Zakhmi Sipahi is a 1994 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by T L V Prasad, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri, Rituparna Sengupta and Puneet Issar An honest officer is forced to deliver a wrong verdict, spiralling his reputation & so commits suicide. His son takes it upon him to bring the perpetuators to justice. A 3-way classic combo of Mithun da, TLV Prasad & KC Bokadia Mithun Chakraborty as D. H. C. P. Shakti Om Puri as Om Chaudhary Rituparna Sengupta Vikas Anand as Com. Gautam Gorakhnath Puneet Issar as Chhota Chaudhary Goga Kapoor as S. P. Amar Sharma Kunika as Cameo, in song "O Chaila" Ram Mohan as C. M. Dina Pathak as Shakti's Grandmother Jagdish Raj as Inspector Mahavir Shah as Rajesh Tiku Talsania as Priya's Brother "NakhreWali Ghar Se Nikli" — Abhijeet "Hothon Se Chahat Ka Izhar" - Sadhana Sargam, Abhijeet "Lips To Lips" — Sapna Mukherjee, Abhijeet "Tum Sharma Ke Dekho" — Sadhana Sargam, Kumar Sanu "O Laila O Laila" — Shabbir Kumar, Sapna Mukherjee, Ila Arun "Mere Yaar Pe Jawani" — Shabbir Kumar, Poornima "Kudi Pataka" — Ila Arun https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314938/fullcredits#cast http://ibosnetwork.com/asp/filmbodetails.asp?id=Zakhmi+Sipahi Zakhmi Sipahi on IMDb
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, occasional singer and television personality. In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, two Filmfare Awards for acting, he has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide, is cited in the media as one of the most commercially successful actors of both world and Indian cinema. According to the Forbes 2018 list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in world, Khan was the highest ranked Indian with 82nd rank with earnings of $37.7 million. He is known as the host of the reality show, Bigg Boss since 2010; the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan, Khan began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi and achieved breakthrough with a leading role in Maine Pyar Kiya. Khan went on to establish himself in Bollywood in the 1990s with roles in several top-grossing productions, including the romantic drama Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, the action thriller Karan Arjun, the comedy Biwi No.1, the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain.
After a brief period of decline in the 2000s, Khan achieved greater stardom in the 2010s by playing the lead role in successful films Dabangg, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick and Tiger Zinda Hai, all of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. He's the only actor to star in the highest-grossing Bollywood films of ten separate years. According to the Forbes 2015 list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in world, Khan was the highest ranked Indian with 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million. In addition to his acting career, Khan is a television presenter and promotes humanitarian causes through his charity, Being Human Foundation. Khan's off-screen life is marred by controversy and legal troubles. In 2015 he was convicted of culpable homicide for a negligent driving case in which he ran over five people with his car, killing one, but his conviction was set aside on appeal. On 5 April 2018, Khan was convicted in a blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
He is out on bail while an appeal is being heard. Khan is the eldest son of his first wife Sushila Charak, his paternal ancestors were Alakozai Pashtuns from present-day Swat valley of Pakistan who immigrated to Indore, Madhya Pradesh in the mid 1800s. His grandfather Abdul Rashid Khan was a Deputy Inspector General of the Indore state, awarded Diler Jung award of the Holkar times. Khan's mother is a Maharashtrian, whose father Baldev Singh Charak, a Dogra Rajput, comes from Jammu-Kashmir and whose mother comes from Maharashtra. Khan's stepmother is a former actress, he has Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan. Salman finished his schooling at St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai, as did his younger brothers Arbaaz and Sohail, he studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior for a few years along with his younger brother Arbaaz. He dropped out. Khan made his acting debut with the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi, he went on to play the leading role in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama Maine Pyar Kiya, which become one of the highest-grossing Indian films at the time.
It earned him his first nomination for a Best Actor at Filmfare along with a nomination for Best Male Debut at the same ceremony. Maine Pyar Kiya was dubbed in English as When Love Calls, a 125-minute version, the biggest hit in the Caribbean market at Guyana and dominated the box office collections in Trinidad and Tobago. Maine Pyar Kiya had been dubbed in Spanish as Te Amo, the first experiment of its kind; this 125-minute film proved its universal appeal with a glorious 10-week premiere run at Lima, capital of Peru. In Telugu as Prema Paavuraalu, it crossed 25 weeks at Visakhapatnam and had a 100-plus day run at six centres in Andhra Pradesh.1990 saw one film release starring Khan. The same year, Khan went on to co-star with Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit for the romantic drama Saajan, which emerged as a critical and commercial success. Despite these early successes, nearly all of his 1992–1993 releases resulted in box office failures. In 1994, Khan appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi's Andaz Apna Apna.
