Love and affection that millions of fans bestowed on superstar Rajesh Khanna during his acting heydays.'Kaka' as Rajesh Khanna was otherwise called, delighted in a considerable measure of notoriety, mass interest and fame. He deserted a lot of good work and loads of recollections for his fans to appreciate.
Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'Bollywood's First Superstar' Rajesh Khanna:
1. His real name was Jatin Khanna. On his uncle's advice, he changed his name from Jatin to Rajesh Khanna with his foray into Bollywood and that remained with him forever.
2. Rajesh Khanna was the first Bollywood actor for whom the term 'superstar' was coined. With the blockbuster success of his film Aradhana, critics called him the first superstar of Indian cinema.
3. Rajesh Khanna was raised by his temporary parents who were identified with his natural guardians. His temporary father at first didn't endorse of his raid into movies.
4. Rajesh Khanna dated performing artist Anju Mahendru for around seven years. They separated in 1972 since, obviously, Mahendru wasn't prepared for marriage.
5. Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia 8 months before her debut film Bobby released. Dimple Kapadia was still a budding actress and a huge fan of Rajesh Khanna.
6. In his career spanning more than 3 decades, Rajesh Khanna has done just around 20 films as two-hero projects and was a solo lead in all his other 100+ films.
7. Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia were to cooperate in a film called 'Jai Shiv Shankar' (named on a well known melody of Rajesh Khanna). However the motion picture in this way got racked.
8. Rajesh Khanna was the person who gave famous author couple Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar their first break as screenwriters for the film 'Haathi Mere Saathi'. What's more, after that there was no thinking back for Salim-Javed.
9. Rajesh Khanna enjoyed the biggest possible fan-following. Girls used to write him letters in blood. He would often be mobbed by fans at public appearances. His cars used to be full of lipstick marks of crazy fans. There were stories of females marrying his photograph.
10. Rajesh Khanna movies were known for its chartbuster soundtracks and the performer used to actually sit in music sessions and select tunes. He imparted an awesome affinity to Kishore Kumar and RD Burman who frequently worked in his movies.