Death Anniversary Special Bollywood First Superstar Rajesh Khanna Career Films Family Love Life Unknown Facts

Rajesh Khanna Unknown Facts: On 29 December 1942, a star was born in the house of Lala Hiranand Khanna and Chandrarani Khanna in Amritsar, about whose stardom even his parents had never even thought. Rajesh Khanna’s childhood name was Jatin. His father was a school teacher, who lost his job due to partition. At that time Rajesh Khanna’s family was going through such a bad phase that they handed over six-year-old Rajesh to Chunni Lal Khanna and Lilavati, relatives living in Mumbai.

This is why the name was changed

The name Kaka was given to Rajesh Khanna not by any of his fans, but by his family members. Actually, he was called by the name of Kaka since childhood. Kaka means little child in Punjabi. At the same time, the passion of acting was also in Rajesh Khanna’s mind since childhood. He joined the theater when he was only 10 years old. Although his father was against acting, Rajesh’s passion never diminished. When his maternal uncle came to know about this, he changed Jatin’s name to Rajesh Khanna for films.

Entry in films was not easy

It is said that Rajesh Khanna was very fond of sports cars. He used to go for auditions in MG sports car. Seeing his expensive cars, the film directors did not pay attention to him. During the year 1965, film producers organized an All India Talent Hunt contest, in which Rajesh Khanna became the winner. He got two films as a reward for this. In 1966, Rajesh Khanna’s first film Aakhri Khat was released, which was a flop. In 1967, his second film Raj came, which earned a lot. After this came the era of Rajesh Khanna in Bollywood. He gave 17 consecutive hit films in three years, which record remains intact till date. At the same time, he was also given the title of Bollywood’s first superstar. His last Hindi film was Riyasat.

died of cancer

Please tell that during the year 2011, Rajesh Khanna got information about having cancer, but he hid this thing from the whole world. Due to deteriorating health during June 2012, he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on 23 June. He was discharged from the hospital on July 8, but was again taken to the hospital on July 14. At that time, Rajesh Khanna had realized that he did not have much time left. In such a situation, he expressed his desire to spend the last time in his house. He was discharged from the hospital on 16 July and on 18 July he said goodbye to this world forever. After the death of Rajesh Khanna, people came to know about his cancer.

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