At the time of its release, the film failed at the box office but has gained a cult status over the years. He returned to success in the year with his second collaboration with director Sooraj Barjatya in the romance Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! co-starring Madhuri Dixit. During the 1995 awards season, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress, it won the National Award for being the most popular film of the year. Earning over ₹1.35 billion worldwide, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year. It is one of the films on Box Office India's list of "Biggest Blockbusters Ever in Hindi Cinema"; this film turned out to be one of Bollywood's highest-grossing films becoming the fourth-highest earner of all time. The film broke all the previous records and maintained itself as the highest-grossing Bollywood film throughout history for 7 years. In 1995 he starred in Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Arjun is an upbeat Bollywood musical, wit
Jai Kishan Kakubhai "Jackie" Shroff is an Indian actor. He has been in the Hindi cinema industry for four decades and as of 2017 has appeared in more than 220 films in thirteen languages..& He debut in the Television Web Series Criminal justice. He has won four Filmfare Awards among other accolades, he has appeared in several successful short films. Shroff was born Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff in Bombay State, India, his father, Kakulal Harilal Shroff, was a Gujarati Hindu and his mother, Amrita Kakulal Shroff, was a Uyghur Muslim from Xinjiang. In an interview in 2017 with Rajya Sabha TV, Shroff described the circumstances in which his parents came to Mumbai. In the early 1900s, his grandmother, a Uyghur from Xinjiang, escaped to Ladakh as a refugee along with her seven daughters when there was a coup in their native land, they earned a subsistence by selling rice pearls, a Uyghur meal that originates from Yarkand, were always travelling. They thus migrated to Lahore, thence to Delhi, to Bombay.
In Bombay, Shroff's mother met his father, an astrologer for Dhirubhai Ambani and Nattulal Ambani. His father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders, however they lost their money in the stock market and his father had to leave home at the age of 17, his father met his mother when both were teenagers, they got married. Together the extended family lived in a 30 ft by 30 ft room in a chawl in the Teen Batti area of Malabar Hill, where 30 people shared 3 bathrooms. Before entering the film industry, hero of the local time jackie was a local toughie. However, as a toddler, Shroff relates that he was rather scared when he saw his elder brother drown and die when he himself was just ten; this incident had a lasting impact on Shroff and it was his mother who protected him all this while. On Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Shroff revealed that because his brother died trying to rescue someone else from drowning, the incident inspired Shroff to always take care of the slum people. Shroff has no other siblings.
As a youngster, he modelled in a few advertisements including Savage perfumes. It was one of his classmates in school who gave Shroff his name "Jackie" and filmmaker Subhash Ghai stuck to this name when he launched him in the film Hero. Shroff revisits his childhood home in Teen Batti. Shroff met his future wife, Ayesha Dutt, on a bus ride when they both were just 13, they were both attracted to one another. Dutt came from an affluent royal family, so they spent their time window shopping and taking tours of the city on the top deck of the BEST double-decker buses; when Dutt confessed her love for him, he revealed that he was in a relationship with someone else, who had temporarily moved to America to complete her studies. Shroff dropped out of school after his 11th standard, he tried his hand working as an apprentice chef at Taj Hotels and as a flight attendant at Air India, but he was rejected from both places because of his lack of qualifications. He started working as a travel agent in a local company called "Trade Wings" near Jehangir Art Gallery.
An advertising agency accountant spotted him at the bus stand and asked him if he would be interested in modeling. The next day, Shroff went to the advertising agency located in the same building as Davar's college near Flora Fountain for the photo shoot during his lunch time; this photo shoot for a suit shirt launched Shroff on his modelling path. In 1982, Shroff made his acting debut in Dev Anand's movie Swami Dada. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in the lead role for the movie Hero, paired against Meenakshi Seshadri; the film was a success. He continued to work in Subhash Ghai movies, irrespective of any role, offered. After Hero, he did several other films, such as Andar Baahar. Jaanoo and Yudh were successful. In 1986 he did Karma which became the highest-grossing film of 1986, his next film to be released was Kaash. Films, such as Dahleez and Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá were critically acclaimed, but failed at the box office, but he came back to success through films such as Ram Lakhan and Parinda, which won him filmfare award for best actor.
