Khanna, Rajesh

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Name
Khanna, Rajesh Gender: M
born on 29 December 1942 at 17:45 (= 5:45 PM )
Place Amritsar, India, 31n35, 74e53
Timezone IDT h6e30 (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: AstroSage
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°07' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°55 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 26°39'



Rajesh Khanna
photo: Bollywood Hungama, license cc-by-3.0

Biography

Indian Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He was 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 1972. In 1974, BBC made a film on him, titled Bombay Superstar. Khanna is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Hindi cinema.

He appeared in a total of 180 films - 163 feature filmsand 17 short films. He was the solo lead hero in 106 films. He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He received the most BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi)– four times and nominated 25 times. In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award for completing 25 years in the industry, and for appearing as the single lead hero in more films than any other male actor in Hindi films within 25 years of his debut. In 2005, he was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

After being critically ill, Khanna died on 18 July 2012. 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. A postage stamp, bearing his face, was released by India Post to honour him on 3 May 2013. On his first death anniversary, a bronze statue of Rajesh Khanna was unveiled at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes AstroSage, quoting Kundli Sangraha (Bhat). Their rating is "Accurate"

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs