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Mumbai: Rajesh Khanna was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He is referred to as the “first superstar” and the “original superstar” of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971.

Rajesh Khanna born Jatin Khanna 29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012 was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He is referred to as the “first superstar” and the “original superstar” of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971.

He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat. Through his career he appeared in more than 160 feature films and 17 short films. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award award three times and Awards for Best Actor Hindi four times.In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award and in 2005, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 where Amitabh Bachchan shared the same tag with Khanna from 1980 to 1987.

He was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996.

He married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, eight months before her debut film Bobby was released and had two daughters from the marriage. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna is married to actor Akshay Kumar, while they also have a younger daughter Rinke Khanna.

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