi Ek Safar from Andaz, Zindagi Ke Safar from Aap Ki Kasam,2 solos from Mehbooba, 3 solos each from films Roti, Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Bhola Bhala and Jaanwar, 4 solos from Anurodh .
Mohan Kumar wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna for Amir Garib in 1974 but Khanna said Mohan would have to wait for 1 more year if he wants him.So Mohan made Amir Garib with Devanand and later Mohan could get Khanna's dates only 9 years later for Avtaar. Later Mohan directed Amirt in 1987 with Khanna.
Had eight hits in the year 1985 from the 11 films with him as the lead hero which were Hum Dono, Babu, Zamana, Masterji, Akhir Kyun, Insaaf Main Karoonga as Golden Jubilee hits and Durgaa and Bewafai being average grossers.
Though Akhri Khat was his first release as the lead hero, his debut film is Raaz. In the very first film Raaz for which he shot, he was given a double role and his performance was critically acclaimed.
Rajesh Khanna had 11 double role films. The first film for which he began shooting was Raaz, where he had a double role. His other films where he had double role were Aradhana, Sachcha Jhuta , Kudrat , Dard, Dharm Aur Kanoon, Hum Dono, Humshakal, Mahachor , Mehbooba and Bhola Bhala .
The last song recorded by Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna was Mera Geet Adura Hai, recorded in August 1987. Kishore Kumar was the director of the film Mamta Ki Chaon Mein and this song picturised on Khanna as riding a horse was directed by Kishore himself in September 1987. Kishore died in October 1987, but later Amit Kumar completed the film with help from Rajesh Khanna and it was released in 1989.
Tere Mere Pyar Ka Nata Aisa Hai - This was the last song released of the combination of Kishore Kumar singing for Rajesh Khanna. It was recorded by Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna in August 1987 but the shooting of film Begunaah started only in 1989 and got completed by 1990 and was released in 1991 and became another solo hit film of Khanna.
Rajesh Khanna was diagnosed with cancer in September 2011 but he asked his family to not disclose this to media and friends. He lost 30 kilograms between September 2011-May 2012. He went on to shoot the Advertisement directed by Balki in April 2012 immediately after being discharged from hospital and none of the Balki's crew members or Balki were aware that Khanna had cancer.
Kashmir was like a second home to Rajesh and he was fond of getting at-least one song from his films shot at Kashmir and would insist about this to directors . Shooting of songs from his 14 films - Aan Milo Sajna, Roti, Aap Ki Kasam, Chhailla Babu, Bundalbaaz, Prem Bandhan, Dard , Asha Jyoti, Awaaz, Alag Alag, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Awara Baap, Bewafai and Adhikar took place in Kashmir. Aradhana and Anurodh were shot in Darjeeling in Sikkim and Kudrat in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and Karm in Dehradun in Uttarkand. 'Daag' was the first film to be shot in Chail Palace in Shimla and Kati Patang made Nainital's Bhimtal Lake and Naini Lake in Uttarakhand a famous tourist destination.Mehbooba shot at Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens and Haathi Mere Saathi across Ooty, Nungambakkam and Madras.
Rajesh underwent chemotherapy sessions in Jan-Feb 2012 and apart from family, only few from film industry like Reena Roy, Mumtaz, Rakhee were allowed by Khanna in the period Jan-July 2012, when his health began deteriorating, to know that he had cancer and he allowed them to meet him at his home. Khanna asked his family members the very first time he was admitted in hospital in Sep 2011, that the real cause of his illness should not be told to media and film industry. Media and rest of film-industry came to know only on day of his death that he was having cancer and media was of opinion that he was critically ill so was losing weight since October 2011, but were not sure of the reason for illness. He appeared very thin when he attended Apsara Awards 2012 in Jan 2012 but his voice was energetic as usual. He even campaigned for INC and gave election speeches in Jan 2012 in Punjab asking people to support Congress always. He appeared weaker in the advertisement he shot in April 2012.
