Rajesh Khanna

1942 - 2012

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Rajesh Khanna (pronounced [rɑːˈdʒeːʃ kʰənˈnə]) (pronunciation ) (born Jatin Khanna; 29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012) was an Indian actor, film producer and politician who worked in Hindi films. Dubbed the "First Superstar" of Bollywood, he consecutively starred in a record 15 successful films between 1969 to 1971. He was the highest-paid actor in Hindi cinema throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajesh Khanna has received more than 8,141,046 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Rajesh Khanna is the 2,133rd most popular actor (down from 1,863rd in 2019), the 304th most popular biography from India (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Rajesh Khanna ranks 2,133 out of 10,030Before him are Vladimir Menshov, Tobias Moretti, John Stamos, Peter Berling, Monica Potter, and Sibel Kekilli. After him are Aurore Clément, Jack Klugman, Liam Cunningham, Mitch Pileggi, Michael Byrne, and Muse Watson.

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Among people born in 1942, Rajesh Khanna ranks 227Before him are Hannelore Elsner, Richard Bohringer, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Clarence Clemons, Ian Dury, and Toyohiro Akiyama. After him are Richard Roundtree, Edward Luttwak, Ana Blandiana, Jules Wijdenbosch, Tony Sirico, and Mike Resnick. Among people deceased in 2012, Rajesh Khanna ranks 153Before him are Lisa Della Casa, Roy Salvadori, Celeste Holm, Han Suyin, Pahiño, and Vitaly Vorotnikov. After him are Jack Klugman, George McGovern, Albert O. Hirschman, James Farentino, Ivica Horvat, and José María Zárraga.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rajesh Khanna ranks 304 out of 1,227Before him are Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Vallabha (1479), Bahubali (null), Hemachandra (1089), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), and Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700). After him are Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887), Rahul Sankrityayan (1893), Swaminarayan (1781), Bhavabhuti (null), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), and Dara Shukoh (1615).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Rajesh Khanna ranks 23Before him are Irrfan Khan (1967), Shashi Kapoor (1938), Pran (1920), Merle Oberon (1911), Savitri (1936), and Joanna Lumley (1946). After him are Sridevi (1963), Anil Kapoor (1956), Shammi Kapoor (1931), Vidya Balan (1979), Kajol (1974), and Madhubala (1933).

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