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Superstar Rajesh Khanna passes away

18 July 2012 :: The first superstar of Bollywood Rajesh Khanna  has passed away. The yesteryear actor had been ailing for some time now, and had been discharged from hospital on Tuesday afternoon. This was his third hospitalisation since he was diagnosed with a kidney problem.
Rajesh Khanna [Jatin Khanna ] was on born 29 December 1942. He  was an Indian actor in Hindi films, and was also a film producer and a politician.
He appeared in 163 feature films of which 128 films saw him as the lead protagonist; he appeared in 17 short films as well. He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He received the maximum BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) – four times  and nominated 25 times. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Khanna is referred to as the “First Superstar” of Hindi cinema.  He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat and rose to prominence with his performances in films like Raaz, Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq and Aradhana.
He married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, but the couple separated in 1984. He has two daughters – Twinkle (Akshay Kumar’s wife) and Rinkie – from that marriage.

His funeral will take place at 11 am tomorrow in Mumbai.

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