[tps_footer]Referred as the ‘first superstar’ and the ‘original superstar’ of Indian cinema, late actor Rajesh Khanna would have been 73 today on December 29. With 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971, Rajesh Khanna had contributed many memorable and worth watching films to the Indian cinema.
Remembering him on his 73rd birth anniversary, Rajesh Khanna’s elder daughter Twinkle Khanna who also shares her birthday today with her father, took to her twitter handle to share a vintage picture of her with dad Rajesh Khanna. She tweeted a photo from her childhood with no caption, which showed how the actress is missing her dad on this very important day.
Even veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took to his twitter handle to wish late legendary actor Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary. He tweeted a picture with a caption, “Remembering on his birth anniversary, Kakaji(Rajesh Khanna) The original King of Romance! 29-12-42/18-7-12.”
The legendary actor had wonderful and happening life, but in June 2012, it was reported that Rajesh Khanna’s health had been deteriorating for some time after which he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital. He died on 18 July 2012, at his bungalow, Aashirwad, in Mumbai after suffering from cancer. His funeral was attended by nearly 9 lakh people and his fans had come from places like Surat, Ahmedabad, California, Singapore and from other foreign countries.
Married to Dimple Khanna in 1973 with two daughters Twinkle and Rinkie, Rajesh Khanna is still remembered for his work, films and personal life. Well, who wont remember the most famous evergreen dialogue of him, “Pushpa, I hate tears.”
Khanna has been posthumously awarded India’s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan. On 30 April 2013, he was officially bestowed with the title ‘The First Superstar of Indian Cinema’ at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.
Here’s wishing the one and only legendary actor Rajesh Khanna and actress Twinkle Khanna a very Happy Birthday!
Also take a look at the unseen black and white pictures of Khanna family! [/tps_footer]