December 29th marks the birthday of an eminent father-daughter duo, late Rajesh Khanna
and Twinkle Jatin Khanna.
Khanna, better known as the original king of romance or the first super
star of Hindi cinema, was born in 1942 in Punjab. Though his real name
was Jatin, he came to be known as Rajesh Khanna
by the whole world. He
acted in a total of 180 films which consisted of 163 feature films and
17 short films. For his breathtaking performances, he received numerous
awards throughout his career,
including the prestigious Filmfare award
for Best Actor thrice and the BFJA awards for Best Actor four times.
Rajeshji made his debut to silver screen with Aakhri Khat
in 1966, but truly rose to fame with films like Raaz, Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq
With more than 35 of his films turning silver jubilee hits, he became
one of the most celebrated and highly paid actors of tinsel town. After a
few years of acting, he turned producer and then a politician in 1992. Khanna
was married to Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia
with whom he has two
daughters, actresses Twinkle Khanna
and Rinke Khanna. He was awarded
with a Filmfare lifetime achievement award before he left us. This 69
year old actor breathed his last on the 18th of July, 2012 due to a
critical illness, bringing an end to the era of romance.
beautiful coincidence is that Khanna shares his birthday with his elder
daughter, Twinkle Khanna
, who turns 39 this year. Having such well
established and successful parents in Rajesh in Dimple, Twinkle made a
fairly easy entry into Bollywood and opposite Bobby Deol in her much
successful debut movie Barsaat
. The film did quite well at the
box-office and the actress went on to do many more films with numerous
actors including with husband Akshay Kumar
. Her notable films include Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Badshah
her career was moving at a smooth pace, she chose to settle down with
in 2001 and essentially retired from the industry. Post
their wedding, Twinkle started working as an interior designer and
opened her own interior shop in Mumbai. Presently, she is seen in
commercials like Micromax along with her husband Akshay Kumar
. She has
even produced a few films that he has starred in. Twinkle is a happily
married woman and mother of 2 kids, a 10 year old son named Aarav and
daughter Nitara born earlier this year.BollyCurry wishes Rajesh
Khanna and Twinkle Khanna a very happy birthday and prays that
Rajeshji's soul rests in peace, while Twinkle acquires much happiness
and prosperity in life.
Author: Siona M.
Editors: Komal P. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Pooja A.