Rajesh Khanna started accepting unconventional roles right from his age of 24 in 1966 and even after getting Superstar status at age of 27 continued to do variety of roles as the hero till age of 50 in 1991. No other star in Hindi films other than Khanna have after acquiring success at young age accepted such under-hero unconventional roles, as others preferred to do romantic films or over the top characters and action films while being in age bracket of 27-45.Only other Hindi actors to do this was Sanjeev Kumar from his age of 30 in 1968 with Sangharsh and Ranbir Kapoor who began accepting unconventional roles from age of 27 in 2009 but Ranbir had kissing scenes and romantic touch even in Rocket Singh and Ranbir began to be called a superstar only from 2011 at the age of 29. Other Indian actors who did this were Sivaji Ganesan, MGR and Kamal Hasan.
First Indian hero to do a double role in his debut film.
After he won the Filmfare-United Producers Contest, beating 10000 contestants, he was given his first break by G.P.Sippy in the film Raaz and was given a double role.
Rajesh has played varied roles as the lead hero in his career like - pop-singer, dacoit, thief, air-force pilot, painter, artist, religious person, atheist, college student, army officer, inspector, commissioner of police, advocate, judge, paper seller, postman, pa-than, florist, Christian, arrogant man, woman hater, a psychopath, a rapist, a mental patient, a truck driver, innocent man, school teacher, soldier, defense personnel, hospital patient, don, smuggler, farmer, villager, rickshaw-puller, corrupt politician, medical student, doctor, cameraman, family patriarch, retired man, unemployed youth, a playboy, industrialist, stable lad, captain, CID, NRI, convict ,fisher-man, an insurance agent, blind person, story writer, prince of estate, road-singer, radio-singer, juggler, a laborer, gardener, advertising executive, a model, illiterate man.Rajesh holds the record for maximum different characters done by a Hindi film hero.
Rajesh was first admitted to hospital in September 2011, after which he lost weight and looked as thin as he was in his debut film Raaz in 1967 from Nov 2012 onwards. His voice remained energetic even in his appearance in Jan 26,2012 at Apsara Awards 2012, where he received an award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. He was hospitalized again in April 2012 for 2 days but, immediately after being discharged, he shot an advertisement directed by R.Balki. He appeared even more weaker in the Ad, but did not disclose the reason for his weakness to the media. On 22nd June Rajesh became aware that medications are not working on him but chose to come outside his bungalow to wave at his fans as reports of him having stopped taking food had spread in media.From the 2nd week of July, he stopped having food and began losing his voice. He was again hospitalized on 15 July, but Khanna asked to be discharged and expressed that he would like to die at his home. He died on 18 July 2012 at 11am.
Rajesh Khanna funeral saw one of the largest turnovers in the country as it was attended by 9 lakh people on 19 July 2012 with fans from all over India and some even from California, Spain, Australia, Singapore landed in the morning of 19th July . For first time in 21st century for any actor's death day, funeral day and prayer meeting held on 4th day - all 3 occasions were extensively covered by media. This kind of respect was earlier seen only in cases of funeral of Kishore, Rafi and MGR.
After the success of Aradhana, Rajesh Khanna had declared that he had only wanted Kishore Kumar as his voice. As Rajesh Khanna was the ruling icon at the time, the producers had no choice but to agree to his request. Following in his footsteps, it wasn't long before other artists of the film fraternity started to have the same request - they wanted Kishore Kumar to sing their songs. This was a turbulent moment in Rafi Saheb's career especially from 1969-1976. until RD gave Rafi the song - Chand Mera Dil for him to sing.
Rajesh Khanna's favorite Kishore Lata Duets from his films are Kora Kagaz Tha from Aradhana, Acchha Toh Hum from Aan Milo Sajna, Chupke Se Dil De from Maryada, Kehdo Kehdo from Sachcha Jhuta, Kajra Lagake from Apna Desh, Karvatein Badalte from Aap Ki Kasam, Chal Dariya Mein and Prem Kahani Mein from Prem Kahani, Hum Dono from Ajanabee, Main Tumse Pyar Karti Hun from Mahachor, Hum Tum Tum Hum from Tyaag, Bas Meri Ja Bas from Aanchal, Sang Mere Nikle The Sajan from Phir Wohi Raat, Main Tere Pyar Me Pagal from Prem Bandhan, Chandni Raat Mein from Dil-E-Nadan, Shayad Meri Shaadi from Souten and Kuch Humko from Alag Alag.