In the 90s he was part of successful films such as Saudagar, Gardish, Khalnayak, 1942: A Love Story, Rangeela and Border. In 2006, Shroff acted in the children's film Bhoot Unkle. In 2017, Shroff made his debut in Konkani, acting in the film Soul Curry, which won him an award. Subsequently, he is to act in another Konkani film scheduled to release in titled Kantaar. In October 2018, he acted in The Playboy Mr. Sawhney, he was seen in Paltan. He is to feature in many films in 2019, like Firrkie, Bharat and Romeo Akbar Walter, he is going to star in the Hindi remake of Prasthanam alongside Ali Fazal and Sanjay Dutt. Shroff has hosted many television shows like Lehrein and Missing. Dealing with stories of missing people who were never found, Missing was popular for its creative narration by Shroff; the show was broadcast on Sony TV. Shroff was a judge on the magic show India's Magic Star, broadcast on Indian channel Star One; the show began on 3 July 2010 and ended on 5 September 2010. In 2014, Shroff and his son Tiger Shroff made an appearance on Comedy Nights with Kapil.
Shroff married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt, a model who became a film producer, on her birthday, 5 June 1987. The couple run a media company Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited
Gourang Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty, is an Indian film actor, producer, social worker, television presenter and a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards, he made his acting debut with the art house drama Mrigayaa, for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. He began his career as a junior actor and went on to establish himself as one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, he is recognized as one of the best "dancing-heroes" in Bollywood with his "Disco and Desi" fusion-style dancing, popular among the masses. Chakraborty is best remembered for his role as Jimmy in the 1982 all-time-blockbuster movie Disco Dancer, a superhit in India and in many other countries the Soviet Union and Russia. In Russia and Raj Kapoor are the most popular Indian actors. Besides Disco Dancer, Chakraborty is remembered for his performance in films such as Suraksha, Wardat, Boxer, Pyar Jhukta Nahi, Pyari Behna, Dance Dance, Prem Pratigya, Agneepath, The Don and Jallad.
In 1991, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Krishnan Iyer Nariyal Paniwala in the film Agneepath. He won two more National Film Awards for his performances in Tahader Katha and Swami Vivekananda. Chakraborty has appeared in more than 350 films, including Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi pictures. Chakraborty owns the Monarch Group, which has interests in the hospitality sector, and educational sector. He has started the production house Paparatzy Productions. In 1992, he, along with Dilip Kumar and Sunil Dutt, set up a trust to help needy actors called Cine & T. V Artistes Association, he was the Chairperson of Film Studios Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union, which takes care of the welfare of cine workers and resolves their demands and problems. The Television show Dance India Dance where Chakraborty is the Grandmaster has been entered in Limca Book of Records and Guinness World Records Chakraborty played a crucial role of mediator between Pranab Mukherjee and Mamata Banerjee, winning the Congressman the support of the Trinamool chief in the 2012 presidential election.
A comic book named. Chakraborty was born in Barisal in East Bengal and now Bangladesh, on 16 June 1952, he was educated at the Scottish Church College in Kolkata, West Bengal, where he earned his degree in Chemistry. After that, he graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, he was a Naxalite before entering films, but tragedy struck his family when his only brother was electrocuted and killed in a freak accident. He returned to his family and left the Naxalite fold though this posed a grave risk to his own life. During his days as a Naxalite, he became friends with Ravi Ranjan, a popular Naxal figure, known to his friends as "Bhaa". Bhaa was known for oratory abilities. Chakraborty made his Bollywood debut with Mrinal Sen's National Award winning film Mrigayaa, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. After playing a few minor roles in films such as Do Anjaane and Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, his first major successful film was the 1978 film Mera Rakshak Chakraborty rose to stardom with the low budget spy film Surakshaa, directed by Ravikant Nagaich.
The film was so successful. His combination with Deepak Bahry happened for the first time in 1979 with Tarana and they would go on to collaborate on many hit films together in the 1980s such as Humse Badhkar Kaun, Hum Se Hai Zamana and Woh Jo Hasina. Another important film for Chakraborty in the late 1970s was Prem Vivah, directed by Basu Chatterjee. Mithun Chakraborty ruled Bollywood in the 1980s, with the brand of impossible heroics and made-for-the-front-row lines as he starred in over 110 releases in this decade, he starred in films of various genres such as action, family drama and comedy. Chakraborty played the role of Bheema in the super-hit multi-starrer Hum Paanch, he played dual roles for the first time in Taxi Chor and played dual roles in several films such as Aamne Samne Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki and Rakta Bandhan. In 1982, he shot to superstardom with his most recognisable leading role in the musical Disco Dancer, which extended Chakraborty's popularity across India and into Russia and establised him as a dancing star.
