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How Rajesh Khanna became India's first super star ?

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Asked by shaakal, 18 Jul '12 06:20 pm
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Rajesh Khanna, whose romantic persona in songs like Mere sapno ki raani, O mere dil ke chain and Roop tera mastana made many a young woman's heart skip a beat, was Hindi film world's first actor to attain superstar status. His mannerism, his unique style of dancing, dialogue delivery and gestures added to his onscreen persona and have been imitated countless number of times. At the peak of his career, Khanna -- popularly called Kaka -- would be mobbed during public appearances as fans kissed his car, which would be covered with lipstick marks. They lined the road, cheering and chanting his name. Female fans sent him letters written in blood. His predecessors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar broke hearts in their time no doubt, but the hysteria connected with Khanna was unprecedented. Born as Jatin Khanna on December 29, 1942, he was adopted and raised by foster parents. He began taking interest in acting while in school and performed in a number of plays. It was his uncle who changed Khanna ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 18 Jul '12 06:24 pm

 
  
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Passionate about acting from his school days, he went against his family wishes to pursue his dreams and entered a national talent contest organized by leading magazine Filmfare which picked him the winner out of ten thousand aspirants. Changing his name to Rajesh, he made his screen debut with 1966's Aakhri Khat (The Last Letter) which was India's official entry at the 1967 Academy Awards.

But it was 1969's breakthrough hit Aradhana a remake of the 1946 Hollywood film To Each His Own that made Khanna an overnight superstar thanks to his romantic turn in a double role as a dashing Air Force officer coupled with the film's iconic songs which cemented legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar as the singing voice for the actor. His meteoric rise as the king of romance saw Kaka - as he was also popularly known - deliver 15 consecutive hits between 1969 and 1972 as a lead actor, which is still an unbroken record in Indian film history.

Some of his major hits included Do Raaste, Sa ...more
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Aradhana brought him to fame
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 19 Jul '12 03:54 pm

 
  
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Because of hispower of his acting . he use to say this that-------------
My inspirations include, Dilip Kumar's dedication and intensity, Raj Kapoor's spontaneity, Dev Anand's style and Shammi Kapoor's rhythm."
Answered by SHUBHAM DWIVEDI, 18 Jul '12 06:22 pm

 
  
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