Rajesh Khanna's favorite 17 Kishore Asha Duets from his films are Mera Chain Khoya Hua Hai from Joroo Ka Ghulam, Satra Baras KI Chokariya from Ajanbee, Tandi Hawaone Gorika from Prem Nagar, Yaar Dil Dar Mujhe Paisa from Chhailla Babu, Kore Kagaz Pe Likhwa Le from Tyaag, Pyar Ka Wada from Fiffty Fiffty, Mere Hosh Lelo from Bandish, Paise Ka Kajal from Aanchal, Kiski Sadayen from Redrose, Pyar Ka Dard Hai from Dard, Dil Se Dil Ki Baat Hogayi from Dharm Aur Qanoon , Zindagi Sau Baras Ki from Awaaz, Tukur Tukur Dekha Karun from Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtaar, Ek Baat Hai Humse from Zamana, Phool Jahan Wahan from Naya Kadam, Jab Tanhai Mein Do Badan from Masterji and Sunle Zameen Aasman from Hum Dono.
Rajesh as lead hero had 2 hits each in the years 1967, 1973, 1989 and 1991, 5 hits each in years 1969, 1974 and 1983, 6 hits in 1970, 1982 and 1986, 7 in 1971 and 1984, 8 hits in 1972 and 1985, 1 in 1975, 1976, 1978, 1988 and 1990, 3 hits each in 1977, 1979 and 1987 , 4 hits each in 1980 and 1981. Rajesh had total of 97 box-office hits which includes 9 film with Khanna in guest appearances like Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Disco Dancer, Guddi, Hatyara, Sundar Satarkara, Ginny Aur Jhonny, Main Tera Dushman, Muqabla, Suraag of 153 Hindi films from 1966-1991. Of the 128 films with Rajesh as main lead hero 88 were box-office hits which excludes all the above 9 guest appearances.
Rajesh Khanna drove MG Magnette Mark IV , MG Midgit Sports Cars and MG MGA Roadster 1600 model in late 1950's and in 1960's which his father had bought . After his debut purchased a 1967 model red Toyota Corona. After he became a superstar, his first car from his earnings were Standard Herald's white car bought in 1971 and after his marriage bought two-door Chevrolet Impala Convertible model in 1973 followed by a Lotus Elan Sport car (this is a limited edition car with only 25 cars made in the world) in 1978 after he became a father of 2 girls. Rajesh later owned Mercedes Benz 220 Diesel from 1980 and also bought BMW car in 1991. Later in 2007, bought metal blue color Mercedes Benz 220 and used it till he died. Rajesh Khanna gifted a BMW to his younger daughter Rinke from the money he got from his TV commercial of Havells fans in May 2012.
Rajesh Khanna won All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award for a record 7 times - for Anand(1971), Amar Prem(1972), Ajanabee(1974), Kudrat(1981), Avtaar(1983), Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar(1984) and Amrit(1986).
Rajesh Khanna was nominated for Best Actor award at Bengal Film Journalist Association for a record 25 times , which is the highest for any actor at this award function. Khanna was nominated for his performances in Ittefaq, Safar, Anand, Dushman, Bawarchi, Namak Haram, Avishkaar, Prem Nagar, Prem Kahani, Mehbooba, Anurodh, Chakravyuha, Amardeep, Aanchal, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Avtaar, Souten, Awaaz, Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avatar, Hum Dono, Babu, Amrit, Adhikar and Awam. He won it 4 times again most by any actor at BFJA awards - for Anand, Bawarchi, Namak Haram and Amrit.
Other than the songs sung by Kishore-Lata-Asha in his various films, Rajesh was also extremely fond of the song Sochta Hun Ke from Raaz sung by Rafi-Krishna Kalle, the S.P.B-Asha duet from Masterji - Yeh Kya Hua and also the Kishore-Anuradha Pudwal song Tere Payal Ki Jhankar from Asha Jyoti and duet song of Kishore- Salma Agha Tu Mera Kya Lage from Oonche Log.