The film's director Babbar Subhash teamed up with Chakraborty again with the cult musical films Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Dance Dance and Commando which were successful. His 1985 superhit movie'Pyar; that same year, he was appreciated for his role as Javar in the JP Dutta film, Ghulami. Chakraborty became India's highest tax payer in 1986. Chakraborty's most successful family dramas included Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye, Ghar Ek Mandir, Swarag Se Sunder and Pyaar Ka Mandir, his comedies included Shaukeen Pasand Apni Apni and Baat Ban Jaye and action films such as Jagir, Dilwala, Watan Ke Rakhwale, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Waqt Ki Awaz, Ilaaka and Guru. These films remain his most commercially successful films to date, his performances never won any award in 1986 and 1987 as the Filmfare Awards were never announced due to technical reasons. As Chakraborty alw
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor, film producer, television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" and "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the Government of France awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d'honneur. Khan has a significant following in the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world. Khan began his career with appearances in several television series in the late 1980s, he made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana. Early in his career, Khan was recognised for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr and Anjaam, he rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic films, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham....
Khan earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of an alcoholic in Devdas, a NASA scientist in Swades, a hockey coach in Chak De! India and a man with Asperger syndrome in My Name Is Khan, his highest-grossing films include the romantic comedy Chennai Express, the heist comedy Happy New Year, the action film Dilwale, the crime film Raees. Many of his films display themes of Indian national identity and connections with diaspora communities, or gender, racial and religious differences and grievances; as of 2015, Khan is co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries, is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. He is a frequent television stage show performer; the media label him as "Brand SRK" because of his many endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures. Khan's philanthropic endeavours have provided health care and disaster relief, he was honoured with UNESCO's Pyramide con Marni award in 2011 for his support of children's education and the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award in 2018 for his leadership in championing women's and children's rights in India.
He features in listings of the most influential people in Indian culture, in 2008, Newsweek named him one of their fifty most powerful people in the world. Khan was born on 2 November 1965 into a Muslim family in New Delhi, he spent the first five years of his life in Mangalore, where his maternal grandfather, Ifthikar Ahmed, served as the chief engineer of the port in the 1960s. According to Khan, his paternal grandfather, Jan Muhammad, an ethnic Pashtun, was from Afghanistan. Khan's father, Meer Taj Mohammed Khan, was an Indian independence activist in Peshawar, British India; as of 2010, Khan's paternal family was still living in the Shah Wali Qataal area of Peshawar's Qissa Khawani Bazaar. Meer was a follower of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, affiliated with the All Indian National Congress, he moved to New Delhi in 1948 after the partition of India. Khan's mother, Lateef Fatima, was the daughter of a senior government engineer, his parents were married in 1959. Khan described himself on Twitter as "half Hyderabadi, half Pathan, some Kashmiri".
His paternal cousins in Peshawar claim that the family is of Hindkowan origin from Kashmir, not Pashtun, contradict the claim that his grandfather was from Afghanistan. Khan grew up in the Rajendra Nagar neighbourhood of Delhi, his father had several business ventures including a restaurant, the family lived a middle-class life in rented apartments. Khan attended St. Columba's School in central Delhi where he excelled in his studies and in sports such as hockey and football, received the school's highest award, the Sword of Honour. Khan aspired to pursue a career in sports, however owing to a shoulder injury in his early years meant that he could no longer play. Instead, in his youth, he acted in stage plays and received praise for his imitations of Bollywood actors, of which his favourites were Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Mumtaz. One of his childhood friends and acting partners was Amrita Singh. Khan enrolled at Hansraj College to earn his bachelor's degree in Economics, but spent much of his time at Delhi's Theatre Action Group, where he studied acting under the mentorship of theatre director Barry John.
