RAJESH KHANNA

  • Book Review: Author Gautam Chintamani gives an wonderful insight to what made Rajesh Khanna a 'dark star' November 23, 2014

    Who is a 'Star'? The great Satyajit Ray believed that it was anyone who could firmly establish his/her screen presence without the slightest, distracting fuss or frippery, armpit rhetoric or theatrical posturing. Also someone who - through gestures, speech, mannerisms or any special unique trait - could guarantee...
  • Rajesh Khanna's family ordered by Bombay HC to give the actor's former companion Anita Advani a copy of his will August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Anita Advani, Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's companion during his last years, heaves a sigh of relief and says she is thankful to the judicial system. The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered that Anita can be given a copy of Rajesh Khanna's will, whose veracity she has disputed. "I am extremely thankful...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these Rajesh Khanna films? July 19, 2014

    Superstar of the 60s and 70s, Rajesh Khanna taught Indian what stardom and celebrity worship is. The actor who battled cancer for a long time, passed away on 18 July 2012. On his second death anniversary we are asking you to identify these films of the superstar. ...
  • Gunday: 11 steamy lines that transport you to 70s Calcutta February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: You can always cinema halls to be houseful on Valentine's Day. The chances of happening so increase many times if the film is releasing on that very day that is February 14. Everything seemed working in favour of 'Gunday'. It had a good starcast, satisfactory screen presence and...
  • Dimple on Akshay: He is mad and so am I, we get along very well December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The 56yearold actress said she and Akshay discuss about films and also give feedback on each other's work. Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia says that she likes her actor soninlaw Akshay Kumar in comedy roles. "I think Akshay is great, he is lovely. We share lovely relationship which I really treasure....
  • I'm still waiting to work with Dilip Kumar: Asha Parekh December 7, 2013

    Mumbai: From evergreen Dev Anand to superstar Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh has worked with most leading stars of Indian cinema except Dilip Kumar and the 71yearold veteran actress confesses that she is still waiting to work with the thespian. She got great opportunities to work with Shammi Kapoor in hits 'Dil...
  • I feel truly abandoned without Kakaji: Dimple Kapadia December 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior actress Dimple Kapadia, who lost her estranged husband Rajesh Khanna a year ago, feels 'abandoned' without him and says it is difficult to match his immense inner strength when confronted with death. Khanna, the first superstar of Indian cinema, had given 15 consecutive solo hit films, a record...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Anita Advani eliminated from the show October 6, 2013

    Mumbai: After BritishIndian actress Hazel Keech and actor Rajat Rawail, Anita Advani ended her stint in the 'Bigg Boss' house Saturday. Advani, who claims to be Rajesh Khanna's livein partner, was seen sharing anecdotes of her life with the late superstar with inmates VJ Andy and Shilpa Agnihotri. Advani had earlier confessed...
  • E-Lounge: Anita Advani gets candid about her relationship with Rajesh Khanna September 19, 2013

    Anita Advani, who was a live-in partner of late film actor Rajesh Khanna, gets candid about her relationship with the actor inside the 'Big Boss' house. She is one of the contestants in the seventh season of the reality show. ...
  • Rajesh Khanna's last film 'Riyasat' gets U/A certificate September 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rajesh Khanna's last film 'Riyasat' has got a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The delayed film is now likely to release around the late superstar's 71st birth anniversary Dec 29. The film was supposed to come out on Rajesh Khanna's birth anniversary in...
  • Snapshot: Akshay, Dimple unveil Rajesh Khanna's statue August 11, 2013

    A statue of Bollywood's original superstar Rajesh Khanna was unveiled in Mumbai on August 10 in the presence of his family members estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle Khanna, soninlaw Akshay Kumar, and other industry members. ...
  • They make very few like you: Akshay on Rajesh Khanna July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar fondly remembers his fatherinlaw Rajesh Khanna on his first death anniversary Thursday and says that legends like him are not born everyday. Rajesh Khanna passed away on July 18, 2012 following prolonged illness. He was 69. Akshay is married to late Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Playlist: Remembering Rajesh Khanna on his first death anniversary July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Crowned as the Hindi film industry's first official superstar, Rajesh Khanna had a very distinct persona. He was never considered as the most handsome man of Bollywood but his charm was irresistible. Khanna's strength lied in his understanding of the popular mindset. He never presented himself as a...
  • Rajesh Khanna's statue to be unveiled on his first death anniversary July 17, 2013

