Rajesh Khanna Biography: Age, Death Cause, Wife, Family, Movies, Career & Net Worth

Rajesh Khanna Biography

Rajesh Khanna’s early years: Rajesh Khanna is an actor, member of the music department, and producer. In his early years, he went by the name Jatin Khanna. His mother’s name was Chandrani Khanna, and his father’s name was Lala Hiranand Khanna. His father was a professor at Burewala’s MC High School (Today in Pakistan). After a while, he was adopted and raised by a relative of his father.

His adoptive parents were Leelawati and Chunnilal Khanna. The railroad’s contractor was Chunnilal Khanna. Rajesh Khanna then relocated to Mumbai in 1935 with his adoptive parents. 

He enrolled in St. Sebastian’s Goan High School for his studies after moving to Mumbai. Along with Rajesh Khanna, Ravi Kapoor, also known as superstar Jeetendra, enrolled in this school .

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Rajesh Khanna’s film career

Although Rajesh Khanna’s biological father did not support his decision to pursue acting, he had already made up his mind as a young child that this was all he wanted to do. Because of this, he participated in numerous stage productions, drama competitions, and theatre performances while in college.

He performed as a wounded silent soldier in the drama in 1962. He performed flawlessly and left everyone in awe of his acting abilities in the play called Andha Yug. Rajesh Khanna’s acting thrilled the show’s main guest so much that he added, “You’ll soon have the opportunity to act in a film.”

Rajesh Khanna Awards and Accomplished

In the Best Actor category, he received Filmfare Awards for the Bollywood movies Sachaa Jhutha (1971), Anand (1972), and Avishkaar (1975).In addition to this, he was the 1973 Special Award winner at the Filmfare Awards for the Bollywood movie Anuraag.

In addition, he earned the Special Award in 1991 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Filmfare in 2005 for his 25-year outstanding career in Bollywood films.

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He also took up four Bengali Film Journalists’ Association Awards for best actor in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1987 for roles in Anand, Bawarchi, Namak Haraam, and Amrit.

He also received a Stardust Award for 2005’s Pride of the Film Industry Award.

He also earned the Zee Cine Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Indian Cinema in the year 2001.