Rajesh's most favorite duets sung by Rafi-Lata from his films are Mujhse Bhala Yeh Kajal from The Train and Itna Toh Yaad Hai Mujhe from Mehboob Ki Mehendi - both being his most favorites followed by Kaheko Bhulaya from Humshakal, Baghaon Mein Bahar Hai from Aradhana, Nagma Hamre from Bundalbaaz, title duet song of Aan Milo Sajna, Chupgaye Sare from Do Raaste, Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat from Sachhca Jhoota.Yeh Jo Chiman Hai from Mehboob Ki Mehendi again. Rajesh is fond of Rafi Asha duets like Gunguna Rahe Hai from Aradhana, Woh Nazar Leke from Suraag and Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga from Dharam Kanta.
Rajesh Khanna started accepting unconventional roles right from his age of 24 in 1966 and even after getting Superstar status at age of 27 continued to do variety of roles as the hero till age of 50 in 1991. No other star in Hindi films other than Khanna have after acquiring success at young age accepted such under-hero unconventional roles, as others preferred to do romantic films or over the top characters and action films while being in age bracket of 27-45.Only other Hindi actors to do this was Ranbir Kapoor who began accepting unconventional roles from age of 27 in 2009 and Sanjeev Kumar from age of 30. Other Indian actors who did this were Sivaji Ganesan, MGR and Kamal Hasan.
Rajesh hated the term Bollywood and continued to use the word Hindi Film Industry. Often used the term Hindi motion pictures instead of words like Hindi flicks. Said in an interview Bollywood is a term used only from late 1990's and all the classics from 1940-1985 are part of Hindi Film Industry.
Only Indian actor in Hindi films , who after becoming a superstar, has had an average of 5 films releasing as the main lead hero every-year for 20 years. Khanna had 108 films as main lead hero, after getting super-star status, from 1969-1991 in 22 years (excluding all guest appearances for less than 7 minutes and Disco Dancer). All other actors including Amitabh(from 1970-1999 as hero), Jeetendra, Dharmedra, Aamir, Sharukh, Salman, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan have lesser than average of 5 films releasing every-year continuously after they becoming a famous star.(Rajesh's did 128 films as lead hero from 1966-2012 - but 117 films in lead role were released from 1966-2012 excluding guest appearances and 11 remain unreleased).
Rajesh Khanna had a 'permanent' room booked in his name at the Chola Sheraton in 1970's and 1980's. He would stay there whenever he went to Tamil Nadu and would have for his breakfast hot idlis and coffee prepared at the New Woodlands hotel.
Rajesh Khanna's movie Haathi Mere Saathi - which was shown at the Royal cinema at Maxwell Road in Penang state in Malaysia for first time in 1972 which holds the record for being the longest-running movie ever shown in local cinemas in Malaysia.
Rajesh Khanna was brought up in Saraswati Niwas, which was built by landlady Varsha Josji's grandfather in 1940's in Thakurdwar near Girgaon and Rajesh continued to own the 3BHK home till 2000, when he decided to sell the flat to Hiral Thakkar.
Rajesh Khanna's 1978 film Bhola Bhala recovered its cost within 8 weeks of its release and was a hit and ran for 15-20 weeks but since it did not complete a 25 week run at box-office it was not publicized as a hit in 1978 and critics came down heavily on the film for one sole reason that Rajesh Khanna's second character as a villain in the film did not have voice of Khanna but instead was dubbed by some-one else. So producer V.Gopalkrishna and distributors smartly got film released in rural areas and north-eastern and central India to make the film a hit whereas the film flopped in city areas.
Though Rajesh Khanna is known as the Prince of Romance for his realistic presentation of romance, he has done only 23 full length films and each of them handled different subjects of romance. Khanna starred in very few romance dramas Aradhana, Kati Patang, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Amar Prem, Mere Jeevan Saathi , Daag, Aap Ki Kasam, Prem Nagar, Prem Kahani, Mehbooba, Anurodh, Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, Palkon Ki Chaon Mein, Prem Bandhan, Kudrat, Fiffty Fiffty, Dil-E-Nadaan, Souten, Asha Jyoti, Bewafai, Alag Alag, Oonche Log and Anokha Rishta. Unlike doing run of the mill rom-coms like Aamir-Salman-SRK did in 1990's to 2006 or like that of Rishi Kapoor's career, Rajesh did not do all films in romantic genre, other Rajesh Khanna's films always had romance as just an element in the film.
In many of the Rajesh Khanna's films between 1967 to 1974 - the heroine's name would appear ahead of his in the credit titles, as a mark of respect for the woman - especially when actresses junior to him - Sharmila Tagore (in Aradhana and Amar Prem alone), Mumtaz (in Dushman and Aaina alone) and those senior to him like Nanda, Mala Sinha, Sadhana, Asha Parekh, Padmini were given credits first before Rajesh Khanna's name was displayed in the on-screen credits as mark of respect for them being seniors to him. Rajesh even in 1980's asked no credits be mentioned in films Durgaa and asked Smita Patil be credited first in Angaray.
When Rajesh Khanna was shooting in Nainital for Kati Patang in 1970, the boots around Naini Lake were moored for 3 days. There were thousands of people thronging the shooting that even the police had a tough time controlling them. Kati Patang was amongst one of the first movies to be shot in Nainital and the film's popularity put the hill station on the tourist map. When Rajesh Khanna returned to Nainital after 33 years to shoot for 'Jaana', old women and collegians alike thronged him again and he was floored by the reception he got.
94 films with Rajesh Khanna as the solo-lead hero released between 1966-1991.He had overtaken Dev Anand's tally of 90 solo hero films in 1987. By the time Rajesh last film Released in 2013, he had done 108 solo hero films though only 99 were released from 1966 till 2013(and others either unreleased or unfinished). His contemporaries Dharmendra had 86 solo hero films from 1960 till 2006, Jeetendra did 92 from 1965 till 1997, Shashi Kapoor did 64 solo hero films from 1961-1986, Vinod Khanna did 55 solo hero films from 1971-2007 and Amitabh had done only 42 solo hero films from 1971-2013.Rajesh Khanna's title as the hero with most title role was intact from 1987-2013 and is yet to be broken.
It was Dev Anand who held record for most number of solo hero Hindi films starting from 1957 - when Dev already had 40 solo hero films and by 1985 he had 90 solo hero films, which was the maximum by a Hindi hero. Rajesh Khanna broke Dev Anand's record in 1987 as by end of the year 1987, Rajesh Khanna became the only Hindi hero with maximum solo hero films (ie. film where whole film revolves around his character and others support his character) with 92 released films and with 14 two hero released films by start of 1988.
(2011)I have had a number of hits but my most memorable performances are in "Aradhana", "Dushman", "Anand", "Amar Prem", "Avishkar", "Roti","Aap Ki Kasam", "Prem Nagar", "Prem Kahani", "Chhailla Babu", "Chakravyuha", "Amardeep", "Red Rose", "Kudrat", "Dhanwan", "Avtaar", "Awaaz" , "Babu", "Hum Dono" , "Amrit" and "Adhikar". In addition all the 4 films I did directed by Hrishkesh Mukherjee and 9 films in lead role directed by Shakti Samanta are my best.
(2000) There are lack of good roles for actors like me in the films being made after 2000. I would love to do some off beat roles if I am offered. Today the reach of TV is much more than cinema today and one episode of my serial is likely to be watched by more people than a super-hit film. I have played almost all the roles in the planet from 1966-1991 non stop till I joined full time politics in 1991. I had appeared in 153 feature films as an actor that too with 101 films as the main solo lead hero in short span of 25 years by 1991.So just for the sake of my fans I am doing Hindi TV Serials that too yes playing the central character and not side roles.
(2009) Once, Pancham and I were flying together to Delhi for the premiere of Baharon Ke Sapne. When the plane took off and started cruising, he started humming a catchy tune. The moment I heard it, I cajoled him to use it for one of my playback songs. Months later, we were at the sitting of Kati Patang and we just could not get the right tune for a particular song which had a waltz meter. That's when, fortunately, I could recall the same tune that RD had sung at 32,000 feet. This melody, which was instantly approved by director Shaktida Samanta, was none other than 'Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai'.