    Mumbai: A statue of late Rajesh Khanna, considered Bollywood's original "superstar", will be unveiled in the country's film capital here Thursday on his first death anniversary. Channel UTV Stars Wednesday announced that the statue will be unveiled at the Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand Promenade here. "UTV Stars will commemorate...
  • Government honours South actors recommended by Mohan May 6, 2013

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film and TV actor Mohan Raman, also a well known philatelist, was pleasantly surprised when the government honoured actors he had recommended from the south through 50 stamps that were released at the 60th National Film Awards. President Pranab Mukherjee released the stamps Friday commemorating 50 iconic film...
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna April 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna, legendary playback singer Asha Bhosale are among those Bollywood legends, who will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards here on April 30. Bhosale will be presented with the Phalke Ratna Award for her contribution in the field of music for five decades. Late Yash...
  • Snapshot: Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan on behalf of late Rajesh Khanna April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia recently received Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of her late husband Rajesh Khanna. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the Padma awards on several eminent personalities including industrialist Adi Godrej, Olympic medal winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar, actor Nana Patekar and designer Ritu Kumar. Professor Roddam Narasimha, a internationally renowned expert on fluid dynamics and famous painter Sayed Haider Raza...
  • Bolly Buzz: 'Vishwaroopam' suffers loss of nearly Rs 25 crore January 29, 2013

    The future of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' continues to be uncertain with the Madras High Court deferring the verdict on its release till Tuesday. ...
  • Padma Award: Isn't it too late for Rajesh Khanna? January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: That Rajesh Khanna is being honoured with a Padma Bhushan is a good thing. That he is being honoured after his death is not such a good thing. Why wait for the legends to die before honouring them? Why honour him with a Padma award a good 35 years...
  • Bollywood actor Sridevi bags the Padma award January 26, 2013

    Apart from our own Ramanaidu, three Hindi film biggies have won the Padma awards. The list includes veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, yesteryear's romantic icon late Rajesh Khanna and comedy king late Jaspal Bhatti. While evergreen actress Sridevi, filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and actor Nana Patekar are among the 108 personalities to...
  • Akshay Kumar hails Padma award for Rajesh Khanna January 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is delighted that his fatherinlaw, the late actor Rajesh Khanna, has been posthumously honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour. "I am really very happy. I am obliged that the government has recognised my fatherinlaw's work. I am extremely happy," said Akshay, who is...
  • Padma Awards: List of awardees January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: 108 personalities from various fields have been selected for the Padma Awards this year. Following is the list of the recipients: Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra, Art S Haider Raza, Art Prof Yash Pal, Science and Engineering Prof Roddam Narasimha, Science and Engineering Padma Bhushan Dr Ramanaidu Daggubati, Art Sreeramamurthy Janaki, Art Dr (Smt) Kanak Rele, Art Sharmila...
  • Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore to get Padma Awards January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Late actor Rajesh Khanna and late satirist Jaspal Bhatti are among Padma Bhushan recipients this year. Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, will also be given to actor Sharmila Tagore, boxing champion Mary Kom, cricketer Rahul Dravid. Rajesh Khanna and Jaspal Bhatti, who died in 2012, will...
  • 'Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore likely to get Padma Bhushan' January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Deceased actor Rajesh Khanna and former Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore are likely to be awarded the Padma Bhushan, sources said on Friday. The list of the Padma awardees is expected by 3.00 pm on Friday. Sources indicated that cricketer Rahul Dravid and boxing champion Mary Kom are also likely...
  • Pankaj Kapur: My only idol was Rajesh Khanna January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It may sound surprising but seasoned actor Pankaj Kapur, known for doing offbeat films such as 'Maqbool' and 'Blue Umbrella', confesses that he entered show business aiming to be like late superstar Rajesh Khanna. "I wanted to become an actor for films. My only idol was Rajesh Khanna. That...
  • 19 people we will miss January 5, 2013

    1. Gore Vidal, 86 An American author, playwright, essayist and an occasional actor, who also aspired to be the President. Few litterateurs have made their presence felt in public life as Vidal. He was witty and acerbic and his penchant for sharp, incisive statements put him at loggerheads with his contemporaries...