After Hansraj, he began studying for a master's degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia, but left to pursue his acting career. He attended the National School of Drama in Delhi during his early career in Bollywood, his father died of cancer in 1981, his mother died in 1991 from complications of diabetes. After the death of their parents, his older sister, Shahnaz Lalarukh, born in 1960, fell into a depressed state and Khan took on the responsibility of caring for her. Shahnaz continues to live with his family in their Mumbai mansion. Although Khan was given the birth name Shahrukh Khan, he prefers his name to be written as Shah Rukh Khan, is referred to by the acronym SRK, he married Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991, after a six-year courtship. They have a daughter Suhana. In 2013, they became parents of a third child, a son named AbRam, born through a surrogate mother. Both his elder children have expressed interest in entering the entertainment industry.
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor and politician who works in Tamil cinema. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K. Balachander's Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal, his acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films. After earning ₹26 crore for his role in Sivaji, he was the highest-paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time. While working in other regional film industries of India, Rajinikanth has appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including the American film Bloodstone; as of 2018, Rajinikanth has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards—four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor—and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. In addition to acting, he has worked as a producer and screenwriter. Apart from his film career, he is a philanthropist and serves as an influence in Dravidian politics.
The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival of India, he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year". Rajinikanth was born on 12 December 1950, in a Maratha family in Mysore State, his mother was a housewife, his father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, a police constable, He was named Shivaji Rao Gaekwad after Chhatrapati Shivaji, a Maratha warrior King, was brought up speaking Marathi at home and Kannada outside. Rajinikanth's ancestors hailed from Mavadi Kadepathar, Pune and Nachikuppam, Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu, he is the youngest of four siblings in a family consisting of a sister. After his father's retirement from work in 1956, the family moved to the suburb of Hanumantha nagar in Bangalore and built a house there; when he was nine years old, he lost his mother. At the age of six, Rajinikanth was enrolled at the "Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School" where he had his primary education.
As a child, he was studious and "mischievous" with a great interest in cricket and basketball. It was during this time that his brother enrolled him at the Ramakrishna Math, a Hindu monastery set up by Ramakrishna Mission. In the math, he was taught Vedas and history, which instilled a sense of spirituality in him. In addition to spiritual lessons, he began acting in plays at the math, his aspiration towards theatre grew at the math and was once given an opportunity to enact the role of Ekalavya's friend from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. His performance in the play received praise from the audience and Kannada poet D. R. Bendre in particular. After sixth grade, Rajinikanth was enrolled at the Acharya Pathasala Public School and studied there till completion of his pre-university course. During his schooling at the Acharya Pathasala, he spent a lot of time acting in plays. In one such occasion, he performed the villainous role of Duryodhana in the play Kurukshetra. Upon completion of his school education, Rajinikanth continued to perform various jobs in the cities of Bangalore and Madras, including that of a coolie and carpenter, ended up being recruited in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor.
He began to take part in stage plays after Kannada playwright Topi Muniappa offered him a chance to act in one of his mythological plays. During the time, he came across an advertisement issued by the newly formed Madras Film Institute which offered acting courses. Though his family was not supportive of his decision to join the institute, his friend and co-worker Raj Bahadur motivated him to join the institute and financially supported him during this phase. During his stay at the institute, he was performing in a stage play and got noticed by Tamil film director K. Balachander; the director advised him to learn to speak Tamil, a recommendation that Rajinikanth followed. Rajinikanth began his film career through the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal. Balachander gave Rajinikanth a small role as the abusive husband of Srividya; the film was controversial upon release, as it explored relationships between people with wide age differences. It received wide critical acclaim as it went on to win three National Film Awards including the award for the Best Tamil Feature at the following year ceremony.
A review from The Hindu noted that: "Newcomer Rajinikanth is dignified and impressive". He followed that with Katha Sangama, an experimental film made by Puttanna Kanagal in the new wave style; the film was a portmanteau of three short stories which had Rajinikanth playing a small character in the last segment where he appears as a village ruffian who rapes a blind woman in the absence of her husband. His next release was a Telugu film directed by Balachander. In a remake of his own Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Balachander had Rajinikanth playing a pivotal role for the first time in his career. In subsequent films, he continued to perform a series of negative roles as a womaniser. In Moondru Mudichu — the first film to feature him in a prominent role — he plays a character that "blithely row away" when his friend drowns accidentally in the lake only to fulfill his desire to marry the former's girlfriend, his style of flipping the cigarette made him popular among the audience. His final release of 1976, Baalu Jenu, yet again saw him per
Rajesh Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician, known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is referred to as the "first superstar", he starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films from 1969 to 1971, still an unbroken record. He did 106 solo hero films of which 97 were released between 1967 and 2013, he acted in only 22 films with multi-star cast. 82 of the 127 films with Khanna as the lead protagonist were critically acclaimed films with ratings above 4 stars out of 5 by film reviewers of various newspapers unanimously. He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat. During his career he appeared in 12 short films, he received the BFJA Awards for Best Actor four times. In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award for achieving the feat of doing the most solo hero films in Hindi Cinema and in 2005, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, he was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 whereas Amitabh Bachchan shared the same tag with Khanna from 1980 to 1987. He was a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi from 1992 to 1996.
He married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, eight months before her debut film Bobby was released and had two daughters from the marriage. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna is married to actor Akshay Kumar, while they have a younger daughter Rinke Khanna. Khanna died on 18 July 2012, after a period of illness. Khanna has been posthumously awarded Padma Bhushan. On 30 April 2013 he was bestowed the title First Superstar of Indian cinema at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, he has been honored with a stamp and statue in his likeness, a road being renamed after him. Rajesh Khanna was born on 29 December 1942, in Amritsar in the present-day state of Punjab, as Jatin Khanna. Khanna was adopted and raised by Chunnilal Khanna and Leelawati Khanna, who were relatives of his biological parents, his father had migrated from West Punjab to "Gali Tiwarian" in Amritsar. His biological parents were Chandrani Khanna. Lala worked as headmaster of the MC High School in Burewala, his adoptive parents belonged to a family of railway contractors who had moved from Lahore to Bombay in 1935.
Khanna lived in Thakurdwar near Girgaon, Mumbai. He attended St. Sebastian's Goan High School with his friend Ravi Kapoor, who took the stage name Jeetendra. Khanna started taking interest in theatre, did many of stage and theatre plays in his school and college days, won many prizes in inter-college drama competitions. In 1962 Khanna played a wounded mute soldier in the play Andha Yug and impressed with his performance. Khanna became a rare newcomer who had his own MG sports car, who struggled to get work in theatre and films in the early 1960s. Khanna did his first two years of Bachelor of Arts in Nowrosjee Wadia College in Pune from 1959 to 1961. Khanna studied in K. C. College and Jeetendra studied from Siddharth Jain College. Khanna tutored Jeetendra for his first film audition. Khanna's uncle KK Talwar changed Khanna's first name to Rajesh, his friends and his wife called him Kaka. Rajesh Khanna was one of eight finalists from more than 10,000 contestants in the 1965 All India Talent Contest, organised by United Producers and Filmfare, along with FTII students Subhash Ghai and Dheeraj Kumar.
Rajesh Khanna won the contest. BR Chopra, Bimal Roy, GP Sippy, HS Rawail, Nasir Husain, J. Om Prakash, Mohan Saigal, Shakti Samanta and Subodh Mukherji and others had created the United Producers organisation and were the judges of the contest, he made his film debut in the 1966 film Aakhri Khat, directed by Chetan Anand, followed by Raaz, directed by Ravindra Dave, both of which were a part of his predetermined prize for winning the All-India United Producers' Talent Competition. G. P. Sippy and Nasir Hussain were the first to sign Rajesh Khanna. Aakhri Khat was India's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Oscar Academy Awards in 1967. Khanna in an interview to the newspaper The Hindu said: Though'Aakhri Khat' is my first film, I received my first break as a leading actor in Ravindra Dave's,'Raaz', in 1967. My heroine was Babita a popular actress then. Though I had lots of confidence, I was shy in facing the camera initially. In my first three shots, I had to perform with stress on my body dialogue delivery.
Though I was right with my dialogues, my movements were not up to the mark. Ravindra Dave explained me my scenes and movements clearly correcting my way of walking. Being under contract with United Producers, he got projects such as Aurat and Ittefaq, he was noticed for his performances in films such as Baharon Ke Sapne, Doli and Ittefaq. In Bahraon Ke Sapne, the response from the public in the first week of run forced the film's ending to be changed from a tragic one to a happier one from the second week. Waheeda Rehman suggested to Asit Sen to take Khanna for the lead role in Khamoshi. Through Aradhana he rose to "instant national fame" and film critics referred to him as the first superstar of India. Rajesh Khanna was cast in a double role opposite Sharmila Farida Jalal, it saw the resurgence of Kishore Kumar, who became the official playback voice of Rajesh Khanna. They worked together until Kishore's death in 1987 and songs of their combination were released until 1991. In