(2008) All the 9 films I did as the main lead for Shakti Samanta as the director, excluding the ones where I had guest role, had memorable performance from me. I believe that was possible because we had the same tastes and shared a great rapport.Same goes the case with the 4 films I did with Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
(2009) RD and I were on a leisure visit to Shiva temple in Kashmir. After listening to the clanging of temple bells during the aarti, we came out and RD instantly hummed a devotional hook line with a folksy flavor. This time, he assured me that he would gift the melody to me. That vibrant duet-song was much later recorded as 'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' from the movie Aap Ki Kasam.
(2011) Versatility for me means acting in films of different genres, not repeating same characters and doing justice to the role one plays. Though I was tagged as a romantic icon I never succumbed to that pressure. By 2011, I have appeared in 163 Indian feature films. I played the lead protagonist in 128 films and of them 106 were solo hero films.I could have played a romantic hero for 25 years as people tend to associate my name with romance or stuck to one genre but I chose right from the start to play variety of characters and romance was just an element in my films.
[when asked about Filmfare awards in 2006] Though I gave many award worthy performances in my career I was not nominated for Best Actor in Filmfare many times. It was surprising to see me not even getting nominations for Best Actor at Filmfare for my performances especially in Safar, Roti, Anurodh, Tyaag, Chakravyuha, Naukri, Redrose, Dhanwan, Kudrat, Souten, Dharm Aur Qanoon , Hum Dono, Babu. Since no Filmfare function was conducted for 2 years I lost the chance to get nominated for Adhikar, Amrit and Awam. Many of my fans till date regret the fact that at none of the award functions I was nominated for Best Actor in leading role especially for Mehboob Ki Mehendi, Roti, Aap Ki Kasam, Tyaag, Naukri and Redrose. Infact I should have won the Filmfare Best Actor award for Amar Prem. Bharati Raja expressed his surprise when his Tamil version got many awards but received no nominations for the same film in Hindi in any of the categories.
(2011)In 70's & 80's there were just 2 to 3 award functions and in Filmfare, nominations for Best Actor was restricted to 3 in early 70's and then to 5 in 80's. Today you have 10 award functions honoring the films of the same year so your work does not get ignored.Its good that today your good performances are recognized and praised. But the issue today is sometimes even an average performance by a big star gets nominated for best actor based on his past laurels. On a positive note if you have performed well its definitely gets noticed at functions.
(1990)I had no problems about my wife working.But when i married Dimple, I wanted a mother for my children and didn't want my children to be brought up by servants.And I had no idea of Dimple's talent as Bobby was still not released.Besides if I knew at that moment that Bobby would prove her talent I wouldn't have stooped her.To curb talent is cruel.By the time I saw Bobby our first daughter was already born.
(1990) We cannot be expected to sacrifice our lives for cinema.Its matter of our children's lives.Today my children have grown up and Dimple is working in my film Jai Shiv Shankar. Dimple and I just developed misunderstandings so were separated for 6 years. I was not against her in acting in films but since I was too busy in films as I always had minimum of 4 films a year , people brainwashed her. We never divorced each other. Though we live separately our relation is sweet and we are there for each-other through out our lives.We continue to love each-other.
Salim-Javed and I had differences.They refused to give Deewar script to Yash Chopra because they wanted only Bachchan.So although Yash wanted me for Deewar in the lead, he had no choice.
It saddened me when the good films with great performances by me and the whole cast, good music were flopping in the period 76-78.I remember the next day Balaji offered me Amardeep out of the blue.It gave me second lease to my career.Sohanlal Kanwar, Narinder Bedi, B.R.Chopra, Yash Chopra, Samanta, Shomu Mukherjee and many people from South India stood by me and backed me like producer D. Rama Naidu, C. Dhandayuthapani and directors like Devar, K. Bapaiah, C.V. Sridhar, K. Raghavendra Rao, A.C. Trilogchander and Narayana Rao Dasari.They kept saying commercial failure of those good films in 76-78 had nothing to do with me and I should not let negativity affect me. I am thankful for the scripts they offered me.I had 35 more Golden Jubilee Hits and 16 more Silver Jubilee hits from 1979-1991.
(January 28,2012) When I was Congress MP from Delhi, I worked full time as a politician.I have been campaigning for Congress since 1984 till date. It was Rajiv Gandhi who had invited me back in 80's for my suggestions. I have always stood by the party.Lot of speculations were made when I declined Congress high command's offer in 2009 to contest elections from Amritsar.It was solely because of health reasons.I would never like to ditch my own people with hollow promises like other politicians. I am of the opinion that when you are not able to serve the masses then don't make fake promises to them since these are the sins.
