Some of the greatest melodies in Hindi films are from Rajesh Khanna’s movies of the 1960s and 1970s – Aaradhana, Anand, Haathi Mera Saathi, Katoi Patang, Andaaz etc.
During my childhood, growing up in South India, songs from Rajesh Khanna’s movies were a constant presence in my life – on Radio Ceylon and Binaca Geet Mala.
Of all the fine songs, I swear I must have listened to Roop Tera Mastana and Mere Sapon Ki Rani a million times.
Both songs are from the 1969 hit Aaaradhana, a film that took Mere Bharat Mahaan by storm and made Rajesh Khanna India’s first Superstar.
As a romantic hero, Rajesh Khanna was unmatched in India. The rest were mere impostors.
Rajesh Khanna (69) died of cancer today at his home in Mumbai.
As a tribute and homage to the recently departed star, SI presents a few of the great Rajesh Khanna songs for your watching pleasure:
Anand – Rajesh Khanna’s Finest Hour
Rajesh Khanna – Profile on Wikipedia
A sad week for Bollywood
May Rajesh Khanna’s soul rest in peace.
Was a great actor.
Bollywood has lost two actors in a space of a week – Dara Singh and Rajesh Khanna.
What an actor! …Truely first Star.
Missing those days watching an evening show in a rural town huge single screen cinema where all the doors open for natural fresh air with Rajesh Khanna on huge screen…missing all the old days.
Going to you tube for some Rajesh Khanna songs…
Good luck Rajesh in your next assignment.
Listening to Zindaki Ek Safar (Andaz) as I type this.
I think Tigerman is yet another fake of gandhiji.
No, they are from two different states (in the U.S.).
I can’t tell you more but it’s funny where one of them came from.
Life is really strange.