How Rajesh Khanna became India's first super star ?
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
My inspirations include, Dilip Kumar's dedication and intensity, Raj Kapoor's spontaneity, Dev Anand's style and Shammi Kapoor's rhythm."