Its plain bad luck that sweet films, completely different from each-other like Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Tyaag, Bundalbaaz, Naukri, Chakravyuha, Mehbooba had to be unsuccessful at the box office.All of them were good films but that time period (1976-78) was such that multi star films were doing more well and not those films with different story ideas.I had 4 box office hits and 7 critically acclaimed but box office flops in 76-78 in Hindi.
Am really fortunate that I got author backed title lead roles through out my career. Even the 11 double role films I did are completely different from each other.My start in industry was unconventional - got to do double-role for a debut film, Raaz.Aradhana was my second double role and I did another 9 dual character films. Sachcha Jhuta was about same looking men but one a criminal and other an innocent, Dard had me on one end as a helpless convict and other end had me play a young lawyer, Dharam Aur Kanoon was about father and son with different ideologies and Hum Dono was a laughter riot. Remember much before it became a trend to have the hero play double role in formula based films, Sachcha Jhuta was made. I never really had to succumb to pressure of doing meaningless formula based multi star films, the few I did had excellent parts for me.Had brief double role in Humshakal, Mahachor and excellent diverse double role in Mehbooba, Bhola Bhala and Kudrat too.
Tina Munim was a big fan of mine since her child hood and was very excited when she learned about she being part of films starring me in lead role.We worked in 11 films and of them we were romantically paired in 7 films.As a pair we had 6 box office success of the 7.After I separated from Dimple in 1984, Tina became my support system and we became close friends.She was in love with me but was not open about it till 1984. By 1986,Tina insisted on marriage but I always knew Dimple and I will get together soon as it was misunderstanding only and never wanted to make my children feel that their parents don't love each other.The moment I rejected Tina's proposal, she decided to discontinue her acting career. By 1989, Dimple and me became closer and friendly. In-fact we continue to love each-other. Thereafter I was busy with politics and Dimple with her acting career. After our children got married, Dimple and I were together.
Anju Mahendroo and I were very true lovers and Anju's mother was very affectionate towards me. After I achieved super-stardom, somewhere in 1971, my mother insisted that I get married. I had female fans swooning over me and had crazy fan following. It was then that I decided to discuss about marriage with Anju. But I think destiny had some other plans due to which Anju felt its too early to marry and kept evading this topic for at-least a year and said she is not ready for it. She even started to date others just to make me jealous. This resulted in breakup. But by 1989, we had matured and moved on and became friends again.You know what, I still love my wife, Dimple. On the other hand, my ex Anju Mahendroo is one of my best friends today. Dimple, Anju and me have become closest friends.[2000 interview]
Whenever I died on screen, my mother could not watch them and she used to curse the directors for the scenes. I died in at-least 19 movies and 18 of them were super-hits.
(2008) As I got so much affection from fans and people across the world, it was my responsibility to quality work. I was accepted in all the roles I essayed - romance, action, emotions, drama, comedy. Any genre I did I ensured there was proper message send across and it should not be that my films are just entertaining alone but reflect reality as well without being too preachy. These days people resort to use of abuse, vulgar scenes or use titillating tittles to make their films run. Even on my bad days I never resorted to such tactics.
(2010) I was discovered as an actor at the age of 23 when I won the talent contest. Aakhri Khat made me a star. Aradhana made me the superstar. Anand made me a legend. Amar Prem made me immortal. Amardeep ended my bad run at the box office.
(2008 )What made me popular was my selection of films. I was one of the stars in 1966-91 who, without a second thought, would take up projects which other mainstream actors would think twice before accepting. If I did Aradhana, then the same year I did Ittefaq. I could do Haathi Mere Saathi,Andaz but also do Anand & Dushman.Similarly, Maalik, Bawarchi had Joru Ka Ghulam, Apna Desh. Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Tyaag had Anurodh,Chhailla Babu.If I did Redrose, the same year I had Aanchal, Bandish. For every Prem Nagar, I had Aavishkar. For every Avatar and Agar Tum Na Hote there was Souten.For every Maqsad there was Awaaz, Dharm Aur Qanoon,Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar. I have done Kati Patang, Mehbooba, Kudrat but also Namak Haram, Daag, Chakravyuha, Dhanwan, Babu, Amrit. I could do masala potboiler but at the same time balance it out with parallel films with simple stories.I always tried my hand at something completely out-of-the-box so script-writers, producers, directors were happy to want me.
(1999) Difference between my pairing with Mumtaz and other heroines was that all the 8 films where we were paired together became platinum jubilee hits.As such I have 100% success ratio even opposite Jaya Prada with 5 hits, Nanda with 3 hits, Reena Roy with 4 hits, Padmini Kolhapuri with 4 hits, Sridevi with 4 hits and Shabana Azmi with whom I had 7 successful films but in their case some of the films I did with them were silver jubilees and few golden and few platinum jubilee hits.
|Aakhri Khat (1966)||1.5 lakhs INR|
|Raaz (1967)||1lakh INR|
|Baharon Ke Sapne (1967)||5 lakhs INR|
|Woman (1967)||2 Lac INR|
|Bandhan (1969/I)||7 Lac INR|
|Aradhana (1969)||7 Lac INR|
|Ittefaq (1969)||7 Lac INR|
|Safar (1970)||10 Lakhs INR|
|Khamoshi (1970)||8 Lac INR|
|The Train (1970)||10 lakhs INR|
|Sachaa Jhutha (1970)||15 lakhs INR|
|Aan Milo Sajna (1970)||12 lakhs INR|
|Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971)||20 Lakhs INR|
|Dushmun (1971)||20 lakhs INR|
|Maryada (1971)||14 lakhs INR|
|Anand (1971)||8 Lakhs INR|
|Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)||25 lakhs INR|
|Chhoti Bahu (1971)||15 lakhs INR|
|Shehzada (1972)||15 lakhs INR|
|Apna Desh (1972)||20 lakhs INR|
|Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)||15 lakhs INR|
|Amar Prem (1972)||20 lakhs INR|
|Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972)||15 lakhs INR|
|Namak Haraam (1973)||20 Lakhs INR|
|Aap Ki Kasam (1974)||25 Lakhs INR|
|Prem Nagar (1974)||24 lakhs INR|
|Avishkaar (1974)||25 lakhs INR|
|Roti (1974)||27 lakhs INR|
|Prem Kahani (1975)||25 lakhs INR|
|Bundal Baaz (1976)||25 Lakhs INR|
|Mehbooba (1976)||30 Lakhs INR|
|Anurodh (1977)||30 Lakhs INR|
|Karm (1977)||27 Lakhs INR|
|Chhailla Babu (1977)||30 lakhs INR|
|Bhola Bhala (1978)||27 Lakhs|
|Amar Deep (1979)||35 lakhs INR|
|Prem Bandhan (1979)||35 Lakhs INR|
|Bandish (1980/I)||40 lakhs INR|
|Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)||40 lakhs INR|
|Aanchal (1980)||45 lakhs INR|
|Kudrat (1981)||40 lakhs INR|
|Dhanwan (1981)||47 lakhs INR|
|Fiffty Fiffty (1981)||35 lakhs INR|
|Ashanti (1982)||45 Lakhs INR|
|Dil-E-Nadaan (1982)||47 lakhs INR|
|Jaanwar (1983)||55 Lakhs INR|
|Avtaar (1983)||65 Lakhs INR|
|Souten (1983)||57 Lakhs INR|
|Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)||60 lakhs INR|
|Maqsad (1984)||45 Lakhs INR|
|Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984)||50 lakhs INR|
|Naya Kadam (1984)||55 Lakhs INR|
|Awaaz (1984)||60 Lakhs INR|
|Zamana (1985)||45 Lakhs INR|
|Hum Dono (1985)||60 lakhs INR|
|Bewafai (1985)||55 lakhs INR|
|Babu (1985)||55 Lakhs INR|
|Adhikar (1986)||55 lakhs INR|
|Shatru (1986)||65 Lakhs INR|
|Avam (1987)||70 lakhs INR|
|Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989)||70 Lakhs INR|
(July 2012) Aashirwad, Cater Road, Bandra. He stayed in this bungalow from 1970 till his death in 2012
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